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  • #9185
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      A general thread for graphics cards, news of emerging tech and where to ask if you have questions.

      #9187
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        Nvidia’s Pascal “1000” series and AMD’s 400 series are rumored to come out midyear, is anyone planning on upgrading?

         

        I personally wouldn’t mind a GTX 1070 (if thats what they call it), I have a friend who wants to buy my GTX 970 off me for around $350. If the 1070 is ~$500 like the 970 is then its a very reasonable upgrade path which would probably be better than getting another 970.

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          I saw this release about Nvidia’s press release that is slated for the 6th of May on got excited.

          I agree with your train of thought Maxi. The high end mid-tier cards are usually where the good value for money is  [good]

          #9533
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            I didn’t realise they were about to announce, I’d kinda forgotten about it for a few weeks. I am of course a fan of team green but i’m not a fanboy, I might wait and see what team red has too, worst case scenario it leads to an Nvidia price drop (that’ll be the day…).

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              My GTX680 is still doing what I need it to do, part of me wants to upgrade it or even find a second one to help it along but since the one in my rig right now is on water it would be a mission and most likely a decent investment to get it all running the way I like it.

              If I ever go back to a multi-screen setup running Surround or get into VR then I’ll probably do an upgrade but for now this old card will do the job.

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                My GTX680 is still doing what I need it to do

                Wish I never sold mine [cry]

                #17153
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                  Well the regular GTX1070s have hit the market and damn the prices are a lot steeper than when the 970 came out, almost $800. The 1070 is almost as powerful as the 980Ti, OC’d its probably on par.

                  I was planning to sell my 970 and get a 1070 but with this price disparity I won’t be. My single 970 handles everything I throw at it and I can live with not ramping quality up to ultra in new games if I have to.

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                    Need to see those Polaris benchmarks (not that rubbish AMD show) out. Really interested to seehow the 480 will stack up against the 1070.

                    #19926
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                      The 480 is a great value card if you have anything like a GTX760 or older, its about the same power as a GTX 970 but for ~$400, not worth getting if you have a 970 but a great value card I’ll be recommending to my friends.
                      Compared to the 970 the processing is maybe a bit less but the 8GB models can definitely outdo the 970 in some applications like 4k and VR in some games.

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                        I missed out on all the eBay sales for GTX 1070 and am pissed. I want a new one to upgrade over the 960 I currently have for a few more demanding titles. Plus I’ve been heavy into the modding scene for Fallout as of late and my experimenting has been a bit demanding on my poor GPU, to say the least.

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                          I missed out on all the eBay sales for GTX 1070 and am pissed. I want a new one to upgrade over the 960 I currently have for a few more demanding titles. Plus I’ve been heavy into the modding scene for Fallout as of late and my experimenting has been a bit demanding on my poor GPU, to say the least.

                          How much were they going for on ebay?

                          #36223
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                            Finally upgraded to something decent. A GTX 1050Ti 4GB.
                            I bought it for Watch Dogs 2, and I’m really happy.

                            What’s the easiest way for me to see my FPS to measure the improvement? I’ve read Nvidia GeForce experience does it, but doesn’t seem to work. Is there something better?

                            #36291
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                              We might be seeing new high end GPU’s from both Nvidia and AMD next week. I really hope they do as I want to spend too much on a GPU, and really need to stick with AMD to keep freesync.

                              What’s the easiest way for me to see my FPS to measure the improvement?

                              Lots of different programs available. If playing steam games they have one built in, from memory it’s under settings, in game. I personally use RivaTuner, and if you combine that with HWiNFO it can show you all sorts of information like CPU & GPU temps.

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                                I like the steam one, its discreet and most of my games are in steam anyway so I don’t have to install anything extra.

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