Upgrade from 970 to 1080 for VR worth it?

PeteVenkman

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Like the title says I'm currently running a Asus strix 970 with i7 4790k and have an HTC vive. Is it worth making the upgrade to the new 1080s.... specifically the new Asus strix version? I have noticed some stutter at random times when I run it now but nothing to bad.

Are there any comparison benchmarks for these while in VR?

Thanks!
 

Ripthruster

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I'm in the same boat. Waiting for my MSI GTX1080 gaming X to arrive to replace my MSI 970 Gaming. Hoping for big improvemnts but honestly the 970 does pretty well on its own. When I saw 970 was the min spec for gpu, I was worried I'd only have bad experiences. This was not the case and only rarely needed mor power.
 

Ryan_78

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Hmm. Well I would say if you want a big blast of VR, then get the GTX 1080. It will be immensely better than a GTX 970 in VR, with the gddr5x and the 8GB and the 1.61 clock.

The 970 is a minimum spec and can run VR, but it will probably not perform as well overall as a GTX 1080 can. http://www.roadtovr.com/nvidia-gtx-1080-benchmark-review-performance-head-to-head-against-the-980ti/3/#conclusion
When compared to a 980ti, both hold good 55-60fps fine. It's playable and great for both cards. The 970 might be less, but it's up to you to think how great you want your VR exprierende
 

KalTorak

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I bought the 970 when my vive arrived andd played with that for a while. But decided to send it back within its return period as the 1080 was released.

The few stutters I had with the 970 have vanished. Was it worth the extra £235 likely not, but I am still glad I did it. First ever flagship card I have had, usually went below, 970, then 670, then 460ti etc etc.

If the stutters really break VR for you, yes it is worth it.
 

dsr07mm

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With current development of PS4 VR I would suggest to wait if upgrade is only for VR experience. PC really failed on that field, you might satisfy yourself more with new console + vr headset which will come at same price most likely. 1080 is solid jump ~50% in performance according to benchmarks.
 

Ryan_78

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PC failed

Because tech isn't as powerful enough to run it smoothly at the point. At least not cheaper tech. Unless you are talking RX 480. But I mean once those consoles come out you could still get a good PC exprierence by then. If the price lowered enough to make a console, you can make a console killer by then. Without fretting about budget.
 
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