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I currently am running 2 290s in Crossfire. One is an XFX Double D edition and the other is a HIS IceQ4. I simply can not wait on Polaris and the 480 seems more a sidegrade than anything else. I know that GPU choices largely depend on what youre playing but currently what I'm playing doesn't utilize Crossfire and the cards are very loud considering the demand of the game (WoW).

So I've been thinking about a 1070 since I've heard they're usually near silent. I know that a single one of these would likely be a downgrade over what I have now but the leaf blowers are starting to grate my nerves- and any of AMDs equivalents in that price range just don't do anything for me right now.

I don't like the high price that Nvidia is charging (otherwise I'd be looking at a 1080) but not sure I can wait for AMD's stuff to come out and keep Nvidia honest.
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I think you've sub-consciously talked yourself into a GTX 1070.

Pros of keeping the 290s:

Faster performance for Crossfire supported games.
Saving yourself money (unless you sell them).

Cons of keeping the 290s:

Noise levels.
More power consumption.
Not as up-to-date.

Pros of buying the 1070:

Faster than a single 290 (ideal for your choice of games).
Quieter (especially if you go for a 0 RPM card like STRIX).
Future-ready (You could go SLI in the future).

Cons of buying the 1070:

Spending money.

I'd like to point out that I used to be a serious AMD fan (literally had the shirt and everything), but when I decided to go for a change, it seemed like there was a big difference in support and general reliability. Maybe it was just the games I was playing, but then, maybe not.

Now, don't get me wrong, I still like AMD tech, but I don't think I'd go back unless they release something that blows nVidia out of the water.
Edited by lifes_good - 8/30/16 at 10:15am
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Originally Posted by Dawn of War View Post

I currently am running 2 290s in Crossfire. One is an XFX Double D edition and the other is a HIS IceQ4. I simply can not wait on Polaris and the 480 seems more a sidegrade than anything else. I know that GPU choices largely depend on what youre playing but currently what I'm playing doesn't utilize Crossfire and the cards are very loud considering the demand of the game (WoW).

So I've been thinking about a 1070 since I've heard they're usually near silent. I know that a single one of these would likely be a downgrade over what I have now but the leaf blowers are starting to grate my nerves- and any of AMDs equivalents in that price range just don't do anything for me right now.

I don't like the high price that Nvidia is charging (otherwise I'd be looking at a 1080) but not sure I can wait for AMD's stuff to come out and keep Nvidia honest.

What resolution and FPS are you shooting for? Honestly, you could probably grub up a 980 ti for 100-150 cheaper used, and be just as well off. Unless you just want shin.....SQUIRREL!
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That's another factor. I bought an Asus Freesync MQ279 QHD monitor. Losing Freesync isnt a deal breaker for me though.
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