Question 1080 to 1080TI?

Avarath

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I currently own a GTX 1080. I have a deal from a friend to buy a 1080TI for $200. Is it worth $200 to upgrade? I run 2K on a 165hz monitor.
 

UsandThem

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Your friend is selling their GTX 1080ti for $200? :oops:

If so, buy it and turn around and sell your GTX 1080 for at least $350+, if not more.
 

Avarath

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I'll be giving away to another friend.. just wasn't sure if it's worth spending $200. Condition of him selling for $200.


Your friend is selling their GTX 1080ti for $200? :oops:

If so, buy it and turn around and sell your GTX 1080 for at least $350+, if not more.
 
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UsandThem

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I guess it would come down to the games you play. The 1080ti is around 25% - 30% faster than your current card, so if you need that extra headroom to play your games at the FPS you want, then go for it.

However, if your current card handles what you do with it, then keep it.
 

Avarath

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Yeah it's not something I'm really having issues with. Right now everything I play hits 60-100+ fps at Max settings. I was just thinking more for the future. Wasn't sure if this was too good of a deal to pass up, or just meh.
 

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It would have been a great deal if you were able to sell your old card, but since you're not, you'll have to decide if paying $200 for 30% more performance is worth it to you.
 

amenx

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Go for it. $200 for a 1080ti is an incredible deal. If you dont need the extra performance now, you likely will later. Is your friend aware of the current value of his card and that it can fetch quite a bit higher?
 
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Quite a friend selling you a GTX 1080TI for $200.00. JUMP ON THAT!
 

Stg-Flame

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I'll be his friend if he'll sell me that card for $200.
 
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That's an obscenely good deal. There is only one non-exotic (AKA Titan RTX) card that is legitimately faster than a 1080ti, and that is a 2080ti. Vega 7, Navi XT, and 2080 are only moderately equivalent, and often fall notably behind the better built 1080ti models when OCd.

On the subject, it's kind of weird how a couple of things changed with Pascal to Turing.

Pascal FE models are basically the worst models. 10Gbps ram, blowers, basic clocks, and nothing special for OC. Later AIB Pascal's like the 1080 ROG Strix 11Gbps were as much as 20% faster. Build quality on them is insanely good, like with my old Aorus 1080ti, even has copper rear jacketed backplate.

Turing FE models are actually pretty excellent, though overpriced IMHO. And the AIBs seem to have taken a step back. Just compare the Aorus 1080ti to the Aorus 2080ti. HSF, backplate, overall build quality took an immediately noticable hit.

Anyway, yes, grab the 1080ti. I went from the Strix 1080 to an Aorus 1080ti, and the leap was substantial at 1440p 144hz and 3440x1440 120hz UW. Tbqh that leap felt as large as the leap from 1080ti to 2080ti, and my son now has the Aorus. Rips every game to shreds still at 1440, and will even push 4k if you are judicious about scaling back wasteful settings. I much prefer high refresh Gysnc though, so dumped 4k for UW.
 
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In that config you will get AT LEAST 20% of performance gains, in some titles maybe more. You can use also the vram on some games, so for me is a good deal. Hope it helps.
 

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