I am currently trying to choose between getting a GTX 1070 or a 1080. I don't currently plan to game in 4K or anything highly stressful for the card, but I can't decide if I should get the 1080 more for "future-proofing" since I'm paying the money anyway.
It would be an extra two to three hundred pounds. Is the 1080 going to "keep up" for longer than the 1070 enough to justify that extra money?
Also, any other recommendation are highly welcome.
This PC is mainly just being used for work and videos. I'm assuming that GPU doesn't have a huge impact on video playback (i.e. YouTube) compared to other factors. I just want this PC to be able to handle gaming if I decide to make it my home PC at some point.
go for the 1080 , I got one in a rig built by pc specialist 2 years ago when it was first released , btw I only got a 650w psu , their build checker says that is 10% more than required.
don't use the overclocking program on the driver disc or the nvidea experience program , after installing the driver remove the experience entry from start the menu , download driver updates manually and at install point choose custom install and untick experience bit.
a guy at nvidea says the card can overclock itself under stress so why put overclock software on the disc anyway ????
as for the experience program it does what it "thinks" you want and can cause lots of headaches.
The 11 series should be at the same price-point of the card it replaces and offer better performance.
The current cards might even be a little cheaper once the new ones are out. I say might since the digital currency craze sort of messed up the Graphics Card industry for everyone else. Things are settling back down now.