What to consider: Changing GTX 970 to GTX 1080

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  1. BontieFernandes

    BontieFernandes New Member

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    Hi, I just started to get interested into the hardware-side of computers a few weeks ago, so I'm a complete beginner on the topic. My current "problem" is that I want to upgrade my GPU since it's used up to 100% when playing games like Rainbow Six Siege.

    Currently I have a GTX 970 and I planned on a GTX 1080. I play on Full HD (4K would be nice though) and I don't think I need a card that is a lot more powerful (like the GTX 2080) right now.

    I looked up some guides on what to consider. Main points being the PSU, connection to the motherboard and measurements. My PSU has 600 W, ports of the GTX 970 and GTX 1080 are similar and their measurements are pretty much the same as far as I found out. I think I should be okay with those presets.https://sarkariresult.onl/ Mobdro https://pnrstatus.vip/


    Before I buy my new graphic card I wanted to ask anyway if there is a vital point I missed or things I definitely have to consider. Thanks in advance for any help
     
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  2. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Master Guru

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    what brand is the psu and rating? 600w can be enough depending on if its a $10 ebay psu or a $200 seasonic.

    Also consider if your current CPU will bottleneck the gpu. What CPU do you have?

    What refresh rate and monitor are you pairing it / aiming at?
     
  3. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    1080 isnt a power hungry card. A 600w psu with 35a on a 12v rail should be enough. Hopefuly you have atleast 4c/8t cpu to go along with it.
     
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  4. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    I assume you're buying a used 1080, how much is it?
     
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  5. SerotoNiN

    SerotoNiN Ancient Guru

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    Make sure your power supply can support it. Don't ignore cards like the 1070 which are solid and cheaper.
     
  6. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Master Guru

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    This, but bear in mind you could end up with a jalopy if it's been leathered in a mining rig.
     
  7. shagularpus

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    I will assume you are on a mainstream platform because you alluded to being kinda new. All mainstream CPU's since Intel's stellar Sandy Bridge i7 2600K/i5 2500K/i3 2100 released 1/1/11 are rated 95W or less at stock clocks. AMD's disappointing Bulldozer architecture FX-8100, FX-6100, FX-4100 released 10/1/11 are 125W or less. With only 2 exceptions in 8 years(FX-9370/9590 at 220W).
    Knowing this, and the (145W) GTX 970 released 9/15/14 when Intel's 4th gen Haswell was the go-to for performance and even greater efficiency of 88W and less. I'm hoping you have at least a Core i5 4430 or better. If AMD at least the 6 core FX-6100. I know a dual core hyperthreaded i3 wont bottleneck a 970 but almost certainly would hold a 1080 back.
    There is a mere 35W official thermal design power(TDP) increase with the upgrade to a 1080. You should be ok.
    I've been using a Seasonic 400W fanless and fully modular power supply for years with 2nd gen Sandy Bridge(i3-2120, Xeon e3-1220, i5-2500, and current i5-2500K mildly overclocked to 4.1ghz. 12gb DDR3 1600 A GTX 1060 3gb, For storage a 500gb 860evo, 250gb 850evo, 240gb PNY cs1111 SATA SSD's. And in my 2nd PCI-e x4 slot is an adapter holding a 256gb NVMe drive that tops out at a paltry 1700mb/s because my z77 motherboard PCIe gen2 would hobble anything faster to about 1800MB/s.
     
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    And with no power hungry spinning drives or DVD ROM it all falls within my power budget below 400W.
     
  9. The_Amazing_X

    The_Amazing_X Master Guru

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    Just as an idea, look at the Vegas, in the Uk a nvida card is always more money at least on Ebay, Have a look at the Vegas 64 they were going for 200£. Look at the rx5700 also, it was at a good price.
     
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    I would most certainly take vega64 before 1080 but vegas are a hot powerhungry cards. 5700's are more expensive than both. Im sure hes looking at the used market.
     
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    guys, is the PNY 1080 Demo card with 1 fan good? someone wants to sell it for 270 usd, used... is it good?
    is it a good price?
     
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    At $499 (about £395, AU$720), the RTX 2070 Super ?????? How about that?

    And dollar for dollar, the 2070 Super offers more, even if it isn’t much more.
     
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    na, be red hot that.
     

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