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    What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    I recently refurbished my old PC with more RAM and upgraded the i5-7600K to an i7-7700K (which is the fastest CPU I can install). A summary of my system is:

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    • Graphics card: Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 OC

    It runs Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 fairly well at 1080p with reasonably high settings capped at 30FPS. As MSFS 2020 is GPU bound on most systems, I was wondering if I can upgrade the GPU in my system without buying an entirely new system. If so, which new GPU would be the best-for-the-buck in my system?

    I do plan to build a new PC next year, so I'm just looking for a stop-gap for the GPU, if it'll make an improvement to my current GTX 1070.

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Given the prices you'll pay for a capable GPU, you'd probably be better off buying a pre-built and parting out or selling your rig as a whole.

    There have been a couple of systems on HUKD with a 3060Ti paired with either a Ryzen 5 3600 or i5 10400 for £900 to £975.

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    What monitor do you have?

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Resolution seems to matter a lot here, but a 3060ti seems a reasonable upgrade if you can find one.

    https://www.guru3d.com/articles_page..._review,6.html

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    What monitor do you have?
    It's a 32" curved Samsung G5 of some sort. Link here: https://www.samsung.com/uk/monitors/...c32g55tqwrxxu/

    Specs from the site:
    Screen: 2560x1440 Resolution, Curved 1000R, HDR10, VA Panel
    Technology: 1MS Response Time, 144Hz Refresh Rate, FreeSync™
    Connections: HDMI, Display Port, Headphone

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    1440P @ 144Hz and MFS 2020 is probably not doable, but the obvious thing is to camp out for an FE card.

    Think you need Telegram and join the group, then you might have a few seconds to add one to your basket. (So you obviously need a Scan account preferably with a CC saved etc. - maybe have the login details saved on your phone?)

    Unsure how texture intense MFS 2020 is, but while the 3060 Ti is nearly twice as fast as your 1070 it still only has 8GB. The 3080 suffers similarly: it's nearly three times as fast as your 1070 but only has 10GB. While AMD were more generous with VRAM, after Brexit DigitalRiver still haven't organised selling to the UK so no reference AMD cards in the UK.

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    You can get around £300 for a GTX1070 now:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...te=1&LH_Sold=1

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    You can get around £300 for a GTX1070 now:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...te=1&LH_Sold=1
    Wow! I think I'll keep it as it seems to be an appreciating asset! What is going in with the computer components industry??? I checked several of the well-known retailers and there's almost no GPU availability at the moment.

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taz View Post
    Wow! I think I'll keep it as it seems to be an appreciating asset! What is going in with the computer components industry??? I checked several of the well-known retailers and there's almost no GPU availability at the moment.
    You can still mine Ethereum, and the value of Eth is still going up, so miners still want cards.

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    You can still mine Ethereum, and the value of Eth is still going up, so miners still want cards.
    One day I will try to understand what all this mining thing is all about. I've heard vague references to it over the last couple of years.

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taz View Post
    It's a 32" curved Samsung G5 of some sort. Link here: https://www.samsung.com/uk/monitors/...c32g55tqwrxxu/

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    Ok cool, so to max that out you'd want a decent card, just checking you weren't running an old 1920x1080@60Hz thing that would have made little difference if you had bought a 3090 and wondered why there wasn't a huge leap lol

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    @Taz Imagine something where a rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish ton of energy is burn to produce some numbers that people hold in great value.

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Quote Originally Posted by trevcjohnson View Post
    @Taz Imagine something where a rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish ton of energy is burn to produce some numbers that people hold in great value.
    I see. Definitely not for me then! I'm trying to reduce my energy consumption at the moment. I'm becoming quite conscious of my gas and electricity bills and the predicted steep rises over the next year.

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taz View Post
    I see. Definitely not for me then! I'm trying to reduce my energy consumption at the moment. I'm becoming quite conscious of my gas and electricity bills and the predicted steep rises over the next year.
    If you want to electrically heat a room, you get back in crypto currency more than the cost of the electricity used.

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    Re: What graphics card can I upgrade my GTX 1070 to?

    Quote Originally Posted by trevcjohnson View Post
    @Taz Imagine something where a rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish ton of energy is burn to produce some numbers that people hold in great value.
    Its not like the currencies and financial systems of EVERY nation on the planet rely on the same belief of worth for those systems to operate, is it?

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