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Old 03-06-2017, 04:30 PM   #76
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Bought my 1070 for 585 CAD (minus 20 with the mail-in-rebate offer) around Christmas.

Very happy with it so far (1080p gaming). After I'm done with Bioshock Infinite, I'll jump on Arkham Knight to really push the card and see how it performs with my setup.

I tried the Ghost Recon: Wildlands beta the other weekend and I was able to run everything max'd out.

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Bought my 1070 for 585 CAD (minus 20 with the mail-in-rebate offer) around Christmas.

Very happy with it so far (1080p gaming). After I'm done with Bioshock Infinite, I'll jump on Arkham Knight to really push the card and see how it performs with my setup.

I tried the Ghost Recon: Wildlands beta the other weekend and I was able to run everything max'd out.
Nice! That was how much I looking at for the overclocked Asus Strix GTX 1070. I tested my new rig out with Rise of Tomb Raider last night. Maxed everything except antialiasing out and got an average of 75 fps at 1440p. It looked glorious on my 32" monitor at 75 herz.

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What is the most demanding game out now to give graphics cards a truly hardcore test?

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What is the most demanding game out now to give graphics cards a truly hardcore test?
Probably The Witcher 3

Looked it up, and the benchmarks are The Witcher 3 and Crysis (2007)

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Old 03-10-2017, 12:40 PM   #80
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The regular 1080 has 600 more CUDA cores and the clock speed is about 100mhz higher. You can bridge the clock speed difference by getting a factory overclocked 1070, which is what my original choice was, but it still lags 10-20 fps behind on new games at 2K and above. (which can make the difference between playable 40fps at 4k and rough 20fps with stuttering). Basically, if you are running a 1080p monitor than there really isn't much benefit to the 1080, the 1070 is definitely the way to go to max everything out. But at 2K and 4K, the gtx 1080 starts to pull away. The 1070 is still super solid at 2K, but the now $100 price difference between an overclocked 1070 and a base 1080 makes the overclocked 1070 a lesser value. For me, the $150 between factory overclocked 1070 and factory overclocked $1080 made me say screw it and get the 180.
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Bought my 1070 for 585 CAD (minus 20 with the mail-in-rebate offer) around Christmas.

Very happy with it so far (1080p gaming). After I'm done with Bioshock Infinite, I'll jump on Arkham Knight to really push the card and see how it performs with my setup.

I tried the Ghost Recon: Wildlands beta the other weekend and I was able to run everything max'd out.
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Nice! That was how much I looking at for the overclocked Asus Strix GTX 1070. I tested my new rig out with Rise of Tomb Raider last night. Maxed everything except antialiasing out and got an average of 75 fps at 1440p. It looked glorious on my 32" monitor at 75 herz.
Awesome! I'm really looking forward to when I upgrade but it won't be right now.

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Old 03-10-2017, 12:42 PM   #81
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Probably The Witcher 3
Oh right cool. I just happened to buy this yesterday for X1. Hope that Play Anywhere thing takes off with 3rd parties.

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Old 03-10-2017, 12:42 PM   #82
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I'm upgrading to a modern i7 and 1080 in a few months myself. I finally ran into a game that I can run well and that's when I upgrade.

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Old 03-10-2017, 12:44 PM   #83
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I think I might buy 2 1080s right when its successor comes out.

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Old 03-10-2017, 01:03 PM   #84
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Probably The Witcher 3

Looked it up, and the benchmarks are The Witcher 3 and Crysis (2007)
Crysis series definitely.

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Probably The Witcher 3

Looked it up, and the benchmarks are The Witcher 3 and Crysis (2007)
Rise of the Tomb Raider is also up there also in most benchmark reviews I have seen. If you turn everything on max, like VXAO on, ROTR is pretty demanding. It and the Division are pretty comparable to The Witcher 3 from what I have seen in terms of hardware demands.

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It's cool how Crysis still stays relevant for benchmarking so long after it came out!

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Old 03-30-2017, 08:55 PM   #87
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Zod damn, those Ryzen prices are sweet. I'm already salivating at the thought of building a budget gaming rig.

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Phil Spencer wants to bring OG Xbox emulation and Xbox Game Pass to PC
http://www.pcgamer.com/phil-spencer-...nywhere-to-pc/

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Old 07-26-2017, 02:18 PM   #89
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Playing Total War: Warhammer and remembering why getting a fast running pc is really rewarding on RTS games. This is tempting me to upgrade all by itself.

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Alright guys so when it comes to my PC I'm curious what I should think about upgrading next - my GPU or my Processor. I've got an R9 380 4gb GPU and an AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor. Which should I upgrade next?

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Old 08-01-2017, 11:04 PM   #91
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Alright guys so when it comes to my PC I'm curious what I should think about upgrading next - my GPU or my Processor. I've got an R9 380 4gb GPU and an AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core Processor. Which should I upgrade next?
I'd say to upgrade your CPU since it is almost five years old. Though, changing to a more recent AMD CPU means changing your mobo (yours has an AM3+ socket; Ryzens have AM4) and changing the mobo also means potentially upgrading your RAM. You'll also have to re-install Windows (thus re-purchase a license) because you're upgrading some major hardware (CPU or mobo).

Your GPU is still decent so if you have the budget I'd go with upgrading your CPU/motherboard/RAM.

AMD revealed their Vega cards last weekend to an underwhelming response...
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I'd like to have some kind of deal where you could automatically upgrade and trade in your graphics card every couple of years at a decent price.

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That's like the cure for cancer. They won't squeeze any money out of you that way.

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That's like the cure for cancer. They won't squeeze any money out of you that way.
They get less money the way it is now as I don't feel in a rush to jump in. With mobile phones they've finally come up with annual upgrade which takes cares off all the problems for me and now I always have the most modern phone and get it upgraded every year. I would do the same for all my tech stuff and happily pay more knowing I wouldn't have to bother selling it afterwards and would always have cutting edge stuff. I hate buying something like a top end TV and in the last year or 2 before you upgrade you're actually behind the curve despite spending all that money.

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Old 12-18-2017, 07:45 PM   #95
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Usually when you build a custom PC, you buy your hardware with future-proofing in mind. If you don't, well get ready to take out your wallet to upgrade to the latest CPU and GPU.

My current rig is almost a year old and I don't intend to upgrade anytime soon. I may just add a 500GB SSD for games if there are any interesting deals in the coming days. I'll keep my GTX 1070 for at least two more years before I start looking for an upgrade. And when I get a new GPU, I simply put the old one in a previous PC for an HTPC/couch gaming setup.

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I may be upgrading to either a Ryzen 1700 with a GTX 1070.

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Usually when you build a custom PC, you buy your hardware with future-proofing in mind. If you don't, well get ready to take out your wallet to upgrade to the latest CPU and GPU.

My current rig is almost a year old and I don't intend to upgrade anytime soon. I may just add a 500GB SSD for games if there are any interesting deals in the coming days. I'll keep my GTX 1070 for at least two more years before I start looking for an upgrade. And when I get a new GPU, I simply put the old one in a previous PC for an HTPC/couch gaming setup.
I'd be happy to pay an annual fee to keep my stuff up to date and sell back outgoing equipment with zero hassle. Phone companies have finally caught up to the fact that people who are paying a premium to buy the cutting edge phones don't want to be hanging onto the same one 20 months later when a non-enthusiast might then have something better just due to their respective contract situations and this is also an issue with home cinema fans who spend big on equipment that gets outdated quickly. I'd like for all my tech stuff to be handled this way even it means making a custom deal with a local independent store.

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I know you got places like GeForce Now and Liquidsky and that French joint called Blade Shadow trying to get into cloud PC gaming but until broadband catches up where latency is nonexistent.....yeah.

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I'm possibly getting a gaming PC for my birthday next month and I can't wait for the upcoming Jurassic Park Evolution game.

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