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1070 or 480?

By foxslink
Aug 19, 2016
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  1. Hi folks, in less than a week my old man is traveling to the USA, so this is the best chance to get a new GPU , since these are too expensive in my homeland.( I currently have a 7970 that im still trying to sell ) so I was thinking to buy the gtx 1060 or 1070 of nvdia , or the rx 480/ 470 of amd, is 470 enough? the idea is to have a future proof GPU and the most powerful for gaming at 1080p, I have a budget of 500 USD. im using now a dell u2414h monitor so maybe in the future I could sell it and get a 1440p one. I have found these models , could you help me choose? :

    r 390 https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...s=aps&field-keywords=r9+390&rh=I:aps,k:r9+390

    r 470 ( almost all out of stock): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...BESTMATCH&Description=470+amd&N=-1&isNodeId=1

    Rx 480: https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-NITRO-GDDR5-11260-01-20G/dp/B01J1M4CZG

    /ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1471579756&sr=8-5&keywords=rx+480



    1070: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...STMATCH&Description=gtx+1070+&N=-1&isNodeId=1

    My rig: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Foxslink/saved/#view=khjKHx

    id appreciate your help and I look forward to your reply
     
  2. foxslink

    foxslink TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I’m from Chile and here 1070 costs 250 dollars more than in the US, 480 is at almost 400 bucks and there is a shortage also, no relatives/friends are travelling to US any time soon so this is a one-time chance to get a convenient GPU upgrade.

    International warranty could be an important factor as well, are MSI and EVGA the only ones that have this? If my dad could test the card on the store it would save us from a bad surprise. He is going to Washington first and then to Denver, I think the former has more PC stores.

    Another option is I could save a bit on the GPU by going for a 480 and put the spare cash on an SSD , monitor or whatnot, but these are not a priority right now and they can wait for a next time, don’t you think?
    I’m worried the 1070 at 1080p gaming would be overkill and if it hits above 60fps my monitor won’t be able to make the most out of it, ( cuz of the 60hz) Would It be useless then? maybe I should get a 144hz screen but that’s another topic. On the other hand I might just increase the AA a bit more and have a card that will last longer

    Seems everyone favors nvidia this time and I mostly agree with you. Now it’s time to choose the 1070 model, which one would be the best choice? What specs do I have to look for ?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...er=BESTMATCH&Description=1070&N=-1&isNodeId=1

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=rx+470&rh=I:aps,k:rx+470

    One last thing, when would it be a good time to get 1440 monitor if I had a 1070? is Gsync too expensive compared to Freesync? the problem is I can’t buy good cards on good prices every year because of availability and cost, so 1070 would last more and it will be easier to sell in my country if I were to upgrade later.

    Looking forward to hearing from you
     

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