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post #1 of 49
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Hi guys,

I'm in need of a new GPU and I game on a 60Hz 1080p monitor. My goal is to achieve almost constant 60FPS at highest possible settings. Considering Polaris and 10xx are out soon, do you think price-wise buying a new 970 now is a good option?
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post #2 of 49
you should just buy the 1070. I do not think 970 is worth it at this point especially with 3.5 vram. Alot of triple A titles these days require 4 gb min. So you should go 1070 route
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Hi guys,

I'm in need of a new GPU and I game on a 60Hz 1080p monitor. My goal is to achieve almost constant 60FPS at highest possible settings. Considering Polaris and 10xx are out soon, do you think price-wise buying a new 970 now is a good option?

Absolutely not.
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post #4 of 49
At the current asking price, it's not worth it, especially with the RX 480 just around the corner, which is supposed to be as fast or faster than a GTX 970.

The RX 480 is supposed to start @ $199.
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post #5 of 49
As others have said - just wait and see.
Whenever new hardware is around the corner being patient will only give you more options and potentially better pricing on something older.
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post #6 of 49
If you need a card right this minute maybe. If you can wait a few weeks to a month you can probably get the same or better for cheaper. I would expect once 1070s are widely available 980s will be around the price 970s are now. If you can get a 1070 that will probably be the best option though.
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Wait until the 1070 comes out then see if prices drop for other cards.
 
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Well than I'll probably wait. Thing is 1070 is going to be at least 500EUR from where I can buy it since the 1080 FE's are 820-830EUR.

Only thing I can hope for is 970 dropping it's price. Currently it's @ 305EUR new.

RX480 seems really good but something just doesn't seem right. I guess I'll wait for benchmarks and see, but I can't see it outperforming an 970 with a price of 200$.

If 1060 was close it would be great, I don't know why they're delaying it that much.
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post #9 of 49
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Well than I'll probably wait. Thing is 1070 is going to be at least 500EUR from where I can buy it since the 1080 FE's are 820-830EUR.

Only thing I can hope for is 970 dropping it's price. Currently it's @ 305EUR new.

RX480 seems really good but something just doesn't seem right. I guess I'll wait for benchmarks and see, but I can't see it outperforming an 970 with a price of 200$.

If 1060 was close it would be great, I don't know why they're delaying it that much.

The FE is extremely overpriced for both cards afaik. MSRP on the 1070 was 370$ or 380$ I'm pretty sure while the FE was significantly more.
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Well than I'll probably wait. Thing is 1070 is going to be at least 500EUR from where I can buy it since the 1080 FE's are 820-830EUR.

Only thing I can hope for is 970 dropping it's price. Currently it's @ 305EUR new.

RX480 seems really good but something just doesn't seem right. I guess I'll wait for benchmarks and see, but I can't see it outperforming an 970 with a price of 200$.

If 1060 was close it would be great, I don't know why they're delaying it that much.


The leaks of the RX480, which seem pretty legitimate at this point peg it at a 980 And it's $200 for the 4GB model, and the rumors are $239, or so for the 8GB model.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1601768/3dmark-advanced-micro-devices-inc-generic-vga-1-266-mhz
 
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