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Deciding on which GPU to upgrade to

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, fairly new to the forum so apologies if I misplace this kind of post on the wrong section of the forum, but I have been pretty confused in which GPU I should upgrade on from here...

Currently I'm trying to decide between the GTX 1060 6GB, GTX 1070, and possibly GTX 1070 Ti.. I don't know if the 1070 Ti will be held back by my CPU which is the i7-7700 @ 3.60GHz. My aim is to go for a GPU that I could hold on to for a very long time (around 2 to 3 years), and can run higher taxing games at max or high settings with a factor for streaming.

At the moment I have a GTX 1050 Ti and for comparison, I run Monster Hunter World (optimization issues aside) at low settings to hit a semi-consistent 60 fps. Another would be Final Fantasy XIV at medium-high settings to hit the consistent 60 fps mark. I'm looking to have both these games and games of this caliber be run at 60 fps constantly at high/max. 

Granted GPU is not the only factor for this, but i'm focusing on upgrading that part first as I've been told it's the weakest part that I have right now.

I'd also prefer Nvidia, but it's mostly due to familiarity and I'm not opposed to looking for Radeon cards as well but I have no knowledge of those nor do I know if I could support it.

Also budget-wise I'd prefer it to not be at the price of the GTX 1070 Ti, which is also a reason why I'm not decided on that card.


For clarity, I have:
CPU: Intel i7-7700 @ 3.60GHz

Motherboard: MSI B250M-PRO VDH, LGA 1151

Memory: 2x8 GB DDR4-2400

SSD Boot Drive with HDD Storage

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, LienusLateTips said:

It's rumoured new NVIDIA cards will release in 3 days. Actually, it's near certain, since their new naming scheme trademarks have already been trademarked.

Is it going to be around the price of the 1070 Ti (or 1080)? Budget-wise I'd like it to not reach any higher than what the 1070 Ti currently is at but if it's not far from the price of a 1080, then I think it's something to consider..

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Once that Geforce 2080 or whatever they call it is released (next week?) the 1080s may lower, the problem is people using them for bitcoin... That's what has been keeping the costs up... 

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