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Choosing a gtx1070...Help!

I am not sure what the differences are, or if in fact they matter for me. Looking to buy one of these today.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?CompareItemList=-1%7C14-126-112%5E14-126-112%2C14-127-951%5E14-127-951%2C14-487-248%5E14-487-248

I do not do any gaming and this is strictly a workstation that does CAD rendering and ray-tracing. Latest program release recommends 6 or 8gb card. My monitors do not have displayports, but I guess I can get new hdmi to displayport cables (one option has 2HDMI and 1DVI which would work for my set up)

Any insight or advice is appreciated. I also looked at microcenter and the prices are pretty comparable.


MB: ASUS Rampage v
CPU: i7 5960x (liquid cooled)
RAM: 16gb ddr4
GPU1: gtx580 evga
GPU2: gtx 580 evga (not SLI)
MON1: Acer G235H 1920 x1080
MON2: Acer G235H 1920 x1080
MON3: Acer G245HQ 1920 x1080
PSU: 950 watt silencer
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  1. jpremodeler said:
    I am not sure what the differences are, or if in fact they matter for me. Looking to buy one of these today.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?CompareItemList=-1%7C14-126-112%5E14-126-112%2C14-127-951%5E14-127-951%2C14-487-248%5E14-487-248

    I do not do any gaming and this is strictly a workstation that does CAD rendering and ray-tracing. Latest program release recommends 6 or 8gb card. My monitors do not have displayports, but I guess I can get new hdmi to displayport cables (one option has 2HDMI and 1DVI which would work for my set up)

    Any insight or advice is appreciated. I also looked at microcenter and the prices are pretty comparable.


    MB: ASUS Rampage v
    CPU: i7 5960x (liquid cooled)
    RAM: 16gb ddr4
    GPU1: gtx580 evga
    GPU2: gtx 580 evga (not SLI)
    MON1: Acer G235H 1920 x1080
    MON2: Acer G235H 1920 x1080
    MON3: Acer G245HQ 1920 x1080
    PSU: 950 watt silencer

    Main differences are the coolers. I would reccomend the EVGA one.
  2. as far as the display ports offered that's your call on what to do there but the evga offers the better guaranteed clocking and its single hdmi port is HDMI 2.0b

    don't know what the 2.0b offers over 2,0 ?

    ''HDMI 2.0b was released March, 2016.[120] HDMI 2.0b initially supported the same HDR10 standard as HDMI 2.0a as specified in the CTA-861.3 specification.[118] In December 2016 additional support for HDR Video transport was added to HDMI 2.0b in the recently released CTA-861-G specification which extends the static metadata signaling to include Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG''

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

    that may help in your work on something ??

    thing is only you know what benefits you and your needs overall the best

    ya, evga support is hard to beat if in the USA all my NVidia cards been EVGA's [not to say you cant get the lemon with them as any other brand ] but if so there easy to deal with to resolve or RMA
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    I'm gonna chime in and state that my ASUS is extremely reliable and does everything I need it to. Has great temps under load, and is pretty good looking to boot. You've got an asus board, why not get an asus GPU? Newegg is really good for RMAs if there IS any problem, which there shouldn't be with ASUS.
  4. maybe that hdmi 2.0B may be better suited for his needs ??

    I also see theres a newer revised 1070 SC as well . same you posted above I wonder what changed ? [08G-P4-6173-KR ]

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?CompareItemList=48%7C14%2D487%2D265%5E14%2D487%2D265%2C14%2D487%2D248%5E14%2D487%2D248


    looks like a cooler and shroud change ??

    http://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-5173-KR

    http://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-6173-KR

    out side of that looks to be the same

    guess go for the one on sale ??


    ''if there IS any problem, which there shouldn't be with ASUS. '' my dealings wth asus as not been a pic-nic evga is just about just send in the card not ring around the RMA bush [opinion]
  5. I never buy direct. I use amazon or newegg. I know this isn't the option for everyone, but they're super good about RMA.
  6. nothing wrong with evga sales . some times evga will have there own sale and be as good or better deal , but not today newegg and amazon are the more go to places to buy .
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