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Graphics Upgrade to a 970

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by [ZiiP] NaloaC, 25 Nov 2018.

  1. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    So... I got Battlefield V off a mate and it's pretty and all, but my 970 is sort of struggling with it at the moment playing at 3440x1440.

    So, with that in mind, I'm considering either a 1070Ti or a 1080Ti.

    The RTX range is just too rich for my liking and it's all new tech.

    Would I be better off keeping the budget lower and going with a 1070Ti.... or just go all out and get a 1080Ti?

    System spec as per my signature.
     
  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    If you can afford the 1080 Ti, go for it. It's about 30 to 35% faster than the 1070 Ti... depends if you want to spend the dough. I went from a 1080 to a Ti and it was worth it. Then again, it only cost me $100 to do it.
     
  3. bawjaws

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    Really just depends on how much you want to spend and how long you want the new card to last. If you can afford it and can justify it to yourself then get the 1080Ti.
     
  4. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me, or are 1080Ti's in rather short supply these days?
     
  5. Guest-44432

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    I would grab a RTX 2070 over a GTX 1070Ti
    Or if you're willing to spend money on the a GTX 1080 Ti, then get the RTX 2080.

    Pointless spending the same amount of money on old tech when the new tech is out for same price/performance.



     
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  6. The_Crapman

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

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    I'd go for a 2070 too, only slightly behind a 1080ti in terms of performance for not much more than a 1070ti. 1080ti's have got rare and pricey over the last couple of weeks. There were a few 1080ti's around at £650, but now seem to be more like £750. Might as well go for a 2080 in that price bracket.
     
  7. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    I would only recommend the 1080 Ti if going second hand, by the way. I managed to snag one before they went insane in price.

    If they are similar in price to the 2070 or even 2080, then it's a no brainer to get that instead.
     
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    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    The MSI 2070 is looking like the go-to choice at the moment.
     
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    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input folks.

    Placed an order for one of these:
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  10. Plastic_Manc

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    The 2070 seems the best upgrade option from the 970. Just ordered the MSI gaming z myself going from a 970 too. Especially given it had £40 off.
     
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    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    I had originally ordered that one you bought from Ebuyer as they had it listed in stock with 110 units, however the order was cancelled immediately by them, even though they still showed it as being available :/

    I went to Scan to check and the EVGA was 509 sterling (€590 for me) and the MSI variant was €640 with shipping so I went with the EVGA in the end.

    Guru3D have a great review for the MSI variant: https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_rtx_2070_gaming_z_review,1.html
     
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    I ordered it on Sunday evening from Scan and it's still not been picked so I'm starting to have reservations as to whether they have the stock to fulfil my order.

    Would be great to get your initial thoughts versus the 970 when you're up and running?
     
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    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Well, I got my 2070 today thankfully before I head off to Finland in 4 hours from now for a week. Did some initial testing on War Thunder and BFV.

    So... with my previous settings on WT, I was getting ~40-60 most of the time on the 970.

    Slap the 2070 in and I'm getting 78-90FPS (almost pointless on a 60Hz 34"). Ramped the settings up to "movie" and I'm getting 55-65FPS :) I am chuffed.

    Fired up BFV and I'm getting ~50-60 FPS on Medium preset pretty steady, even with a crapload of stuff going on.

    I will be tweaking the graphics settings, but so far I am very happy :)
     
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    Can i ask if you've had any boot issues using DisplayPort? It's been a pain for me as often not getting a signal to the monitor upon boot (seen reports elsewhere too) however since switching to HDMI, all is fine.

    Not the end of the world but a bit frustrating.
     

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