GPU upgrade on a budge: 1070 8GB vs. 1660 6GB

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GPU upgrade on a budge: 1070 8GB vs. 1660 6GB

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Hey guys, new to faceswap.

I am currently testing on a older pc with i5 8600, 8GB RAM and a 1060 3GB, which is capable of training at low res only.
I use my laptop with docking station all the time, so the pc is not really getting used much. (I don't game on the pc)

Thinking of upgrade to a "newer" used card since on a budget, between 1070 8GB and 1660 6GB(similar price point)
Couple questions:
1 ) which will perform better for faceswap?
2) How much benefit will I see compared to my 1060 3GB?
3) Will either work using with the more expensive Villian training mode?

Also how much benefit we'll see by upgrading ram from 8gb to 16gb?

Thanks a lot.

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Re: GPU upgrade on a budge: 1070 8GB vs. 1660 6GB

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System Ram is fine at 8gb, but if running Windows, 16 GB would be plenty of breathing room.

For GPU Ive been looking at this graph to get a general Idea
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:o I dunno what I'm doing :shock:
RTX 2070 x2 : GTX 1070 x2 : Ghetto 1060

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Re: GPU upgrade on a budge: 1070 8GB vs. 1660 6GB

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1660 will train faster, 1070 will train bigger models. It really depends where your priorities are. If it were me, and all things being equal, I'd go for the 1070, but it is subjective.

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Thanks for the replies, guys.
By training bigger models, I suppose you meant higher resolution models such as 128x128?
Hunting for a 1070 now.

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Yes and no. It's more about model complexity. More complex models require more VRAM.

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Re: GPU upgrade on a budge: 1070 8GB vs. 1660 6GB

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I'm running an i5 1660 works fine.


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