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Is it worth it to get a more expensive laptop with the GTX 1080 than a cheaper one with the 1070?

I was thinking of buying an Alienware 17 with the GTX 1070 but a friend suggested I buy the gtx 1080 since it would last me longer in terms of performance. I'm a bit lost now. But would it be worth it to get the gtx 1080 as opposed to the gtx 1070 for someone who doesn't really care about 4K gaming?
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  1. Best answer
    GTX 1070 is a solid card for 1080p and 1440p.
    and GTX 1080 on other hand, its overkill for 1080 and obviously it will perform better than 1070 @1440p.
    and about 4K, no single card will give you 60+ FPS on Ultra settings.
    so 1070 is your card go for it.
  2. Boredommadness said:
    I was thinking of buying an Alienware 17 with the GTX 1070 but a friend suggested I buy the gtx 1080 since it would last me longer in terms of performance. I'm a bit lost now. But would it be worth it to get the gtx 1080 as opposed to the gtx 1070 for someone who doesn't really care about 4K gaming?


    Depends on the price difference .. how much more ? and what is the resolution on each ? by the way , GTX 1080 is not for 4K gaming , it is a high end 1440P gaming card .. it will not handle 4K very well.
  3. Tech_TTT said:
    Boredommadness said:
    I was thinking of buying an Alienware 17 with the GTX 1070 but a friend suggested I buy the gtx 1080 since it would last me longer in terms of performance. I'm a bit lost now. But would it be worth it to get the gtx 1080 as opposed to the gtx 1070 for someone who doesn't really care about 4K gaming?


    Depends on the price difference .. how much more ? and what is the resolution on each ? by the way , GTX 1080 is not for 4K gaming , it is a high end 1440P gaming card .. it will not handle 4K very well.


    The 1080 is about $400 more and the resolution on both is the same. I think QHD (2560x1440)
  4. Boredommadness said:
    Tech_TTT said:
    Boredommadness said:
    I was thinking of buying an Alienware 17 with the GTX 1070 but a friend suggested I buy the gtx 1080 since it would last me longer in terms of performance. I'm a bit lost now. But would it be worth it to get the gtx 1080 as opposed to the gtx 1070 for someone who doesn't really care about 4K gaming?


    Depends on the price difference .. how much more ? and what is the resolution on each ? by the way , GTX 1080 is not for 4K gaming , it is a high end 1440P gaming card .. it will not handle 4K very well.


    The 1080 is about $400 more and the resolution on both is the same. I think QHD (2560x1440)


    how about other options ? like an option for Gsync monitor ? If the $400 is only for the GPU and nothing else it is not worth it ... unless you are rich enough not to care ... the GTX 1080 will perform better on 2560x1440 .
  5. Tech_TTT said:
    Boredommadness said:
    Tech_TTT said:
    Boredommadness said:
    I was thinking of buying an Alienware 17 with the GTX 1070 but a friend suggested I buy the gtx 1080 since it would last me longer in terms of performance. I'm a bit lost now. But would it be worth it to get the gtx 1080 as opposed to the gtx 1070 for someone who doesn't really care about 4K gaming?


    Depends on the price difference .. how much more ? and what is the resolution on each ? by the way , GTX 1080 is not for 4K gaming , it is a high end 1440P gaming card .. it will not handle 4K very well.


    The 1080 is about $400 more and the resolution on both is the same. I think QHD (2560x1440)


    how about other options ? like an option for Gsync monitor ? If the $400 is only for the GPU and nothing else it is not worth it ... unless you are rich enough not to care ... the GTX 1080 will perform better on 2560x1440 .


    The 1070 ane 1080 both have the same montior... lemme copy and paste.
    Alienware 17.3” QHD (2560x1440) 120Hz TN AG 400-nits w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC and Tobii Eye-tracking
  6. No IPS option ? IPS is alot better than TN
  7. Tech_TTT said:
    No IPS option ? IPS is alot better than TN


    The IPS is only with the FHD and the UHD(only the 1080 has the UHD ) display though and those don't come with G-Sync
    What's the difference between TN and IPS THOUGH?
  8. Boredommadness said:
    Tech_TTT said:
    No IPS option ? IPS is alot better than TN


    The IPS is only with the FHD and the UHD(only the 1080 has the UHD ) display though and those don't come with G-Sync
    What's the difference between TN and IPS THOUGH?


    IPS displays better colors and have better viewing angles but has little higher response time (5ms)... the TN is the cheapest in the Market , worst colors , worst view angle but fast response time (1ms).

    you wont notice the difference much between 5ms and 1ms only few people get bothered by this ..

    For gaming the Gsync and high herz are ver important. but I wished Dell made them IPS ...

    here is a comparison movie

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMWnX295V0E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79r5rxS276Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCpI2UqJ_VU
  9. Tech_TTT said:
    Boredommadness said:
    Tech_TTT said:
    No IPS option ? IPS is alot better than TN


    The IPS is only with the FHD and the UHD(only the 1080 has the UHD ) display though and those don't come with G-Sync
    What's the difference between TN and IPS THOUGH?


    IPS displays better colors and have better viewing angles but has little higher response time (5ms)... the TN is the cheapest in the Market , worst colors , worst view angle but fast response time (1ms).

    you wont notice the difference much between 5ms and 1ms only few people get bothered by this ..

    For gaming the Gsync and high herz are ver important. but I wished Dell made them IPS ...

    here is a comparison movie

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMWnX295V0E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79r5rxS276Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCpI2UqJ_VU



    Ooooo... Thanks, so what is your final answer to my question?
  10. Boredommadness said:
    Tech_TTT said:
    Boredommadness said:
    Tech_TTT said:
    No IPS option ? IPS is alot better than TN


    The IPS is only with the FHD and the UHD(only the 1080 has the UHD ) display though and those don't come with G-Sync
    What's the difference between TN and IPS THOUGH?


    IPS displays better colors and have better viewing angles but has little higher response time (5ms)... the TN is the cheapest in the Market , worst colors , worst view angle but fast response time (1ms).

    you wont notice the difference much between 5ms and 1ms only few people get bothered by this ..

    For gaming the Gsync and high herz are ver important. but I wished Dell made them IPS ...

    here is a comparison movie

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMWnX295V0E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79r5rxS276Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCpI2UqJ_VU



    Ooooo... Thanks, so what is your final answer to my question?


    GTX 1080 if you are rich :) enough to pay. 1440P monitor needs GTX 1080 for max setting and >60fps gaming !!!
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