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1070 vs 1060 vs RX 480 budget / performance and 4k gaming

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shmu321

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Hi I am choosing between the 1070, 1060, and RX 480. the 1060 or 480 would allow me to allocate much more moneyi nto the other parts but I do game alot and would like to be ableto play the newer games (GoW 4, Doom, etc) on the higher or highest settings. I also have a 4k monitor as well as a 1920x1200 to use the 4k for gaming would thatl limit me to only the 1070? Between the 1060 and RX 480 what would be a better option? Thank you any help / suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks, Sam.
 

Tír na nÓg

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4K gaming highest settings, you'd need a 1080, or a couple of 480's.

None of the options you mentioned will cut it.
 

Mjolnir

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The 1070 will be the 'best' of your options, but it will not keep up at 4k realistically without turning things down. A single 1080 struggles as is, and 4k really requires dual cards for 100% always smooth gameplay maxed out.
 
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shmu321

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So since two RX 480s would be less expensive then the 1070 (the 1080 is a little far out of my budget)would this be the best option?
 

Saul Goodman

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I also have a 4k monitor as well as a 1920x1200 to use the 4k for gaming would thatl limit me to only the 1070? Between the 1060 and RX 480 what would be a better option? Thank you any help / suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks, Sam.

You'll need a 1080 at least for 4K.

The RX 480 is the better option than the 1060, unless trying to get a really quiet/low power draw card for a mini form factor build or something.

Could buy a cheap 480 and sell it, to then purchase Vega/1080ti?

8GB 480 should have decent resale value as you can crossfire and has 8GB vram, unlike the 1060 that can't sli (lol) and 6GB vram.
 

JrClocker

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The 1070 will be the 'best' of your options, but it will not keep up at 4k realistically without turning things down. A single 1080 struggles as is, and 4k really requires dual cards for 100% always smooth gameplay maxed out.

A single Titan X Pascal does 4 K...but that's probably out of your budget range.