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

Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:25 am

1070 Ti, like all high end Pascal, is a discontinued model. I personally prefer it to the 2060, but it's not a viable purchase recommendation anymore due to no more supply.
 
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:37 am

The real winners are those who bought GP104 at discounted prices.

I don't think much of NV-only raytracing either, it's basically the shiny but ultimately forgettable VR tech demos all over again except with far worse market penetration. For it to be anything beyond that requires AMD's blessing on the next gen consoles.
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:00 am

Yaa it is the actual cost. you can keep it and try to play Geometry dash on that beat GTX lol :D :D :lol: :lol:
 
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:59 am

Lots of rumors floating around the Internet that Nvidia is about to launch a non-RT midrange series with 6GB of DDR6. If true, it'll probably trade blows with the 1070 Ti for less money. And they're going to have to do something if they want a successor to to the 1030 and 1050/1050ti because there's just no way they're going to make any money trying to cram ginormous Turing silicon in mainstream graphics cards.

At this point anyone on the fence should probably just wait for Navi and NV's 7nm response. RTX and Radeon VII were both duds and neither product line is going to be superseded until new architectures and/or process nodes become available.
 
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Re: GTX 1070 Ti at $350: Return or Keep?

Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:26 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
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.

Also...the more you ship back and forth, the greater the chance of something misfiring and costing you time, money, and hassle. Is it really worth it?

To the OP:

Why did you buy a 1070, if you were ambivalent about it?

You were definitely ambivalent, since this is an industry that always has changes in prices. You knew that when you hit "add to cart".

To ask it another way, if you had installed the 1070, THEN saw the 2060 price, would you now be thinking of uninstalling the 1070 and shipping it back? Probably not. Install what you bought, use it, and save yourself some time. And next time, make SURE the item you really want is what's in your shopping cart. Or wait. :)

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