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Hi all,

I live in Australia and am interested in getting the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming 8GB which will be released here in a few days time. I would prefer to keep my current system, but was wondering if some of the clever members on this website could give me some honest advice about whether I need to upgrade first or not.

I have heard that if your GPU is relatively more powerful than your CPU (or vice versa), you can run into problems with gaming. My main query is whether you think my current CPU and new GPU will complement each other well or not. (But if you notice anything else that might be potentially problematic, please let me know.)

Current system (which was built around October 2013):
Intel i7 4770 (Haswell) 1150 LGA @ 3.4ghz CPU (this is the LOCKED version and I have no intention of overcloking this component in the future)
Corsair 16GB DDR3 RAM
Gigabyte H87-D3H 1150 Motherboard (single PCIe 3.0 16x slot for graphics)
Thermaltake 875w PSU
Gigabyte GTX 780ti WIndforce 3GB graphics card
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LG 22" 1920x1080 monitor
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I game at 1920x1080 and would like everything maxed out if possible. I know some people will suggest the new card is overkill for 1080p, but I have found the 3GB RAM on current card does not cut it for many newer demanding titles.

If you require any additional information, please ask. I look forward to and appreciate all constructive feedback!
 
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I honestly don't see any problems running a 1070 with what you have. But if your going to get a 1070 why not upgrade from a 1080p monitor you will get sooo much more.

Edit The higher the resolution the less the cpu will effect the gpu
 
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Your current system is fine as is. No need to upgrade in order to use a 1070.
.I have heard that if your GPU is relatively more powerful than your CPU (or vice versa), you can run into problems with gaming.
You won't exactly run into problems. But either one of 'em could bottleneck the other if the disparity between the two would be too big. But most games put much more strain on your GPU than CPU anyway. This coupled with the fact that we haven't seen high performance jumps basically since Sandy Bridge means that even a 2500K (released in 2011) would still be sufficient for a 1070.
 
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There are very few games where your CPU will be the bottleneck, and those few where it will are mostly not speed/reaction based (civ 5 with huge maps, for instance).
 
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Your system is fine and the 1070 is a good choice, although expensive in Australia.
Are you waiting for the partner after market cards or buying the FE?
 

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Your system is fine and the 1070 is a good choice, although expensive in Australia.
Are you waiting for the partner after market cards or buying the FE?
He did mention that he's going to get Gigabyte's G1 Gaming version. To the OP, you should check that there's enough room in your case to fit in the card. It's a big video card (28.6 centimeters long).

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Whoops, looks like you've got enough space seeing that you're upgrading from the Windforce 780 Ti. :D
 
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He did mention that he's going to get Gigabyte's G1 Gaming version.
I read that and as soon as I saw "in a few days" I forgot, it will be hard enough getting a Fools Edition, the other after market cards will be a while coming.
He can pre order and hope for the best.
 
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Keep with your 780TI man, its a beast of a card even today.
 
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Thanks for the replies so far everyone. It looks like most feel that my CPU/GPU combo should be fine.

Keep with your 780TI man, its a beast of a card even today.
It certainly was a beast back in the day, but with only 3GB it struggles to run games that recommend 4GB+. I'm not looking to have every single setting fully maxed out, but I would like most of the eye candy and still achieve 60fps+
 
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I read that and as soon as I saw "in a few days" I forgot, it will be hard enough getting a Fools Edition, the other after market cards will be a while coming.
He can pre order and hope for the best.
I'm not going to be pressured into getting one of the FE cards. You make a good point about availability and I guess it may be a bit of time before I can get the one I'm after.
 

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What games are you struggling on at 1080P maxed out?

780Ti is old sure, but a beast still yes. Not saying it won't struggle....but I can't think of much at 1080p it would struggle with maxed out. I guess depending on that question I could either say go for a 1070 upgrade or wait and save your $$$, let them mature a little and enjoy your Ti a bit longer with good gaming results. I know there are some games that are more demanding of VRAM....and it also depends on how much and what type of AA you run as well.

If you feel you need or want the upgrade, then go for it and enjoy! I'm sure you won't be disappointed and it'll be a great fit for your system and one sweet upgrade for sure! :toast:
 
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Change the monitor best option and then buy gpu ..because right now for 1080p a GTX 1070 sounds silly :(

Sell u'r 780Ti and monitor or keep it but add a 1440 monitor atleast for 1070 G1

No way a 1070 is not for 1080p even in 2-3 years ..1070/1440p
 
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Change the monitor best option and then buy gpu ..because right now for 1080p a GTX 1070 sounds silly :(

Sell u'r 780Ti and monitor or keep it but add a 1440 monitor atleast for 1070 G1
Doesnt Sound Silly at all, GTX 1070 would be perfect for 1080p for the next few years. No Offense but there is not a need for him to spend the 450-500 on 1070 and then another 300 on a monitor.
My vote goes to buy a 1070 only if your 780 ti isnt doing what you want it too.
 

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my 3770k matches my brothers 6700k in many benchmarks due to my better OCing skills... your chips damn peachy for a 1070. If its like 1155 just overclock via the turbo (its really changing turbo to use 4 cores instead of 1) - if your BIOS lets you.
 
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Your specs are fine! The 1070 is a sweet card, If you can hang your 780TI for a few months you should get a nice deal on a Partner 1070!
 
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i would overclock some.
Not sure how far you can go with non-k Ivy.
Overclocking to 4.2-6 would net you 10+ more fps across the board...minimum and all.
 

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i would overclock some.
Not sure how far you can go with non-k Ivy.
Overclocking to 4.2-6 would net you 10+ more fps across the board...minimum and all.
if its like 1155, you generally get 4x on the multi 'free' at stock volts and stock cooling guaranteed, sometimes more. You can do it via the BIOS (might he hard with OP's H chipset) or via programs like ThrottleStop (here on TPU) pretty easily.
 
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Personally I would wait a while until the 1070 drops in price. I know a lot of people probably have the upgrade bug especially with the new hardware being released..... but a 780ti is plenty for 1080p, or at least enough to wait til the price drops at least somewhat.

Is there any particular game that's giving the 780ti trouble?
 
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GTA V would use more than 3GB vram on ultra.
And Arkham Knight, Shadow of Mordor, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Dying Light to name just a few more.
 
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Not really. Even without an OC I'd say it is probably fine for most games.
 
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i would overclock some.
Not sure how far you can go with non-k Ivy.
Overclocking to 4.2-6 would net you 10+ more fps across the board...minimum and all.
It's not an Ivy. he's got a 4770 CPU which is Haswell Ivy is 3000 series and 4820K 4930K 4960K as Ivy-E. But either way without "K" version he wouldn't go far with OC


And Arkham Knight, Shadow of Mordor, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Dying Light to name just a few more.
Well if you have a card with 12 GB it will use 12GB. There's definitely a margin of ram you need to have but I've seen tests of Vram usage and it's not completely that 3GB are not enough. If you have more then it's great. I need to find those sites with the tests and get the links so that you can see it too. 3GB may be enough for games you specified.
 
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The 4770's bigger brother, the 4790, is a beast, and yours would only require a mild OC to match it.

I would not worry one bit. If you happen to play some of the more CPU demanding games, you might want to put a mild OC on it (with adequate cooler), but most games should run fine.
 
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Cooling Cryorig H7
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 2070 Ultra SC
Storage Crucial MX500 1TB, Crucial MX500 1TB, Toshiba X300 4TB, Toshiba X300 6TB
Case Fractal Design Definse S
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 650 G3
Mouse Logitech Pro
Keyboard Corsair Strafe Cherry MX Silent w/red LED
Software Win 10 Pro
I don't think he can OC it as it is a non-K.
 
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