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Upgrade from GTX 780 to 1070 or wait till Volta series?

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Hi there!

Here's my current rig:

Processor:- Intel i7-4790k
Motherboard:- Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150
Graphics Card:- Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II
Cooling:- Corsair H100i v2
RAM:- G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866
Power Supply:- Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified
Monitors:- Acer XB270HU bprz 27.0" 144Hz & an Asus VE278Q 27.0" 60Hz

I've had my current specs for over 2 years now and was figuring to update the graphics card if it was at all feasible or needed. I would go for the 1080 but the difference in Canada is nearly $400 at the end.

Would it be worth it to save the extra for the GTX 1080 or future 1080Ti, or more appropriate for the hopeful 2017 release of the Volta series?

My hope is to be able to properly max out in game settings for use on the 1440p monitor, and as of now the Witcher 3 is my go to for performance goals.

Let me know if anything else in my system appears out of date.

Thank again!
post #2 of 84
I would wait for Volta, nothing to see in Pascal, same tech refined.
Anyone with high end 7 or 9 gen should wait for Volta if they don't want to throw money in garbage,
well that's my opinion ofc.
Edited by NikolayNeykov - 9/26/16 at 9:21am
post #3 of 84
Yeap, i agree just wait for Volta (780 owner here too).

Wait 2017 Kabylake and Volta.
post #4 of 84
i recently made the same upgrade from 780 to 1070 and am loving the difference. I'm in canada as well and felt the 1080 was hard to justify at that price. the 1070 is more than enough for 1440p at 60fps. in witcher 3 i play at 75-90 fps with the hair settings turned down a bit and msaa x2. foliage distance on high, not ultra. If you have a higher refresh rate monitor than maybe consider waiting for a price drop on 1080 or volta
post #5 of 84
Hi, I am in the same predicament.

I am thinking of upgrading from the 970 to the 1070, the only thing that stopped my is the Micron - Samsung VRAM issue.

Do you think i should wait for the issue to be solved or buy a FE edition to get the Samsung VRAM?
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post #6 of 84

same here, don't know if I could put up with the extra heat/noise of a fe 

need to do more re-search ......

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I strongly disagree WITH A 780 or TI series of cards still able to hang in with the newest games. I used to own a 780 Lighting @1450 faster than a stock Ti and witcher 3 and other various games were NOT sustainable at even 60FPS. First off Nvidia now has a tendency to abandon focus on there old gen cards once they release there new ones. Not gimping, just not putting in the same effort anymore to optimize the card to perform at it's best .

Moving over to a 1070 has made huge difference from having a high end 7 series card, I can play all the new the games over 60fps and maintain a min Fps of 60. The difference is not minor but rather stark. If you own a 980 or 980ti then I see the argument of possibly waiting for Volta. However the 7 Series is old and can no longer keep up even though I believe there is potential left in the hardware, BUT Nvidia no longer has interest IN FUNDING THE MAN POWER in the driver division in exploiting it to it's fullest as it's simply not worth it to them. Just look at the GCN cards 290x catapulting ahead of a 780ti which used to be the superior card performance wise.

Personally I did not want to upgrade seeing how Nvidia has a nice monopoly on the upper mid range cards and beyond and is charging an arm and leg for them. However my card 780 was no longer giving me that smooth performance that I became accustomed for the for 2 years of it's life. The numbers alone don't lie, moving from a 780-ti to the new pascal is a worth while upgrade without question. plus 3GB of vram now a days is not enough and having 8GB is no contest. I can DSR games, run at higher res without having a Vram bottleneck.
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Originally Posted by Jupitorre View Post

Hi there!

Here's my current rig:

Processor:- Intel i7-4790k
Motherboard:- Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150
Graphics Card:- Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II
Cooling:- Corsair H100i v2
RAM:- G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866
Power Supply:- Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified
Monitors:- Acer XB270HU bprz 27.0" 144Hz & an Asus VE278Q 27.0" 60Hz

I've had my current specs for over 2 years now and was figuring to update the graphics card if it was at all feasible or needed. I would go for the 1080 but the difference in Canada is nearly $400 at the end.

Would it be worth it to save the extra for the GTX 1080 or future 1080Ti, or more appropriate for the hopeful 2017 release of the Volta series?

My hope is to be able to properly max out in game settings for use on the 1440p monitor, and as of now the Witcher 3 is my go to for performance goals.

Let me know if anything else in my system appears out of date.

Thank again!

Ok so, value/performance wise 1080 is not a great deal. 1070 is much better dollar performance wise, plus you can overclock it and have very close to 1080 performance. Yes I know the 1080 can overclock too, but my point still stands. Also a 1070 is a great deal faster than your 780 and runs much much cooler. Has much better dx12 support, more VRAM, better features etc.... Don't waste (unless you have the finance and money to do so) your money on buying a high end card like a titan X or 1080 just settle with the 1070. Hopefully in 2017 AMD will have more competitive cards and this will hopefully drive Nvidia to lower there base line price on the new Volta cards, but time will only tell.
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post #9 of 84
780 classy owner here, I blaze through most all games on high / ultra still ( OCed) with no problems. I dont forsee having to upgrade till volta at least. full Pascal chip looks very pretty though, however lol
post #10 of 84
Upgrade to a 1070. No point in playing the waiting game.

Months of enjoyment of playing games on a 1070 and maybe losing $50 reselling the card before Volta hits if you deem it a worthy upgrade...

or continue gaming on an 780 which clearly lacks the power to properly max out at 1440p.
 
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