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I got a Asus strix 980ti for 435 today after i saw those benchmarks



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Dunno if anyone can answer, but if I buy this new card can my i7 4820k 3.7 ghz cpu continue to work well for me, or will it become a bottlenecking liability soon?



I'm just not seeing myself going to AMD.

I have 150 or so Nvidia 3D Vision games that i enjoy going back to (and still occasionally release new profiles despite the death of 3D) and AMD  simply don't have the bank to partner on game launches , certainly not to the level that Nvidia does or the 7000 series yesteryears where they had their Gaming Evolved promos.

Mantle and TrueAudio...were terribly aborted and unsupported by developers.

I mean they would have completely annihilate competing Nvidia cards as well as pull a change of fortunes where they become uncontested top dogs in the high end for me to consider switching. In the meantime as long as the majority of games favor Nvidia hardware, that's where my wallet will be.



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Ruler said:
the performance is quite amazing i could easily play every current AAA game in 120Hz on my old monitor. But the prices are really redicolous, Nvidia charges 800€ for this card, its 200€ more than what americans pay and the Euro is still above the US Dollar.

From the reports it looks like the GTX 1080 will be a lot cheaper than the Titan X which is at those prices (800€ you mention, or more like 1000€).

They are expecting to launch it at 699USD (so around 600€).

It looks like it will be the goto card for mainstream VR.



NYANKS said:

Dunno if anyone can answer, but if I buy this new card can my i7 4820k 3.7 ghz cpu continue to work well for me, or will it become a bottlenecking liability soon?

Core i7 4820K is still potent... Sure it might only be a quaddy, but it's still a good quaddy, it would have no issue running multiple Geforce GTX 1080's.

And never worry about Bottlenecks, you will always have them somewhere, even with the best and fastest of everything, they will also change depending on game, scene, settings etc'.



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Any news about a mobile 1080m or something? I was planning to buy a new notebook in the next few weeks with a GTX 980m, but now this thing comes around and I wonder if I should wait for notebooks with 1080m... =/



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CGI-Quality said:
JRPGfan said:

A 1080 GTX is overkill unless you plan to game at higher resoultions.

People say this with every new GPU release. At 1080p, it is effecient and ideal. If it's "plenty more than someone needs", that is a good thing.

Yeah I agree with this. You don't want it dropping under your ideal framerate under heavy load.



JRPGfan said:

A 1080 GTX is overkill unless you plan to game at higher resoultions.

 

I don't think so. With this card, you are safe for quite a time if you have your PC hooked up to your TV and if it's 1080p TV. You can play at maximum settings and don't have to worry about dropping frames anytime soon if you lock the framerate to 60fps.



NYANKS said:

Dunno if anyone can answer, but if I buy this new card can my i7 4820k 3.7 ghz cpu continue to work well for me, or will it become a bottlenecking liability soon?

Of course it will work well for you. The current progress is to put more load on the GPU and not the CPU but your CPU will be fine, although 4 of these threads are only hyperthreaded.



CGI-Quality said:
JRPGfan said:

A 1080 GTX is overkill unless you plan to game at higher resoultions.

People say this with every new GPU release. At 1080p, it is effecient and ideal. If it's "plenty more than someone needs", that is a good thing.

Agreed, I would say 4k is the new computer standard with some people wanting not one, but 3 4k monitors used together.

If not now, then soon.



 

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