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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Jez » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:05 am

There's no justification for these prices and it's squeezing the PC market mercilessly. I'm sticking with my 980gtx for now can't justify spending on one of these cards at all.
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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Snowy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:56 am

I was in the same space Jez, but my 980 had other ideas...
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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Snowy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:27 pm

Holy crap.

1 - It is huge. It weighs in at 1.5kg

2 - It is a monster. GR Wildlands on ultra quality at 3440x1440 runs at a steady 60fps. Ultra settings were something that I couldn't even think about on my old 980, it was a single-digit slideshow.

The upshot - mightily expensive but what an upgrade.
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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Jez » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:33 pm

Good to hear it's doing the business anyway :)
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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Snowy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:15 am

Indeed - Witcher 3, Wildlands, Asscreed Odyssey, all running at max spec and all between 50-120fps - very happy with the increased performance.
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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Rusty » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:28 am

Gotta love the extra grunt on an upgrade.
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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Mantis » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:58 pm

It seems really bad to me that you drop that much money on a card and yet some newer games still put out sub 60 frames per second even when only running on 1440p. Is the rest of your rig bottle-necking it or something?

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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Snowy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:07 pm

Very likely mate, I am running a 4 year old rig remember, just with a new card in it. It doesn't bother me though, 50fps as a lowest output on a game as demanding as GR:W isn't bad by any means, and nary a stutter to be seen. This is just on the standard gaming setting too, haven't switched it to the overclocked mode.
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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Lee » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:17 pm

I honestly doubt you would see that big of a difference even if you were still on SandyBridge cpu rocking a RTX 2080 TI. It's only when you go for 4K resolution the bottleneck would really show and that maybe more down to DDR3 and motherboard. Or if they slapped Denovo on the game and it's throttling the cpu like it is in MonsterHunterWorld and Assassin Creed new game.

Just for an example with what I mean in the games and the framerate done with a 1080 TI below.

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Re: Balls, new GFX card needed...

Post by Snowy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:59 am

Interesting. Both the 'lowest' results have been Ubi titles, and having checked both Wildlands and Odyssey have Denuvo. TW3 maxed was up between 75-120FPS. Will have to fire up some other graphically intensive games and see what their performance is like.
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