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I just ordered a Zotac founders biggrin.gif. Other than the price, everything about these cards reads very positive.

I'm far less impressed with Pascal as I was with Maxwell, to me there's a lot of negatives with these cards, even the custom variants.
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NVIDIA hasn't been impressing me lately. Overhyped 1080's, no high bandwidth bridges at Pascal launch, messed up fan controllers on many 1080's causing fan spikes, drivers doing crap in SLI. rolleyes.gif

Hopefully AMD can surprise us and still make a competitive product. NVIDIA is getting sloppy.
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Well say what you want but 85%ish scaling in Mordor giving 77fps at 5k is ridiculous

Might even get close to 60fps @ Crysis 3 4k
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I'm far less impressed with Pascal as I was with Maxwell, to me there's a lot of negatives with these cards, even the custom variants.
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NVIDIA hasn't been impressing me lately.

I'm not understanding the disappointment with Pascal. What am I missing?

1080 completely destroys previous generation cards in ways I haven't seen in a long time, and it's not even the Ti version. At 1440p and even 4k it absolutely CHOMPS up those frames.



If people's disappointment is with the pricing, then I totally understand - but the pricing situation is purely because AMD hasn't stepped up (yet), and for no other reason.

From a pure graphics horsepower perspective this architecture is crazy powerful, and 1080 Ti is going to be even crazier.
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NVIDIA hasn't been impressing me lately. Overhyped 1080's, no high bandwidth bridges at Pascal launch, messed up fan controllers on many 1080's causing fan spikes, drivers doing crap in SLI. rolleyes.gif

Hopefully AMD can surprise us and still make a competitive product. NVIDIA is getting sloppy.

Agreed. I really want to buy AMD this time. Looks like the stars are aligning..
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Agreed. I really want to buy AMD this time. Looks like the stars are aligning..

Yep, and don't forget the 970 debacle with using only 3.5GB of RAM.

I'll gladly spend $400 for two 480s in crossfilrre. Thats $300 cheaper than the 1080s.
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That's curious.

Because i remember previous results had way better scaling for 1080.
I remember seeing those results, showing almost perfect scaling on 2 way SLI.
I think they were synthetic though.
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Yep, and don't forget the 970 debacle with using only 3.5GB of RAM.

I'll gladly spend $400 for two 480s in crossfilrre. Thats $300 cheaper than the 1080s.

 

I'd spend the extra $300 for the 1080 over the two 480s in XFire because XFire and SLI have been the most miserable experiences of my PC gaming life. They both are a complete headache to use. I don't have enough time in my life to troubleshoot why dual GPUs aren't working in the game I'm playing. I have more important things to do, and when I want to relax, I just want to be able to fire something up and have some fun.

 

Dual RX 480s over a single card solution is in my personal opinion just stupid. And I laugh when AMD and Nvidia market their cards in a way that dual GPUs are god's gift to mankind. Because it just sucks to use. Ughh I could rant forever on this topic.

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Yep, and don't forget the 970 debacle with using only 3.5GB of RAM.

I'll gladly spend $400 for two 480s in crossfilrre. Thats $300 cheaper than the 1080s.

I don't understand the connection between the 970 and the 1080. Didn't the 970 was in terms of performance/price right were it supposed to be? it was a great 1080p performer, and it was not marketed as a 4K beast where it had the actual issues with the extra 0.5GB of memory.

Also 400$ for 480s with 4GB each? Why buy in 2016 a 4GB card? That 4GB is going to hinder the 480s at high resolution, which will make it useless, and you will not get the performance of the 1080s. We have already seen that on the fury x with HBM, so you want that with GDDR5?

That slide people keep referring to from AMD, stating higher performance than the 1080 at AOTS, was only run at 1080p, and for that, you don't need a 1080 or even a 480 CFX, or 8xmsaa, and you can run the game for 380$ with the 1070, 20$ less without any stuttering issues of CFX scaling issues, or heat issues, etc etc.

So comparing that, 480s 4GB in CFX vs the 1080, on just one game which favours AMD, and saying this is a fact for every game at every setting, is so freaking ridiculous, its getting embarrassing to read on OCN doh.gif
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That's curious.

Because i remember previous results had way better scaling for 1080.

They stated several times that the scaling under 4K is mostly because of CPU bottlenecking the cards.

While the far cry state very little scaling at 1440p, only 2.5%, at 4K it is 63%.
BF gives 88% scaling at 4K, and middle earth gives 83% scaling at 5K. Those are actually pretty good numbers.

Meaning that right now, those cards are not being very much utilised because of either driver issues or CPU issues when it comes to places where you don't really need two cards.
To really shine, those cards needs to be heavily burdened in terms of resolution or settings.

One way to force it, is run upscaling (which this review doesn't do). That will force higher resolution even at 1440p, which will reduce performance of the other cards, but show how strong the 1080 can potentially be.
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