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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. kris182


    Joined: Oct 21, 2017

    Posts: 18

    Great to see prices dropping but..

    1060 = £199
    1070 = £449

    Why the massive gulf between these cards?
  2. evohicks


    Joined: Feb 26, 2010

    Posts: 770

    Location: Oswestry

    Yeah that 390x is no slouch so a noticeble upgrade would be pretty expensive.
    I had 2 X 7970's in Xfire for around 5 years and they performed well, just showing their age in the latest titles with settings turned up and not all Games catered for Dual cards so you were hunting for similar game profiles.
    I paid alot for the 1080Ti but I knew that and I know it will carry me for the next 5 years at least, hopefully, but there is a noticeble difference.
    Not sure what your 390X would fetch used but I managed around £240 for my two 7970's.
  3. shamus21

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 29, 2004

    Posts: 1,706

    Location: Alpha centauri

    I would want a 1060 with 6Gig of memory for that price:D
  4. Jed Shields

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 23, 2007

    Posts: 1,635

    Location: Cardiff-ish, Wales

    It would fetch £0 as it's knackered, hence my dilemma :/
  5. x-st

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 30, 2016

    Posts: 1,316

    Probably availability? The 1070's were far more likely to be hoovered up for mining, so there's probably fewer of those in stock.
  6. subbytna


    Joined: Oct 22, 2008

    Posts: 9,178

    Location: Belfast

    That freesync monitor looks good. Is it better to have 1080p and 144Hz, or 1440p resolution, when it comes to gaming? I play BF1 and some tower defence strategy stuff too
  7. Zechris


    Joined: Jan 8, 2012

    Posts: 107

    You'll notice a far greater difference in moving from 60hz to 144hz, it's really amazing for games.
  8. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: Jul 8, 2003

    Posts: 27,991

    Location: In a house

    Than the air cooled 64 yeah.
  9. james_2k

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 28, 2012

    Posts: 2,478

    you'll notice 60 to 100/120 too and can still have 1440p. cant deal with 1080p or 60hz anymore.
  10. Telecaster


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,946

    That's for a 3GB 1060, the 6GB is £270, still too big of a gap though.
  11. Jacky60


    Joined: Jan 16, 2010

    Posts: 417

    Location: Earth

    Fantastic news, or it would be if I hadn't dropped £829 on the Inno Ichill 3x 1080TI on tuesday the 20th and two days later it's £80 cheaper!
  12. andybird123


    Joined: Nov 30, 2011

    Posts: 10,339

    Call them, they will quite often price match in situations like that, or if the 829 one wasnt from ocuk then just return it!
  13. TeraVirus


    Joined: Oct 24, 2017

    Posts: 270

    Location: Bristol

    I'm guessing I will have to wait for new generation of cards to appear, if I wanted a Founders Edition card for watercooling?
  14. Space Monkey


    Joined: Nov 8, 2007

    Posts: 10,814

    Location: Outer Space

    Depends on what card you're looking at, water blocks are available for non reference cards as well, but you'll need to check first before buying :)
  15. TeraVirus


    Joined: Oct 24, 2017

    Posts: 270

    Location: Bristol

    I'm mainly looking at EVGA cards for their warranty and FE are normally cheaper than the AIB coolers.

    I'm happy to wait this out.
  16. fowler002


    Joined: Oct 23, 2008

    Posts: 4,851

    As I’ve mentioned in other threads I’m building a new 4K gaming pc, just waiting on the new amd cpus to be announced to compare the performance and decide between them or the 8700K.
    Was looking at the Corsair Vengence lpx, how does the team group Vulcan t-force compare?
    Any chance of cheaper prices next month?
    I have bought everything bar the 3 main parts cpu, mobo and ram.
  17. jeff83nz


    Joined: Aug 26, 2013

    Posts: 422

    +2 . Randomly I have had most of my bad luck on components from OCUK, but they have sorted me everytime. Once with a dud PSU that was no longer in stock I even got an upgrade :)
    Plus they have actual customer service you can get through to. If you have ever dealth with a competitor...not good.

    Clearly there a price tolerances, but I try buy everything through here.
    It is so weird my one year old 1080ti is worth more today than when i bought it :p
  18. Gibbo


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 31,769

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Our prices on every GPU segment at the moment is pretty much best out there. Other places are still charging £1000 for VEGA 64, we are at £689, £300 is a big difference.

    Yes we pride ourselves on CS it is also why we make contacting us so easy, forum, live chat, email, telephone, social media and even still by post or just work into our shop front. Not one single competitor matches us on ability to contact us, including out of hours too (forum / social). :)
  19. stuie


    Joined: May 29, 2012

    Posts: 3,055

    Location: Dorset

    Good to see things are heading back in the right direction I might just be able to retire my sli'd 670's if it continues looking forward to going back to a single card
  20. fowler002


    Joined: Oct 23, 2008

    Posts: 4,851

    Any chance I can get an answer regarding the ram?