Originally Posted by Slaughtahouse
Your only long term option from Pascal is really the GTX 1080 or 1070. Do not consider a 6GB card. You will regret it in a couple years when you'll want to run a new game with decent quality textures.
I see. So its 8GB all the way then.
Originally Posted by keikei
If you want to play modern games and crank up the settings and not have to upgrade again for a few years then go gtx 1080. At this point is indistinguishable between console and pc other than the frame rate. All these new games are stepping up their graphics. Consoles are trying to reach that 4k res now. You wanna keep pace. I expect the new consoles to be faster than 1080 imo or at least on par.
Originally Posted by shilka
If you are buying a new GPU you might want to consider a new PSU as the one you have is 8-10 years old and might not have very much life left in it
I barely put any stress on this PSU. Previous system in the past, I ran was an AMD 64x2 5000+ with this 8800GT. Nothing else, except with the usual hard drives, fans, etc. No watercooling, SLI, whatever fancy etc. Now with this rig in the sig, I am not even close to pushing it. Do you think I still need to get a new PSU? Just wondering.
Originally Posted by ORL
OP, This guy (White Owl) and I have had a going back in forth recently about a very similar system setup to yours and a GPU that is actually right in the area you are discussing. Owl has brought up some very good points to me about the generation of processors and the threading vs IPC on these. As such, I have been researching very very heavily lately on something that falls in line exactly with what your looking at.
Your going to see some saturation issues with the newer GPUs on your CPU. While you will still be able to play the newer games on these GPUs obviously, your CPU is going to struggle to fully utilize the GPU in mostly everything. After running some tests with a very heavily overclocked FX-8350 (5GHz) I noticed its inability to fully saturate my RTX2060. Which is akin in performance to the 1070TI/1080 range, with more cores than your CPU but less performance per clock.
So the main thing to consider here when making this purchase. Is to understand that your CPU isn't going to drive this GPU very well (50%-75%). You will however see very prominent changes in your user experience in image and setting qualities.
There is also another thing to consider when buying the GPU. RTX models will do nothing over the similarly performing tier GTX models for you at 1080P. The biggest draw for these models begins at the 1440P settings where technology such as DLSS can be brought into play, which we are now seeing samples of what this can really do. Ray tracing itself is disastrous to performance for all resolutions, unless it gets developed to the point its not crippling, you can almost count it out on all the models below the 2080.
Is it safe to assume that you will not be upgrading CPU or resolution at any time in the near future?
I don't think I will be upgrading my CPU/Mobo any time in the near future. I really love this system too much and have stuck with it since 2012, lol. In fact, I'll probably stick with it until it dies, lol.
And lastly, thank you everyone for the replies! Really appreciate you guys helping me out. So thank you.