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I don't regret buying a 980Ti a couple of weeks ago thumb.gif

I don't regret buying my 1080 that has more ram and faster then the 980Ti. thumb.gif
post #62 of 127
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I don't regret buying my 1080 that has more ram and faster then the 980Ti. thumb.gif
I had both. I returned my 1080. Unless I was obsessively staring at my framerate counter (instead of focusing on the reason why I bought a $700 GPU in the first place: to play games) - from personal experience, I couldn't tell the difference in performance at 1440p and 4K between the 980Ti and 1080. So if you've got deep pockets and think that a 15%-20% increase in frames (which is roughly around a 10-15 additional more frames per second vs. a 980Ti) - then by all means, go for it. I will say this, there are games (mainly DX11) that the 1080 doesn't perform as well as we all expect it to
post #63 of 127
Meh, you'll regret buying your 1080 when the 1080TI comes out thumb.gif

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I don't regret buying my 1080 that has more ram and faster then the 980Ti. thumb.gif
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post #64 of 127
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Originally Posted by Chimera1970 View Post

Meh, you'll regret buying your 1080 when the 1080TI comes out thumb.gif
^^This. LMAO. I had buyer's remorse when I bought the 980 and literally a few months after that, the 980Ti was released and I was lucky enough to pawn the 980 off to get that.
post #65 of 127
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Originally Posted by Chimera1970 View Post

Meh, you'll regret buying your 1080 when the 1080TI comes out thumb.gif

Not a chance.

I was running SLI 770s before. The 1080 was a good upgrade, and I would have hated waiting 6-9 months longer just to get a slight performance improvement for a lot more money. I only have a 1440p monitor and it's not like the 1080 is struggling to achieve high frame rates at that resolution. 90 FPS averages in The Witcher 3 at max detail seems plenty, especially since that's the best my monitor can do. What do I need a 1080 Ti for? To render frames that my monitor cannot display?


You'll regret waiting all that time and spending all that money for a 1080 Ti just to find out that a pair of 1070s in sli is both faster and cheaper. My old 770s in SLI were only 5-10% slower than the 980 Ti which is why I skipped that entire generation of cards.
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The only reason I stuck with my 980Ti vs. 1080 is 1) The performance bump at 1440p and 4K was not noticeable 2) My 980Ti is watercooled (with a mild overclock) and it NEVER goes past 70C at full load. The 1080 I owned seemed to spike in temps on IDLE! Da fxxx? I'm sure this will be patched with future drivers. But for now, I got the 1080, gave it a test run and returned it. I went from a 780Ti to a 980Ti and the performance boost was vastly noticeable. I'll wait for another Ti before hopping onto a non-Ti card any day. I was never a fan of SLI because the occasional micro-stutters were annoying, the scaling issues involved around certain games, and some games I just had to switch to single card while the other GPU was another over-glorified case warmer on my mobo (lol).
Edited by VESPA5 - 6/29/16 at 7:03am
post #67 of 127
Your 980 Ti is watercooled but hits 70C?

That's crazy. Both my 770 SLI setup and my 1080 have been watercooled using the NZXT G10 and Kraken X41 cooler for hybrid cooling, and both have always stayed under 50C even with the highest obtainable overclocks on the cards. I am tempted to think something is wrong with your watercooling if you're hitting temps that high. Poorly seated waterblock perhaps?


As for 980 Ti owners feeling underwhelmed...

If I had a 980 Ti already I wouldn't even consider a 1080. And I can totally understand why any 980 Ti owner would feel the 1080 wasn't worth upgrading to. It's an expensive upgrade for a relatively small increase in performance. No doubt about that. In many cases a motherboard/RAM/CPU upgrade would come with a similar cost and would offer at least a similar benefit plus better overall lifespan.

But I do wish that many 980 Ti owners would keep in mind that most of us did not have a 980 Ti to start with, and don't want to wait the many months to upgrade. As I said earlier, I came from a pair of 770s and the 1080 is a HUGE performance jump for me and cost less than my two 4GB 770s did when I bought them. My 1080 has overclocked very well and gives me great performance. I won't be regretting buying it nor wishing I had waited. I'm able to play games right now maxed out in 1440p that I had to run at lower resolutions with lower settings just a week ago. I'll have that benefit for many months before the 1080 Ti ever sees the light of day. If the 1080 Ti was going to be a September release I would have held out, but last generation there was a 9 month gap between the 980 and 980 Ti release, and I'm not waiting until March 2017 for a new card.

If you have a 980 Ti, or even 970s or 980s in SLI I would definitely say WAIT.

But for a single 980 or slower card owner, the 1080 is well worth it.

Especially considering how immature the drivers are and the potential of the card once custom BIOS updates that unlock better overclocking potential become available.
post #68 of 127
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Originally Posted by moustang View Post

Your 980 Ti is watercooled but hits 70C?

That's crazy. Both my 770 SLI setup and my 1080 have been watercooled using the NZXT G10 and Kraken X41 cooler for hybrid cooling, and both have always stayed under 50C even with the highest obtainable overclocks on the cards. I am tempted to think something is wrong with your watercooling if you're hitting temps that high. Poorly seated waterblock perhaps?
The ambient temps in the summer at my house are in the high 90s (Fahrenheit). In the winter, my 980Ti rarely touches 50C and it's below 30C on idle. In the summertime, it's a friggin' sauna in the house. Plus the only game that makes my 980Ti spike so high is Battlefield 4.
post #69 of 127
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Originally Posted by VESPA5 View Post

The ambient temps in the summer at my house are in the high 90s (Fahrenheit). In the winter, my 980Ti rarely touches 50C and it's below 30C on idle. In the summertime, it's a friggin' sauna in the house. Plus the only game that makes my 980Ti spike so high is Battlefield 4.
Whoops. My mistake. I'm reading my temps incorrectly. I'm barely touching 60C at full load, not 70C. I was incorrect with my statement rolleyes.gif
post #70 of 127
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Originally Posted by Chimera1970 View Post

Meh, you'll regret buying your 1080 when the 1080TI comes out thumb.gif

Hardly. I came from a 960 and could careless about the Ti when it hits. I am not the type to upgrade every 6 months or so. Plus that Ti is even going to cost more. I can easily see it being a $799-$899 gpu.
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