Originally Posted by BigMack70
This is about all you need to know about WCCFtech. Not only do they fabricate all kinds of rumors frequently, now they've taken to fabricating the past.
1080 was about 35% faster than the 980 Ti
(stock vs stock... yes I know you could custom OC the 980 Ti to the moon and back and make it more competitive).
I wish this trash site would just get blacklisted on here. Nothing of value ever comes from it.
I want to agree here but factually speaking nearly every 980 Ti could do 1450 MHz (my MSI Gaming 6G did 1500 MHz with an AIO affixed to the core and 45C load temp, default voltage). They were so insanely underclocked from the factory @ 1200 MHz.
+250-300 MHz = a 25% overclock.
Whereas with GTX 1080, you could squeeze another 150 Mhz out of it, taking it from 1860 to 2000 MHz on avg, making for something like a 7% overclock.
Here we see a GTX 1080 at 1860 MHz only about 10% faster than a 980 Ti @ 1490 MHz:
Throw in another 7-10% accounting for overclocking a 1080 to 2000 MHz, but it's not actually 35% faster unless you run 980 Ti @ 1200 MHz. There are a few titles released after the fact where NGreedia was able to "focus on the new architecture" (a useful euphemism, translation: gimp the outgoing architecture with newer titles) that resulted in much more than a 15% difference. We see the same thing today, compounded even more so with DLSS, but even DLSS aside, there are many titles where NGreedia have released driver updates for certain titles to make Pascal looks slow AF.
Take The Witcher 3 for example, where driver updates released after Turing refresh "focused on the new architecture" resulting in HUGE gains vis a vis Pascal. Like nearly 50% easily.
What likely happened is that NGreedia achieved some driver-side optimization breakthrough well before Turing was even released and they with-held releasing it until after Turing was released and then applied the optimization exclusively to the new architecture to give NGreedia a title or two, or three etc to point to and say "see, 2080 Ti is 50% faster than 1080 Ti!" when in reality they could have easily applied the optimization to the older architecture(s).
"Focusing on the new architecture".
Some back-history, I have owned 780 Ti, 780 Ti SLI, 980 Ti, 1080 Ti, and now 2080 Ti.