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Hi,

I've got this Nivida GTX 970 graphic card. Will it be recommended to upgrade to GTX1060 6 GB or "bigger" ?

BR Lars 

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33 minutes ago, larshgf said:

Hi,

I've got this Nivida GTX 970 graphic card. Will it be recommended to upgrade to GTX1060 6 GB or "bigger" ?

BR Lars 

Upgrading from a 970 u would want at least a 1070.   

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I'm interested in this as well. My budget fits a GTX1070 but if found a GTX1080 for $500 SC. Most people say I must have a titan but that's leaping another 200-300.  What is the consensus if I got from a GTX970 to a 1070 or a 1080SC? 

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Good luck finding a GTX 1070 at an affordable price at the moment. I wanted to replace my dead GTX 650ti SC with a 1070 but with all this mess with cryptocurrency mining prices are out of control. 

I was lucky enough to get a GTX 1060 6gb for just under $300 on Amazon earlier this week. But my budget was $400. If you have a budget of around $500, look around and maybe you can find a GTX 1080 around that price. DON'T pay $500 for a GTX 1070...that gpu normally sells for around $380-$400.

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I think people should hold off on a new video card for at least a year.  I have a 970 and it works ok with v4.  I really think we don't know what we will need now given that developers are just porting over software.  We will only find out down the road when new stuff is made for v4 and takes full advantage of it.

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5 minutes ago, MarkW said:

I think people should hold off on a new video card for at least a year.  I have a 970 and it works ok with v4.  I really think we don't know what we will need now given that developers are just porting over software.  We will only find out down the road when new stuff is made for v4 and takes full advantage of it.

Interesting point...never thought of it that way. I bought a new card because I had no choice...the gpu in my machine is dead.

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I found a GTX1080 for $500 finding a 1070 for around $350-475. 

50 minutes ago, CaribbeanCLANK said:

Good luck finding a GTX 1070 at an affordable price at the moment. I wanted to replace my dead GTX 650ti SC with a 1070 but with all this mess with cryptocurrency mining prices are out of control. 

I was lucky enough to get a GTX 1060 6gb for just under $300 on Amazon earlier this week. But my budget was $400. If you have a budget of around $500, look around and maybe you can find a GTX 1080 around that price. DON'T pay $500 for a GTX 1070...that gpu normally sells for around $380-$400.

 

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I upgraded my GTX970 to the GTX1060 and am really happy with the performance improvement...in v3.4 and v4. Budgetary constraints only allowed me the 3gb version but I think the 6gb would have been a better move. - such is life.

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I wouldn't move up until you can get a 1070 or maybe a used 1080. You need the VRAM.

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look for a deal on a used GTX 1080ti. That's what I am going to do soon. The last 2 GPU 's I bought where bought used. a GTX 780 and a GTX 980ti. I got great deals on bought and they worked perfectly. For V4 1080ti is I think a no brainer

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Who the heck would have a used Ti lol?  Some rich dude I guess.

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3 hours ago, MarkW said:

I think people should hold off on a new video card for at least a year.  I have a 970 and it works ok with v4.  I really think we don't know what we will need now given that developers are just porting over software.  We will only find out down the road when new stuff is made for v4 and takes full advantage of it.

I think that depends on what "people" have...  if it's around that sure, maybe. If not it's definitely worth to upgrade...

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What ever you have, you'll always want more.....my first 3D Accelerator was a Sierra Screamin' 3D.  Only games written to take advantage of it at the time were Quake I and Descent.  And that thing ran alongside your regular video card.  But that was back in the 90 MHZ CPU days (which by the way, was awesome at the time!).

I bought a NVIDIA 1050 a few months ago to try to get just one more year of life out of this system before building an all new one from scratch with next year's tax refund.  This 1050 does OK, but wish I would have gone a little farther - but I needed something that didn't need extra power plugs and fit in 1 PCI Express Slot.   Plus, I'm pretty much CPU bound as it is.

Next spring I'll recon' I'll survey the market again and see what's available.

Mark

 

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48 minutes ago, ryanbatcund said:

Who the heck would have a used Ti lol?  Some rich dude I guess.

You would be surprised. If you look at buy and sell sites you can find good deals. I was recently looking at getting a HTC VIVE and I can tell you that here in Toronto you are looking at $1200 to $1400 CAD new. Used about $800 CAD. I looked a craigslist in the US  and found many for about $400. I was going to drive to buffalo and get one but decided not to on that occasion. But when the timing is right and I am taking a trip to the US I will look for one and 1080ti and bring them back with me. It will probably be soon and I expect to save a few hundred $$$ over what I would pay here.

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I googled used GTX 1080 ti and found nothing.  What sort of sites would you peruse to find these used deals?

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My rule of thumb is always to miss out a generation of graphics card ... so if I were in your shoes I would wait for, what should be the '11 series' of cards .

Do not be tempted to buy a GTX1080 .. I can't see that much difference between that and the 1070  .....

Now the 1080Ti is a different ball game all together!!  .... Superb ... but at a price!!

I'd hang on if I were you  :)

Paul

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You are right about prices going up. My 1070 quick silver I bought 4 months ago was £375 from the same place (overclockers UK) it's now £485

 

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3 minutes ago, Nyxx said:

You are right about prices going up. My 1070 quick silver I bought 4 months ago was £375 from the same place (overclockers UK) it's now £485

 

Nyxx ...

The reason why graphics cards are going up in price at the moment is because of this latest craze of 'Bit Mining' !!!

It's a case of sitting tight until this 'trendy' phase as passed by   .... 

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What the hell is 'Bit Mining'

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57 minutes ago, Nyxx said:

You are right about prices going up. My 1070 quick silver I bought 4 months ago was £375 from the same place (overclockers UK) it's now £485

 

Overclockers has become very expensive.  Brexit is biting.  The mighty pound is hurting

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Im finding used cards but maybe 100 less than a new? For that I'd pay the new price and keep the warranty in tact. 

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14 hours ago, warriorpilot said:

I found a GTX1080 for $500 finding a 1070 for around $350-475. 

 

$350 is a great price for a GTX 1070 but $475 is a bit higher than the regular price of the gpu...depending on the model. For example, $475 for a MSI Gaming X GTX 1070 is a good price at the moment. Before the cryptocurrency boom the card sold on Amazon for an average price of  $400.

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Craigslist

 

google how to do a global search. Or what I do is search the entire Craigslist for the USA

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