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GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 am

Last week I purchased a GTX 1070 Ti for $350; it's still in the unopened box. Today the GTX 2060 was announced to be released on 1/15/19 at $350, which should put downward pressure on graphics card prices. Is the GTX 1070 Ti still a good deal at $350?
 
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:23 am

The RTX 2070 is only about 15% faster on average than the 1070ti at 2560x1440. I doubt the 2060 is going to be faster than the 1070ti.
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:21 am

Anandtech just put up a review of the 2060. I assume TR's is coming.

They perform about the same. You need determine if losing the 2GB of RAM is worth the RTX features.
 
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:27 am

If they perform about the same you're likely best off to stick with the one you have in hand.
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:09 am

The Anandtech review's closing thoughts make it sound like 2060 performance is nigh indistinguishable from the 1070 Ti you have on hand. That 6GB framebuffer's going to begin pinching in the near to medium term as well, a problem the 1070 Ti's relatively generous 8GB doesn't have. And finally, I'm skeptical that raytracing will be especially useful within this performance bracket. So if I were you, I'd keep the 1070 Ti.
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:13 am

I agree with those above me here. Keep what you have. You're not really losing anything. The performance of RTX is acceptable at the 2070 level at 1080p, but I have serious doubts about the 2060. Anandtech's review doesn't seem to say one way or another, but I can't imagine it has the same raytracing hardware resources as the 2070.
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:06 am

The latest TR system guide is recommending the RTX 2060 over the GTX 1070 Ti in the $370 price range. Is that because the RTX 2060 is easier to get or because it's a better card?

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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:36 am

It's roughly equivalent and readily available. But if you have a 1070 Ti, it'd be foolish to jump ship based on currently available software and the 2060's smaller amount of RAM.
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:58 am

The 2060 uses more power to deliver slightly more performance. If you value low noise, the 1070Ti is worth keeping, IMO.

It lacks RTX features, but all evidence so far seems to point towards RTX hurting performance too much to be worth the benefits, and the 2060 is the weakest RTX performer anyway.
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