Vega 56 or gtx1070/1080

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  1. markgabriel

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    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 :mad:

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

    Thanks!
     
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    If you can get Vega 56 for rrp get it. if you miss out on introductory offer than 1070
     
  3. ipv6ready

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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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    Thanks for the recommendation ;)
    Would you say $720 is a good buy for a gbt g1 gtx 1080?

    Thanks!
     
  5. havabeer

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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
     
  6. Sledge

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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 :(
     
  7. c4dderly

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    Yes, that's fine... assume you were looking at the futu deal with 20% off.
     
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    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.
     
  9. Punster

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    There will be plenty sub 100 fps games at 1440p on max with a 1080. There are enough with a 1080 Ti....
     
  10. congoh

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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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    Cheap 1080 or a Vega 56 (if price is right)
     
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    That really depends on your other sys components, especially your monitor and power supply.
     
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    True, but that can be said for any card
     
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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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    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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    Dang thanks for the responses guys :D
    I bit the bullet and got myself the gbt g1 gaming 1080 for $720.
    Am using the qnix 2710 so i don't think i'd be able to use free or gsync and have a HX850.
    Guess my next upgrade would most likely be a monitor but can't seem to fault this korean panel :D 4 years and still going strong.
     
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    I grabbed a second hand 1080 last night. 56 isn't worth the $$ without being lucky to grab the introductory pricing. Also... that power draw .. :thumbdn:
     
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    1080 G1 Gaming is a fantastic card for some 1440p gaming, let us know when you get a chicken dinner ;)
     
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    if vega 56 was a reasonable price
    which it isnt
    i'd say get that

    But the 1070 is cheap and oc's well

    the 1080 is such bad value for money as the vega 64 craps over it as does a oc 56
     
  20. Zee

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    Eh? Not what I've been seeing...

    Z...
     

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