Originally Posted by stryker7314
Anyone else? Meh, guess I'll wait another year for an actual upgrade.
When I went from a 980 to a 980 Ti, I definitely saw a noticeable upgrade in performance. I'm running on a 1440p 144hz monitor and for the most part, I can run most of my games beyond the magical 60fps boundary. When I got my EVGA "Founders Edition" 980Ti from my local Frys Electronics store and popped it in, I saw MAYBE a 10%-12% upgrade in performance. I'm talking maybe 5-7 more frames per second than usual which is definitely underwhelming (especially for $700+, it's like I paid $100 per extra frame per second). On my 4K television, the performance between my 980Ti and 1080 were negligible, almost identical to be honest.
I ended up returning it because this was definitely not the huge performance upgrade that I saw when I went from 980 to 980 Ti. $700 is a lot of dough to throw away for an extra 7fps at 1440p. Even at 4K, I really didn't see any noticeable difference in performance with the human eye. If you have money to burn or you're coming from a 980 or lower, you'll definitely reap the benefits of getting a 1080. But if you're a 980 Ti owner like me, it would be smarter to hold off and maybe wait till the 1080 Ti is released. The first versions of any GPU series are usually the guinea pig cards