Should i get a GPU now or it will be a waste ?

therios

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hi .. so will getting a GTX 1080 now be worth it ? i have to buy the gpu before july due to travelling and stuff
and if i should .. 1080 or 1070ti ?
i will be gaming at 1080p 144hz and i wont be able to upgrade for 3-4 years when i get it
 

manddy123

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IMHO, for 1080p alone, either is overkill.

Still, i'd decide based on their price difference, if it's slim, get the 1080, otherwise the 1070Ti.
Since you won't upgrade in the near future, it will probably take longer than 3 - 4 until the 1080 is outdated for 1080p(While running everygame on Ultra, that is) alone so you'll probably be satisfied with it even beyond that time limit.

So, basically, you'll have a beast of card being hold back now by your monitor res but as time passes the leashes will loosen
 

jay32267

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Well....would it be worth it to you? That's all that really matters.

If it were me I'd go for the 1080 and be done with it. The 1080 will last you years gaming at 1080p.

I'm running a 1080 now and it's a long way from maxing out on most anything.
 

WildCard999

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Ok, I'm going to be the only one that will say either of those cards are NOT overkill for that monitor. I have a 1080 ti and a 1080/144hz (VG248QE) and depending on the game you may see some dips below 100 FPS. One of those being the Division although it's not the best optimized game however if you enjoy playing early access games on higher settings you'll want a strong GPU. That being said though both perform very close and if the 1070 ti is noticeably cheaper I'd recommend that.
 

therios

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i only want the +100fps for online competitive games not other offline games
like csgo and overwatch that 144fps but games like the witcher 3 assassins creed i can be fine with 40 lol
 

WildCard999

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Agreed, I always adjust my settings for Battlefield series on low (mesh ultra for long distance targets) to keep FPS at 144hz and then single player games I keep around 75-85 FPS. The Division though is kind of funky because you want steady FPS for the Dark Zone and PVP areas.
 

therios

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yeah i like that and thats why im thinking to get the 1080
but at the same time the 1070ti is like 50$ less and the performance is like 5-7% lower
so what should i go with ?
 

therios

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away from naming the gigabyte 1070ti witch i really dislike is 500$ and the strix witch i like is 550$
and the 1080 strix is 30$ more than the 1070ti strix so do you think its worth it ?
 

therios

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the 1080 is a strix too tho .
 

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