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    Card longevity question

    Son is upgrading his pc next month but is stuck on what card to get for 1080p 60hz ultra for the next 2ish years. At first he was looking at 1060 but then looked in to a 1070 for longevity. Now he can also get a 1070ti for shy of £30 extra. Is a 1070ti just too much for max settings at 1080p for the next 2-3 years? Will be paired with an i5-8400 and 16gb ddr4. Games range from battlefront II, world of warships, skyrim remasterd, witcher 3, assassins creed origins, eve online etc

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    Re: Card longevity question

    1070 would be just fine I'd say for most games ...maybe not Ultra but hey, 2 years is a long time.. prolly won't run Crisis anyway

    Tbh a 1060 is a blindingly good card. a 6 gig model.

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    Re: Card longevity question

    Buying for future is hard, and usually much more expensive than buying for now and updating only when you need to. 1060 monsters current titles at 1080p and 60hz so I'd get one of them now and only when it starts to slow down replace it, by which time you'll get something more powerful than a 1070 for more like 1060 money.

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    Re: Card longevity question

    If you get a VR headset, then the bigger the better. Edit: Though a 6GB 1060 would still do, just don't touch the 3GB one.
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    Re: Card longevity question

    A 570 is faster in games than the 1060 6GB (by a whisker), and cheaper (cheapest 1060 6GB on scan right now, and cheapest not-naff* 570 - an £8 saving!). The 580 is also substantially faster than the 1060 6GB, without being massively more expensive (£28 more)

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    Re: Card longevity question

    Last I looked there were a few 570 cards on Amazon that were under £210.

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    Re: Card longevity question

    Yeah. The 570 is the one to go for right now due to the Freesync/G-sync situation. If the monitor needs replacing you'll regret going nVidia.

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    Re: Card longevity question

    Son is upgrading his pc next month but is stuck on what card to get for 1080p 60hz ultra for the next 2ish years
    Is he sure he only wants 60hz? 120hz with Gsync would be a much better gaming experience

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