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majinzuu 3 months ago

Newegg has a 2 day sale on components. I'm either buying a 2070, 1080, 1080 Ti, or 1070 Ti.

Asus ROG GTX 1070 Ti = $429

Asus Dual RTX 2070 = $549

Asus ROG RTX 2070 = $589

GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti= Used on eBay anywhere from $410-$600

For the most part I'll be writing code but I want to begin playing PC games and learning to develop games. The internet says 2070 and 1080 are equivalent. Some say if you get to 1070 Ti and overclock it you can get it near a 1080 and 2070 base. What's the truth?

I'm using a 27' 2K 60hz monitor for now but I plan on getting a second 2K monitor in the future with a higher refresh rate.

So my question is what should i go for?

My build is below. I bought most of the stuff already except for RAM and GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor Purchased For $249.99
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $139.99
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For $116.99
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $99.99
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $49.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $816.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-05 20:00 EST-0500

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chuck1856 2 points 3 months ago

Everything I'm reading says that a 1070ti should support 1440P game at higher refresh rates at ultra or very high settings for nearly every title available.

If you are planning to use dual displays at higher refresh, then you need to push more pixels...the other 2 cards might be marginally better but not enough for double the pixels. So my suggestion would be 1070ti, unless you want to prioritize on future-proofing for ray trace enabled games and don't mine spending significantly more for the 2070 for this.

Given that there are few games now or on immediate horizon to use this tech, it's not worth it to me but very subjective and YMMV.