do you really need a gtx 1080 for gaming 1080p?

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  1. dparker6

    dparker6 Newbie

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    Im trying to figure out what laptop to get, and I've been really attracted towards the MSI GT63 titan, because of the price point and the fact it comes with a gtx 1080.

    I have heard that the cooling for this laptop (and most of the other laptops with the 1080 around this price range, including 17") can be problematic, but possible to overcome with repasting / undervolting etc..

    Going to the gtx 1070, that puts like the Asus Rog chimera with the 1070 into this price range for example, which i have heard many great things about the cooling on that laptop...

    So my question is, are you really going to see a major benefit with playing demanding games in1080p resolution going with a gtx 1080 vs a gtx 1070 if the CPUs are equal?
     
  2. ApostateTapir

    ApostateTapir Notebook Consultant

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    I'm using a GTX 1060 and I'm running BO4 at 60-65 fps with highest settings.
     
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  3. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Evangelist

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    well alot of screens with 1080 or 1070 come in at 120hz or 144hz.....for those framerates you will need a 1080. if your happy with the standard 60hz even the 1070 is overkill this year....but the following years it will come in handy allowing you to push 60hz with at least high settings for 3 years
     
  4. dparker6

    dparker6 Newbie

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    i should have clarified, I am talking about for 120 hz 1080p panel with gync at the minimum
     
  5. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    As someone with that exact GPU/screen combo, I would definitely say yes if you want to push >60 FPS at higher settings in AAA titles.
     
  6. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Evangelist

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    i have to agree, go for the 1080
     
  7. krabman

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    You're not going to like this but if you get a 1080 you can easily push 1440 and with a 120 hz panel and you will then find your frame rate about 80, 90ish on modern titles, at the limit with older stuff. On a 17" laptop a native 1440 screen can be run without scaling even for an old man like me and you will not then have to worry about scaling artifacts as you can stay 100% at all times. On the other hand a 1080P panel can look a little crappy to the young folks on a 17" lappy at the desktop and also when consuming media. This is all referring to an actual 1080 and not a 1080 max Q card as found in some lappies. Those compare to a vanilla 1070 and are best used on a 1080P 120 hz screen where they work well.

    So yeah, you're going to see a major change going up to the 1080 from a 1070, it's a solid jump that occurs right where you can use it. I do undervolt my 1080, big improvement in thermals without any stability issues.
     
  8. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    run game at lowest setting but with widest FOV, easier to see people


    anything comp multiplayer benefits from higher fps and effect/eye candy removal
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    Are you planning to keep this laptop for quite a few years? If yes, you should absolutely take the GTX 1080.

    You can't just think about what it does today, because things are going to change very quickly. As many know, our current Pascal GPUs are just crushing the games released on the current generation of Playstation and Xbox consoles. When the new generation comes out in 2020, the system requirements are going to see a significant bump from what we've become bored with dominating. It happens every cycle. So while the 1080 feels like overkill now, it will be a forward thinking move in terms of longevity.
     
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    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    Agreed, the 1080 will be a great 1080p card for a few more years at least
     
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