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Upgrade from a GTX 1070 to what?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Garyj881, 10 Nov 2020.

  1. Garyj881

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Sep 2006

    Posts: 2,118

    Location: West Yorks

    I was going to keep my current gfx card but feel it may be a bottleneck in my system. Can I get a reasonable upgrade from a GTX1070 (nonTI) for less than £500…?

    Current system
    Ryzen 5 5600X (when it turns up)
    MSI B550 Mag Tomahawk
    32GB of Corsair Vengeance 3600mhz
    750w Super Flower

    I currently game at 1920 x 1200 on a HP 24" but will be upgrading the monitor to a 27" early next year.
     
  2. ColdAsIce

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 May 2006

    Posts: 5,314

    Location: Edinburgh

    Founders Edition RTX 3070 for £469
     
  3. IvanDobskey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Feb 2010

    Posts: 9,273

    Location: East Midlands

    Just upgraded my 1070 to a 3070. It's about double the performance, decent upgrade :)
     
  4. varkanoid

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Dec 2007

    Posts: 12,618

    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    Considering how hard the 3xxx series are to get at the moment why dont you wait and find out how well your 1070 performs. You might be surprised and find its fine or that it will suffice until the GPU stocks settle down. Although judging by the Xbox launch today nothing this year is going to be in stock for very long.
     
  5. Blue160

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Oct 2010

    Posts: 2,909

    Location: Leatherhead

    I've done the same and I'm very happy with mine too. You'll have to be patient to find an FE though if you want to stay within budget. I was impatient and spent £519 on a Palit Gaming Pro.
     
  6. drakulton

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2015

    Posts: 1,794

    Anything that is in stock.
     
  7. Digital Dreamer

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jul 2016

    Posts: 179

    You could do buy now play later with oc... it’s gives you 9 months gaming free interest while you wait.
     
  8. EdGey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2008

    Posts: 8,262

    Location: England

    Do they even exist?
    I had one of those in a basket recently and talked myself out of it. Also coming from a 1070 so its overdue really ! How is it in the flesh? I wasn't sure about the cooler design.
     
  9. Garyj881

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Sep 2006

    Posts: 2,118

    Location: West Yorks

    Ok, since opening this thread and prematurely commuting to a graphics card upgrade. I have told my nephew he can have my 1070 along with my old i5 setup for £300 and an additional £50 for my old HP 24" monitor being a Christmas gift for his step son. So I need a replacement card before Christmas. With the 350 from the old build, I'll purchase a new 27" monitor.

    I have been out of the loop so wasn't aware of the stock situation with the 3 series graphics cards.
     
  10. Blue160

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Oct 2010

    Posts: 2,909

    Location: Leatherhead

    It’s great basically.

    The card looks fine in the case (the RGB effect is nasty but you can turn it off) but it’s absolutely huge. The cooler works really well. Almost inaudible on the standard clocks. You get a low woosh under full load with the power limit turned up. I’ve not touched the core clock but the memory has taken plus 900 with no stability issues.

    Performance is a different league to the 1070. I suppose that should be no surprise as it’s equivalent to a 2080Ti. I’m currently revisiting Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I game at 1080p and I’m getting around 100fps consistently with everything on full including the ray traced shadows.
     
  11. EdGey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2008

    Posts: 8,262

    Location: England

    Good stuff, thanks. I'll keep a look out for more stock then. I'm looking forward to revisiting some games too. Namely Red dead redemption 2 and Farcry 5, which the 1070 wasn't really the best for. Oh and of course... Cyberpunk 2077 is just around the corner.
     
  12. Kirby Wurm

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,244

    Location: Droitwich, UK

    Clearly finding stock is the issue at the moment. Even something like a 2080 or Super would represent a hefty upgrade but what stock remains is now very poorly priced.
     
  13. ShakeNBake

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Feb 2010

    Posts: 1,257

    Location: Surrey, UK

    until they can get some stock on shelves, 3000 series gonna cost way over £500, prolly well into next year at current rate of supply. kinda sux.