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KinGSuzTaiN 23 months ago

This may or may not be a stupid question. But I'm on my first build right now, and I'm in need of one piece just to finish everything which is the GPU. My current build is asus 9 formula z270 MoBo, i7-7700k, kraken x62, etc... now I'm on my last part and I have a question... I was interested in the ASUS 1080 Strix OC Edition until it was announced that the 1080 Ti was being released so I held back. Everyone said the Ti will be top shelf stuff. But I look at the numbers of each card in regards to clocks and the 1080 Strix OC seems to have bigger numbers.... can someone explain why I should be getting the Ti over the OC 1080 Edition ? Reasons... explanations..... thanks

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eddiebear 2 points 23 months ago

On a very similar boat as you with my build. I have a brand new 7700K, Asus Maximux IX Code, etc. I just picked up the Asus 1080 A8G model for $500 (which is the new MSRP on 1080s, but this is a custom cooler board, so it's always ~$50 more). I may return it, but I picked it up because I'm about to go on vacation and didn't want to come back to no inventory. I'm going to wait to install it when I get back in case a deal pops up.

There is a review out for the upcoming 1080ti from Asus, and it's phenomenal, but I can't justify the ~$750 (probably closer to $800 with inventory numbers the first few months). Worst parts, TAX, plus it's not coming out until early April and availability will probably put me closer to May for purchase.

I run a 2560x1440 IPS 4ms 144hz Gsync monitor for gaming and a similar (75hz non-gsync) secondary monitor. For the games I play, the 1080 should be fine at Ultra settings (or close to it) until Volta comes out. Spending $3-4K up front is a tough pill to swallow. So I figure if I spend $2500 now and spend the ~$800 in a year or 2 for a new GPU, it would be a no brainer.

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Theres more than core clocks to cards.

That being said, theres always something better around the corner and if you stop every time to know what is around the corner, you will be waiting eternally.

My recommendation is to actually look at the display resolution and refresh rate you have/want and get the proper CPU/GPU for the task.

This aside, the 1080ti looks like it will be around 25% using only the FE and more than likely even more when board partner cards are released.

KinGSuzTaiN submitter 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks for the reply! Anyways, money isn't really an issue so that doesn't matter. And in regards to the cards I wanted a little more information. Because I do know new parts are constantly coming out so I will never been with the newest stuff, but as I been building I've been getting the latest equipment, for example.... was going to buy z170 with i7-6700k and my luck came and 2 days later z270 was released and got them. So since the Ti just released I just want to know if getting the Ti will be worth it or am I losing performance against the 1080 OC Edition

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

The 1080 is about 25% behind on performance right now but depending on your monitor(s) set up, its possible this may have no effect at all for you.

KinGSuzTaiN submitter 1 point 23 months ago

Right now I have a -1m/s response time -1920x1080 -144 Hz monitor

I will be getting a 4K monitor soon but not right now.

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

4k might benefit from a 1080ti but the 1080 is good enough for 4k as well.

The difference is that the 1080 wont have as much headroom as the 1080ti.

KinGSuzTaiN submitter 1 point 23 months ago


vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Clock speeds not equal performance. Architecturally they are quite different.


Also overclocked they will hit about the same clock speeds

Zveir 9 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

The 1080ti is based on a bigger GP102 GPU Core, has an increased memory bandwidth of 480GB/s vs the 1080s 320GB/s. Core clock does not mean much, really. It's only a baseline of comparison to two identical GPU cores. A 2Ghz GP102 core is twice as fast as a 1Ghz GP102 core, but you can not compare that to anything else for performance numbers.

A 1080ti OC'd to 2Ghz is about 30-35% faster than a GTX 1080. Buy the 1080ti.

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Doesnt the 1080ti have a 384GB/s and the Titan kept the 480 or did I read that in reverse?

Radox-0 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Slightly Wrong. As a result of disabling a memory module on the 1080Ti, the memory bus has dropped to 352 bit vs 384 bit on the pascal Titan. However as the 1080Ti has Gddr5x at 11 Gbps, the 1080Ti has an overall higher memory bandwidth at 484 GB/s vs 480 GB/s on the Titan X pascal.

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago


I knew there was an 84 somwhere!

KinGSuzTaiN submitter 1 point 23 months ago

Wow so even with the clock numbers the TI is faster than the OC'ed 1080 by 30-35% ? Impressive

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

The performance boost will vary for each game.

But most of them are around 25% more. It wouldn't surprise me if we hit 30-35% with aftermarket cards from board partners.


bohemond1980 14 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

The higher the resolution the smaller the fps difference, right now I'm a bit disappointed in the 4k performance of the 1080Ti (~15 FPS average than a ref 1080). If it was a clean 30 FPS that would be one thing, but an o/c 1080 will be able to close that gap by about 5-8 FPS I'd say for 4k. Right now my 980Tis in two way SLI often stack right up on reference 1080 SLI (The Division, 4.3 FPS difference @4K and Shadow of Mordor 1 FPS differerence @5K. So really above 1440p the 1080s are clearly not worth it to me, especially as I game @7680x1440p where the difference will be even smaller, barring VRAM breaching. Similarly the 1080Ti SLI would only offer, in my estimate, 8-12 FPS over my 980Tis in the majority of demanding games at that resolution. In all likelihood you can bring your 1080 to near reference 1080Ti performance if you have a decent overclocker. Better to think in terms of FPS rather than percentages, it will make the assessment more tangible and clearly show if the difference is worth it. If 30% is only 8 FPS, for example, that doesn't sound as good as 30% by itself; more of a marketing ploy really.

Stokes26 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I'm more or less in the same boat - I was going to get the 1080 Strix but then the Ti got announced. I'm just waiting for the 1080Ti Strix to come out - which according to Asus should release sometime around mid-March. And seeing as how it's already the 12th, I suspect the launch is just around the corner.

Radox-0 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Can't for a second believe it will be mid-march. FE cards have sold out, let alone AIB. I know a UK retailer who pretty much gets everything first has indicated start of April for launch of aftermarket cards in low volumes, with decent supply being on hand in May.

Stokes26 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

"ROG Strix and Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be available worldwide from mid-March, 2017. Stay tuned to find out more, they'll be worth the wait."


Radox-0 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080ti-launch-biggest-range-in-the-uk.18772280/page-4 These guys are usually more on the money and have defined dates then media from OEM from past experiences.

Cam84 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I may go from a 1070 ftw to a 1080 ti but I can turn down a couple of unnoticeable settings and hit 1080 Fps ez :)

marvin2320041 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

You should get the gtx 1080ti to prevent further GPU replacements because it has 3gb more VRAM and 35% faster than the gtx 1080, the truth is you can achieve the higher clock speeds on the ti because of their technology in implementing more cuda cores and higher process speeds. The gtx 1080ti is a highly proficient card because of its pascal architecture compared to the titan's one which was Maxewell from the 2016 version.

Radox-0 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Actually 1080's typically clock somewhat higher then 1080Ti's sadly. The actual performance delta is more along the lines of 30%, but yep indeed a solid card.

If you mean the Titan XP, that is an all pascal architecture also, nothing Maxwell about it.

Cam84 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

If your wanting the gpu to last a couple year 1080 ti for a 1440p or better or if you have a 1080p monitor a cheap Gtx 1080 is nice, better yet if you wanna upgrade every generation an oced Gtx 1070 is gold!