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I'm thinking of buying this video card. What do you think about the GTX 1070? Is it worth?

 

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Your question is a bit like "thinking of buying a Porsche Boxster, is it worth"?

 

That depends on your circumstances..

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Personally, I would say it depends on how much money you want to spend..

 

The GTX970 is a great card, if you do not need the "top of the line"..

 

The GTX1070 is brand new - and more money

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I'd be curious if the performance gain justifies a 1070 or 1080, as opposed to say a 980ti, that can be had for about $450 now... Especially when both FSX and P3D are heavily CPU bound. 

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The 1070 appears to be a great card,but if you're asking if it's worth paying $250 to $300 above retail just to have it now IMO that's a no go.

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1070 is supposed to outperform a 980ti by a decent margin.  If it was between the two, the 1070 would be the way to go.

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I'd be curious if the performance gain justifies a 1070 or 1080, as opposed to say a 980ti, that can be had for about $450 now... Especially when both FSX and P3D are heavily CPU bound. 

 

A bit of perspective here: http://techreport.com/news/30284/prices-fall-on-nvidia-maxwell-cards-but-deals-theyre-not  For me, the price of the 980Ti would have to be somewhat lower than it is today to make me call it a "great deal".  Just my 2 cents...

 

Regards,

 

Greg

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People have achieved good overclocks with the 1070, almost to match the performance of the 1080. If you stay patient until non founders edition cards come out, it just may be worth the investment. This is my plan at least.

 

Whether its the 1070 or the 980ti ... you're spending a lot of money so might as well go big or home. 

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I'd be curious if the performance gain justifies a 1070 or 1080, as opposed to say a 980ti, that can be had for about $450 now... Especially when both FSX and P3D are heavily CPU bound. 

 

That's exactly what i did. Got a second hand 980Ti which is about the same performance wise in P3D for half the price of a 1080.

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Especially when both FSX and P3D are heavily CPU bound.

Not entirely true for P3D. On a flight last night while monitoring my setup, my CPU was running at roughly 33% usage while my GPU (970GTX) was maxed out almost constantly. As a result I've upgraded to a 980Ti which should provide more legroom.

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Not entirely true for P3D. On a flight last night while monitoring my setup, my CPU was running at roughly 33% usage while my GPU (970GTX) was maxed out almost constantly. As a result I've upgraded to a 980Ti which should provide more legroom.

Good to know! Thanks!

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1070 is supposed to outperform a 980ti by a decent margin.  If it was between the two, the 1070 would be the way to go.

 

Borrowed from another thread: https://www.youtube....h?v=myDYnofz_JE. It would seem that there's very little difference between the Founders Edition 1080 and a factory overclocked 980ti - the 1070 will perform worse than this. Wait for an OEM version of the 1070 and see how that compares.

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Not entirely true for P3D. On a flight last night while monitoring my setup, my CPU was running at roughly 33% usage while my GPU (970GTX) was maxed out almost constantly. As a result I've upgraded to a 980Ti which should provide more legroom.

 

The CPU usage is closely tied to only one core of the CPU.. so 33% does not really indicate anything.

 

The main core could be at 100% and the other three cores at 10% for an average of 33%.

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The CPU usage is closely tied to only one core of the CPU.. so 33% does not really indicate anything.

 

The main core could be at 100% and the other three cores at 10% for an average of 33%.

 

That makes sense, but I still believe my GPU is bottle-necking my current setup.  I'll check the individual cure usage

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Borrowed from another thread: https://www.youtube....h?v=myDYnofz_JE. It would seem that there's very little difference between the Founders Edition 1080 and a factory overclocked 980ti - the 1070 will perform worse than this. Wait for an OEM version of the 1070 and see how that compares.

 

 

1) your link is broken

2) you're wrong: 1080 is on average 22.6% faster than 980 Ti across 3 resolutions (1080p, 1440p, & 4k) after overclocking both cards (980 Ti overclocks by a higher percentage than 1080 does on average, so if you don't overclock the 1080 is close to 35% faster than a stock 980 Ti) and 1070 and 980 Ti are basically tied (1070 = 0.7% faster averaged across the same 3 resolutions)

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I sold my previous rig and got a 6700k and an ASUS 1070 Strix. My FPS are:

 

VC: Around 27-35 fps on the ground in the PMDG T7 with FSDT addon airports and around 40-55 in the air.

In spot vew it's 55 on the ground and 100 plus in the air.

 

I am running the Skylake @ 4.4, HT on, I am using a1080p monitor, AS16 plus ASCA, Orbx Global plus Vector and P3D very high settings (all at 3/4 or full except shadow quality, water quality, reflections and no ai traffic), no tweaks in the CFG, NVI 2x SGSS.

 

When monitoring my new setup I noticed that especially on the ground at add-on airports (where I would be happy with a few more FPS) my GPU usage is only around 33%.

Is that normal?

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That simply means that at that moment, the CPU/RAM/motherboard is the limiting factor (ie not the GPU).

 

Is that normal, sure  B)

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That simply means that at that moment, the CPU/RAM/motherboard is the limiting factor (ie not the GPU).

Thanks Bert, I thought so, too. No need to change to a 1080 hence.

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i bought a gtx 1070 FE on newegg for 429.00, it's slightly faster than the 980ti i have, i put my 980ti in my son's gaming pc and i see no difference in performance, i would buy the 1070 personally to stay with the current generation and it has 8gb of vram instead of 6 gb.

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Curious what factors result in high vram utilizion as I don't seem to ever exceed 3g (GTX980) even using a 4K monitor?

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In my experience the faster cards like the 1070 and 1080 really shine with higher resolutions and better AA settings (especially in extreme overcast situations).

My 1080 is on its way and I will post some results for 4K after installing it.

 

I think at smaller resolutions like 1080p or below, the 1070 or 980ti are more then enough. Even my 970 performes extremely good here.

 

Will get back in 1 or 2 days ;-) Depending on DHL...

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Personally, I would say it depends on how much money you want to spend..

 

The GTX970 is a great card, if you do not need the "top of the line"..

 

The GTX1070 is brand new - and more money

I have a 970 and have been noticing that according to Nvidia Inspector Tools my GPU is running as high as 95+% when in the air with p3d. And that is with Aerosoft Airbus (not PMDG) and high altitude with AS16 and REX. I am thinking of switching up to a 1070, as I think the 3.5gb to 8gb jump should make some difference and lower the load on the graphics card.

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I think the 3.5gb to 8gb jump should make some difference and lower the load on the graphics card.

 

The switch to a Pascal GPU will make the difference. The RAM? Not really.

 

Cheers!
 

Luke

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