The CPU and GPU landscapes have come alive in 2017, thanks in no small part to AMD finally getting its ducks in a row and launching products that are able to compete with the likes of Intel and Nvidia. It is refreshing to see each company squirm just a little and launch new parts to fend off the threat of competition.
This week, that launch is Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, arriving to intimidate AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56 in the £400-£450 price bracket. There has been plenty of manoeuvring on both sides, with prices fluctuating at launch, but our industry sources tell us to expect the price tags to normalise in the next couple of days.
What's likely to set the two apart is the availability of custom-cooled partner cards, game optimisations, and, of course, brand preference. Question is, taking everything into account, and going by the assumption that you have up to £450 to splash on a new graphics card, which would you choose: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti?