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So does it make sense to wait a couple of months for the 1070 or go ahead and buy

the 970 now?

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Well, the price of GTX 1070 seems to be same as GTX 970. So there is no point in buying GTX 970 now; unless you are getting it for $200.

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The 1070 will be quite expensive at launch as well. Expect it to be priced somewhere around 30-35k whereas a 970 is around 25k right now. If you are prepared to pay the premium and have no qualms in waiting then by all means go with the 1070.

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So does it make sense to wait a couple of months for the 1070 or go ahead and buy

the 970 now?

 

You do not have anything right now, if you can be patient, wait it out. Else, the GTX970 is not a poor pick in the current scenario.

Well, the price of GTX 1070 seems to be same as GTX 970. So there is no point in buying GTX 970 now; unless you are getting it for $200.

 

Cheaper, $379 launch vis--á-vis $399 launch for the GTX970.

 

But ground realities in the Indian market will see the GTX1070 start around ~30,000/- (optimistic) and then steadily depreciating in value over two or so years.

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You do not have anything right now, if you can be patient, wait it out. Else, the GTX970 is not a poor pick in the current scenario.

 

Cheaper, $379 launch vis--á-vis $399 launch for the GTX970.

 

But ground realities in the Indian market will see the GTX1070 start around ~30,000/- (optimistic) and then steadily depreciating in value over two or so years.

 

 

970 was $329 at launch

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hello hello... I have almost 0 knowledge on hardware these days.

 

I built my PC back in 2007. It has an ATI raedon 4850 in it. ( 2GB RAM, Q6600)

 

I am looking to play blu rays on my pc, but just realised that my card won't play 3D.

 

What is the cheapest card that i can buy which can help me here.

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970 was $329 at launch

 

My mistake. Which means it will be more expensive here.

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I am looking to play blu rays on my pc, but just realised that my card won't play 3D.

 

What is the cheapest card that i can buy which can help me here.

 

A GTX750Ti or AMD R9 260 would be your best.

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A GTX750Ti or AMD R9 260 would be your best.

 

Thanks for the suggestions. :)

 

I think the motherboard on the PC has PCIe2.0 ports... would these work on it?

Also, any links from where to buy?

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^ Yes the board and cards would work. Where exactly do you stay in Gurgaon. I will try to tell you a local place to pick up from as well.

 

Otherwise Amazon, flipkart are your best bets.

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nVidia showcases latest software to be debuted along with Pascal release

Nvidia-Ansel-pcgh.jpg

 

First up on the software side, Nvidia has created a new tool and API called Ansel to aid artists in capturing amazing screenshots. Except "screenshot" doesn't do justice to what Ansel can do. It's a free camera utility that you can position anywhere you want, it has support for a variety of filters, HDR (EXR) is supported, and you can bump up the resolution of the capture.

 

Next up on the new features is Nvidia VRWorks Audio, a true path traced audio solution. This is something you obviously need to experience in person, but in principle it sounds (erg…bad pun alert) quite reminiscent of AMD's TrueAudio. We've had various forms of 3D audio over the years—Aureal 3D for example was doing custom ASICs with HRTF functions to do 3D audio way back in the early aughts—but VR has suddenly pushed 3D audio back into the limelight.

 

The final item discussed was new technologies to help with displays. HDR output is now present, for those of you with ultra-high-end HDTVs, and Nvidia announced their new Pascal chips will support single-pass simultaneous multi-projection with support for up to 16 independent viewports. This doesn't seem entirely new, as Maxwell 2.0 already supports something like this with their multi-res shading and multi-viewport technologies, but apparently there are some differences at the hardware level that make the new method "better."

 

 

 

For the complete lowdown, head to PCGamer.

 

Interesting developments and definitely one area where AMD is non-existent.

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^ Yes the board and cards would work. Where exactly do you stay in Gurgaon. I will try to tell you a local place to pick up from as well.

 

Otherwise Amazon, flipkart are your best bets.

 

Check PM.

Thanks

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There's a lot of unknown specifications for the GTX 1070. With the launch date just a month away, really looking forward to see price from 3rd party manufacturers, as well as price drops on the 970.

 

Looks like it is time to retire the 770...

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What exactly is Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Founders Edition?


The Founders Edition for the 1080 and 1070 are in fact nothing more than a renaming of the "reference" cards that Nvidia normally releases with the launch of a new GPU. They are built and designed by Nvidia, they will run the official stock clocks, the chips are not specifically binned to be better than others, and there are no extras of any sort. So why would you want one?

 

First, the Founders Edition [Ed—hey, where's my apostrophe?] cards are apparently built to exceed the minimum quality needed. The vapor chamber cooling, high quality power components, and other elements cost money, and they may not even be necessary. It's not too hard to guess that the reference cooler—including the large metal backplate—is more expensive than an open air cooler that doesn't have a vapor chamber and uses two fans to move more air. How much more expensive? Almost certainly not $70 or $100.

Second, the Founders Edition cards will be available at launch. Other versions from Nvidia's partners… we don't know when exactly they will show up. The cynics will say that this is a way for Nvidia to jack up the pricing on the new Pascal cards by $70-$100, but that only works if MSRP cards aren't available until later. In fact, Nvidia explained that, as usual, we can expect to see factory overclocked cards and other variations that cost more than the Founders Edition, along with other cards that will cost less, and presumably at least some of these will be around at launch. Are those cards better, worse, or the same as the Founders Edition? The answer: yes.

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