Question GPU upgrade

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so i just upgraded my PC from a 7700k to a 9900kf. i still have my 1070 from when i built this rig originally. Would it be worth it if i bought a used 2070 card or a 3070 instead of waiting on a 3080? who knows when those would be available to the open world without having to battle resellers and scalpers. Thanks
 

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so i just upgraded my PC from a 7700k to a 9900kf. i still have my 1070 from when i built this rig originally. Would it be worth it if i bought a used 2070 card or a 3070 instead of waiting on a 3080? who knows when those would be available to the open world without having to battle resellers and scalpers. Thanks
Are you finding that your 1070 is not cutting it anymore? What resolution and refresh rate is your monitor? What kind of performance are you hoping to get and in what games?

What is your budget for a new GPU?

Regardless, if you can, I'd wait another couple weeks to see what AMD's new GPUs look like.
 
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Are you finding that your 1070 is not cutting it anymore? What resolution and refresh rate is your monitor? What kind of performance are you hoping to get and in what games?

What is your budget for a new GPU?

Regardless, if you can, I'd wait another couple weeks to see what AMD's new GPUs look like.
i have an ASUS 1080p 180hz monitor. when i stream warzone i only get about 60-80 fps and non streaming is about 80-90. im just trying to get a higher and more consistent FPS rate out of some higher end games
 

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i have an ASUS 1080p 180hz monitor. when i stream warzone i only get about 60-80 fps and non streaming is about 80-90. im just trying to get a higher and more consistent FPS rate out of some higher end games
Assuming you have the settings maxed out then that's about what I'd expect from a GTX 1070 (I'm running one currently). Are you encoding video on the GPU when you stream or the CPU? Based on the framerate hit you're taking I'm guessing GPU? If so, try swapping over to your CPU and see if that helps. The i9-990KF should not have any trouble encoding for a stream while gaming.

If you do still decide to upgrade your GPU, what's your budget? I'd say the best bet is to hold off for either an RTX 3000 series GPU or an AMD Big Navi GPU since we're seeing an impressive generational bump in performance with those. Otherwise a used or clearance GPU might be a good pick, depending entirely on price.

At 1080p, the horsepower of a GPU like the RTX 3080 will be mostly wasted. I'd stick with something more budget friendly like the upcoming RTX 3060 (or AMD equivalent) if you want to keep your current monitor.