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Do I wait for new GPUs to come out?

By ETF Soldier ยท 9 replies
Oct 29, 2017
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  1. Roughly a year and a half since the GTX 10x0 series launched, rumoured that the 11x0 is coming early next year. I have a 970 now, shall I just wait until its out til I upgrade?
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 2,824   +550

    IMHO, it depends on what you want to do with your GPU.

    I usually upgrade equipment when:
    - some new/more is required by software I want to run (like the 2GB VRAM required by Fallout 4)
    - something breaks
    - drivers are no longer provided ( like my venerable HP Scanjet )

    Others may have more aggressive needs (competition play, quick reflex games, etc), but for me 40-50 fps is enough. A current upgrade gives you 20-25% improvement. Uncertain what next gen out in the mists might do.
  3. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 457   +126

    So I am going from a 970 to either a 1080 or 1080 ti, but I hear Volta is biiiig improvements over Pascal, I would love a stable 60 at highest res possible, even on demanding games like Rise of the Tomb Raider. I hear even the 1080 Ti can't achieve solid 60 on those demanding games....
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 2,824   +550

    New version of the PCIe slot may help make the decision, but that would require a system upgrade. Good luck with the search.
  5. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Booster Posts: 229   +31

    Just go ahead and buy the game it doesn't ask that much for good cpu specs.
    I don't know why some of you people are scared of newer games requiring new overpowerd hardware to do simple things.
    That game wants 2gb video ram to itself so grab a video card that has atleast 6gb and good amount of cuda cores to do other stuff.
    Find a really good gtx 1080 on sale during the thanksgiving/christmas holiday season most are hitting 600 bucks for a real good one.
  6. Pennywise69

    Pennywise69 TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Generally a decently capable GPU will last you a few years I have a GTX780 here that still plays all my games fine I picked up an EVGA Black Edition GTX1080ti today for $800AUS the cards an absolute BEAST it will smash games for years to come. I had a Maxwell Titan X before this card even that card was still smashing my games at ultra 1440p no problem I didn't really need to upgrade but I got it cheap.

    I don't think 4k Max settings will be achievable in every game ever tbh the more intensive games get the more powerful graphics cards we need its a constant catch up game.
  7. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 457   +126

    I already have the game but I have to make comprimises on a lot of the graphics to achieve steady 60.
  8. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Booster Posts: 229   +31

    You mind telling me what comprimises by chance, are you aiming for ultra high settings ?
    If you had it at maxium settings I really don't see why it should lag, if you have any background apps running.
    That might be a problem I could grab a torrent of that game and test it out wednesday.
    Record 5 minutes of tomb raider and upload it to youtube and let us see it.
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,263   +454

  10. Verrm

    Verrm TS Member Posts: 39   +17

    Man what games are you playing? What is your monitor - resolution, refresh rate, gsync/freesync?

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