Just stumbled across this looking at current 1070 street prices. Seems like a pretty sharp price for a Ti version
Solid price in the current climate, but don't stress about missing this as it seems we should be getting an announcement about the 2060ti, 2060, 2050ti and 2050 soon.
The former two should be competitive with the 1070ti.
would this be overkill on a 1080p monitor?
Yup. Also depends on what CPU you have. My friends 1070 Ti gets bottle-necked by his i5-4470 on 1440p.
I have a 2500k. 1440p and wanna play GTA V.
Think it's time for a completely new rig.
Yeah you'd be better off building a new rig rather than just upgrading your GPU. I don't game at 1440, just 1080 but my friend says he's noticed at 1440p for newer titles, the CPU matters more.
I think your 2500k has severed it's purpose LOL.
@Zylam Marex: Otherway around, high refresh rates puts more strain on the CPU. 1440P would put more strain on a graphics card for sure.
@Jimmycfc: @Jimmy and Smashed.
Wow are you people for real? Do you honestly think I said that only the CPU gets strained when going from 1080p to 1440p? It goes without saying that the GPU will get pushed further when upping the res, but read the comment I replied to again. He asked if this was overkill on 1080p gaming, to which I responded with Yes and added that it's not just overkill for 1080p gaming but even at 1440p the 1070 Ti will be overkill for older CPU's aswell because at the higher levels of gaming, the CPU will be the bottleneck, not the GPU, rendering such a powerful GPU useless if your CPU can't keep up.
The example I gave is from my friends rig who noticed newer titles like Battlefield 1 demand better CPU's, the 1070ti is not his bottleneck, his 4th gen i5 is, which means for anything less than that the 1070ti is beyond overkill and won't really benefit you right away.
But of course having an overkill GPU is not a bad thing, you can always unlock it's power by upgrading your processor.
@Zylam Marex: Higher resolution increases demand on the GPU, it's actually better to game at 1440p if you have a better GPU than CPU.
I thought it was time to retire my 2500k earlier this year until I upgraded my RAM to 2133mhz from 1600mhz. not a huge difference, but for some reason it got rid of most of the stuttering. Def worth the upgrade now that 6-core processors have hit the best bang-for-buck segment though!
My 2500k bottlenecks my 1070 at 4Ghz, but is okay at 4.5 GHz.
So unless yours is higher clocked, a Ti is going to be a waste.
Granted I haven't played GTA I a while. Might report back later…
@Erwark: At what resolution? Jumping up in resolution increases the demand on the GPU, mitigating or even eliminating some CPU bottlenecks.
It's also worth noting that GTA V is a CPU dependent game, so a 2500k+1070 combo will fare even better on more GPU-intensive titles.
@Smashed Avo: Oops, 1440p. You're right that not all games are as tough on the CPU. My point is that if it's happening in some, the 1070/Ti are on the borderline.
In retrospect, maybe that makes them an excellent choice, because it's all the power the 2500k is ever going to need before a whole platform upgrade.
@Erwark: Oh yeah - forgot to mention mine is running at 4.6ghz
2500k is still very capable, particularly with a hefty overclock and combined with a 1070ti at 1440p. What GHz are you running at?
@Smashed Avo: Not at home to check, but from memory I had it overclocked to 4.0GHz… I can't remember.
gta is a cpu intensive game. you'll need a cpu upgrade tbh but a gpu like a 1070ti won't hurt.
In a select few games my RX480 8GB even got bottlenecked by my i5-4460. I reckon your friend should have gone for a 1070 not a 1070ti.
Not necessarily. For high-end games on ultra settings you probably want a 1070 or better. Especially if your monitor runs over 60hz.
Depends what games you're playing and your monitor refresh rate. 1080p with this card will guarantee probably 200+ frames on better optimised game at lowish graphics settings (usually better for competitive games), but like others have said CPU will probably bottleneck for this
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great price. Thanks OP
my 7950 is just about dead.. wondering if I should pickup one of these after next round of price drops.
buy now, stop being a wuss and waiting for the prices to drop. might as well wait 20yrs when they are worth $5
With a 7950, I'd probably wait. I assume you're doing 1080p
Would my I5-4690 appreciate this or would it bottleneck? Currently running GTX970. (Or should I wait for bargain 1080's? )
I have a 1070ti with a i5-2500k, no issues.
My 3dmark score was only ~5% behind someone with the exact same card but all new components.
Try overclocking your 2500k, you may be able to make up the 5% difference
What happened to the SLI Brenton
I've got a 4460 with 8gb of ram. Thinking the same thing. Would also be looking to upgrade to a XB271HU eventually. Any advice welcomed.
upgrade from laptop 880M to desktop with this ?
Shame to not be able to use 32GB of SODIMM DDR3 !
sold out expired whatever
what a good guy
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