Best 1080p GPU

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  1. SSJ4

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    1060, 70 or 80. Would be my pick. Set your budget watch Oz bargains for a deal or even gumtree. Saw a Sealed 1080 g1 for $500 the other day. Was tempted to pick it up.
     
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    1060 if you want to stay in budget.
    1070 if you're willing to push the budget a bit.
     
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    Cant view for sale's threads yet :'( FeelsBadMan
     
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    Yea, that'll learn me for lurking before signing up. Rules are rules.

    I saw that, buying secondhand I am lucky to save $80, so going brand new might be the best bet. Or convince the fiancee to get a new card and then take her 1060....
     
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    How much of a performance impact will I see at 1080p for those games if I go for a 3gb 1060 instead of a 6gb?
     
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    Other than RAM the 3GB model has less CUDA cores than the 6GB model and that difference in CUDA cores along with the low VRAM can affect performance. You need at least 4GB for most current games so the 6gb model is a sure bet for future proofing.
     
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    Sweet, thanks for all of your help.
     
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    If you want a second hand GPU that will do what you want, look for a GTX980. Good value for their prices, they are around the level of a GTX1060/RX580.
     
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    cheaper but are less power efficient than a 1060 (the 980 is 165W while the 1060 is 120W). the 1060 is like a 980 but with an extra 2gb of VRAM since the 980 only came with 4gb, only the laptop 980 came with 8gb.

    So still better off getting a 1060.
     
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    Galax EX GTX1070 is only $549 at MSY, not sure if that's within your budget.

    Some people might scoff at the brand but I have one and it's fast and quiet and overclocks like a monster.
     
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    Tho at ultra+ detail (mein lieben) my system uses up to 6.3gb of video ram and over 7gb of system ram playing wolf 2 at 2560x1080. 97% gpu and ~60% CPU.

    I would suggest a minimum 6gb 1060 for future fps games using this type of engine.
     
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    The 1060 will go from 8 to 9gbps
    The 1080 gets the 11gbps.
     
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    must have misread that....whoops :p
     
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    On my ancient tech (but relative to your gear) 2500k I get constant 60fps on GTAV ultra on a 1440 display - with a also ancient amd 290 gpu.
    At 1080 res you don't need much -maybe grab a cheap secondhand 290 or 390 for ~ $120 which will keep you gaming while you save for a better monitor/gpu combo in the near or far future.
    If you do go down the older AMD gpu path get one without the reference cooler or include it in your wc loop(ref cards were noisy).
     
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