Originally Posted by pharcycle Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Anyone played with a Rift (CV1) and one or a pair of these cards, are they noticeably better for VR than Maxwell?
I have ordered a pair to replace my 3x GTX 780Ti's mainly because one of the best games I've found for the Rift is Project Cars which doesn't support SLI. I'd get the benefits in that and the 8GB VRAM sounds tasty if I take the plunge from 1440p to 4k.
They're not going to be shipped till next week (when I ordered them on Friday 10 mins after launch they were in stock but apparently they weren't) so debating a few options now I've had a couple of days to think about it:
1. Cancel the entire order and wait for the 1080Ti (although of course by then the 1180 may be rumoured etc etc) and right now the Ti are only rumours although given the last few generations it seems fairly likely.
2. Cancel 1x card since in general I'm always disappointed with SLI support and as mentioned earlier the one game I really want these for doesn't support it anyway. I'd still get a general benefit in a lot of games but overall I'll be sacrificing raw power. However I reckon I can sell each 780 Ti for about £200 (or a bit more with their water blocks) so selling these could cover the cost of the 1080.
3. Keep the current order and plan to sell them if/when the 1080Ti drops. I reckon I'll lose £200-£300 from both cards doing this BUT.... I reckon the 780Ti's will lose another £50 in value in that time so I can offset that loss against the upgrade now.
The lure of the shiny sure is strong! I'm leaning to getting the pair of 1080 FE's but this probably really isn't the most sensible thing to do!
Vive owner here.. Here is a good break down of pascal changes and how they benefit VR.
Just get one card unless you are playing games on a regular monitor. Vrsli is just like sli. Support will be game dependent just like sli profiles today. Same goes for the other VR features nv showed.. single pass stereo. Any game with a regular sli profile will not work in vr due to increased frame times caused by sli. I haven't even heard of a single game that is confirmed to support vrsli. We will be lucky to see one game with it this year.
Regular sli support is the worst it has ever been today. I dumped my two TX that did 1500/8000+ on water for a single 1080 for these exact reasons. I'll buy a second 1080 when I actually see sli/vrsli support for games at release. It most likely wont get better until dx12/vulkan is mainstream since they will handle multi card setups differently.Edited by bfedorov11 - 5/30/16 at 1:40pm