Just got a 1440p monitor should I upgrade to a 1070 or wait for next gen from Nvidia ?

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by Subzerok11, May 3, 2018.

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  1. Keep what I got the 1060

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  2. get the 1070

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  1. Subzerok11

    Subzerok11 Limp Gawd

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    I currently got a 1060 by the way. I'd like to get a 1070 but at $500 seems too high. Amazon even got the 1070 TI for only $50 more which maybe worth it. I'm going to wait a bit either way I'm hoping that the prices will continue to fall.
     
  2. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Wait but be ready to buy the moment new GPUs launch for sale.
     
  3. Subzerok11

    Subzerok11 Limp Gawd

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    So wait possibly till next spring ?? These current gpu's still selling very well, do you really think they will release this year ?
     
  4. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge Not the Idiot YOU are Looking for

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Drop settings to keep stuff smooth; wait until prices return to trend (i.e., should be 75%-80% of MSRP right now).
     
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  5. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I would wait.
     
  6. DigitalPanhandler

    DigitalPanhandler [H]Lite

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    I would say wait, or bump up a model, 1440p and 1070 is borderline cutting it (DEPENDING ON GAME)..... especially if your shooting for, or anywhere close to 144hz....

    I mean, for older games like csgo, or quake live, ect, no issue, but newer games, like pubg and the likes....really starts getting borderline.....

    that said, for 60fps / 60hz..... should be no issue with a 1070
     
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  7. ReaperX22

    ReaperX22 Limp Gawd

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    As someone who already had a 1440p monitor, I was tossing up between a 1060 and 1070. I settled for the 1070, but ultimately given it's 60hz, I probably would've been just fine with a 1060. I would consider myself a 'casual gamer' these days, as I just don't have the time (and motiviation sometimes :p).

    I was upgrading from a GTX 750 Ti (i stopped gaming altogether and gave my brother my GTX 670 (which died lol)), so my choice was probably a much much bigger jump.

    Given you already have a 1060, wait it out. Drop some settings like AA (1440p usually has ever slightly higher pixel density, so it's not as required as 1080p). Drop shadows to low/medium. And some things like that. You should find Medium-High settings will still be very achievable at near or above 60fps in most games. Definitely in games like Dota, CSGO, Overwatch, Fortnite, etc if you play any of those.

    Even a game like BF1 with a little tweaking will see you over 60fps.

    PS update that sig and show off that screen :p.
     
  8. Subzerok11

    Subzerok11 Limp Gawd

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  9. S.Pliskin

    S.Pliskin n00bie

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    So close to the new series, definitely kick your patience rating up a notch (i know its hard) and wait it out.