Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
Congrats on the daughter!!!
Originally Posted by CrazyElf
Congrats on the new child.
Completely glossed over these comments. Thanks guys. It's a lot of fun but I've quickly learned I am outmatched by the never-ending stream of toddler energy.
Originally Posted by st0necold
Yeah. You have a worse card.
No. I don't feel bad whatsoever.
As far as what you see... if you took a framerate counter off you would have no idea what the FPS is and both the cards would look exactly the same to your eyes... you could prob. run a 780ti with a 980ti and your card and you wouldn't be able to pick which is which.
I and (many others) tried to tell you in your thread a few weeks ago that IT MAKES NO SENSE TO GET A 980ti... You DID NOT LISTEN and made a new thread? Do you think now someone is going to tell you you made the right choice? (See rig in sig.)
We tried to warn you and well yeah... "Now" you get it?? What do you want us to tell you? That the newest BEST Nvidia card is worse than your 980ti? It's not. It's the best card ATM period.
Based on your tone, I'm guessing (and hoping) you're having a tough day. I hope that gets better for you.
No matter which way you slice it, a 780 Ti was not enough to play the games I'm playing at the resolution I wanted to play them at. If it had been a reasonable experience, I would have happily continued on and kept the money in my pocket. Obviously buying top-tier hardware and the end of its life cycle is not financially wise especially when something new is lurking around the corner. I made a conscious decision to forgo that good sense so I could get a card now that could start driving my new monitor now.
Obviously a 1080 is going to win in terms of raw performance when stacked against even a heavily-overclocked 980 Ti. There are considerations beyond raw performance though to be made when comparing two examples of a given hardware component. I know from experience that jumping on brand-new tech the instant it becomes available can come with its own caveats. Once upon a time I picked up a 3870x2 which had such horrible launch day drivers that I ended up pulling it out of my system until the eventual updates came out. For my purposes, the flagship ATI card was unusable. Once the drivers were polished a little, it was a great card that I kept through its entire life cycle.
This same phenomenon has been evidenced, albeit in a less substantial fashion, in the 1080 launch with the fan revving issue affecting many owners as well as a fan profile that causes throttling even at stock speeds.
The real question I posed to OCN was whether or not to keep the 'old' card; a top of the range model of extremely good quality and stable, proven drivers or jump into the unknown. Sticking with the 780 Ti's or waiting an undermined amount of time for AIB stock to become readily available was not an option I was comfortable with. Sure, it's likely going to cost me in the long run but I'm honestly ok with it.