Originally Posted by kevindd992002
How goes the resale value of the two though? I mean I have the money to buy either of the two but I want to know if getting one over the other won't make me lose more money when it's already time to sell it along the way.
it would depend on how long will you keep the card, selling early will net you higher return, while selling late after a new gen is released would net you almost nothing in return.
from how things go now a days, a 70% resell is only possible for a 1~2years old gen card, once a new gen is announced it drops to 50% or lower, specially when its released.
and this excludes the rule of competition.
what would destroy it's resell value is when someone releases a bargain card thats much cheaper than the competition.
imagine if AMD released a $400 card that performs on par with the $599 GTX1080.
not only will it's price drop below $500, resell value will also drop well below $400.
such an occurrence is common, take HD7970 for example, also GTX780.
HD7970 was released with an MSRP of $550, later on HD7970 GE came out for $500, now they have a resell value of roughly $200.
GTX780 was released with an MSRP of $649, later on it was reduced to a mere $499, now they have a resell value of roughly $200.
you can see the massive price drop, those who bought GTX780 for $649 could now only sell them for about $200, thats a loss of $449.
now to answer your question of which is better for taking less loss, it would be the GTX1070.
GTX1070 $379, if resold at a price of $165 would net you a loss of $214.
GTX1080 $599, if resold at a price of $300 would net you a loss of $299.Edited by epic1337 - 6/14/16 at 5:55pm