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Currently have Gigabyte G1 1070 graphics card on order, but I'm considering cancelling the order and getting a 1060 instead. At the moment I only play League, CSGO, and Overwatch at 1080p 120hz(lower res in csgo/overwatch). I stream league often but it seems to be fine in league with just a 560Ti. Should I get the 1070 to be future proof in case I play new games eventually/upgrade my monitor(not sure if I'll ever leave 1080, 27inches is a bit big for me), or should I get the 1060 to save money? Pretty stuck on this so advice would be really helpful.

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Samsung EVO850 250
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Edited by naemsae - 8/18/16 at 6:38am
post #2 of 9
Considering the games you play you'd be well off with "just" a 1060 thumb.gif
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With the said resolution, I'd doubt you'd take advantage of the 1070. Get the cheaper 1060 which should handle 1080p no problems even in demanding games
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Considering the games you play you'd be well off with "just" a 1060 thumb.gif

You made me insecure about that so I edited it. xd
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With the said resolution, I'd doubt you'd take advantage of the 1070. Get the cheaper 1060 which should handle 1080p no problems even in demanding games

Even if the amount of money I'm spending doesn't really matter too much? Would I just be wasting money or would I be future proofing?
post #5 of 9
Go with the 1060. It's a great card for the price, and will provide you with more than enough horsepower to run those games. The perfect card for 1080p, and with the eSports games it will have no problem with 100fps+. Save that money for another upgrade down the line. EVGA has a good card for 250$, can't beat that.
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post #6 of 9
You would be future proofing, but why spend money today on products assuming they'll perform better in the future without evidence. Rather save and get the performance from the money being spent and upgrade to something more powerful in the future when the need arises.
post #7 of 9
I second the choice for 1060 given the games you play and resolution. Not, if you decide to upgrade to a 1440p Monitor and start running at higher resolutions then definitely get the 1070.
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You would be future proofing, but why spend money today on products assuming they'll perform better in the future without evidence. Rather save and get the performance from the money being spent and upgrade to something more powerful in the future when the need arises.

The 1060 can run the games I play at high settings (144fps+) consistently? I was considering upgrading to a 144hz 1080p and using the 120hz as a second monitor.
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The 1060 can run the games I play at high settings (144fps+) consistently? I was considering upgrading to a 144hz 1080p and using the 120hz as a second monitor.

Thats where things may get dicey for the 1060. Also a lot has to do with the game and what settings you play on also. I personally own a GTX1070 Gaming X and it slays 1440p on my 27" *60hz Monitor but I also play at ultra settings and can hover the 100 FPS range. For what your currently using the 1060 will be good, but honestly if you don't mind spending the extra money and also having the peace of mind KNOWING you will be able to run with a monitor upgrade down the line, then the 1070 will probably be your choice.

Yes the 1060 "should" be fine, but the 1070 will definitely be fine.
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