Would going from a 1070 to a 2070 make a noticeable improvement at 1440/100Hz?

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  1. viivo

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    2560x1080 at 100Hz was great and my 1070 was happy, but since moving up to 2560x1440, every game that ran at a solid 100FPS before now struggles to maintain framerates in the 70s. I don't have the year+ to wait for AMD's upcoming offering to be bought at MSRP, so my only option is NVIDIA. 1080tis are beyond ridiculous at this point, and I don't think a 1080 would offer enough to justify their price.
     
  2. kirbyrj

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    Look at the 1080 performance numbers. That's ~5% of the performance you'd get with a 2070 in most things.
     
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  3. Riccochet

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    Yeah, if you can find a good deal on a 1080 I'd go that route. The 2070 is barely faster and ray tracing is pretty useless on it.

    To be honest, though, in some games with everything cranked up I float the line at 100 FPS with my 1080Ti. I also run 2560x1440. I'm sure if you have a better CPU than I do you'd get a few more FPS. But, it's something to keep in mind.
     
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  4. viivo

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    I have an 8700k. If I had known that performance would be so negatively affected by just increasing the vertical resolution a little, I might have stayed with 2560x1080.
     
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    You've probably heard this before, but from where I'm standing, not a single card of the 20-series lineup makes sense to me. The only one that kinda half makes sense is the 2080ti, and that's only if money is absolutely no object to you and you need the performance to drive a 4k display.

    A used 10-series card of the next higher tier is the better option in all cases. A 1080 will cost a lot less, bring with it the stability of a mature product line, and probably won't ignite inside your PC.

    As a 2560x1440 user myself though, I'd suggest hunting for a good deal on a used 1080ti if you want to keep that framerate pegged at refresh. When I upgraded my monitor, my 1080 started to feel a bit weak at the new resolution.
     
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  6. polonyc2

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    1080ti is the best option...
     
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  7. viivo

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    I know, unfortunately. But now that they are out of production and since the 20 series has so far been disasterous, they are the most in-demand upgrade option. New and used are already well over MSRP and will keep going up until NVIDIA fixes their new lineup, or at least makes it more appealing, but that wouldn't matter anyway to the people who already bought 1080TIs.
     
  8. Furious_Styles

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    I sold my 1080 ti and went to a back up 1070 and I gotta say this thing still gets the job done. I have no problems lowering settings though, if you do you might not have the same opinion. I'm going to wait it out until either the 2080 ti prices are lowered or the next gen comes out.
     
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    Huh, guess I haven't gone 1080ti price shopping in a while. The spike makes sense tho...

    Normally I wouldn't suggest it, but if you're not averse to the hassles it brings you may want to look at a second 1070. In games that scale well, 1070sli can beat a 1080ti in performance, but... In games that scale well. SLI is a different animal but at the prices I've seen lately on 1070s, it may be an economical option if your PSU is up to the task.
     
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  11. steveK12

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    2080 will be the better choice if you really want to see a noticeable difference ein performance, also you can go with 1080ti. But upgrading to 2070 will not make a huge performance difference.
     
  12. Shadowed

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    I wouldn't do 1070 -> 2070. That is not a great performance boost for the money.
     
  13. AP514

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    I purchased a used mining 1080 in the Buy/Sell/Trade here in the forums..could not be happier.. You could try that route. You will see 1080's and 1080ti's on there...
     
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    I would find a used 1080ti or bust imo
     
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    What games are you playing? I've got a 2070 and in Total War Warhammer 2 with all the settings maxed at 2560x1080 I get 60-70fps. If I wanted higher I would turn AA down a bit. If you are playing games that I have I can test it out for you.
     
  16. adaminside

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    That wouldn't be a much of a upgrade. Try finding a used GTX 1080ti, they are going really cheap nowadays
     
  17. Kardonxt

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    The problem with the 1080ti is that it's borderline fast enough at the moment. In 6 months or a year you'll likely be back in the same boat.

    I would just turn some settings down now rather than spending the extra money just to have to turn the settings down a few months from now. 2080ti is the only real solution here and most of us aren't willing to pay that kind of money for it.
     
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    At 1440p144hz? I'm not sure. I feel like the 1080 ti will last a bit longer than that. I guess it depends on what games you play. I will be playing most of the games I play now in 6 months, and the 1080 ti is overkill for me at 4k60hz or 1080p180hz.

    I absolutely agree it is worth lowering settings that offer barely any noticeable improvement. I would be happy on a 1070 for what I play.

    I'm sure I'll buy a game that puts my 1070 and 1080 ti out to pasture sooner than I'd like to admit though :)
     
  19. VanGoghComplex

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    Yeah, gotta agree here. The 1080ti is only "insufficient" at 1440p/144hz if you're playing ONLY the most modern, frame-crushing games, refuse to turn down even a single IQ setting, and demand your frames be locked at refresh at all times.
     
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  20. Kardonxt

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    It all depends on your settings and frames you are willing to tolerate. My 1080 handles 1440p at 60hz fine in all cases and up to 95ish in somecases but not always. Even a 2080ti wont hit 144hz in all games at 1440p. I would say the 1080 or 1080ti is adequate @ 1440p for normal people like me that don't notice anything past 60fps lol.

    I would not recommend them to people who start talking 100+hz in the first sentence of their threads. A 1080ti would likely work for now, but it's a lot of money to spend knowing you are just eeking by and you may be back in the same boat one big title from now.
     
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  21. Kardonxt

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    If this wasn't the case then I don't think OP would have started the thread. He would have just lowered IQ settings like the rest of us cheap bastards lol.
     
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    This is at max settings? What games are you playing?
     
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    Back in September, I picked up an MSI GTX1080 TI Gaming X for $550 on eBay. I could not be happier with this purchase. I did this and upgraded my monitor to a 4K monitor at the same time.

    My current back-up gaming system has 1440p/144hz G-Sync monitor which runs great with a GTX1080. I think a 1080 - especially with G-Sync (and now adaptive sync monitors) gives a really good gaming experience.
     
  24. jbjmed82

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    As others have said I would look for a used 1080.
     
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    I was running Anthem at 1440p with all ultra settings with my 4.5GHz 6600K and 2GHz GTX 1080 and I wasn't exactly suffering for it. A GTX1080ti would be just fine. You're not going to be running 144/165Hz with any card at 1440p+ with the latest titles so I'd probably get a 1080ti while the getting is good and wait for generation 2 of the RTX series or the release of the 11 series if you really want to shoot for the stars.
     
  26. Sodapopjones

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    I went from a 1070 to a 2070, I paid $440 for mine and consider it a decent upgrade, most 2070 get close to 2k boost clock at which point its a competitive card, check the [H] reviews for yourself.