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    Default Anyone going to be upgrading to a nvidia 1080?

    I've got a couple aging 780's from 2013 that need an upgrade, looking at getting a single NVidia 1080. This card is badass and from what I've read will literally double my performance and going from 3 GB ram to 8 GB will be significant. If you plan on upgrading though, stay away from the first batch "Founder's Editions", just a early grab of cash at the tune of about $100.00, apparently if you wait for a little time the regular/custom cards will come out with cheaper pricing. I've been playing a lot of Rust (doesn't do SLI at this point, may not ever due to Unity engine) and although still an early release and not optimized I'm looking forward to much better performance on the 1440p monitor.





    A couple of reviews:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages...-review,1.html

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/30710...r-created.html


    Anyone else got their eye on one of these?
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    Something to do with a computer I am guessing?

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    What does GTX stand firm?

    GT often stands for grand touring so maybe if goes in a car.

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    I'm due for an upgrade, but waiting to see what the new Titan replacement will look like. Thinking about hardline watercooling as well.

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    Likely I won't be any time soon. I just don't have much time for computer games anymore, and usually the ones I do play don't really require the latest in graphics technology. I'm using a GTX760 right now, and it suits the limited games I do play just fine.

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    My desktop has a 980 Ti, don't really see much point in upgrading this generation. I tend to skip every second or third release, as I'm typically not playing bleeding edge games. Steam sales and lack of time have guaranteed that I'll always have a couple dozen or more games from years past to work through.

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    Something to do with a computer I am guessing?
    Computer graphics cards.

    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    What does GTX stand firm?

    GT often stands for grand touring so maybe if goes in a car.
    It's just a suffix that Nvidia uses for the higher performance gaming products. Lower end ones just have GT. It doesn't really mean anything other than branding.

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    Not this go around. I just put in a space heater 390X in the fall. I got plenty of horsepower for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    My desktop has a 980 Ti, don't really see much point in upgrading this generation. I tend to skip every second or third release, as I'm typically not playing bleeding edge games. Steam sales and lack of time have guaranteed that I'll always have a couple dozen or more games from years past to work through.

    Quote Originally Posted by maclac
    Something to do with a computer I am guessing?
    Computer graphics cards.

    Quote Originally Posted by KC View Post
    What does GTX stand firm?

    GT often stands for grand touring so maybe if goes in a car.
    It's just a suffix that Nvidia uses for the higher performance gaming products. Lower end ones just have GT. It doesn't really mean anything other than branding.
    I should get admin to change KC to GTX-SSP

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    I'm gonna wait a bit longer. I've had terrible experiences on the hardware side with Nvidia & terrible software experiences with AMD so it's a bit of a wash for me. The new car, wedding & so forth have bit into the funmoneyfund for a little bit as well, so I'm gonna wait until the dust settles a bit more on this generation.
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    My GTX960 will do just fine for a while longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    I'm gonna wait a bit longer. I've had terrible experiences on the hardware side with Nvidia & terrible software experiences with AMD so it's a bit of a wash for me. The new car, wedding & so forth have bit into the funmoneyfund for a little bit as well, so I'm gonna wait until the dust settles a bit more on this generation.
    AMD's drivers have been crazy solid, and with rapid updates like game-day drivers. I've been very impressed since I made the move to AMD this round. Had Nvidia for a few years before buying AMD in the fall.
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    The custom cards are coming out!

    MSI: http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/msi...ics-cards.html

    Gigabyte: http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/gig...hics-card.html

    And my personal fav, Asus: http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/asu...-gtx-1080.html

    There's a backordered EVG-A Superclocked on for $865 + tax at Memory Express.

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX62547

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    And just to add, the cheaper yet kickass 1070 is coming out soon too, beating a Titan/980Ti. The best part is that the price will be drastically less, probably around $500.00 Cdn. Yes, a Titan/980Ti for almost half the price.



    Here's a review of the 1070 from pcgamer.

    http://www.pcgamer.com/geforce-gtx-1...mance-preview/

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    Just picked one up. Bring on the n00bs!


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    nerd.

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    Agreed!

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