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Hey everyone!

I am just posting this here to get a sense of what direction to take given my situation. Right now, I'm at a debate on whether or not to purchase a Radeon 480 8GB or spend more money and grab a GTX 1070.

Please note that I current play games at 1080p on a 120hz monitor. I would prefer to maintain my monitor's refresh rate or at least close to it. However, the lowest I can go would be at least 60 frames per second in games.

Lastly, I usually play games on low - high settings depending on the type of game and etc.



Cards that interest me:


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1274803-REG/xfx_force_rx_480p8dfa6_radeon_rx_480_gtr.html


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1274790-REG/sapphire_8_40777e_11_nitro_radeon_rx_480.html


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1262833-REG/evga_08g_p4_6171_kr_geforce_gtx_1070_acx.html


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1260393-REG/msi_gtx_1070_gaming_x_8g_geforce_gtx_1070_gaming.html
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There really is not contest here. Get the 1070. Its the faster card period. You will however pay for that performance.
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would the gtx 1060 be a good middle ground or no?
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would the gtx 1060 be a good middle ground or no?

The 1060 is much closer to the 480 in terms of performance, and even then they trade blows depending on the game. If you want to hit 120 frames the 1070 is your best bet...unless you want to venture into gtx 1080 territory. The vid benches some of the more demanding games, so its a good test.

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