Originally Posted by looniam
unfortunately there are no custom bios for pascal. go look in all the owners' threads and everyone is passing around the best AIB bios (different power limits) that works for their card. now it's all "auto stuff" with pressing control(something) in after burner to find a voltage curve and whatnot.
well and putting the chip (if not the whole card) under water; the best clocks are 45c and below. however going a little bigger in screen resolution would be more desirable with a pascal card than maxwell . . personally, i am holding fast until something better shakes out.
On the first point, if you get a 1080 I'd suggest getting a FTW, G1/Windforce or and of the higher tiered GPUs if you care about overclocking on air.
I have an SC 1080 which is reference with a better cooler. I can flash the Palit BIOS and get better clock speeds and higher scores at the same speed BUT the card it came from had lower RPM fans so it made my GPU run hotter since I was missing about 30% of my RPM range lol.
How well YOUR 1080 OCs is dependent on silicon quality, cooling and BIOS limitation and there is little price difference between the best 1080 and the reference so get one of the faster ones the first time around lol
Mine won't hold 2000Mhz in games with the stock BIOS.
On the second point, I went from a 980 (died) to this 1080 while I still had a 1080p panel and while I did get higher framerates I was too CPU bound with an [email protected]
to notice a massive difference. Upgrading to 1440p/144hz IPS really set off the GPU upgrade and was easily the best upgrade I've ever made. Now that I've upgraded to a [email protected]
with faster ram I'm very happy with my gaming performance.
The difference between a 980TI and a 1080 would be smaller but it would still be a big improvement at higher resolutions, I feel like the 1080 would do fine at that resolution if you're going for 60fps with the higher settings.
Another thing you'll gain is Adaptive Sync which is a fantastic upgrade on it's own. As cheap as 1080s are now I feel like it would be a good upgrade for the price.