With such heavy hitters as Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti already in the market, you could as well say that we are living in the future of gaming. The capability of modern graphics card would have been an imaginable several years ago.
Unfortunately, it requires a significant amount of investment to acquire the best graphics card for gaming. However, that should not worry you too much as there are various factors to consider before you can learn your ideal gaming card. For example, your budget and the specs of your PC will determine the kind of graphics card you can afford.
Furthermore, the best graphics card for you will depend on the type of gaming pc you are looking to build. Therefore, finding the best can be a little hard.
In the following paragraphs, we have compiled a discussion of some of the best gaming cards on the market based on a variety of factors.
Out of the box, the gaming card has a relatively small overclock. As a result, it has an increased amount of GPU frequency compared to the default NVIDIA. And even though it is not quite significant, it is something and gamers may notice the difference. However, other models on the market go a bit higher.
Manual testing indicates that there’s more than sufficient room for performance boost through the GDDR5 chips.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 has moved away from the stealth and flashy black look that its predecessors have. It has this metallic appearance that which you have to admit looks pretty cool. You will also notice a brushed black plate with the brand’s logo. The plate at the top also has a logo, and which according to some people that may be a bit too excessive.
Speaking of appearance, the gaming card looks perfect and to some people, the extra logo imprints at the back and on the side only adds to the appeal. We are all different and what may seem attractive to a group of people may not for another.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 has a lot of lights for backlighting. This may rhyme well with a black silver or solid black theme. Plain white will also do quite well.
The GTX 1070 has some ports that you would expect from a gaming card. It has the standard Dual-linkDVI, three 1.4 display connectors, and HDMI 2.0 ports for 4K monitors.
In terms of performance, the boost clock is 1784 MHz, which in every sense is better than the founders’ edition clock. It may only be a difference of 100 MHz,but when it comes to gaming performance, a little clock speed difference matters.
In comparison with the founders’ edition, the super clocked may emerge on top on several occasions though the difference is not that much, the extra price associated with GTX 1070 maybe worth it.
GTX 1070 comes with a better cooler in comparison to what the default founders’ edition has. The powerful fans are responsible for delivering better performance potential in comparison with the default edition. It is important to note that the ball bearing fans stay quiet throughout the gaming performance.
The graphics card produces some heat during the performance. It is essential to get rid of this heat as fast as possible to prevent a malfunction. And while there are various solutions to get rid of the heat, most of them can produce a significant amount of noise.
They make the pc sound like a generator. However, GTX 1070 is relatively quiet compared to the other products on the market.
You will, therefore, notice a significant difference in noise levels if you are used to some cheap market graphics card. For most people, the amount of sound that comes out of the pc can determine how well they concentrate on the task.
It is safe to say that the GTX 1070 fans are the main selling point of this monster gaming card. It seems that a cooler environment is a prerequisite to a better performance. And speaking of the selling point, the extra fan performance may be responsible for the pricing. Of course, there are other factors, but it is important to mention what the fans contribute to the whole setup.
The overclocking and the performance of GTX 1070 is a bit identical,and that may sound a little rough considering the fan performance as well as the other specs that claim to be better than the default NVIDIA. Yes, GTX 1070 is a bit faster than the default card, but the difference is not that much significant.
Thermal performance associated with this GTX 1070 maybe one of the highlight features related to it.This may be the only selling point that you can rely on to stretch the performance of the gaming card. The lower end market cards may not match what the GTX 1070 offers.
However, you can play longer and better without worrying about any low performance associated with high heat production. The lower end types of market cards will slow down the entire gaming experience when everything starts to get hot.
The compatibility is not so bad as the GTX 1070 support windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7. You do not need any additional software to achieve the maximum speeds. What is stated is pretty much what you get.
GTX 1070 can easily support up to 4 monitors comfortably without showing any stress. Some of us love the thrill that comes with having several monitors before us especially when gaming. It enhances the whole gaming experience,but you have to get a good gaming card. And that is where GTX 1070 comes in.
The gaming card incorporates some of the best technologies such as GDDR5 high bandwidth and ultra-fast FinFET.
DirectX 12 features deliver a fast, power-efficient and smooth gaming experience that you are going to appreciate. The power drive multiple ultra-high resolution monitors is pretty much what makes them some of the best.
In 1070vs. 1070 Tivs. 1080 vs. 1080 Ti graphics card debate, each of them has particular benefits as well as shortcomings. There’s a difference in the number of shader processors between 1070 and 1080. GeForce GTX 1080 has up to 2560 while GTX 1070 boasts lesser 1920 shader processors.
• 64 ROPs
• 1920 CUDA cores
• The multi-processors enabled are 15 out of 20
• 8 GB standard memory
• 1,700 MHz GPU boost frequency
• 1 DVI, 1 HDMI 2.0b, and 3 DisplayPort 1.4
• Boost Clock: 1784 MHz
• 8192 MB GDDR5
• Memory Clock: 8000 MHz
• Memory Speed: 0.24 ns
• 1594 MHz Base Clock
• Weight is 3 pounds
The first thing that catches your eye is the attractive design that this gaming card comes with. It is a little different from 1070 reviewed above. It is colorful in comparison to the other gaming devices on the market.
In my opinion, this is one of the better-looking brands on the market. The red accents are quite good, but as always, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Most people may want something that is color neutral,and red accents may not be appealing to them.
The back plate is a thin a piece of metal that has the MSI dragon logo which most people find attractive. The brand does not overdo it when it comes to focusing on the advertisement.
One significant difference between the 1070 and 1070 TiIs the clock speed. The majority of GTX 1070 Ti does not feature overclocking which is unlike their counterparts 1070. Essentially, the difference is the clock speed.
Some people may have reservations regarding the absence of overclocking. However, it can be a good thing as you are always aware of what to expect. You can base your expectations on the speed specs. That is not something so bad.
And similar to 1070, the thermal performance of the 1070 Ti is better than most other low price market cards. One of the main similarities between the two varieties is that much of the gaming performance is pegged on thermal performance. The cooler the gaming device, the better it is for you in terms of graphics.
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti features up to 5 nickel plated metal pipes that play an essential role in making sure there is sufficient airflow to remove any hot air that may affect performance. The metal pipes are 8 millimeters wide, and they are associated with better thermal performance for an improved gaming experience.
The contact plate is also nickel-plated and which makes it quite durable in comparison to the other brands on the market. The contact plate works together with the metal pipes to draw out the heat from the core, and the fans will do their thing to blow in cooler air and keep everything functioning as they should.
Another great feature that you get with the MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is the ability of the fan to turn off when not in use. For example, you can browse the web without experiencing any noise from the fans.
However, that does not mean the noise levels associated with this card are significant. In contrast, it is one of the quietest gaming cards that you may come across. The high cooling performance combined with quiet working makes it an ideal card to have.
Specifically, the gaming card features an innovative TORX 2.0 fan technology that is responsible for up to 22% air pressure for quiet operation. It is beautiful and quiet in the heat of the battle as you try to ace the high score.
The heat sink underneath the graphics card contributes significantly to making the gaming card cool and working correctly.
The double ball bearings that support the fans are quite durable and stand the test of time to prove useful in the long run. Therefore, you enjoy many years of smooth gaming and enjoyment.
It is also important to note that the gaming card features the latest ZeroFrozr technology, which is responsible for stopping the fan in low load situations. That means you can enjoy browsing and other activities on the computer without the interruption of dealing with loud fans.
Surprisingly, the power draw is quite efficient, and it compares to 1070 in that regard. MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Stays between 240 and 250, which is not quite significant when it comes to power draw.
The VR performance is quite exceptional, and it makes the gaming card one of the best tools to have. It has one of the lowest latencies, and it is easy to use. You plug and play, and you do not need any technical knowledge to pull it off.
Thehaptics, physics and VR audio All work together to give you one of the best gaming experiences. You hear and see everything that you need to enhance your gaming experience. I love the performance of the 1070 Ti.
The gaming card features such technologies as NVIDIA GameWorks™ for a cinematic and gameplay that is according to your expectations. It also incorporates the latest gaming technologies to make it compatible with high-resolution monitors and VR demands. The gaming card can support multiple monitors.
You may probably not come across other gaming devices that feature an image capture up to 360 degrees. In my opinion, it is revolutionary.
The excellent image capture is one of the highlight features that I fell in love with. It accounts for the better graphics in the 1070 Ti when compared to 1070.
In terms of speed, MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is not the fastest, and it seems as if the brand was more focused on delivering a quieter and a cooler gaming card as opposed to speed performance. The founders’ edition is better in terms of gaming speed.
The overclocking of the 1070 Ti is almost similar to 1080. However, MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti may exceed the 1080 levels at particular times. Unless you are very keen and testing the speeds, you may not notice the overclocking speed difference between 1070 and 1080.
The pricing of 1070 Ti is almost similar to 1080. For some people, it is better to pick 1080 based on the specs and the nearly identical pricing. Of course, 1080 is faster than the 1070 Ti, and anyone would choose to go with better speeds as opposed to better cooling performance.
Comparing the 1070 Ti and the founders, 1070 Ti has a better performance. Typically, the 1070 Ti is quieter and faster than the founders.
For the aesthetic appeal, the gaming cards come with LED lights that you can control individually with the various animations available. The lights can respond to the music or the game movement.
The LED lights may not have one particular purpose, but they enhance the gaming experience. The extent at which you enjoy a particular game depends on a variety of factors, and the lights can help achieve optimum enjoyment.
• Memory speed 1683 MHz
• Ram size of the card 8 GB
• Product weight 2.4 pounds
• A memory type of the computer DDR SDRAM
• It has two processors
• Graphics ram type GDDR5
• The interface of the card PCI-E
• Product dimensions 11 x 5.5 x 1.7 in
The first thing that people notice when it comes to making purchase decisions is pricing. It is safe to say that Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce price point is at the same level as competitors. In other words, it is at the range that you would expect.
One of the most interesting facts of the 1080 Windforce graphics card is the clock speeds. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce comes with two main performance modes. The first mode is when you install it without the software and in which case it defaults to a base clock of 1695 MHz and a boost clock of 1835 MHz.
With software, the graphics card installs with impressive specs that include a base clock of 1721 MHz and a boost clock of 1860 MHz. You can notice that installing with software stretches the clock speeds and of course, that is what every gamer desired.
There are other exciting features in Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce such as fully controllable lights and custom PCB with upgraded components. These features are not available with the competitor EVGA.
The card design is a little understated compared to the other competitor cards on the market. However, it does not look so bad. It balances between a plain black color and orange stripes. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce is pretty much indistinctive compared to its predecessor, but it seems as if the design is meant to fit a wide range of builds.
The Windforce 3x cooler is regarded as one of the best in the market. You can pretty much expect it to keep everything cool and comfortable. Specifically, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce utilizes a heat sink that stretches throughout the base of the card. The design ensures that there is optimal heat dissipation and there is enough space to keep up with the total output. And unlike its predecessor, the heat pipes make contact with the base core.
It is no secret that an effective cooling system is central to the optimal performance of various gaming cards. Without an effective system of removing any excess heat from the core can affect performance and the durability of the gaming card.
It is also important to note that this is a compact gaming card and it can easily fit a variety of CPUs. The installation is a breeze, and it will not give you any problems. The design of the fans is engineered to direct the airflow downwards and maximize the cooling effect. It is also meant to keep it silent as it functions. You will notice that the engineering of the fans is different from the others. This unique design is responsible for increasing the air flow upwards to about 23%.
This particular model terms with the manufacturer’s brand name and which is a replacement of the previous name Windforce. It uses the brand name, Gigabyte. The name comes with LED lighting that indicates when the fans stop spinning.
The back plate is clean and straightforward. It does not have any particular design like some brands on the market that seem to overdo it like EVGA. It appears that the main focus is on functionality as opposed to an aesthetic appeal.
The input-output design is similar to the default model with 3 DisplayPort 1.4 output, 1 HDMI port and 1 DVI connector.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce comes off as a massive departure from what most of the Gigabyte GeForce gaming cards previous editions use. The appearance of the software has some reasonable level of appeal and using it is quite smooth even for the rookie. It is sleek, highly intuitive and innovative.
There are various sections where you can tweak even the logo lighting, the fan profile, and the overclocking tab. It is important to note that the entire setup of the software is user-friendly. There are no hidden settings,and everything is open to everyone. Everything is right before your eyes and ready for use.
User-friendly control software for gaming devices is necessary and somehow contributes to the gaming experience in the long run. Of course, all gamers do not always have the technical expertise to use the particular software user interface to tweak the controls effectively. Simplicity is key and Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce scores good in that context.
I especially love the voltage modifiers and the straightforward graphics that contribute to the ease of use of the software.
When it comes to temperatures, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce performs better than its competitors. However, most of the 1080 models on the market strive to maintain the temperature at 70 degrees Celsius. They achieve that through the use of different fan speeds and the heat sink design. In the long run, the cooling effect of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce is much better than its closest rivals.
You may need to get a casing with efficient air flow to allow heat dissipation and effectiveness cooling system associated with a gaming card.
There are no differences regarding fan speeds when changing from one mode to the other. However, the massive heat sink and the relatively effective fan design does not seem to produce the efficiency associated with other models such as EVGA.
In terms of gaming performance, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce beats the founders’ edition hands down. However, the ACXsuper clocked edition seems to give it a run for its money.
When it comes to acoustics, the EVGA performs better across the board, but we cannot forget that the temperatures are a bit high. However, the brand has a relatively quiet fan performance. The power supply is relatively decent, and it is nothing that anyone should worry about.
Unfortunately, the overclocking is not the best, and Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce and it lags behind the founders’ edition. The maximum overclocking that the green card can achieve 1250 MHz. It is quite a disappointment for some of the most ardent gamers.
However, the overclocking disappointment may not be noticeable by the majority of gamers, but that is unless they have technical experience and knowledge.
The overclocking seems to demand more voltage, but as mentioned, this is not something that you may need to worry about it. It is not so much above the expected range.
• DirectX 12
• Memory type GDDRX5
• Memory size 8 GB
• Output HDMI 2.0, Dual Link DVI-D and 3 DisplayPort 1.4
• Can support up to 4 high-resolution screens
• Memory bus 256 bit
• Open GL 4.5
One of the best scores that his gaming card achieves is the budget pricing. Essentially, it is one of the cheapest GTX 1080 Timodels. But as you know, affordable pricing does not always translate to quality products. Some gamers may be suspicious of the low pricing. Is Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gaming OC 11GB Graphic Cards The best and the most affordable 1080 Ti gaming graphics card? Is it worth giving it a shot? Let’s find out the good, the bad and the ugly.
But as anyone would expect to achieve product to cut cost various ways, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11GB Graphic Card does exactly that. The first moment that you are the box the graphics card tells you that the manufacturer seems to be employing various techniques to reduce the cost, and hence the cheap pricing.
For example, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11GB Graphic Card does not have any backplate. The other gaming cards on this review come with a back plate as the main feature. The back plate is the mainstay feature in the majority of gaming cards on the market. But that is not the case with this product, and it seems a little odd.
However, it has some impressive specs that are even better than the reference model. For example, the clock speeds are a lot better than what is a reference model provides.
The white body color and orange stripes are distinctive and quite a departure from what most of the gaming cards have. You may notice that most of them are black and what vary is the additional colors and brand name styles. However, you can even still get a black gaming card if you prefer black. It is always natural for most people to choose black when it comes to tech devices and especially the gaming graphics card.
Another feature that you will notice when you take the device out of the box is the plastic body. For some people, it is quite disappointing as a metallic body is more appealing and durable. Regardless, this baby has a great design. It is cool and stylish, but that is in my opinion.
The cooler on this guy is similar to what other models from the same company use. It has a unique fan design that increases airflow by up to 23%, that is according to the manufacturer. The gaming card comes with about five composite heat pipes that directly touch the GPU for efficient cooling action.
The hottest temperature that the gaming card reaches is about 82 degrees Celsius. That is not quite high but the reference model may be more efficient in heat dissipation.
How efficient the cooling system on this device is may pretty much depend on the other gaming devices you are comparing it to. It does a great job, but apparently, there are other more powerful and quieter gaming devices on the market and, of course, the more expensive devices. Budget wise, this is a good value for money device.
It is not very loud but it is quite audible when playing demanding games. Therefore, you may have to deal with a loud card that does not have a back plate.
And to achieve energy efficiency, this gaming card automatically switches the fans off when specific temperatures are reached.
It comes with RGB lighting on the Gigabyte logo on the side. The light on the logo is now quite common among gaming graphics cards. Also, you can customize the logo lighting effects according to preference. You achieve that through the user-friendly software that the product comes with. It is also possible to change the modes between OC and the gaming functionality to vary the cooling effect.
The graphics card takes an eight pin and a six pin power connector. That is a bit less when compared to other 1080 models on the market.
Other than that, the graphics card comes with the standard I/O such as the DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b and DVI-D port.
When put to the test, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11GB Graphic Card performs relatively well, and I might say that it is well suited for various 4k monitors. It works well with the high-resolution monitors, and the gaming experience is improved with this gaming graphics card.
Talking of 4k monitors, some users find this gaming card to be below the expectations when compared with its competitors. Some even suggest that it is best suited for 1080 resolution monitors.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11GB Graphic Card is pretty much the ideal for beginners looking for a capable card and doesn’t cost too much. Most of the gaming cards and especially the 1080 models are quite expensive.
• NVidiaGeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics processor
• 11 GB graphics card ram
• Ram type GDDR5
• Product dimensions 11 x 4.5 x 1.6 in
• Product weight 3.1 pounds
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between the GTX 1070 and 1080?
This is one of the most popular questions asked by gaming enthusiasts. No doubt GTX 1070 and 1080 are some of the most popular and powerful as well. However, it is essential to admit that both of these gaming cards are almost similar and what separates them is a few tweaks.
For example, both 1080 and 1070 are more advanced than their lower counterparts in the ten series. 1050 and 1060 cannot match the 1070 and 1080. However, such high performance comes at a cost. You should expect GTX 1070 and 1080 to be more expensive than their lower counterparts.
Going deeper into specs, both GTX 1070 and 1080 boast a VRAM of 8 GB. To get a better illustration, this is double what you get with 1050. Each of them is VR-ready and can support Ansel, BatteryBoost, G-Sync,and Optimus.
Some of the critical differences between 1070 and 1080 include the CUDA cores and clock speeds. And as you would expect, 1080 has better specs than 1070. 1080 has 2,560 CUDA cores while 1070 has 2048. Regarding clock speeds, 1080 has 1,556 MHz while 1070 has 1,442 MHz.
With higher CUDA cores means that 1080 can handle a more significant workload than 1070. Regardless, both of them are capable of running AAA titles.
When it comes to making a purchase decision, any of the two can make a good choice. However, if you have deep pockets and your goal is high-performance gaming, then 1080 is a better investment.
Does GTX 1070 Ti support 4k?
Both NVidia GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 are similar in terms of architecture. However, both of them are designed for different scenarios. Specifically, GTX 1080 is for VR, multi-monitor, and use in 4k monitors. It is the more advanced gaming card of the two.
On the other hand, 1070 is capable of handling 1440 playback and VR. However, it is going to struggle with 4k gaming.
It is important to note that the 1070 Ti is a little different from 1070. Of course, both varieties of gaming cards use the same GP104 GPU architecture. However, the 1070 Ti has more CUDA counts than in 1070. It is much closer to 1080.
Regardless, the 1070 Ti does not have the same pumped-up features as1070. Instead, it is an inferior version of 1080. The main difference between the 1070 Ti and 1080 is the use of memory. 1080 utilizes GDDR5X, which is faster 80 GB memory than the GDRR5. 1070 Ti uses the former and hence cannot effectively achieve the efficiency of 1080.
Given these impressive specs, the 1080 gaming graphics card can therefore comfortably handle 4k gaming. 1070 Ti may attempt to handle 4k gaming, but it will still struggle at some point. Remember that it uses GDRR5 as opposed to GDDR5X memory.
When the GTX 1070 Ti is put to the test on a variety of synthetic platforms and high-resolution gaming, the figures emerge more impressive than 1070. However, it is a little below 1080 even with the overclocking.
The sweet spot in GTX 1070 Ti is not in 4k resolution gaming, but rather 1440p. So, GTX 1070 Ti is not the best for 4k gaming. If you have a choice, go with the GTX 1080 gaming card.
So, the million dollar question is why anyone would want to purchase GTX 1070 Ti instead of GTX 1080? Well, it boils down to the kind of monitor and the gaming you are going to use the graphics card. Typically, 1070 Ti is most appropriate for 1440p resolution. It is more budget-friendly than GTX 1080.
What is the best GTX 1080 to buy?
It was not long ago that NVidia’s Pascal GPUs were the only desirable and the best gaming graphics card on the market. Things have changed for the better. Technically, there are different brands of GTX 1080 on the market. And sorry to say but a good number of them are better than the reference gaming card.
On top of the list is Zotac GTX 1080 Mini, specifically package for small ITX cases. The main benefit of the mini graphics card is that they fit a wider range of ITX cases and they are more suitable for smaller cases. And even though mini GTX 1080 graphics card tends to be cheaper and compact, they only use one fan which may not be sufficient. But that is not the case with Zotac GTX 1080 Mini. It has two fans, and it is not that cheap.
In terms of performance, the compact Zotac GTX 1080 Mini does not have any significant lagging problems that may affect the gaming experience. It has a modest heat sink, and together with the two fans, the gaming card does a wonderful job of keeping everything cool. Unfortunately, it does not perform too admirably under heavy loads. It may make a significant amount of noise. Regardless, it is one of the best choices of GTX 1080 models for those that have limited budgets.
There’s also Zotec AMP Edition GTX 1080. This full sized edition from Zotec has everything you would expect from a capable gaming card. The aesthetics and almost everything is similar to the mini model. However, the specs are impressive, and they include overclocking ability. The LED lighting, as well as RGB, contribute significantly to better performance and experience.
And even more impressive is the Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming and graphics card. Gigabyte is doing an excellent job in grabbing the market by the neck through the introduction of quality products that give the founders’ edition a run for their money. Game enthusiasts are now becoming accustomed to the black exterior and orange stripes that characterize Gigabyte gaming and graphics card. It is ideal on the market.
RGB Lighting is present, and it has powerful triple fans. Needless to say, Zotac AMP! Edition GTX 1080 is without a doubt one of the best performing gaming cards on the market. And as a result, it does not come cheap. However, that does not mean it is overpriced for nothing. Come to think of it; the pricing is favorable when compared to other models with almost the same performance. The main shortcoming associated with this gaming card is the sheer size. As a result, it may not be a decent choice for those with smaller ITX cases.
In my opinion, Zotac AMP! Edition GTX 1080 is an excellent choice for those with a small budget and want a machine that performs considerably well. However, for the professionals that want a gaming card more focused on performance, Zotac AMP! Edition GTX 1080 is among the best. It all depends on preference and budget.
Is GTX 1080 VR Ready?
We are now in the future of gaming, and virtual reality is playing an essential role in making it a possibility. Technically, it is not all gaming graphics card that is VR ready. However, GTX 10 series are coming with the functionality to allow VR gaming.
Such products as the GeForce GTX 1080 have excellent features as single-pass multi-view that provides an enhanced gaming experience with VR applications. So, GTX 1080 is VR ready.
Is GTX 1080 good for gaming?
GTX 1080 one of the best gaming cards on the market. It is technically an absolute beast. However, 1080 works best with the high refresh rate monitors. Specifically, the gaming card is perfect with 4K monitors and 144Hz gaming.
It is always expected that you have the right components to get the most out of GTX 1080. As a result, you may need to invest in some of the best elements to enjoy the full potential of the gaming card. So yes GTX 1080 is not only good for gaming but excellent. All you need to do is to get the right components to complement the power and functionality of the gaming card.
Is a GTX 1070 Good?
The ten series in the world of gaming are the cream. They are some of the best gaming cards and with the best features to enhance your gaming experience. In short, GTX 1070 is not so bad when it comes to gaming.
Specifically, 1070 has enough power to handle 1440 playback and VR gaming. Unfortunately, it is not the best for 4k gaming. It is going to give you trouble with the refresh rates associated with 4k monitors.
So, is GTX 1070 any good? The short answer is that it has the stability and the specs to run most of the gaming applications available right now in the market. However, it would be best to choose GTX 1080 in the case of 4k resolution monitors and 4K gaming. Choose the best man for the job.
What does GTX 1070 mean?
GTX 1070 is not an abbreviation of any particular term. It is just how NVIDIA Indicates power in their top tier cards, visually. Before the company started using GTX, they used GT. Then they moved to GTS and later, GS and SE.
The number 1070 indicates the general processing unit in the ten series. Typically, the ten series are based on Pascal microarchitecture and succeedGeForce 900 series. The most recent series is the 20 series and others based on Turing microarchitecture.
Cards based on Pascal microarchitecture were announced on March 2014. GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 were published in 2016.
Is 1070 good for 1440p?
One of the most popular and the powerful upper mid-range graphics card is GTX 1070. Mostly, the graphics card is only 20% slower than the GTX 1080.
1070 significantly outperforms other cards such as GTX 980 Ti and Titan X Maxwell. Mostly, the ten series underscore considerably in innovation and performance regarding gaming cards.
GTX 1070 is the ideal choice for those that want to go beyond the standard 1080p60. This includes upgrading the refresh rate to 144Hz or the resolution to 1440p. The graphics card is also best suited for ultra-wide resolution screens and VR gaming. It comes with that extra graphical grunt that most gamers love. However, it is overkill for 1080p60 gaming.
Does the GTX 1080 support 4k?
GTX 1080 was the first Pascal generation gaming card to hit the market. The card was a significant improvement from the Maxwell generation cards regarding performance and functionality.
Currently, it is the go-to card for high-resolution games and monitors. GTX 1080 easily support 4K and 1440p resolutions. It is also perfect for high-resolution VR, and refresh rates.
Is a GTX 1070 good for gaming?
GTX 1070 is up 35% faster than its predecessor in the ten series, GTX1060. At the moment, GTX 1070 is the most ideal for the gamers that want to go beyond the typical 1080p60 standard. It performs incredibly well at refresh rates of 144Hz and resolutions of 1440p.
Therefore, GTX 1070 is not so bad when it comes to gaming. In fact, the gaming graphics card is ideal when it comes to supporting the current technology used in gaming.
What graphics cards are VR Ready?
Virtual reality gaming is becoming popular everyday. It is the future of gaming, and it demands a high level of performance from gaming cards. As a result, more and more people are purchasing higher end GPUs that can support VR gaming.
It is now becoming a requirement to have VR ready graphics card to be prepared for the next VR game that hit the market. Something like Radeon RX 480/580 or the GeForce GTX 1060 are sufficiently robust for VR gaming.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56, as well as, GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti are currently the best in VR gaming. However, the GeForce RTX series are gradually or replacing the Pascal architecture based tenseries in 2019. The GeForce RTX 2060 cards and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti may require deeper pockets, but they are the best gaming cards that support VR gaming at the moment.
Which graphics card is best for gaming?
The current heavy hitters when it comes to gaming include RTX 2060 and RTX 2080 Ti. Unfortunately, these cards require deep pockets. They are the most powerful but also the most expensive.
However, there are more budget-friendly graphics cards on the market. For example, Radeon RX 590 is excellent in 1080p gaming. AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is the best full HD graphics card. The card produces the best 1440p the gaming experience.
NVidia GeForce RTX 2080 is currently the best in VR gaming. It comes loaded with VirtualLink VR connector and the most modern Turing architecture. As a result, you can say goodbye to choppy virtual reality gaming. And if you don’t have some cash to burn, you can choose NVidia GeForce GTX 1050.