GTX 1080 vs 1070Ti

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  1. k3nnis

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    Hi All,

    To play at 1440P and 2160P @ 60Hz which of the above card would you get? And if I do upgrade my monitor to a 144Hz can any of these cards play at that framerate with 1440P or even 1080P?

    CPU = i5 4690K@4.3Ghz
    PSU = EVGA 650W Gold
    8gb ddr3 ram G Skill
    Asus ROG Maximus VII Ranger Motherboard
    Current GPU = Asus Strix GTX 970 4GB

    Is my system a bottle neck?

    Thanks,
    K.
     
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    I would get the 1080.

    are you running 4k resolution ?

    in pubg you get a bit of stuttering with 8gb ram.
    I'd grab another 8gb of ram and overclock your 970 :)

     
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    The 1070Ti can match a 1080 with a mild overclock but a 1080 can overclock also....it all boils down to price. Both are great cards for 1440p.
     
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    Ok thanks. I have a 4k monitor now which only does 60Hz. Would like to play 4k@60 but I doubt both these cards can do it?

    If not will have to lower res to 1440P. Need to take into account will probably upgrade monitor next time to a 1440P 144Hz.

    Actually to think of it can the 970 run 1440P@60Hz?
     
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    Due to similar performance I would get the one that is cheaper with decent cooling solution as an overclocked 1070Ti will perform like a 1080. Playing at 1440p and 4k it is usually the GPU being the bottleneck rather than the CPU.

    GTX 970 is just too weak to run latest titles at 1440p@60Hz unless you can settle with lower settings. you need something like a 1080Ti to run games at 2160p @60Hz at high settings.
     
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    I have the following

    4k monitor
    i7 6700k
    16gb ram
    GTX 1080

    I run things at 4k medium settings to have 60fps in games without it dropping.
     
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    I had a GTX 1060 and it struggled to maintain 60fps at 1440p in fairly demanding games and a 1060 is about equal to a GTX980.
     
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    true, was it a 6gb or 3gb model ? the 970 has 4gb ram which could make quite a difference to having something playable at lower settings. Just need the texture memory.
     
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    It was a 6GB model, it was okay with medium settings but struggled at high and very high in games like Far Cry 4 and Ghost Recon Wildlands.
     
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    so put everything on low and overclock the crap out of the 970 and see how you go.

    New Nvidia cards are due out soon, maybe 6 weeks away. No point in spending the cash right now unless you go 2nd hand and get a nice deal.

    I also worry about your PSU, I'm using an OCZ 1250Watt Gold PSU. :) ( have for the last 5 years haha, no sign of giving up, handles everything i throw at it )
     
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    Thanks guys. I will wait a couple of months and see how it plays out unless I can get a great deal on a 1080. Can a 650W psu handle it???
     
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    I'll put a power metre on my computer when i get home and let you know :)

    see how much it actually draws while playing battlefield :)
     
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    Thanks:)
    I overclock my 4690k as well to 4.3Ghz @ 1.2v if that makes a huge difference.
     
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    I've got 1080 FTW SLI/OC i5/custom loop on a 760 watt platinum seasonic PSU. Outervision PSU calculator 752 watt, recommend 800 watt. I do run the graphics cards at 65%, SLI 1080 at full power is pointless for my current monitor situation. Single 1080 on outervision is 555 watt with the rest of my system https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator
     
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    Thanks. So with single 1080 I should be fine with 650W:)
     
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    Wait for next gen given theyre reasonably close.

    In the meantime get more ram.
     
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    180W GPU
    130W CPU

    and then the rest of the system, and you always want a bit of headroom, no need to overload the PSU having it run @ 100% or close to it 24/7, you'll burn it out.

    Never trust a stressed out component.
     
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    Thanks. Looks like 650 W will be fine :)
     
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    Honestly? Everything.

    Even a 1600x bottlenecked my 1080 oc and i had a i5 4690 originally
     
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    Ok thanks. So no point for me to go 4790k
     

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