rtx 2070 or vega 64 @ 1440p

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by troyquigley, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. troyquigley

    troyquigley Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    460
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    i am wondering which card would be better for gaming at 1440p.

    Vega 64
    or
    RTX 2070
     
  2. Unoid

    Unoid [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,025
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2003
    2070 most likely.

    I've seen deals on the 64 to make it a good bit cheaper, plus depends on what monitor you have or will want, freesync or +$200 for gsync
     
  3. troyquigley

    troyquigley Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    460
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    no freesync

    I have the benQ 32" 1440p
    made for graphic artists.

    The benchmarks i am seeing seem to indicate that there is very little difference between 2070 and vega 64. and the vega 64 is 100$ cheaper.
     
  4. Unoid

    Unoid [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,025
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2003
    Then I'd weigh whether $100 is worth lower power consumption and possible tensor/RTX core features down the line.

    Personally I'd go with a vega64 because I like underdogs and open source and saving money
     
    {NG}Fidel, c3k and cybereality like this.
  5. troyquigley

    troyquigley Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    460
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    i dont play more than 6 hours a week, so the power usage is irrelevant to me. I just care how well it does in games and how much it costs. Could care less about ray tracing.
     
  6. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat Gawd

    Messages:
    841
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Yeah condidering you don't have gsync. i say give the vega 64 a try especially if it's $100 less.
     
    {NG}Fidel likes this.
  7. tayunz

    tayunz [H]ard DCoTM October 2018

    Messages:
    1,301
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    This is like my exact sentiment.

    I've had a ton of experience with Vega and if I had the choice I would honestly go with Vega 56 flashed to 64 speeds. My flashed 56s were consistently faster than my 64. And they are pretty great with free sync. The 2070 is great because lower power consumption and being hopefully more future proof.

    So if someone asks, I say 2070. But for me, I would go Vega 56. Also know that the blower may be a deal breaker for some on the 56.
     
  8. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,016
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    If you don't want RTX then why not go with a GTX 1080 or a used GTX1080ti?
     
  9. cybereality

    cybereality 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,590
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Vega 64 will work, but the RTX 2070 is definitely the better card.
     
  10. NKD

    NKD [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,944
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    If you have freesync than definitely Vega 64.
     
  11. TheFlayedMan

    TheFlayedMan Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    146
    Joined:
    May 29, 2015
    I'd say Vega 56 as there are some sweet black friday deals on these
     
  12. troyquigley

    troyquigley Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    460
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    I have a 1070 right now. I want a substantial upgrade.
     
  13. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,016
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    A GTX1080 or GTX1080Ti would be your best bet IMO. After reading about RT performance in BFV, I think you should pass on the RTX cards.
     
    Algrim likes this.
  14. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    14,413
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    If you don't use freesync or gsync buy what you can afford.
     
  15. vjhawk

    vjhawk Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    142
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2016
    Does ray tracing interest you? If not then you can pass on the 2070. Although TBF it is somewhat more future proof and less power hungry than the 64.

    Don't think the 64 will be a huge upgrade over the 1070. It's about a 20% bump up. The RTX 2070 will be about a 35% bump up.