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Graphics Upgrade from 1060 to 1070 worth it?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by meandmymouth, 10 Mar 2019.

  1. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    Looks like prices of the 1070's will drop (well, continue to drop) in the not too distant future and if I were to find one at around £220 or less would it be worth swapping it in for a 1060?

    Rig is hooked up to a 4K TV but only running an i3 (Haswell) but I figure with the high resolution the CPU isn't much of a bottleneck.
     
  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    It's about a 20% performance jump, but you'd be better off getting a better CPU.
     
  3. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Over a Haswell? The only way to upgrade his CPU enough to be justifiable over a GPU upgrade, would be to also upgrade his mobo/platform.

    Still, why are you trying to run a 4k panel off an i3/1060 system anyways? Even if you got £120-150 for your 1060, spending an extra £100 for a 1070 is really down to your expectations on performance - it was never meant to be a 4K GPU, but if the games you're playing need that extra 20-25% to move into the "playable" realm and you can afford it, then why not?
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    If you want to play at 4k, then your looking at 1080ti realistically, unless you want to compromise on visuals. I don't think the upgrade from a 1060 to a 1070 isn't worth the hassle or money for the meager performance increase IMHO.
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Which is why I am saying that he'd be better off getting a quad CPU. The 4670Ks are decently priced nowadays.
     
  6. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    I should add that the games I'm playing (DiRT and GRID mainly) actually run alright at 4K without the settings turned down too far. This isn't a case of getting it to work, just improving what I've got and for it to last a bit longer.
    I thought the jump from a 1060 to 1070 was more like 40% but if it's really just 20-25% then maybe it isn't worth the money to upgrade new.
     
  7. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    It feels like the cost relative to the performance boost isn't particularly attractive, imho, but as @Wakka says, if that boost gets you the extra performance that you need then why not go for it?

    Based on current prices, though, I'd go for a 1660Ti rather than a 1070 (unless there are some crazy 1070 deals out there that I've missed). I also wouldn't count on 1070 prices continuing to drop away - typically, as inventory dries up the prices of older EOL tech go up, not down.
     
  8. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    Read a few reports that there is quite a lot of stock that needs shifting from both Nvidia and AMD.
    I've already seen a 1070 for £250 from Zotac.
     
  9. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Get a 2060. It will give you DLSS in games at 4k, and when it does the frame boosts are huge.
     
  10. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    At the expense of looking like garbage, though? Haven't seen 1 example of DLSS doing anything less than ahniliating image quality - I would expect an FPS boost for that!
     
  11. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Nah the patched out versions (post garbage) look fine dude. Have a look on OC3D, Mark (Wyp) retested Metro Exodus.
     

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