Would you upgrade? (980ti to 1080)

Jeroenr

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Gordon_4 said:
Jeroenr said:
The GTX 1070ti is also something to consider.
The entry model price lays fairly in the middle of a 1070 and a 1080.
But the performance leans considerably towards the gtx 1080.
And with OC software like MSI Afterburner can easily match it, without any real heat/noise impact.

Gordon_4 said:
I think I?m upgrading, according to that graph.

EDIT: Yep, by replacing the R9-290X I have with a GTX1070 I am going up at least two tiers.

I suppose the only thing holding me back is my CPU since its a Haswell i7-4790. Solid but I'm a few generations behind now. I think.
Is it a 4790 or a 4790K?
Running a 4770K myself and bumped it up to 4GHz, so i imagine with the higher stock clock of a 4790K you can easily surpass that.
Just the regular 4790. Overclocking was one of the few frontiers I was never comfortable exploring with my hardware.
That's a bit of a shame, I just started not so long ago.
All you need is a good cooler (air or AIO) and a good tutorial.

But even at stock my 4770K did alright, so i suspect your 4790 does as well.
For gaming at least.
 

Karthesios

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I went from a 660Ti to a 1070Ti...well worth it I think, though I really need better monitors (1440p IPS, 1080p TN, but both are 60Hz).
 

Kerg3927

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I currently have a 970, and will probably upgrade to a 1080ti at some point, but not until they get down in the $400ish range, and I will upgrade my processor at the same time because I think my cpu is currently the weakest link in my rig and bottlenecking things more than my gpu. When I do my next upgrade, I want to jump all the way to 1440 res at max settings if possible.
 

ZCAB

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I wouldn't. I have a GTX 970 that I'm still plenty happy with, even though I upgraded to a 4k monitor since I bought it. I'm going to try to hold out for the first card under $500 that does 4k60 at maxed setting on reasonably well-optimized new games. I realize this may take quite a while, but I can wait. I can still max out plenty of new games at 1080p, and even if I can't, high and medium barely look any worse in games these days. I was shocked at how good Doom 2016 still looked at absolute lowest settings, barreling along at 190+ fps while I was testing to see what the Switch version of the game might look like.
 

Kerg3927

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ZCAB said:
I can still max out plenty of new games at 1080p...
This is my experience with my 970. For most games, it's still good for 1080p/60+ at or near max settings gaming.
 

Shadow-Phoenix

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I went from a 980 to a 1080ti, though I also went from 1080 60hz to 1440p 144hz, so I wanted the extra horsepower.

I'd either go for a 1080ti, or wait for the next gen GPU's.