Should I sell my MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X and get a used GTX 1080Ti

Jupiter1605

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Long story short in a couple of years I want to upgrade my Motherboard, RAM and CPU because i'm on the 'old' LGA 1150 socket and because in a couple of years I feel I wont be able to get 80+fps on ultra. Should I start the upgrade process now by replacing my 1070 with a 1080ti and further down the road get a second one in SLI. I really need some recommendations especially now that the RTX line is coming out. Thanks for the help in advance.

PS. I know my specs are capable of 60 fps on ultra but I really want to aim for 144fps/120fps as I own a 144Hz monitor.

Specs:
GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 MSI GTX Gaming X 8192MB GDDR5
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K 4.7GHz
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX
RAM: 4x4 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro (RED) 2400MHz
Storage: WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM Sata 6Gb/s and 256GB Samsung SSD
MOBA: Asus Maximus VII Ranger
PSU: Corsair 750W Modular
Phanteks Enthoo Pro
OS: Microsoft Windows 10
 

mjbn1977

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SLI is dead and not worth it. I think the money you invest in SLI and the return on extra performance is not in a good relation. You should always go with a strong single GPU.

You should be fine for now and start planning a new system with new processor etc. By the time you have a new system you don't want a 1080Ti anymore....

Get a platform around a 8700k and then go from there. You might wanna see how the RTX20XX series turns out.....pricey, but could be interesting....

What resolution you want to play in?
 

zyh1987

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i think you can get a 1080ti for pretty cheap at the moment, so i think it's a good time to upgrade to 1080ti

however, sli is not worth the investment to be honest, as the trend for MGPU setup has faded, from either amd and nvidia.

down the road, it's pbbly better to just sell the 1080ti and get a new generation card.

 

Jupiter1605

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That's the thing though, when I got my 1070 it was brand new on amazon for £380, jumping from that price tag to £569 for the RTX 2070 with a rumoured 15% performance increase it's an insane price tag.
FYI I don't really care about the new ray tracing stuff.
 

Jupiter1605

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the res I play is 1080p but I want to be able to hit 144fps on ultra at that res.
As for the RTX series I don't think i'm willing to throw nearly £600 for a GPU. I'm, more than willing to sell my 1070 for around £250 ish then get a 1080ti for £400 ish.
As for upgrading my CPU etc, I'm going to wait a couple of years maybe 9th or 10th gen CPU's.

 

Jupiter1605

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That is actually quite a good idea to get the 1080ti now then when I upgrade my CPU etc get a whole new system.
 

mjbn1977

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Maybe not the ray tracing stuff. But the tensor core AI AA could be really interesting. As soon as games incorporate that (and they will) you might see 70% to 100% boosts. When your normal CUDA cores don't have to do AA anymore, that would open up crazy resources on the card. Everyone is only talking ray tracing, it think that tensor core is even more interesting for immediate use in games. everyone is blinded by ray tracing. Just go ahead an turn off all AA settings on your games you currently playing and see how it affects your FPS.....

In regards to SLI. SLI will never be satisfactory. Besides the fact that it creates micros stutters you also only gain 30% more performance in some cases (up to max 70% if you lucky), even so you invest 100% more graphic money. Also, it is dead, Nvidia discontinued it....on all upcoming generations.They using NVlink now....
 

Jupiter1605

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As of right now I can sell my 1070 on ebay for around £200 to £250 ($259-$324) and the cost of a used 1080ti is around
£410($531)

 

Jupiter1605

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Although I don't know the ins and outs of GPU'S that reply does seem interesting. I think a possibility is that I could get a 1080ti now and in a couple of years possibly get a used RTX 2070/80 depending on the cost and performance.
 

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£150-200 to upgrade to a 1080 ti? Sounds like a reasonable deal to me.
 

Jupiter1605

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Sounds like a plan :D
 

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