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ufarn
May 30, 2009


Yeah I'm looking at the used cards since there haven't been any good sales over here.

1070 looks decent, but the 0.1% barely stay above 60, and future games aren't going to be less demanding. But it looks like it's more or less the lower bound for about a year.

There aren't that many PC games for 2018 that should be more demanding anyway.

I just wanted to know whether this is the best time to buy, or if people might react to the new cards by lowering prices or something soon, too.

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codo27
Apr 21, 2008



A 1060 should be able to have 1080p for breakfast shouldn't it?

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


ufarn posted:

Yeah I'm looking at the used cards since there haven't been any good sales over here.

1070 looks decent, but the 0.1% barely stay above 60, and future games aren't going to be less demanding. But it looks like it's more or less the lower bound for about a year.

There aren't that many PC games for 2018 that should be more demanding anyway.

I just wanted to know whether this is the best time to buy, or if people might react to the new cards by lowering prices or something soon, too.

I have a 1070 with a 1440p, I can say with a lot of confidence that you'll be fine with a 1070 and 1080p. I think 1080s are usually not much more, so that might be an easy step up if you are concerned.

The used market should get better when the 20xx's actually release. I don't think the market will be flooded, but with the 2080ti being part of the first release I expect a lot of cards will hit the market. I'd think by the first or 2nd week in October your local Craigslist and Ebay should be pretty primed. You never know though, if 20xx stock is low it might take a while to get good.

There are rumors of a glut of Pascal chips that need to be unloaded, but usually retailers don't want to undercut themselves by having big sales during this release craze, that usually comes later.

codo27 posted:

A 1060 should be able to have 1080p for breakfast shouldn't it?

1060 does a great job at 1080p, but you may need to occasionally tweak things down slightly. If you're an enthusiast I probably wouldn't suggest a 1060 right now when you can probably end up getting a 1070/1080 for not much more in the near future.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011


Lockback posted:

1060 does a great job at 1080p, but you may need to occasionally tweak things down slightly. If you're an enthusiast I probably wouldn't suggest a 1060 right now when you can probably end up getting a 1070/1080 for not much more in the near future.

Yeah, this is pretty much it. The 1070 for the last two years has been the "1080p with ALL the bells and whistles" card, so it's going to stay a step ahead as Pascal fades out of being the new targetted hotness. A 1060 or 1050ti is generally fine for playing games at 1080p, but the 1070 is where you want to be buying now for good 1080p performance going forward, when all the bells and whistles steps down to Ultra or High.

Also good to be told I was wrong about Freesync. I retract my comment about it being terrible. I'd still go for GSync if I bought a new monitor, but I guess Freesync ain't as bad as I thought.

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



College Slice

Well if there's one thing the 2080ti is really good at, it's compute. It's literally double the performance of the 1080ti in many of those tests and the rendering benchmarks aren't even using the RT cores yet.

ufarn
May 30, 2009


I might get a 1080 at 2/3 price which is half the price of a 1080ti at MSRP, maybe I'll pull the trigger in a couple of days. Might make it easier to sell later on, too.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



1060 6Gig will run dang near everything at 1080/60 no problem. I ran one at 1440p and only had to turn things down super rarely.

Cygni fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2018 around 21:44

Stanley Pain
Jun 16, 2001

Bit. Trip. RIP.


repiv posted:

Well if there's one thing the 2080ti is really good at, it's compute. It's literally double the performance of the 1080ti in many of those tests and the rendering benchmarks aren't even using the RT cores yet.

But how well does it mine Crypto?

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Statutory Ape
Sep 12, 2017



Stanley Pain posted:

But how well does it mine Crypto?

hopefully very poorly

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