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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Review

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RedFlames 9th March 2017, 14:19 Quote
11GB seems such a weird size for the frame buffer... I thought it was a typo at first...

The cynical part of me thinks they've crippled it just enough so it can't be used as a cheap Titan X/Quadro for workloads that require that kinda thing.
burningsky25 9th March 2017, 14:22 Quote
Small thing, but it would appear your graphs on page 11 have the shading reversed for the 1080 Ti - I wouldn't expect it to draw less power and run cooler under load compared to idle, but that's what it seems to indicate . . .
sandys 9th March 2017, 14:26 Quote
Little bit disappointing in that it can't smash 4k@60fps in some of those titles, looks like SLI is still required.
Vault-Tec 9th March 2017, 14:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by sandys
Little bit disappointing in that it can't smash 4k@60fps in some of those titles, looks like SLI is still required.

Every time I think there is a GPU coming along that could actually "do" 4k the game devs make worse games, requiring even more grunt.

I mean yeah, this is as close as you are going to get for a single card 4k monster but I still feel that we need more power.

As for the card? yeah I would like one. Would make a nice upgrade from my Titan XM. However the price is pretty out there. It would take me three months of saving for one, and I can think of far better things to do with my time. Shame, but I guess that's how it is now. Maybe I will pick a second hand one up in a year or so's time?

For years and years I always said "OK so this is my limit" and have always crumbled. But over the past year or so I've been sticking to my limits and Intel and Nvidia have more than broken those limits.

And for once I've not crumbled.
IanW 9th March 2017, 14:33 Quote
Nice numbers, but my 1080 will suffice until Volta appears.
supermuchurios 9th March 2017, 14:46 Quote
And so affordable as well.
Hustler 9th March 2017, 15:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by IanW
Nice numbers, but my 1080 will suffice until Volta appears.

The chances of Volta being much of an upgrade to a 1080 are very small.
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MightyBenihana 9th March 2017, 15:25 Quote
Not sure how helpful those temperature comparsions are in the great scheme of things, apples to apples with FEs would be nice to see but it is nice to see that even with the FE the temps are well under control. Otherwise great review except for the price but that's not your fault.
Mr_Mistoffelees 9th March 2017, 16:50 Quote
Personally, as I game at 1440p and don't play the most demanding games (I play RPG/MMORPG), I like the fact that this launch has been accompanied by cuts in the prices of GTX 1070 & 1080.
vdbswong 9th March 2017, 16:55 Quote
DId anything ever come of the rumours that 980Ti owners would have some sort of reward/incentive to upgrade with the launch of the 1080 Ti?

I remember it doing the rounds a few months ago, but then nothing.
23RO_UK 9th March 2017, 16:58 Quote
I'll stick with my 1070, it's nice that I picked it up on pre-order cheaper than what it's retailing at even now :D
Wakka 9th March 2017, 17:49 Quote
Even though I got my 1080 cheap (£390 cheap), I was still nervous with this just around the corner.

Feel fairly justified in my decision now though - the games that are playable on a Ti @ 4K are playable on a vanilla 1080, the ones that aren't... Well, aren't.

Hopefully the PS4 Pro and Scorpio will push developers into being a bit more efficient with the graphical power they can use - it gets embarrassing when even a new console is effectively playing the same games that our £400+ GPU's are struggling with...
N17 dizzi 9th March 2017, 18:30 Quote
I was trying to make the point in the 1080ti thread within hardware that prices have been inflated, and promptly got fed a load of waffle and some graph that showed top-end GPU prices are the same, with inflation being conceptually offered as the culprit. Glad to see this article has hit the nail on the head.

Prices of top end gpus have increased, and it appears to scale somewhat down the line.
perplekks45 9th March 2017, 18:56 Quote
This seems to me to be a kind of pre-emptive strike on Nvidia's side. As per usual in the recent past they are prepared. Which is not a good thing for us, the customers.
Pete J 9th March 2017, 20:19 Quote
This is going to sound arrogant, but I feel the review is incomplete without a direct comparison to the Titan XP - I imagine this is because it's hardly a GPU most have lying around for the sake of it. After all, the 1080 Ti is supposed to render the Titan XP obsolete.
N17 dizzi 9th March 2017, 20:30 Quote
Yeah, 3 separate reviews I've read have omitted the TXP! Was it that expensive that Nvidia didn't give many to tech sites? :)
sandys 9th March 2017, 21:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
This is going to sound arrogant, but I feel the review is incomplete without a direct comparison to the Titan XP - I imagine this is because it's hardly a GPU most have lying around for the sake of it. After all, the 1080 Ti is supposed to render the Titan XP obsolete.

It doesn't render it obsolete, it just offers the same performance for less dough a year later, that is the march of technology for you, if you are high resolution gaming and you have titan XP you have no need for this TI, you still have the marginally better card, particularly if you have it under water.

If you are using reference coolers then the Ti would win out as it can run longer before throttling boost due to improved cooling.

For me, who was on the fence at £1100 a GPU (though I almost fell off a few times :D ) , 700quid is a lot more palatable as a single card solution that can allow me to play at 4k@60 (almost, reckon it will be fine with some OC, I will find out :) )

Some Ti vs Titan XP numbers in this vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7MIrWtUjRQ
kosch 9th March 2017, 21:33 Quote
Would be good to have added some graphs with a 980ti for direct previous generation comparison I was hoping the 1080ti would make 4K plausible but I don't think we are there quite yet.
Vault-Tec 9th March 2017, 22:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by sandys

For me, who was on the fence at £1100 a GPU (thought I almost fell off a few times :D ) , 700quid is a lot more palatable

That's exactly what they wanted you to think.
rollo 9th March 2017, 22:18 Quote
Think you will need the TI version of Volta for that dream.
Vault-Tec 9th March 2017, 22:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo
Think you will need the TI version of Volta for that dream.

And by the time we get there games will be even worse and it still won't be enough.

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^ 4K gaming.
sandys 9th March 2017, 22:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by kosch
Would be good to have added some graphs with a 980ti for direct previous generation comparison I was hoping the 1080ti would make 4K plausible but I don't think we are there quite yet.

980ti is also in the video link I posted
Pete J 10th March 2017, 04:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by sandys
It doesn't render it obsolete
Yup, I used the wrong word - 'redundant' perhaps? The point is that the Titan is now pointless to buy. But I don't think Titan XP owners feel 'annoyed' as a lot of articles state. After all, they've been enjoying the performance for 7 months now and the performance is the same.
bit-tech reviews 10th March 2017, 08:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
This is going to sound arrogant, but I feel the review is incomplete without a direct comparison to the Titan XP - I imagine this is because it's hardly a GPU most have lying around for the sake of it. After all, the 1080 Ti is supposed to render the Titan XP obsolete.

Hi there,

We appreciate your comments. However, there is good reason why the Titan X hasn't been included - ours is waylaid in the post!

We mention this on the system setup page:

*editor's note. You will see the upcoming graphs don't have the Titan X included. Our Titan X sample has been waylaid in the post, meaning that, despite our best efforts, we are unable to have those numbers at this present time. We will, however, input those as soon as a replacement card turns up, which we expect to be tomorrow, but still wanted this review to go live so that you could see the improvement over the GTX 1080 card. It is very reasonable to assume that Titan X will benchmark a couple of per cent slower than GTX 1080 Ti. Watch this space, as we also update with overclocked numbers.

We will add it as soon as we can get it into the test system. :)
Wakka 10th March 2017, 09:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Pete J
But I don't think Titan XP owners feel 'annoyed' as a lot of articles state. After all, they've been enjoying the performance for 7 months now and the performance is the same.

Plus, if you had £1k to drop on a GPU, you shouldn't be complaining about much anways.
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