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1070 upgrade?

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Thinking of trying to grab a 3060 when they come out
Is it a worthwhile upgrade to my 1070?
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Highest spec game i am currently playing is Destiny [email protected]
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I've upgraded from 1070 to 3060 Ti. It is a significant upgrade, especially regarding to DLSS 2.0 and Ray Tracing features.

For Destiny, in my opinion, it is not worth it at scalper prices. For future games and at MSRP - absolutely worth it.
 
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Thanks for all the opinions,would be more of a stop gap untill 3070 prices drop
Was going for a 3070 when they first came out but missed the boat :(,recent scalping on prices lately made me hold off again :(
 
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Thanks for all the opinions,would be more of a stop gap untill 3070 prices drop
Was going for a 3070 when they first came out but missed the boat :(,recent scalping on prices lately made me hold off again :(

Worth bearing in mind that the price a used 1070 sells for is currently £150-£200 more than it should be. So if you can find stock, it's not really you that's bearing the higher cost. And if you can nab an FE, you're quids in.

Also, a 3070 can make about a fiver profit per day on Nicehash at the moment. So there's potential to make a few quid back there. If BTC prices hold, that's £150/month (less about 20p per hour spent gaming).
 
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Thinking of upgrading along similar route to 3070 or rx 6800. Was hoping that supply would get better by end of Q1 and that prices would normalise a bit.
 
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I was playing Destiny 2 on xbox series x yesterday. 4k 60fps and it looked fantastic on my HDR tv. For 450 quid it's a great alternative to graphics card hunting.

Ive got a gtx1080 pc and ive been impressed.
 
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I was playing Destiny 2 on xbox series x yesterday. 4k 60fps and it looked fantastic on my HDR tv. For 450 quid it's a great alternative to graphics card hunting.

Ive got a gtx1080 pc and ive been impressed.
I can`t get on with consoles unfortunately,i find the controllers difficult to aim with (yes i know you can get kb/m adapters but are quite pricey? )
 
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I can`t get on with consoles unfortunately,i find the controllers difficult to aim with (yes i know you can get kb/m adapters but are quite pricey? )

There are a few games on Xbox with native keyboard and mouse support. It's not a huge list, but it's something.
 
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Worth bearing in mind that the price a used 1070 sells for is currently £150-£200 more than it should be.
Indeed saw an Msi Gaming X 1070 go for £310 on the bay yesterday. I would have thought a 3070 the better upgrade tbh. Gibbo mentioned 'a few' may pop up now backlog sorted. Need to be super quick though.
 
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Indeed saw an Msi Gaming X 1070 go for £310 on the bay yesterday. I would have thought a 3070 the better upgrade tbh. Gibbo mentioned 'a few' may pop up now backlog sorted. Need to be super quick though.
Got a Zotac 1070 extreme spectra atm
Was looking for a 3070 untill i saw the scalped prices:eek::(
 
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This is the upgrade I'm trying to do too. Ideally I'd like a 6800xt but I think I'm going to try and grab a 6700xt or 3060 12gb
 
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My 1070 laptop still plays any game at high / medium settings and the games look just as good if not better than playing them on 2k TVs.

There is not much difference at ultra settings compared to high with one or two medium settings toggled.
 
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