Question Having trouble picking a new GPU - looking for advice from people who know their stuff / own these cards

What Graphics Card

  • 1070ti

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  • 1080

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  • 2060

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  • 2070

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Jun 12, 2019
As the title says I'm looking at getting a new GPU and am out of the loop about it all atm, and just have benchmarks to go off which are useful, but sometimes opinions from owners of these cards is helpful too! So if anyone has any input it would be really helpful.
Disregarding individual models of the cards, as I'll not have a choice as to which model I receive, the options are:
  • GTX 1070ti 8GB GDDR5
  • RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6
  • GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X (+ spend £40 cash)
  • RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 (+ spend £120 cash)
My PC Specs:
  • CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 (4Ghz)
  • Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Evo
  • RAM: 4x4gb TEAM 3000mhz
  • GPU: MSI Armour RX 580 8GB
  • PSU: Corsair CX 750W (grey)
  • Case: Silverstone Raven 03 (full tower)
I'll be using the PC to game (1080p 60hz) and photo editing
For reference I'm happy to spend £50 max cash on the card^ but could stretch to the 2070 if the difference is huge
However, from the benchmarks I've seen, the difference between the 1080 and the 2070 isn't big enough to justify the £80 price difference,
Initially I were leaning towards the 1070ti as there's only around a ~10fps difference and means I wouldn't have to spend cash but in regards to future proofing + overall from anyone in a similar situation, would I regret not spending a little bit now to get the 1080?
Anyways, thanks in advance for any help given from people

Edit: All of the cards will be second hand unfortunately but all have warranty + will refuse any that have previously been used for mining


Aug 20, 2015
First, don't go with older generation graphics cards. Even so the 1070ti and 1080 are still good cards, Pascal cards struggle a little with DX12 and Vulkan API. And those APIs are used more and more by games (RDR2 etc). So I would recommend either the 2060 or 2070. The 2060 would be absolut sufficient for 1080p gaming. But the 2070 is a bit more future proof due to the 8GB vram. That can help in the future especially if you ever want to upgrade to a 1440p monitor. Also, it has more raytracing units. But that is more a nice to have. So it is your call, if the extra performance, vram and raytracing is worth 120 pounds in your book.