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Dravenspur

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Dec 13, 2015
Ok guys, I'm putting this in the general GPU forum so I can hopefully get good ideas from both camps. Here's the deal...Vega is coming out soon (I've read a rumor that says in the next month or so, after Computex at the end of May). I've been buying mid range cards all my life up to this point from AMD (no NVIDIA as of yet) and I'd like to step up to an enthusiast grade card for once. So the question is, do I go with the mid Vega card (once again, rumored at around $500 US) which is supposed to compete with the GTX 1080, or just go with a 1080? I have a 1080P monitor right now, thinking of upgrading to a 1440P soon. I realize that a 1080 is overkill for a 1080P monitor and probably for 1440 as well. I'd just really like to upgrade to a high end card finally. My budget is whatever it needs to be whether it's around $500 for Vega or however much a 1070 or 1080 is now. I realize that 1080 prices have gone down with the release of the Ti version. That's why I added the 1080 to my potential list. Please let me know about 1440P monitors, as well (maybe which to buy, but more whether a 1070 would get it done or if the 1080/Vega is recommended). AMD is supposedly releasing three variants of Vega (low end = close to 1070, mid range (which is the $500 card) = 1080, high end = 1080Ti)

Now for my specs:
i7 67something (I think 6790) processor
400GB SSD
16GB memory
EVGA 850 G2 PSU
Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 (400 mm max size for the card)

Thanks for any input guys! :D
 

caddi daddi

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single, 1440p monitor the 1080 will do very nicely, can't speak to vega because.................................. we don't have one in the wild yet.
what do you have now?
 
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Dravenspur

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Dec 13, 2015
single, 1440p monitor the 1080 will do very nicely, can't speak to vega because.................................. we don't have one in the wild yet.
what do you have now?

Thanks for the quick response. Right now I have a 1080P monitor, with an MSI RX 480. It's ok, but I'm still only able to run medium settings on a lot of games. Not sure why.
 

Alaric

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I had no problems running high settings with a reference 480 8 GB on 1080p. My 1070 yells "WHO'S YOUR DADDY???" at my display every time a game loads. LOL
 
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Dravenspur

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Dec 13, 2015
What about 1440P? Is a 1070 still good for that? I know the 1080Ti is basically only needed for 4K, and that the 1080 can almost run 4K. I suppose the 1080 is for dual displays...I don't see why anyone would want a 1080 now that the Ti is out if I'm right and the 1070 can run 1440. I guess I'll wait for real benchmarks on Vega before making a final decision, but can someone confirm the 1070 vs. 1080 for 1440 vs 4K question please? Thanks again. I'm thinking my decision will be between mid range Vega (supposedly matching a 1080, but will wait for benchmarks) and a 1070, if the 1070 can run 1440 as smooth as I think it can.
 

caddi daddi

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my single 1080 is plenty for a single 1440p monitor and your 480 should be more than enough for 1280p, somethings scwewy wound hewe, do you run a heavy modded game?
 
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Dravenspur

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Dec 13, 2015
You know, it's possible the game I'm playing at the moment is not well optimized. I'll try some other games and see if they are better. I would like to upgrade to an enthusiast grade card though at some point. Thanks for all the responses guys.