Originally Posted by linbetwin
I have a 1440p 144Hz FreeSync monitor. Would an RX 480 provide a better experience, due to FreeSync and LFC, than a faster 1070? I currently have a 7950 that doesn't support FreeSync so I can't even judge for myself how good it is. Or would the 1070's higher FPS beat FreeSync? I mainly play Assassin's Creed and I'm waiting to play Rise of the Tomb Raider and Witcher 3 (I won't even spoil the experience with my 7950). Not interested in Doom, Overwatch, CS:Go or other FPS games.
Imo you will have a better experience using freesync than just simply chasing higher frames with the 1070. With that being said, i would buy a 480, and Sell it when vega releases near or just after the new year so you can upgrade.
The nice thing about freesync (as you may already know) is that the game is going to look smooth even at slightly lower frames. As far as I'm concerned, a really high hz monitor is best for fast paced shooters and other games that require fast reaction timing. Otherwise, if I was playing rpg games i would honestly prefer it to be just a really smooth 40-60 fps because i hate the soap opera effect.