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Is my rig enough to push a 1070?(@1080)

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Just wondering if my CPU/RAM, etc isn't enough to get the fullest out of a 1070.

edit: Probably obvious, but I meant @ 1080p in my title.
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whats the specs of the rig?
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whats the specs of the rig?

Listed in my sig, 3570k @4.4ghz, CL9 DDR31600
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It will be fine with it. Ideally an i7 will push it further in newer titles as they are more multithreaded but at 4.4ghz you should be fine with it. I'd look into 16gb of faster ram though if anything as it's pretty cheap now and helps these cpu's out quite a bit with minimum frame rates.

8gb is really the bare minimum now for newer titles so I'd definitely start looking for deals on a faster 16 kit to be honest. Especially as DDR3 will be phased out, prices ironically go up a bit on older ram.

980 isn't really worth upgrading yet if you only play at 1080p to be honest.
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It will be fine with it. Ideally an i7 will push it further in newer titles as they are more multithreaded but at 4.4ghz you should be fine with it. I'd look into 16gb of faster ram though if anything as it's pretty cheap now and helps these cpu's out quite a bit with minimum frame rates.

8gb is really the bare minimum now for newer titles so I'd definitely start looking for deals on a faster 16 kit to be honest. Especially as DDR3 will be phased out, prices ironically go up a bit on older ram.

980 isn't really worth upgrading yet if you only play at 1080p to be honest.

Thanks. Yea I'm definitely looking into getting more/faster RAM. Also, you're definitely right. For what I play now the 980 is more than enough, I just worry about the future when I jump to 1440p and beyond, or when more DX12 native games come out and seeing how the 900 series don't seem to play that well with DX12, I was trying to futureproof in that way as well.
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Thanks. Yea I'm definitely looking into getting more/faster RAM. Also, you're definitely right. For what I play now the 980 is more than enough, I just worry about the future when I jump to 1440p and beyond, or when more DX12 native games come out and seeing how the 900 series don't seem to play that well with DX12, I was trying to futureproof in that way as well.

For Ram...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3RB2385&cm_re=16gb_trident_x_2400-_-9SIA85V3RB2385-_-Product

Cheaper ones can be found but these are pretty much the cream of the crop for ddr3

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Personally while I've had an itch to upgrade now from my just shy of 3 years old 290x the only worthwhile upgrade from these cards (290x/390x/gtx980) are the 1080. Sure the 1070 / 980ti / Fury X class is faster, but for the cost to actual performance gained they really are not worth it.

Also, for what it's worth I happily game with my 290x at 4k. You just have to spend some time tweaking the graphics to find a good blend of visuals vs performance. A 980 will have no problem at 1440p with most titles.
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Get the 1080 if you want it.
     
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For Ram...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3RB2385&cm_re=16gb_trident_x_2400-_-9SIA85V3RB2385-_-Product

Cheaper ones can be found but these are pretty much the cream of the crop for ddr3

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Also, for what it's worth I happily game with my 290x at 4k. You just have to spend some time tweaking the graphics to find a good blend of visuals vs performance. A 980 will have no problem at 1440p with most titles.

Thanks for the recommendation and advice. But does RAM speed really have a large impact on performance for Ivy Bridge CPUs? I thought only Skylake saw the huge benefit from higher RAM speeds. Also, I shouldn't bother adding to my current DDR31600 with two 8gb sticks of DDR32400 right? Since I assume the higher speed ones will downclock to the lower, and timings will be wonky to figure out huh.
Edited by venomblade - 7/6/16 at 7:26pm
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You should see a nice boost to your minimum FPS, not massive.
2x8GB 2133 which is a good speed to go with and OC your CPU higher to around 4.6Ghz.
    
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