GTX1080, 1070, 1060... which would you get for gaming? 2-3 years future proof?



  • Obviously, each game has different recommended requirement. Since these graphic cards are just released, would anyone here recommended getting 1080 just for "future proof" for gaming?

    What should I take into consideration (beside how broke I will be after buying 1080) before buying a graphic card?
    The last time I buy something was 4-5 years ago...so I am pretty far behind on new components.

    In the past, I could not afford new components due to my salary, but next week I will pay the last balance on my Credit card, which means money for new rig $$$. So far I only play CS:GO, SC2, and other not heavy graphic oriented games. With new games releasing, I am interested in Battlefield 1 and other games that may required better GPU to maintain 60FPS.

    I will be getting CPU, DDR4, M.2 SSD later next year as will.



  • Get the best performing one you can for your budget. Looking at gaming specifically, Tom's Hardware has a very convenient list.


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    No such thing as future proofing in an industry which changes every 3 months.

    I'm rocking an entry level Nvidia card, was about £80 when I got it.

    It runs almost everything really really nicely and it's a 2 year old system.

    Get what makes you happy today, don't worry about future games/changes because no one knows what'll happen in 6 months.



  • @Breffni-Potter said in GTX1080, 1070, 1060... which would you get for gaming? 2-3 years future proof?:

    No such thing as future proofing in an industry which changes every 3 months.

    I'm rocking an entry level Nvidia card, was about £80 when I got it.

    It runs almost everything really really nicely and it's a 2 year old system.

    Get what makes you happy today, don't worry about future games/changes because no one knows what'll happen in 6 months.

    That's a cold hard truth, but true. I'll see how much I have in saving, and get the best one I can afford. Maybe I will get Titan X 😛



  • Get the best for your budget. For only 1080p, I don't think you'd need more than the 1060 for a long while, but as @Breffni-Potter said above, you really can't truly know in the gaming industry. Every once in a while, some game will come along that requires very beefy hardware, and you may want to play it. This current generation of cards is geared towards 1440p and 2160p gaming. The best bet is to always get the best NEW card in your budget. Also, don't forget about AMD cards!



  • @Minion-Queen said in GTX1080, 1070, 1060... which would you get for gaming? 2-3 years future proof?:

    Get the best for your budget. For only 1080p, I don't think you'd need more than the 1060 for a long while, but as @Breffni-Potter said above, you really can't truly know in the gaming industry. Every once in a while, some game will come along that requires very beefy hardware, and you may want to play it. This current generation of cards is geared towards 1440p and 2160p gaming. The best bet is to always get the best NEW card in your budget. Also, don't forget about AMD cards!

    I've stuck by a philosophy for years that has served me well. It probably isn't even really necessary with today's GPU markets... If I'm building a gaming rig, I want an NVIDIA card. If I'm doing Graphics work, or Video Editing, I want an AMD card.


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