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GTX 1060 vs 1070 with 60HZ 2560 x 1600 Resolution

So I am planning to upgrade from my GTX 960 to either a 1060 or 1070

Question is though, will they be able to handle my HZ/res? If so, will it be able to run at a stable FPS (60+) on most games?

Which one should I get? My budget for Graphics Cards or PC parts is normally around €300-€400

Thanks.
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  1. For that res you absolutely need a 1070.
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  2. Best answer
    I would go with the GTX 1070 if it's in the budget.
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  3. madmatt30 said:
    For that res you absolutely need a 1070.


    Alright, will the 1060 struggle that much?
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  4. xaohs said:
    madmatt30 said:
    For that res you absolutely need a 1070.


    Alright, will the 1060 struggle that much?


    Yeah it will kill it for the most part.

    The GTX 1060 is a mid range card.
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  5. jankerson said:
    xaohs said:
    madmatt30 said:
    For that res you absolutely need a 1070.


    Alright, will the 1060 struggle that much?


    Yeah it will kill it for the most part.

    The GTX 1060 is a mid range card.


    Okay, is there any brand that sticks out from the others? I would guess EVGA right since their customer service is great.
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  6. xaohs said:
    jankerson said:
    xaohs said:
    madmatt30 said:
    For that res you absolutely need a 1070.


    Alright, will the 1060 struggle that much?


    Yeah it will kill it for the most part.

    The GTX 1060 is a mid range card.


    Okay, is there any brand that sticks out from the others? I would guess EVGA right since their customer service is great.



    Can't go wrong with EVGA. :)
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  7. jankerson said:
    xaohs said:
    jankerson said:
    xaohs said:
    madmatt30 said:
    For that res you absolutely need a 1070.


    Alright, will the 1060 struggle that much?


    Yeah it will kill it for the most part.

    The GTX 1060 is a mid range card.


    Okay, is there any brand that sticks out from the others? I would guess EVGA right since their customer service is great.



    Can't go wrong with EVGA. :)



    Alright, Thanks alot mate you've cleared my doubts!
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  8. I have had a lot of GPUs. Speed for speed they are mostly the same across the same models (especially factory overclocked models). And yes, I would recommend EVGA over the others. I was unfortunate enough to have to use their RMA customer service when I had a failing GTX 970. It took all of about 10 minutes and they cross shipped a replacement. I know of no other video card vendor that does that.

    And regarding 1440p with a 6GB 1060, like the other guys said, if you find gaming at 30-45FPS at 1440p instead of a solid 60FPS at 1080p acceptable, then you can use it with that QHD resolution - assuming you like maximizing quality and detail settings. Case exhibit A with the new Wolfenstein II:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/wolfenstein_ii_the_new_colossus_pc_graphics_analysis_benchmark_review,5.html
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  9. 10tacle said:
    I have had a lot of GPUs. Speed for speed they are mostly the same across the same models (especially factory overclocked models). And yes, I would recommend EVGA over the others. I was unfortunate enough to have to use their RMA customer service when I had a failing GTX 970. It took all of about 10 minutes and they cross shipped a replacement. I know of no other video card vendor that does that.

    And regarding 1440p with a 6GB 1060, like the other guys said, if you find gaming at 30-45FPS at 1440p instead of a solid 60FPS at 1080p acceptable, then you can use it with that QHD resolution - assuming you like maximizing quality and detail settings. Case exhibit A with the new Wolfenstein II:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/wolfenstein_ii_the_new_colossus_pc_graphics_analysis_benchmark_review,5.html



    Yeah I want to stay above 60 always. I don't mind spending a bit more money for staying above 60fps. Although I'm running 2560x1600 not 1440, guess it's same thing almost though ;)
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  10. xaohs said:
    10tacle said:
    I have had a lot of GPUs. Speed for speed they are mostly the same across the same models (especially factory overclocked models). And yes, I would recommend EVGA over the others. I was unfortunate enough to have to use their RMA customer service when I had a failing GTX 970. It took all of about 10 minutes and they cross shipped a replacement. I know of no other video card vendor that does that.

    And regarding 1440p with a 6GB 1060, like the other guys said, if you find gaming at 30-45FPS at 1440p instead of a solid 60FPS at 1080p acceptable, then you can use it with that QHD resolution - assuming you like maximizing quality and detail settings. Case exhibit A with the new Wolfenstein II:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/wolfenstein_ii_the_new_colossus_pc_graphics_analysis_benchmark_review,5.html



    Yeah I want to stay above 60 always. I don't mind spending a bit more money for staying above 60fps. Although I'm running 2560x1600 not 1440, guess it's same thing almost though ;)




    Its actually a 10% increase in pixel count so its more than a small difference really.

    Definitely a 1070.
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  11. Yeah that 2560x1600 will take a further hit on the GPU. Keep in mind there are a handful of games out there where even a 1070 won't maintain a solid V-sync'd 60FPS average. Dues Ex and Destiny are two that I know of and they require a 1070 Ti for that. NewEgg currently has an EVGA 1070 Ti SC for $469 (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487387) which is not much more than they are asking for a SC 1070.

    When you overclock ^^that guy, you are at 1080 performance which will guarantee a solid 60FPS at any game thrown at it now or into next year and beyond. Case in point with Dues Ex benchmarks at 1440p with Guru3D benchmarks:

    Reference 1070 - 56FPS
    Overclocked factory overclocked 1070 - 61FPS

    Reference 1070 Ti - 64FPS (keep in mind all 1070 Ti GPUs are "reference" as they share the same core/memory speeds)
    Overclocked factory overclocked 1070 Ti - 70FPS

    Keep in mind those are average FPS figures, not minimum. Minimum FPS dips below 60FPS with a 60Hz monitor in say heavy scenery gameplay can cause stuttering issues. I think it's worth the little extra money over the 1070 for your application for extra insurance.

    EDIT: I just realized you referenced Euros and are not in North America. Spot checking the European NewEgg selling sites, it's €405,99 in Germany and France (I know you guys use commas instead of periods in currency, so I figure I'd be realistic, lol).
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  12. 10tacle said:
    Yeah that 2560x1600 will take a further hit on the GPU. Keep in mind there are a handful of games out there where even a 1070 won't maintain a solid V-sync'd 60FPS average. Dues Ex and Destiny are two that I know of and they require a 1070 Ti for that. NewEgg currently has an EVGA 1070 Ti SC for $469 (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487387) which is not much more than they are asking for a SC 1070.

    When you overclock ^^that guy, you are at 1080 performance which will guarantee a solid 60FPS at any game thrown at it now or into next year and beyond. Case in point with Dues Ex benchmarks at 1440p with Guru3D benchmarks:

    Reference 1070 - 56FPS
    Overclocked factory overclocked 1070 - 61FPS

    Reference 1070 Ti - 64FPS (keep in mind all 1070 Ti GPUs are "reference" as they share the same core/memory speeds)
    Overclocked factory overclocked 1070 Ti - 70FPS

    Keep in mind those are average FPS figures, not minimum. Minimum FPS dips below 60FPS with a 60Hz monitor in say heavy scenery gameplay can cause stuttering issues. I think it's worth the little extra money over the 1070 for your application for extra insurance.

    EDIT: I just realized you referenced Euros and are not in North America. Spot checking the European NewEgg selling sites, it's €405,99 in Germany and France (I know you guys use commas instead of periods in currency, so I figure I'd be realistic, lol).


    Wait, the 1070 TI is only €30 more than the 1070 :O (https://www.newegg.com/global/nl/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487265&cm_re=EVGA_GTX_1070-_-14-487-265-_-Product)

    So for that price it's way more worth getting the TI since it's only €30 more Right?
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  13. Yeah, that's a bout right.

    But if you do get one you have to OC the snot out of it to get near GTX 1080 performance.

    That's both GPU and Memory.

    The reviews I saw they had some serious OC's on those GTX 1070Ti's.
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  14. Hmm, but without overclocking it's still better than 1070 ain't it?
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  15. xaohs said:
    Hmm, but without overclocking it's still better than 1070 ain't it?


    Yes, it is faster than a GTX 1070.
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  16. Well then since it's only €30 more I might aswell get that tbh
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  17. xaohs said:
    Well then since it's only €30 more I might aswell get that tbh


    I would if I was in the market now.

    But then I would have to look seriously at the GTX 1080's and compare pricing also.

    That's what I was doing when I got my GTX 1080. I was looking at GTX 1070's and the pricing was close between them so I went with the GTX 1080. But that was in July.
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  18. I mean the 1080 is quite a bit more expensive not sure..
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  19. xaohs said:
    I mean the 1080 is quite a bit more expensive not sure..


    Now I am sure they are, but back when I got mine the GTX 1070's were within $50 - $60 or so of the GTX 1080.
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  20. Yeah, I just looked into it, and the GTX 1080 is wayyy to expensive for me, also, I don't really think I need a 1080, since the 1070 TI will run at most games maxed settings (Except some like Deus EX). Anyway, I just looked into the GTX 1070 TI and I find it quite appealing tbh, it gives quite a bit better performance than the 1070 for only 30 euros more.


    Thus, I'll be going for the GTX 1070 TI.
    Also, Thanks alot for the post above for the amazing recommendation.
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  21. Have fun. :D
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  22. Awesome! Enjoy that 1070 Ti! I'd have gotten it hands down over a 1070 if I was in the market.
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  23. In the past, the FTW versions generally have better binned GPUs (cherry picked for the highest quality) and better thermal capacity meaning they can overclock better than the SC version. I'm not sure if that's the case with the 1070 Ti however. But in this GPU, the FTW does come with a back plate and the SC does not. You'd have to buy a back plate from EVGA directly for that SC, so that's something to think about if it's important to you.
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  24. Yes, defiantly get the FTW version.
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  25. 10tacle said:
    In the past, the FTW versions generally have better binned GPUs (cherry picked for the highest quality) and better thermal capacity meaning they can overclock better than the SC version. I'm not sure if that's the case with the 1070 Ti however. But in this GPU, the FTW does come with a back plate and the SC does not. You'd have to buy a back plate from EVGA directly for that SC, so that's something to think about if it's important to you.


    So basically the FTW is better than the other one? Or atleast , better for overclockers?
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  26. Yes, they are solid OCers normally.

    And they run cool.

    OCed my GTX 1080 FTW2 to the moon for the most part for the Superposition thread here and it ran at 67C..... And 4725 on 1080P Extreme Setting.

    2113 GPU and 5940 (11,880 Effective) Memory (No voltage adjustment)
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  27. jankerson said:
    Yes, they are solid OCers normally.

    And they run cool.


    Aight, so i'll get the FTW in that case. Thanks again :)
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