1080 vs 1070 for longevity?

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  1. dakome

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    I'm looking at buying a laptop from HIDevolution, and can't decide between spending the extra $400 for the 1080 instead of the 1070 card.

    The main thing I'm concerned about isn't so much power right now - but more in terms of longevity for the future... is the gap between the cards significant enough to make one more usable in say 3-5 years than the other, with the titles that'll be out then?
     
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    It depends on what resolution you'll be using. For 1080p, a GTX 1070 will be more than adequate for years. For 1440p or higher, a GTX 1080 will be a wiser investment in the long term.
     
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    Both are really old nowadays and if you can wait for new gen GPU from nvidia it'll be worth it!
     
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    Oh no... that's depressing! Gotta get this laptop in the next 2 weeks :\
     
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    Oh well! Get the GTX 1080 with Vapor chamber so that you can Overclock in future. Are getting a Clevo or MSI barebone?
     
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    Yeah looking at Clevo custom built via HIDevolution. Also not sure about 15" or 17"... intuitively I'd think if I'm almost always using it plugged into a monitor, 15" is more power for the money but they seem to be around the same price...
     
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    Get the 17" for cooling power since you're connected to AC all the time. Invest in some good keyboard and mouse combo like steelseries, logitech etc. And a stand will help too. @Donald@HIDevolution can help you with that.
     
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    Thanks - didn't realize the larger one is better cooling, good tip!

    Got the keyboard/mouse sorted from my current setup :)

    Though this is for work... for play I may need a traditional mouse ;) (haven't been gaming in a really long time... looking forward to getting back into it!)

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    Which is that mouse? I've never seen it! Looks like Men in Black Alien Tech.
     
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    haha - yeah it's the ELECOM M-HT1URBK Wired
     
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