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Old 20th August 2017, 12:06 AM   #1
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Smile Vega 56 or gtx1070/1080

Hi guys

I need suggestions
Am looking to upgrade my gpu just for pubg.
Currently im using a gtx970 and have the korean 27" display 1440p/100hz.
Am looking to attain at least a constant minimum of 60fps at 1440p, cant stand 1080p game play

Should I wait for Vega 56 or buy a Gtx 1070? Or pay $120 more for a Gtx1080? (Ebay deals)?

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Old 20th August 2017, 12:09 AM   #2
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If you can get Vega 56 for rrp get it. if you miss out on introductory offer than 1070
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Old 20th August 2017, 12:11 AM   #3
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Sorry. Missed the part you can afford the extra $120.

Most definitely $120 more for 1080 for sure.
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Old 20th August 2017, 9:11 AM   #4
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Sorry. Missed the part you can afford the extra $120.

Most definitely $120 more for 1080 for sure.
Thanks for the recommendation
Would you say $720 is a good buy for a gbt g1 gtx 1080?

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Old 20th August 2017, 9:32 AM   #5
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1080 100%

What's the point in having a 100hz monitor if you can't hit. 100% with everything on max
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Old 20th August 2017, 10:25 AM   #6
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Thanks for the recommendation
Would you say $720 is a good buy for a gbt g1 gtx 1080?

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I would say no..
but i've been waiting for a year for a 'good buy'... and it's still not here
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Old 20th August 2017, 10:38 AM   #7
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Thanks for the recommendation
Would you say $720 is a good buy for a gbt g1 gtx 1080?

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Yes, that's fine... assume you were looking at the futu deal with 20% off.
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Old 20th August 2017, 12:23 PM   #8
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I would say no..
but i've been waiting for a year for a 'good buy'... and it's still not here
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Yes, that's fine... assume you were looking at the futu deal with 20% off.
Yea im looking at the ebay 20% deals.
Just torn between the gtx1070 and 1080.
Am just worried that vega 56 would release theirs with big brand coolers.
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Old 20th August 2017, 1:15 PM   #9
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1080 100%

What's the point in having a 100hz monitor if you can't hit. 100% with everything on max
There will be plenty sub 100 fps games at 1440p on max with a 1080. There are enough with a 1080 Ti....
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Old 20th August 2017, 1:23 PM   #10
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Just make sure there are no incompatibility with your Shimian/Yamakasi monitor with your new gfx cards before purchasing.

Personally I'd stick with NVidia because they're a known quantity as far as compatibility goes.

I don't know about you but mine does some strange things (which so far I've managed to fix) so that'd be my concern.

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Old 20th August 2017, 1:49 PM   #11
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Cheap 1080 or a Vega 56 (if price is right)
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Old 20th August 2017, 2:26 PM   #12
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Cheap 1080 or a Vega 56 (if price is right)
That really depends on your other sys components, especially your monitor and power supply.
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Old 20th August 2017, 5:56 PM   #13
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That really depends on your other sys components, especially your monitor and power supply.
True, but that can be said for any card
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Old 20th August 2017, 6:10 PM   #14
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Since you plan to game at 1440p I would recommend you to get an EVGA 1080 11Gbps off Newegg or get a EVGA 1080ti from Newegg instead if you can stretch your budget.
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Old 20th August 2017, 8:23 PM   #15
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True, but that can be said for any card
I should've asked what other components you have.
You may already have a G-sync/free sync compatible monitor which means you'd be half way locked into one "gfx eco-system".

Or you may have to upgrade your PSU to a quality one to meet power hungry AMD gfx card in which case overall cost of upgrade may sway you to go with less power demanding NVidia card.

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