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#198028 22-Jun-2016 21:55
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Was just wondering if any one has actually picked up at gtx 1080? Every time i've looked at buying one they were out of stock but i'm not in a rush so don't mind waiting lol. Whats the performance like at 4k?

 

Also do you really think crossfire rx 480s will actually out perform a 1080? I feel like amd is exaggerating but you never know.

 

 


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  #1578688 22-Jun-2016 22:09
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Can't comment on the 1080, don't have one but my personal opinion on the RX480 is that using DX12/Mantle/Vulkan multigpu it probably will be faster as long as the engine is coded for those functions, via the old crossfire profiles, it most likely won't be; so far the only multigpu reference I have seen is Ashes of Singularity which has a comprehensive DX12 path in the engine.

 

Personally, I'm looking at the RX480 as my next upgrade as I can't afford the ludicrous prices of the 1070/80 and power actually matters to me so the single 6 pin pci-e power means potentially 120w-150w power consumption during gaming...


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  #1578692 22-Jun-2016 22:22
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1070 is hardly ludicrously priced, they are $8-900 NZ which is pretty reasonably considering it will beat a 980ti which a few weeks ago were still retailing for $1100

 

 





 
 
 
 


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  #1578693 22-Jun-2016 22:24
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im certainly keen on grabbing a 1080, time for an upgrade for me. my poor 660TI just cant do much more to keep up - Its done a solid job at pushing itself to the limits through its life.

 

 

 

awaiting decent market range of non reference cards though.

 

the range coming out currently differ so much, its quite insane the differences between the lot.

 

 

 

the RX480 for me, is a dud imo. (i am kinda a team green fanboy though.. I have never agreed with the openGL performance on the ATI/AMD range.)

 

i await to see it seriously do anything, ashes is utterly bias sadly.





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  #1584634 2-Jul-2016 14:26
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cowface:

 

Was just wondering if any one has actually picked up at gtx 1080? Every time i've looked at buying one they were out of stock but i'm not in a rush so don't mind waiting lol. Whats the performance like at 4k?

 

Also do you really think crossfire rx 480s will actually out perform a 1080? I feel like amd is exaggerating but you never know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I picked up a GTX 1080 G1 Gaming from Gigabyte today. I game at 1440p and don't have a 4K monitor, so I can't tell you much about 4K. But broadly speaking the benchmarks tell us that if you want 60 FPS consistently or near 60 FPS in every game, a single 1080 doesn't do it at 4K. From the benchmarks that I've seen, if you have a G-Sync monitor and consider 40+ to early 50s FPS playable (I do - but note that hovering around the 40s is more likely), a good experience can be had on the likes of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Witcher 3, GTA V, Hitman and less demanding stuff like Rainbow Six: Siege. What I would be concerned about (especially if you are particularly sensitive to them) is framerate dips and potentially quite low minimum framerates. I just wouldn't go near 4K with known FPS killers like Assassins Creed and Tom Clancy: Division.

 

As for the situation with CF RX 480s, there are quite a few benchmark videos on Youtube now. If there was a claim that this would consistently out-perform a single 1080, it is nothing short of a joke (I don't recall that claim being made - only that this setup would be better in Ashes of Singularity, a game which takes advantage of asynchronous computation, a notable strength of AMD). In most instances, the 1080 is still around 10% faster. And there are instances where the minimum framerate and lowest 1% of FPS of the CF solution are very low. And some modern titles, like Rise of the Tob Raider, simply do not take advantage of multiple GPUs at all.

 

I really am not an Nvidia fanboy but unless you are someone who tends to just hit particular games and that those games clearly benefit from CF scaling and you're prepared to take a risk that some game you really want to play in the future will go nowhere with a CF solution, I would not go anywhere near this solution under any circumstances. Anyone thinking of CFing is likely running at least 1440p and if you are stuck with single GPU performance on the 480, things can get pretty dire. And if you are crazy enough to throw 1K at two video cards, often it isn't much of a stretch to throw a few more hundys in. Not to mention all the noise, power draw and bugs that any multi-GPU solutions are liable to attract.

 

Nothing about the 480 situation changes my mind that the best single GPU solution is best for most people and that multi-GPU solutions only work for those with lots of money chasing icing on an already very good cake or people buying older generation cards to SLI for games that they know work well using multi-GPUs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1584645 2-Jul-2016 14:45
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I have a 1070 with a 4k screen.  The 1070 plays fine on it a lot better than the 970 could do.

 

Im very happy


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  #1584647 2-Jul-2016 14:51
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Just curious, do you run everything at ultra settings? One thing I should add is that what I previously wrote applies mainly to running everything with ultra. The FPS cost of doing so is often not quite worth it, especially when one considers the often insubstantial graphical improvements between high/very high and ultra. Just a point to note for people considering 4K. And many people will say that the higher resolution is itself a vast improvement compared to running things on ultra at a lower resolution. So YMMV.

 

 

 

 


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  #1584674 2-Jul-2016 16:06
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I am not really much of a COD gamer etc, how GTAV works fine on the highest settings

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1584694 2-Jul-2016 17:02
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I am a 1070 Owner and its SO much faster than my 970 @ 1440P I was surprised how much better it made my games feel, even though I wasn't feeling like they were lacking.


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  #1584698 2-Jul-2016 17:11
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cowface:

 

Also do you really think crossfire rx 480s will actually out perform a 1080? I feel like amd is exaggerating but you never know.

 

 

No, don't crossfire 480, not until they fixed it..

 

https://hardforum.com/threads/rx-480-is-apparently-killing-pcie-slots.1903867/

 

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Power-Consumption-Concerns-Radeon-RX-480

 

 

 

 


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