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Buying new GPU, which one of the new gtx1000 should I go for and is everything compatible?

Hi, I'm planning on buying either the GTX1070 or the GTX1080. I am however lost on which one I should pick. I have been thinking on buying the 1070 but am thinking that with the 1080 I wouldn't have to upgrade for a longer time. Is it worth buying the 1080 now so I will have more time until the next upgrade?

The cards I have been thinking about:

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 GV-N1070G1 GAMING-8GD
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD
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On the part of the two 1080s, what is the difference apart from one of them having gaming in it's name? The only thing I have been able to find out is that the first has a turbofrequency of 1797 MHz while the other (gaming) has a turbofrequency of 1835 MHz. If that is the whole difference the gaming one seems redundant.


With the gpus above, will my system be able to run smoothly or to I have to upgrade any more of my current components.

My current build:

GPU: Geforce gtx 760
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RAM: 16 GB DDR3 Ballistix by Crucial
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CPU: Intel core i7-4770k
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PSU: Corsair CX750M
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Motherboard: Z87-K.
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Thanks in advance for any help!
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  1. Which resolution are you going to play?

    For start, that base build is perfect, and will work with any GPU that you listed.
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    For 1080p gaming, I wouldn't bother with anything higher than a 1070. There's really no reason in getting a 1080 for 1080p gaming (ironically enough) because you'll be getting unnecessarily high framerates. That card is more suited for 1440p. I mean, you COULD get a 1080 for 1080p, but I don't think getting that jump from 120fps average to 150fps average is worth that much dough. Even then, a 1070 will still slam 1080p gaming, we're talking maxing out just about every game (minus AA) within the last few years and getting well over 100fps, or even higher if you're willing to sacrifice some intense post-FX and AO.

    So, for 1080p gaming, I'd be looking at a 1070 or 1060 if I were you, and between those it comes down to price and future proofing. A 1070 will last a bit longer, but a 1060 is about $150 cheaper, and still runs great. But the 1070 eats the 1060 for breakfast in terms of performance. That choice is for you to make.

    For 1440p, between a 1070 and a 1080, it once again boils down to future proofing and price. The 1080 beats the 1070 considerably, but costs about $300-$400 more, and will be ever so slightly more future proof.

    As for compatibility/bottlenecking, your system will hold up to any of these cards just fine. The 4770k is a very capable processor.
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    lucas_7_94
    Which resolution are you going to play?

    For start, that base build is perfect, and will work with any GPU that you listed.


    I am using two 1080 monitors, might buy a third one. Thanks for the quick answer.
  4. Spiritous said:
    I am using two 1080 monitors, might buy a third one. Thanks for the quick answer.


    Then yeah, my personal recommendation is a 1070 if you have the budget, or a 1060 if you don't quite. There will be no issues with compatibility or bottlenecking. Best of luck to you mate!
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    Spiritous said:
    I am using two 1080 monitors, might buy a third one. Thanks for the quick answer.

    Then yeah, my personal recommendation is a 1070 if you have the budget, or a 1060 if you don't quite. There will be no issues with compatibility or bottlenecking. Best of luck to you mate!


    Thanks for the help, appreciate it!
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