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Poll Results: Would you sell the 980TI FTW?

 
  • 46% (12)
    Yes - do it, you will get more for your money
  • 53% (14)
    No - Not worth it
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post #31 of 50
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Quote:
Originally Posted by durjonson View Post

There is no "probably" about it.

Ok fine, regardless though, I'm running lets say Battlefront on Ultra at 60 FPS...I still feel it can look better, but at that point I don't know if it's about the Monitor or something else (CPU). It's smooth as butter but I don't know how much better it can be or look, but thats not really the whole point.




I will have to make a decision soon I suppose with the release being next week.


Regards,

-Jason
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by Crosshatch3D View Post

Ok fine, regardless though, I'm running lets say Battlefront on Ultra at 60 FPS...I still feel it can look better, but at that point I don't know if it's about the Monitor or something else (CPU). It's smooth as butter but I don't know how much better it can be or look, but thats not really the whole point.




I will have to make a decision soon I suppose with the release being next week.


Regards,

-Jason

Just letting you know it would hold it back greatly, one of my advantages from owning my own PC building business is the opportunity to see and test many different configs and also speaking from experience with my own rig I personally noted a huge FPS boost across a wide range of games "at 1440p mind you" when I switched from a 2500k CPU at 4.5ghz to a 4790K CPU at 4.5ghz "with or without hyper threading enabled".

The reason I feel compelled to mention that to you is because a amd 8350 around 4.5ghz is around the same or a little bit worse than a stock clocked 2500kcpu in single threaded apps. Now figure that i had my 2500K cpu at 4.5ghz "well beyond stock" and still noted a nice boost when going to a newer I7 CPU.
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by durjonson View Post

Just letting you know it would hold it back greatly, one of my advantages from owning my own PC building business is the opportunity to see and test many different configs and also speaking from experience with my own rig I personally noted a huge FPS boost across a wide range of games "at 1440p mind you" when I switched from a 2500k CPU at 4.5ghz to a 4790K CPU at 4.5ghz "with or without hyper threading enabled".

The reason I feel compelled to mention that to you is because a amd 8350 around 4.5ghz is around the same or a little bit worse than a stock clocked 2500kcpu in single threaded apps. Now figure that i had my 2500K cpu at 4.5ghz "well beyond stock" and still noted a nice boost when going to a newer I7 CPU.

Oh I completely agree with you and I appreciate the input, I know the AMD 8350 is holding me back.

My whole point about the comparison between my 980TI and the 1080 is that lets even say, the gain in performance is small. It's still an improvement over the FTW for roughly the same price, it might even come in at the same price.

When choosing a model, I would clearly go for the best model I can afford. When I was looking in April, prices were jumping all over the place on a daily basis. Between Zotac, Asus and EVGA (980TI), prices were fluctuating by almost 100.00 dollars daily.

Hopefully some respected reviews come out about real performance and legit comparisons.

Regards,

-Jason
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by Crosshatch3D View Post

I might consider the step-up or just buy the 1080 and keep the 980TI, that is absolutely crazy but something I am considering too.

Regards,

-Jason

step up. that way you won't have "wasted" any money. thumb.gif
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post #35 of 50
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

step up. that way you won't have "wasted" any money. thumb.gif

If I step up, I'll have to purchase a weaker card just so I can continue working on the PC.

Guess I should have kept my EVGA 650 TI Boost as a backup.

If I do not Step-up, I'll be dropping the bucks on the card while rocking the 980TI while I take a closer look at the 1080:weirdsmil

Some interesting things going on.

Regards,

-Jason
post #36 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crosshatch3D View Post

If I step up, I'll have to purchase a weaker card just so I can continue working on the PC.

Guess I should have kept my EVGA 650 TI Boost as a backup.

If I do not Step-up, I'll be dropping the bucks on the card while rocking the 980TI while I take a closer look at the 1080:weirdsmil

Some interesting things going on.

Regards,

-Jason

you keep the card until they are ready to send the 1080 to you. well depend where you live there will be a short time w/o a card.

you keep your card until they send you email your card is ready to ship.
you ship your card (this is where it could take a few days).
once evga receives your card they send you the 1080 (takes one day, maybe two at the most.)
card takes a few day to ship to you.

iirc it took me just about a week. i have *heard* of some folks going into a brick and mortar store to pick up a temp and then returning it. i did have an old 570 to get me by if i didn't want to use the intel igpu.

but seriously - its a good idea to always have a (cheap or old) back up card.


EDIT:
i think you get an option to cross ship. you pay upfront for the card which they then send immediately and then credit you back once they receive your card.
Edited by looniam - 5/18/16 at 5:28am
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post #37 of 50
980TI not good enough nowadays? What. The. Heck... rolleyes.gif

NVIDIA must be loving it right now.
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post #38 of 50
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

you keep the card until they are ready to send the 1080 to you. well depend where you live there will be a short time w/o a card.

you keep your card until they send you email your card is ready to ship.
you ship your card (this is where it could take a few days).
once evga receives your card they send you the 1080 (takes one day, maybe two at the most.)
card takes a few day to ship to you.

iirc it took me just about a week. i have *heard* of some folks going into a brick and mortar store to pick up a temp and then returning it. i did have an old 570 to get me by if i didn't want to use the intel igpu.

but seriously - its a good idea to always have a (cheap or old) back up card.


EDIT:
i think you get an option to cross ship. you pay upfront for the card which they then send immediately and then credit you back once they receive your card.


Thanks for the information, I will keep in mind and see what EVGA has to offer at the end of the month!



IlIkeJuice - It's not that the 908 TI is not good enough, of course my card is real good for what I game in etc...but given the choice, if the 1080 was available at the time I purchased the 908TI, I would go with the 1080 because it looks to have improved performance, marginal perhaps, on par in certain situations but better in others. I would choose the better option available to me.

Regards,

-Jason
post #39 of 50
Well I started my step up process. You get a choice of the 1080 Founders Edition, 1080 ACX 3.0 Ref, or 1080 Blower Ref. FE is $699.99, ACX is $619.99, Blower is $609.99. I chose the Ref ACX 3.0 for the cheap price and better cooling. Can't wait for my turn since I can no longer return the 980 Ti.
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post #40 of 50
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Well I started my step up process. You get a choice of the 1080 Founders Edition, 1080 ACX 3.0 Ref, or 1080 Blower Ref. FE is $699.99, ACX is $619.99, Blower is $609.99. I chose the Ref ACX 3.0 for the cheap price and better cooling. Can't wait for my turn since I can no longer return the 980 Ti.

Yes, I finally have checked this past week and I am able to step-up as well.

Right now the best of the bunch looks to be the ACX 3.0, I don't know if the FTW will release in time before I can no longer upgrade. The power limitation is 180 watts (acx 3.0) and I wonder with this card, if overclocking it would yield more performance gains over my current 980TI. At the same time, if anything is held back in other areas compared to my 980TI FTW, i'm skeptical.

I believe I paid more for my 980TI over the current 1080 ACX 3.0. Perhaps the gains are only marginal, part of me says that if choosing between the two (if available at the same time) I would have gone with the 1080 at the current pricing.

980Ti is solid though, still waiting a bit I suppose.

Regards,

-Jason
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