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post #1 of 32
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I sold my EVGA 980 Ti Classified because I thought that the 1070 was faster. But this is not so, unfortunately frown.gif

http://www.hardwareunboxed.com/geforce-gtx-1070-overclocking/
http://www.hardwareunboxed.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-review-22-games-tested-at-1080p-1440p/

Now I think I will buy a 980 Ti again.
post #2 of 32
The 1070 was never meant to be the upgrade path for 980Ti owners.
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post #3 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by hemon View Post

I sold my EVGA 980 Ti Classified because I thought that the 1070 was faster. But this is not so, unfortunately frown.gif

http://www.hardwareunboxed.com/geforce-gtx-1070-overclocking/
http://www.hardwareunboxed.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-review-22-games-tested-at-1080p-1440p/

Now I think I will buy a 980 Ti again.



When a 980ti overclocked comes close to a gtx 1080 how the hell did you think the 1070 would be faster rolleyes.gif
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post #4 of 32
May as well stick with the 1070 imo.

EDIT: depends on the price you sold your 980ti for I suppose
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post #5 of 32
You will get GTX980ti performance from the 1070 with much lower power consumption, newer technologies and future driver improvements which will help this new card outperform the 980ti.
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post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by Yetyhunter View Post

You will get GTX980ti performance from the 1070 with much lower power consumption, newer technologies and future driver improvements which will help this new card outperform the 980ti.

I sold the card for 530€.

Do you really think that the 1070 will be faster than the 980 ti?
post #7 of 32
Well that was some poor planning.

My guess is that with driver improvements that the GTX1070 will end up out pacing the GTX980Ti after a few months.

Hopefully you can re-buy a used GTX980Ti for less than you sold yours for... or just get a GTX1070 like you originally planned.
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post #8 of 32
Well, first of all, I don't think anybody who actually thought about it, thought that the 1070 was an upgrade to the 980TI, more of a sidegrade.

Secondly, it's at a lower power consumption (less heat, less cooling necessary)
New arch, with the additional features of such, and more importantly... support.
We all remember the debacle with the GTX 7xx series when the GTX 9xx series came out. Nvidia's support for older archs tends to take a backseat relatively quickly. Even though this is basically a Maxwell 2.1 and smaller, one should still remain weary.
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The 1080 it not even a good "upgrade" from 980ti...
 
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post #10 of 32
You will not lose any performance going with the 1070. You will only have benefits and you will buy it for less than 500 E
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