Deciding between one 1060 and two different 1070 TI's

I recently purchased the following Asus 1060 graphics card for a new video editing (light gaming) machine running an Asus Prime X470 pro MB mated to a Ryzen 2700x.

ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 DUAL-GTX1060-O6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
I paid a respectable price of $229 at my local Microcenter.

I've noticed on newegg that I could upgrade to two different 1070 TI cards for about $130 to $150 more. They are a

ASUS Cerberus GeForce GTX 1070 Ti CERBERUS-GTX1070TI-A8G-GAMING 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

and a

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Ti DirectX 12 GV-N107TGAMING-8GD 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support ATX Video Card

Is it a worthy upgrade for $130-150? Will I see huge gains in FPS with 1080p or 1440 games if I do? Will it help with video rendering times in Adobe Premier Pro? Thanks in advance.
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  1. at a (very) rough stab you'll gain maybe 40% performance benefit. At 1080p it will allow max settings on almost all games vs high settings on GTX1060 and will give a more visible improvement to framerates in 1440p.

    But if you're looking at 1070ti its also worth looking for a GTX1080 as they weirdly sometime come up about the same price (if they are the 1080 is better)

    So...to answer your question - in my opinion i'd take a $150 upgrade to 1070ti any day.
  2. WORTH is something only YOU can determine.
    For light gaming, a GTX1070ti might not be that valuable to you.
    OTOH, if you can return the GTX1060i in favor of a GTX1070ti, you will get a much better card for fast action games.
    If budget is not a problem, I would buy the stronger card or you will forever be second guessing yourself.

    As perhaps another option, buy an EVGA GTX1060 and see how you do.
    EVGA has a 90 day trade up option where you can get full value from your GTX1060 if you want to trade it in for a stronger card.
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