Worth getting a gtx1070 laptop now?

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by ddomaster, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Nauzhror

    Nauzhror Notebook Guru

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    MicroCenter has a Dell G3 with a 1060 for $799.99
     
  2. Nauzhror

    Nauzhror Notebook Guru

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    My pricing isn't totally wrong. I can buy new laptops with the videocards listed, at the prices listed. Are those below the average prices? Sure, but it doesn't mean you can't get them at those prices.

    What I said was:

    The implication is that those prices are all on the low end of the spectrum:

    Here's a 1050 TI for $650:

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/505975/Nitro_5_AN515-51-55WL_156_Gaming_Laptop_Computer_-_Black

    Here's a laptop with a 1060 for $800:

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/507458/G3_15_3579_156_Gaming_Laptop_Computer_-_Black

    Admittedly Max-Q, but is the full 6 GB of GDDR5.

    1070 for $1,399 (was $1,299 until a few weeks ago even):

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/486481/1510_156_Gaming_Laptop_Computer_-_Black
     
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  3. Falkentyne

    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    If you want a desktop replacement full on laptop (Clevo LGA or MSI Titan BGA, and I'd recommend the clevo to keep your sanity), then if you're actually trying to consider a 1070 vs waiting for 11 series, then you're just better off getting a 1080. Much higher framerates than a 1070.

    The 1070 can be improved through hardware TDP mods, however I do not think the existing pascal editor works with any 6 core laptop (someone was asking the author to release the source code), and apparently using an older video bios for a 1070 (one from a 4 core system) on a laptop with a 6 core causes a black screen. I can't verify that but if that happens, that's Ngreedia's DRM at work, as no desktop 1070 is affected like that..

    So either get a 1080 now, or if you don't NEED a laptop, wait for the 8 core 9700k CPU to hit the market then get a GTX 1180 and Clevo 8 core and go conquer the world.
     
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  4. Nauzhror

    Nauzhror Notebook Guru

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    Eh, I'm not saying a 1080 is bad, or isn't much better than a 1070, but when someone says 1070 or wait, and you respond 1080 you're ignoring the concept of budgetary concerns.

    Waiting could potentially get you performance above a 1080, for the price of a 1070.

    I said potentially, I am not saying that will happen, it probably won't, and typically hasn't, but Pascal was a huge leap, a 1060 rivals a 980. A 1070 rivals a 980 TI. It's possible (not probable, merely possible) that a 1170 could rival a 1080 TI and be significantly cheaper.
     
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  5. Quadron

    Quadron Notebook Deity

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    I would indeed guess that a 1170 will rival a 1080 ti because I don't think Nvidia would wait so long between updates without another major leap in power. It seems to me the main reason for delaying so long. Hard to say for sure though.
     
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