Looking forward to Nvidia Pascal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PatrikF1, May 7, 2016.

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  1. GoneDrinkin

    GoneDrinkin Active Member

    same dilemma here. All my parts are coming (less GPU of course), i5-6600 etc. But i'm just not sure which GPU due to the steep increase. 1080 or 1070.... hmm.
  2. JEVjnd2012

    JEVjnd2012 New Member

    Considering that these cards are Titan killers, I don't see the price difference as a steep increase at all. I see it as a more affordable and efficient way to get people into VR. The performance increases in and of themselves are considerable. I have to wonder how long it'll take before these cards are also obsolete.
  3. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    I would say just wait, or maybe spend the money that you'd save buying a 1080 and using it on a 1440p monitor if you don't have one.

    1080p and a 1080 would not only be hilarious but completely overkill.
  4. GoneDrinkin

    GoneDrinkin Active Member

    yup. I don't have a monitor and i'm definitely going for 1440p. thinking of the acer xb271hu. IPS 144Hz. i'm just not sure if I should go for 1080 or 1070, future-proofing computer is critical. Don't plan to upgrade for the next 5-6 years. at maximum only adding another GPU. However, only the 1080 can be SLI-ed. 1070 cannot be SLI-ed (at least not with the new bridge i think). Difficult to determine where is the performance-budget-futureproof balance
  5. 9377519279

    9377519279 Active Member

    1080 founders edition SLI :). If you're Kanye that is.

    Also Nvidia was rumored to say you SLI different cards too.
  6. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    I was tempted to copy paste one of the "Make $5000 a day at home ads", but someone may take it seriously and report me:big_grin_:

    A 970 is sufficient for VR, will see what the price is like once the 1070 comes out and the discounts roll out properly.
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  7. SirJayDee

    SirJayDee Active Member

    Oh, I do want the 1080 just to crank up the details in the Division and Battlefield titles.
  8. APATITEXanadutech438

    APATITEXanadutech438 Active Member

    Won't be able to buy them anytime soon, but super excited for it as well
  9. JEVjnd2012

    JEVjnd2012 New Member

    I'm beginning to wonder if the founders edition 1080 will even fit in the Core. I think and hope that it will.
  10. KappaSh0t

    KappaSh0t Member

    Not worth to buy if your PC bottlenecks the performance of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 and I would rather wait till VR really becomes mainstream as the VR industry is just starting and till 120Hz and 144Hz monitors become mainstream and the cost is lowered
  11. JEVjnd2012

    JEVjnd2012 New Member

    I think that question for me and others like me is whether the Core with a Razer Blade (not Stealth) actually will be a bottleneck beyond 5%. If it's a 5% bottleneck, and I can confirm, then there's nothing to talk about. As things stand now, I'm not sure that I will hold back. When it becomes mainstream, if need be, I can upgrade again anyway. This setup to me appears to be a really strong one, and my hope is that it's worth it. I need this if I want to have these experiences, by the way, as our company (the Wife and I) requires that we often travel. We have three homes, but I'd rather not buy a computer for every home.
  12. NomadRT

    NomadRT Active Member

    I just built a desktop with a 980ti. My plan is to ride with this card for a year or so and then upgrade to the 1080 when prices fall. I'm getting max settings on all games with the 980ti so there's no rush for me at the moment.
  13. GoneDrinkin

    GoneDrinkin Active Member

    actually, if i were you i would sell the 980TI asap, and get the GTX 1080, with PROBABLY some spare cash with higher performance.

    I myself held back on graphic cards and using integrated graphics, waiting for the GTX 1070 to be released to complete my build.
  14. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    You are probably right, before the cards actually come out he may trick some unsuspecting fellow into buying his GPU for a price that doesn't account for the release of the 1000 series cards.
  15. GoneDrinkin

    GoneDrinkin Active Member

    yup, 'trick'. after the recent official announcement by nvidia's CEO of GTX 1080 and 1070, market prices of the current GTX 9xx series should plummet. those who didn't do their due research would continue to buy the GTX 9xx series. and those people are the ones you want to sell to. even the GTX 1070 beats the TitanX at the price of ~379USD. who would get a 9-series gpu then?
  16. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    I might sli my 970 if prices get low enough.....
  17. Overtask

    Overtask Well-Known Member

    Not many people actually follow release cycles and purchase products before right new ones are announced, sometimes even after for full price.
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