"We take a look at Nvidia Pascal GTX 1080 Vs GTX 1070 Vs AMD Radeon RX 480 to know which one of these graphics card you should actually go for if you’re looking to upgrade right away." By Sikander Mahmood
I agree with the author. If you just want one card and care for 4K go with the Nvidia GTX 1070.
considering their 1070 price, I'd imagine it will be pretty competitive. Edit: @unspoken For now, dual 1080 is what you need to get over 6fps and not have to drop all your settings but if that's what you want I'd wait for the titan or 1080 ti. The cost of 2 1080s wouldn't be worth it when it'll probably less than a year before the next card comes out.
Only for the budget gamers. I'm still going with the GTX 1080 because I want the extra power and performance for 4K
the 1080 would be nice but a little pricey for me, who knows. right now i was all for the 1070 but this new rx 480 sure has a great price and amd is working close with microsoft with dx12 and windows 10. it's probably best to see real test results and see what value each offers. right now i only have a 1080p monitor but would like to get into 1440 gaming.
@moldy 1440p is great. It's what I play at and it gives great picture quality while not having to fork out for 4k. I doubt you could go wrong with either of those cards for 1440p. I'd recommend 1070 for future proofing but Rx480 shouldn't be a slouch either.
Two 1080s in SLI is the only way to go for 4K.
@Unspoken one is more than enough for 4k 60fps.
I mean competitive in price as opposed to power. I was referring to your comment below btw: "Curious to find out how much will Nvidia charge for the GTX 1060. They should compare that card with the RX480". Edit: Ordered the 1080 gaming x from msi btw. Now the waiting game begins!!
Msi started selling it already? They're not selling it in the US yet or at least not on their website unless its already sold out.
It's worth the wait, built a new system using a 1080 on Friday and it flys.
@Moz Good to hear! So little information on release dates for the custom cards. It's driving me crazy xD
Imagine the customs designs will be a month at least. Especially as all the main players are selling the Founders edition under their own brands.
I've heard 14th of June floating around. I'm crossing my fingers for that :P
No not yet but it's on amazon UK so they'll ship it to me as soon as it's available. It's taking far too long for these to come out. The founders edition idea was stupid, just give me my custom xD
Well 4K still hasn't become much easy to get. Even GTX 1080 isn't a true 4K card. Probably will have to wait for Vega and Big-Pascal for it to come true. Other than that, I think GTX 1070 and RX 480 is about right.
Actually 4K gaming works well in 30fps with my gtx 980 when I overclock it a little, which is still satisfying and playable. @Flamebait I'm not a fan of dual cards. Most games don't support CF. Not to mention there's performance issues when you update the drivers in CF and SLI configurations sometimes which the author stated. It also puts more load on the CPU, Ram, and power supply.
My 290X has no issues with 4K so the GTX 1080 is certainly more than capable of 4K.
As ever depends on the game you want to play. I'm getting 70fps out of Overwatch running max setting @ 1920x1080 with a 200% super sample, so rendering at 4K While maybe not at max settings the gtx1080 should be able to deliver 4K at 60fps for most current games and I don't think we can ask more then that from a single card
Depends on the game, depends on your setup, depends on what kind of framerates you want. For example, I have a 1440p Dell Gsync monitor and the 1080 kills pretty much everything at that resolution. If I was running a 4k Gsync monitor I think the 1080 would do a pretty credible job with most games at 4k. You'd probably get between about 30 and 70 fps depending on the game. On a Gsync monitor that is not bad at all.
Good to see " I'm still going with the GTX 1080 because I want the extra power and performance for 4K" with absolutely no evidence on how the RX 480 will perform individually or in crossfire. Can you provide us links with these benchmarks ? proving your statement to be true ?
Ever think he doesn't want two cards?? Rx480 is as good as a 980 so it'll be as good as that at 4k. The 1080 is the best single card for 4k (we don't need benchmarks for that) until 1080 ti or the big polaris cards come out.
He said " going with the GTX 1080 because I want the extra power and performance for 4K", that doesn't imply a single card and I',m starting to think you two are the same or something lol, always in the same articles replying to each other. Hopefully not.... that would be crazy.
Considering you've noticed his comments, it's easy to see he's not a fan of dual cards and is choosing based on a single card setup. Yes the Rx480 will outdo a single card, but if you don't want 2 then 1080 for best 4k performance is what you need. Lol no we're not the same person xD Just similar interest in GPUS. Very rarely do we comment to each other outside of the gpu articles. Yes it would be very crazy xD
Good points for getting each card in the article. Looking forward to comparisons later when nvidia mid range and amd high end cards come out.
I'm eagerly waiting to see how the GTX 1060/65/60Ti is priced and how it performs relative to RX480.
I am waiting for real benchmarks on the 480 to see how it stacks against the 1070 (these cards are my price range) and how much better than my 970 they are, cba with multi GPU set-ups did it once with 2 7870's.
My guess? 10-15% faster.
If you want to play current and future games in 4k, 60fps or close wait for the 1080 TI. since the benchmarks for 1080 is really promising but does not reach all the way. If you want to play 2k or 1080p in 140fps get a 1080. If you want to play current game in 1080p/2k on ultra in 60 fps get a 1070. If you are on a budget and wanna play current game in close to max settings at 1080p get a rx 480. If you wanna play dx 12 game exclusively that support crossfire, get 2 in the future.
You can get 60fps or more at 4k with 1080 sli.
Yeah, but at that price point is it really worth it instead of waiting for the TI?
I kind of went this route and it is not ideal. I have 2 Titan X hybrids in SLI and thought that would be a lock for 60FPS @ 4K for pretty much all games. Certainly it can be if games are optimized for it, but in many cases you are lucky if SLI is supported (especially at game launch). Seeing as how a GTX 1080 can be over clocked, I'm really thinking a GTX 1080 Titan (or whatever they will call it) is going to be the single card solution to get for 4K. If so that will be when I switch over.
SLI isn't 100% scaling and introduces other issues into games. Single card is the best solution by far.
For VR, I heard dual cards is great, but for normal gaming, single GPU is better.
still at 4k point no single card shows excellence, but 2k would be enough for me so i'll sell my 980ti and get 1080
Agreed...4k just isn't a realistic goal to build around imo, still. A single 1080 will do it, but only on current or older games...within a few months it'll start the entire process over again Maybe VR will turn all this around...but, for the time being, 4k gaming remains a very bizarre exercise in compromise...I'll never understand those who chest thump about 4k at less than the highest settings...or 4k at 22fps w/ max settings...etc. QHD, or even 1080, at way over 100fps is such a better goal, currently...imo, anyway...
4K isn't that demanding. My single 290X doesn't really have issues at all. It's not nearly as unrealistic as you people are making it out to be.
^see...that is exactly what I'm talking about...a single 290x won't touch anything from the past year at 4k and higher settings and acceptable framerates... Run Doom at 4k with that 290x...I don't think a 290x can even load ultra-nightmare settings, let alone run it at 4k...I may be wrong, but I believe that takes more than 4GB of Vram... it all comes back to what I was saying...people love the label of 4k, but they make all kinds of other VISUAL compromises to get to it...and that...doesn't...make sense... it very much IS as demanding as I'm making it out be; assuming we're talking about 4k with the highest quality effects the developers implement...or at least close to the highest...but, yeah, a 290x will do great in Doom at 4k when shadow quality and pretty much everything else is dumped to low... No disrespect, I guess I'm just one that first attempts to max a game out at 50fps or above, then worry about upping resolution further...seems like 99% of '4k people' are all about hitting 4k, then basically turning off lighting and everything else that has any impact on performance...
For me i can already max everything at 1080p /60fps with every game i have tried using my 970. I do play 4k for older games like skyrim, alan wake, me etc. I don't play the latest games at 4k though. Looking at the new cards i only see the point ( for me) if they can do new games at 4k/60fps. Otherwise i have to drop settings so what is the point of the extra money. Certainly not spending 1k+ ( aus dollars) if i can't do 4k well. Might as well wait until i can no longer do 1080p ultra with my card and then upgrade. Having said this i am interested in seeing what these cards can do as they are rolled out.
true. 4k is only 30fps with little ups and, more often, downs with not the best settings. It's just 4k obsession, some ppl just like to show off.
Folks, try Quantum Break at 4K Max settings ..... even 1080 SLI will be brought to their knees.
I want to see the RX 480 benchmarks first but i will most likely go with the 1070.
The 1080 Ti
with the 1080 being 600 plus I dread to think how much the next ti and titan will be
I still have a 680 so I'm going big
Think mid-range Volta will be cheaper and faster ... but you'll have to wait, wait & wait!
I've got the 780 and I was close to buying the 980ti so I am glad I waited, Now I'm wondering if I should wait a little longer and see what the 1180/1170 will be like.
If you buy gtx 1080 and expect to play 4k 60 fps all the games well don't cry when you see that not all the games run in 4k at 60 fps
Wow, games still cannot run at 60FPS in 4K even with the new GTX 1080. PC gamers will have to keep spending more and more until the next gen graphics card and then maybe, just maybe you can play The Witcher 3 at 60FPS in 4K on a single card.
I'm thinking perhaps big-Volta SLI for TW3 (or better, Quantum Break) max settings at 4K60fps. I've gone from 7500LE to GT240 to GTX460 to GTX670 to GTX970 ... and I'm putting a stop to spending ever more $$. I'm sticking to my PS4.
It would be nice if instead of PS4 4K there would be a PS4 60FPS, that would make the system all that much better over the money hungry PC.
laughable article. its as if they have derranged themselfs to believe that amd wont release a direct competitor to the 1070/80 lol
And they are. Vega is suppose to be there answer to the GTX 1080. The RX 480 is not a high end card and it seems like people have trouble understanding that.
The reason the rx480 has my interest is due to price-power. If they can do that for $200 i really want to see what they can do in the $400-600 range.
Problem with Vega is you'll have to wait ... earliest October, but more likely early 2017. 1080 is the best if you need that kind of performance now.
No benchmarks for the RX 480...Why not just wait and then make an article? Lame.
NDA for RX480 is 29 June. Reviews will only be out then.
EVGA 1080-1080TI for me that is
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