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Topic: Nvidia Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Dubbed 'The World...
KostaAndreadis
Posts: 1840
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

An announcement that's been on the, err, cards for a while now, comes confirmation from Nvidia that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is set to debut March 10 at a price point of $699 USD. Hailed as the most powerful GPU ever created, the 1080 Ti boasts a performance increase of 35% over the standard 1080 thanks to its 11GB of next-gen GDDR5X Video Memory. And faster clock speed. Which, even makes it faster than the super-expensive Titan X.

In addition to the announcement it's expected that the 1080 and 1070 prices will drop to make room for the new beastly kid on the block. The card comes clocked at 1538 MHz out of the box, and thanks to new cooling will also allow for overclocking without too much trouble. Not that it'll need any on day one.



Prior to the March 10 launch expect to see some real-world performance tests for the 1080 Ti.
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Hogfather
Posts: 16619
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Anyone wanna buy a 1080? ;)
fpot
Posts: 25718
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Yep I am getting one :D

edit: anyone want to buy two 980s?
ravn0s
Posts: 19054
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
looks like they're going to be around $1200 here.
fpot
Posts: 25719
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Should be able to sell my two 980s for $500ish. That means it only costs $700 :D
breno
Posts: 160
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

I think now is the time to upgrade from my GTX260
Psycho
Posts: 6192
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Yes please...I will be selling my 2 x Evga SC 980ti's to get one of these babies for sure.

fpot, what do you reckon a fair price for my cards should be, considering they are the 'solid back' factory overclocked cards , they already run 10% faster than a standard 980ti. I'll do a deal for QGL guys of course. :)


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fpot
Posts: 25723
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

To be honest I kind of struggled to come up with $500. It is low balled because I am selling to a friend. So many varied prices. There needs to be a red book for PC hardware.
Psycho
Posts: 6193
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
To be honest I kind of struggled to come up with $500. It is low balled because I am selling to a friend. So many varied prices. There needs to be a red book for PC hardware.


Agreed. I think Nvidia needs a loyalty [program...:) With the exception of one AMD card that I bought and it was an awesome card, funnily enough also similarly called a 980 of sorts (Radeon 9800 XT), I have purchased Nvidia cards solidly for nigh on 17 yrs now...I reckon we should be able to send our old/recent gen cards in for recycling and get a discount every time we upgrade.

Yeah well these are $1200 cards, if I can sell em for @$350 each I'll be happy, that makes the upgrade, as you say, only around the 6-700 mark.

Has anyone ever negotiated a bulk buy with one of the local retailers?. I did this a few years ago on behalf of the some hifi enthusiasts and got a $3k power amp at a bulk deal for 17 units at 2.3K, quite a saving.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 38779
Location: USA

I'm still running some 3 year old Dell stock video card which plays Dota 2 quite happily. I can't even imagine what a card like this would do for my PC. Would it actually make much difference with a 3 year old i7 CPU?
Melrick
Posts: 74
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales

My 980ti still runs everything beautifully on maximum graphics on everything so I see no real need to upgrade yet.
BladeRunner
Posts: 2635
Location: Queensland

I just got my 1070 last year, So I am pretty good at the moment.

@Trog - It would help. My CPU is an i7-4770k (I got from someone here on Ausgamers). It runs well and I don't think I see or experience any bottleneck Issues. CPU development has not been groundbreaking like it was in the past. So, yeah, Get one and power up your PC.
taggs
Posts: 6462
Location:

I really want to but tbh I still feel like a bit of a sucker for buying a Titan X on an impulse buy.

Should probably get a bit more out of that before splurging again >
fpot
Posts: 25725
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Yeah I'd wait for the 1180 or whatever the next series is called.

Anyone have any experience buying the cards in the USA and having them shipped over? I can trust my guy 100%, but I've heard of issues with duty and stuff being added on that makes the whole thing a waste of time. If I can get the card for mid $900ish instead of $1200 I might even grab two.
Psycho
Posts: 6194
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Anyone have any experience buying the cards in the USA and having them shipped over? I can trust my guy 100%, but I've heard of issues with duty and stuff being added on that makes the whole thing a waste of time. If I can get the card for mid $900ish instead of $1200 I might even grab two.


A few on the PLE forum have said they buy from Amazon no problems, but from memory anything you import to Oz has to be below $1000AUD to avoid any type of customs...sooo your mileage may vary.

Meanwhile, I have this puppy in my sights, I do like Evga gear. Reports are this is the SC (Superclocked version hence the 3 fans) My current cards are SC versions and they fly.

http://forums.evga.com/download.axd?file=0;2623260&where=&f=gtx1080Ti_ftw3_popup_01.jpg

ravn0s
Posts: 19057
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

A few on the PLE forum have said they buy from Amazon no problems, but from memory anything you import to Oz has to be below $1000AUD to avoid any type of customs...sooo your mileage may vary.


not for much longer. from july all products bought from overseas will be hit with the GST no matter their cost. this will also include digital products.
Psycho
Posts: 6196
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
not for much longer. from july all products bought from overseas will be hit with the GST no matter their cost. this will also include digital products.


Thanks for the heads up...so July is the deadline hey? fpot...you might be luck, these cards are said to be shipping within in weeks...I do like the safety net of 'if its broke' I can take it back to Paula at Umart and she looks after me, Bigly....I think it might have to do with the fact that I have spent close to 40K with those guys....ya reckon? :) and then some.........

Psycho
Posts: 6197
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Yeah I'd wait for the 1180 or whatever the next series is called.


Yep well it's codename is Volta and well, how do I put this...its 'purported specs' are absolutely insane s***...totally insane ...so take a 1080ti and make it crazy more powerful.

The current 1080ti is returning 'closed' benchmarks that support the view that it is 35% faster than the current 1080 card. Pretty bloody good.

here

The Ti is also outperforming the Titan X in many areas also apparently.....nuff said.

BUT the Volta specs, (reliably leaked..) if they are to be believed, is a card that will be on a 12nm specs, HMB2 memory with some people reporting that the card/s will have up to 48G of such insane mem on the cards!, (Different configs on diff variants of course)...and hence make the card, this thing called Volta, allegedly be twice as fast as a current GTX 1080ti! Wholly s*** Batman. I'll say that again, twice as fast...that's a 100% speed increase over a 1080ti on specs, even if real world results where 60% increase that's still insane s***.....wholly s*** Batman!!

Video cards are going to cost more than the entire computer soon... :) hell some do already!
fpot
Posts: 25745
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

I'm actually starting to have second thoughts on upgrading. If I'm being honest with myself I think I'm only doing so because I want a nice shiny thing. There is nothing my current rig can't run at 1440p on ultra. Might hold out and hopefully Volta will come out the same time as Cyberpunk 2077.
fpot
Posts: 25748
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Anyone able to snaffle one of these yet?
Vash
Posts: 5167
Location:

I'd hold out personally.
Also really hanging for Cyberpunk 2077, when i upgrade it'll be for 4K gaming. Just abit too exxy at the moment.
Psycho
Posts: 6199
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Anyone able to snaffle one of these yet?


Not locally, although the Umart site does have a place holder page for '1080ti' cards so I guess they are getting ready for stock.

NetPlus are the only company that static ice is reporting to be taking pre-orders. They have the Asus and the Gigabyte offerings listed.

I'm prob going to be waiting to see what Umart and Comp Alliance get in, and also wait to see what companies like Evga who do release SC, superclocked editions of their cards which will often have a 10% higher clock speeds. That 3 fan pic I posted above looks like it might be one with cooling like that on it. I'm just organising the selling of that other kidney, you don't need both of 'em right? :)

Linus Tehc Tips have put up a pretty good comparison on both Intel and Amd based systems as well as a pretty good bang for buck comparisons as compared with previous generation cards at point of release from Nvidia.

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HeardY
Gaelic newb
Posts: 21486
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

I am flying to the states on Monday....

I'll get some prices if anyone is keen

EDIT: for less than the price of this card, $800 return to LAX - using points to upgrade to business, so $800 for business to LA is nice :D
Psycho
Posts: 6200
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
I am flying to the states on Monday.... I'll get some prices if anyone is keen EDIT: for less than the price of this card, $800 return to LAX - using points to upgrade to business, so $800 for business to LA is nice :D


Mate, that is IF they let you in! Let's hope way back in your family tree there wasn't anyone called Abdul, Fernandez or 'bomba johnson' or anyone ever so slightly brown. :) Be prepared to have your balls caressed by an overweight sweaty TSA agent with garlic on their breath furiously chewing gum. Then hand over your phone, unlocked so they can peruse all your private stuff at leisure, whilst some other geeza questions you as to which God you may or may not believe in. If you tell them you are an Atheist, they will squint at you and eye you suspiciously, you're obviously going to hell and they like to keep a mental picture of that.

Then once they have uploaded all your private and personal details to the NSA, CIA, FBI, DEA, DHS, DOJ, EPA AND NASA, they will let you through. If for any period of time you lose track of time, when you get to your hotel room check behind your left ear for a little piercing, you have probably been tagged and released. :)

Then, yeh grab some prices of what you see in stores. :)

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Khel
Posts: 23661
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Yeah, looks like it equals and outperforms the Titan X on pretty much every single test, and costs half the price. I wonder how much it stings to be a Titan X owner at the moment.

I've been waiting for them to come out to build my next PC so I'll be grabbing one, likely just wait and grab it from Umart too since they're just round the corner from me. Cooling doesn't bother me because I'm planning to make this build a real custom affair with a custom watercooling loop and everything. Its going to be as much a hobby project as a new PC for me hehe

Now the next question is, do I want to (and can I afford to) SLI two of them. The responsible part of my brain is telling me what a ridiculous idea that is and what overkill that would be, but it almost feels wrong to be building the ultimate PC and not do it...
fpot
Posts: 25754
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

What monitor/s are you going to use?
Khel
Posts: 23662
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Yeah, my main monitor is only a 1440p one at the moment, my current PC probably couldn't drive a 4k monitor (it struggles a little running some games on high even at 1440) so I haven't bothered stepping up. So SLI would be utterly ridiculous overkill for my current monitor, but I guess it does give me the opportunity to upgrade to a 4k monitor at some point down the road when finances have recovered a bit.

Was also thinking if I'm going a really custom build, probably harder to add another card in later than if I just did it all at the start, but that might just be my brain's sneaky way of trying to justify it to myself.
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Posts: 21487
Location: Sydney, New South Wales



Mate, that is IF they let you in! Let's hope way back in your family tree there wasn't anyone called Abdul, Fernandez or 'bomba johnson' or anyone ever so slightly brown. :) Be prepared to have your balls caressed by an overweight sweaty TSA agent with garlic on their breath furiously chewing gum. Then hand over your phone, unlocked so they can peruse all your private stuff at leisure, whilst some other geeza questions you as to which God you may or may not believe in. If you tell them you are an Atheist, they will squint at you and eye you suspiciously, you're obviously going to hell and they like to keep a mental picture of that.

Then once they have uploaded all your private and personal details to the NSA, CIA, FBI, DEA, DHS, DOJ, EPA AND NASA, they will let you through. If for any period of time you lose track of time, when you get to your hotel room check behind your left ear for a little piercing, you have probably been tagged and released. :)

Then, yeh grab some prices of what you see in stores. :)

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hehe yes I am somewhat worried about the lovely folk at immigration / TSA agents. I plan on allowing an extra couple of hours for this joy. I know a few people who have been since the new administration and results have varied and times to clear have varied greatly. I'll just do whatever I need to do I guess.

One of my female friends married a guy who was born and bred in Australia but has Pakistani parents, he's a lovely aussie bloke but has "that look" and he was holed up for 4.5 hours, now she's as white as white can be with Irish heritage, so they do look somewhat like an odd couple. Total BS what they can do, but I guess you just have to suck it up and say yes sir, no sir until such time as they deem you not to be a risk to their glorious nation :P
trillion
Posts: 4165
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
sli 1080 ti's would be at least $2500 alone without upgrading to a z270 motherboard

you might as well
Khel
Posts: 23664
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

PC Case gear have the 1080ti founders editions up for pre-order, $1129 and shipping on the 14th.
nings
Posts: 428
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Not bad considering the 1080 was $1200ish on release and constantly sold out.
Two might seem overkill for 1440p but if you want high frames then do it.
Dunno why settling for 60fps became a thing 120/144 or above should be what pc owners spending 2k on gpus should be looking for.
deadlyf
Posts: 3993
Location: Queensland

Sli these cards would be a very bad idea IMO. Unlike the last decade it seems the market is really starting to move, likely due to the push for VR and 4k. I have a feeling a lot of people on the 1000 series are going to be itching to upgrade again once the next round of cards come out just because it will be another big performance upgrade.

Hell my last card was a 670, until this series there really wasn't a need to upgrade since the 670 was handling everything at 60fps on 1440p.
Khel
Posts: 23665
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Two might seem overkill for 1440p but if you want high frames then do it.
Dunno why settling for 60fps became a thing 120/144 or above should be what pc owners spending 2k on gpus should be looking for.


Yeah, my monitor is a 144hz monitor (well it can do 165hz but its still basically just a 144hz panel overclocked), so its got the headroom for the high fps
Psycho
Posts: 6202
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Khel, an ultimate Pc build is a great project. The hybrid liquid cooling kits from Evga look sweet. SLI Gtx1080 with liquid Evga kit


This guy didnt muck around he has already started a vlog on liquid cooling his 1080Ti.

It certainly would be an insane rig with a nice 4k monitor. Truly 'PC master race' stuff. :)

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nings
Posts: 429
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Sli these cards would be a very bad idea IMO. Unlike the last decade it seems the market is really starting to move, likely due to the push for VR and 4k. I have a feeling a lot of people on the 1000 series are going to be itching to upgrade again once the next round of cards come out just because it will be another big performance upgrade.

Hell my last card was a 670, until this series there really wasn't a need to upgrade since the 670 was handling everything at 60fps on 1440p.


Those would be the same people that upgrade every cycle, IMO sli reduces that need ( yes its a given that sli has issues ).

I went from gtx690 to the 1080 and its been the only time I've been happy with a single gpu performance wise its plenty good enough.

Anyway a bad ass custom rig aint that bad ass if your only rocking a single card.
Psycho
Posts: 6204
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Umart have slapped some 'Founders editions' up for your perusal @ a tad over $1100 bucks.

I am still going to wait a tad longer for the higher clocked 'Special' edition cards, to come.....But hey all the QGL f***ers who know me form the old days, know I am a hardware slut...or as they say, 'an early adopter' or an idiot with too much money!!
fpot
Posts: 25757
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

I bought two for SLI :(

Also :D
trillion
Posts: 4167
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
feel the 4k
fpot
Posts: 25759
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

heh I only have a 1440p monitor so it will only be DSR 4k. I am kind of banking on Cyberpunk 2077 being a) awesome and b) a massive resource hog so my purchase is justified.
Khel
Posts: 23672
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

It has begun!
paveway
Posts: 21193
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

i will just keep using my ps4 i think
Hogfather
Posts: 16671
Location: Cairns, Queensland

casual
fpot
Posts: 25760
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

PS4? More like PSofs***4
Khel
Posts: 23674
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I'll admit, I'm pretty hooked on my PS4 Pro at the moment since I got a new Oled tv that does HDR, cos games like Horizon in HDR look amazing.

HDR monitors are starting to come out now though, so it wont be long before you can get the same thing on PC. Of course, that means I'm then probably going to have to buy a 4k HDR monitor as well as whatever I drop on 1080ti's, so I guess the PS4 is the more affordable path.
fpot
Posts: 25761
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

ftr I was completely joking I just thought psofs*** sounded funny.
paveway
Posts: 21195
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

casual


fight me in bloodborne, scrub
Hogfather
Posts: 16673
Location: Cairns, Queensland

But then I'd have to be a PS4 gronk :(
fpot
Posts: 25762
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

So I guess I'll need one of those new 10 series SLI bridges... do I need to buy one or do cards usually come with them? Seems like they don't but I'd hate to spend $60 on one only to find out I didn't have to.
trillion
Posts: 4168
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
did umart sell out of the galaxy card before lunch today?

you don't need the Nvidia HB bridge, you can use two strip connectors, bit apparently the HB bridge does do a little better throughput than the single bridges designed for 450mhz not 600mhz like the 10 series push

Spook
Posts: 40480
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
fight me in bloodborne, scrub


s*** game.

you havent finished it either
paveway
Posts: 21197
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

But then I'd have to be a PS4 gronk :(


as oppose to nintendo's bunny? ;)

lol spook still blaming the game for being so bad at it
Hogfather
Posts: 16675
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Full Throttle coming to PS4

maybe I should get a PS4
nings
Posts: 431
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Ewww.
Khel
Posts: 23680
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Full Throttle remaster is on PC too

https://www.gog.com/game/full_throttle_remastered
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 38809
Location: USA

So I guess I'll need one of those new 10 series SLI bridges... do I need to buy one or do cards usually come with them? Seems like they don't but I'd hate to spend $60 on one only to find out I didn't have to.
how many fps do you get in q3test with SLI with these cards? are there even numbers big enough
fpot
Posts: 25764
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Think of what comes after the decimal point in pi.

Also I just noticed for the very first time the 'Move Install Folder' feature under local files. Has that been there forever and I've just missed it?
fpot
Posts: 25771
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Just picked up my cards from GameDude. Installing drivers now. Will bbs with qtest results.
trillion
Posts: 4169
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
Steam Quietly Adds the Ability to Move Game Install Folders -- mid January 2017
Psycho
Posts: 6207
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Just picked up my cards from GameDude. Installing drivers now. Will bbs with qtest results.


*must resist urge...must resist...must wait till overclocked cards arrive ( at this stage I'm only buying one)...but then I have been known to go 'off' in a monments notice! I dont think a i7 6700k at stock, would be bottleneck with these babies just yet..what you reckon?..i think that's the same CPU you have isnt it?..grrr...arghh it burns..it burns..

Congrats dude..its good to see someone as fiscally irresponsible as me still out there. Enjoy you wascal you...And be proud of the fact that you are supporting the economy!


:)
fpot
Posts: 25774
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

I am still waiting on the HB sli bridge to arrive so just running with one at the moment but its still pretty good :D

Yeah your CPU shouldn't be a bottleneck for a long time. Maybe even a couple of generations from now.
trillion
Posts: 4171
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
interesting that the ASUS ROG 1080 Ti has the DVI connector back up ins.

the founders i recently put in this runs pretty hot at up to 85degC, with just the one fan.
Khel
Posts: 23697
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

You could get something like MSI afterburner and set up a manual fan curve that cranks the fan up a bit more, they start to throttle above 80 degrees so better to try and keep it lower
Psycho
Posts: 6210
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Yep from what I have been researching the stock cards are thermally limited, that's why I am waiting a bit to get the overclocked versions with the upgraded cooling options on them.

You can always pop on one of the Hybrid cooling options, one like the EVGA that fits sweetly on the 1080ti and gives it a lot more headroom.

Step 1

Step 2
Psycho
Posts: 6221
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Wow, unless Evga's forthcoming FTW3 card with its ICE cooling produces amazing figures, or their rumoured 'classified' card drops a huge surprise, I think I just found my next video card/s.! Extreme is right.

Gigabyte Aorus GTX1080 ti Extreme

A 4 yr warranty is a sweetener too. But just check out the overclock this thing can do and the ambient quietness of its cooling. Very impressive. Its also cheaper than the Asus Rog Swift and the liquid cooled MSI Seahawk. But a specially selected 'binned' cards that allow a 150% overclock? crazy stuff.

If you are in the market for a new card I would be putting this one on your list, I know I am.....just got to see what Evga or others, pull out of their 'classified' cupboard.
E.T.
Posts: 5105
Location: Queensland

I don't get it. The review video above still has the guy talking about "how well the card overclocks" WTF man, why do you need to overclock it????? This card is so powerful already. I just don't get it.
Raven
Posts: 9419
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Yeah, I never really got the appeal of overclocking. It's basically "well, we've got this product which we feel can safely operate within these specs, and if we try to go over it the smoke demons escape..."

Wait a few months/years and they'll make what you've paid thousands for the norm, for the same price you paid for the current product.
Khel
Posts: 23726
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

These days, theres pretty much overclocking headroom built into any card, even reference cards like the founder's edition ones. Unless you get out a soldering iron and do some hardware mods to bridge out the thermal throttling or uncap the voltage or something crazy its pretty much impossible to kill a card with overclocking these days. Especially on the pascal cards, the voltage control is highly regulated so you can't really overvolt them to any dangerous level, and they automatically start throttling down clock speeds and memory speeds if the temperature goes above 80 or so.

As for why do it, well, its fun! For me its a bit of a game in itself, trying to find that sweet spot where you're right on the bleeding edge and pushing every drop of performance you can out of the card, without going to far and making it unstable, or stressing the cooling to the point where your fan sounds like an industrial blower. Its a fun little thing to tinker with, I like to tinker. Is it necessary on a card like this? Probably not, but how many things we do for fun are really necessary, its never about necessary. I imagine its the same sort of fun someone who loves cars would get out of custom tuning their engine or turbo or whatever bits of a car you custom tune.

If anything, overclocking a card like this is MORE fun cos the gains are bigger and more noticeable. You might overclock a 1050 and get a 10% improvement, but that isn't gonna be much on a 1050. But if you can get an extra 10% out of a 1080ti, then thats a pretty noticeable bump. Its not really about performance for me at the end of the day though, I mean, performance is a factor sure but its really more just a metric I use to gauge how successful my tinkering was, rather than the goal. I enjoy it cos it personalises things too, its no longer just the same PC anyone else has that puts those parts together, its custom tuned and its mine.
Psycho
Posts: 6222
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
What I found interesting was that he said he never got it above 64 degrees. Also Gurud3d pushed the card and anything above a 130% overclock was giving negligible results, so setting this card at a nice healthy 130% + and never damaging it, with the 4yr warranty sitting there backing their product is what some people look for. I'm just impressed by the tech involved.

Meh, some people pay thousands for their camera hobby, or a set of golf clubs, many years ago I was a mad gun nut (target /sports shooting) and I must have had nearly $15k worth of rifles, (in the 80's that was a lot of $$) then I lost interest and discovered computers..I like computer hardware & guns but I'm not allowed to play with guns anymore. :)
Khel
Posts: 23728
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I dropped the hammer this morning and order two Galax Founders 1080 ti cards, umart had them for $1099 a piece. Excessive maybe, but excess is the name of the game for my next build.

Didn't bother getting one of the fancier ones cos I'm gonna take the coolers off anyway and watercool them, so not worth the extra cost. I guess some of the really, really high end cards might be custom picked boards that can do the highest clock rates, but a lot are just reference boards with bigger and better coolers on them, thats mostly I reckon what lets them hit higher clock speeds.
Psycho
Posts: 6223
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
I dropped the hammer this morning and order two Galax Founders 1080 ti cards, umart had them for $1099 a piece. Excessive maybe, but excess is the name of the game for my next build.


Nice!...Mate I have heard good things about the Evga Hybrid liquid cooling kits. I linked to those vids above. I'm not that game, I'd probably brick two cards for sure! What liquid cooling will you be using? And what other tasty things will you be throwing into the new build?

I see that the Gigabyte Auros XTreme came into stock today at Umart....man I've got itchy fingers at the moment. And I am only thinking of getting the one card this time.

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Khel
Posts: 23730
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Gonna build my own custom loop for the watercooling, EK waterblocks just came out with a 1080ti gpu block so I'm gonna use those for the cards. Theres a new Asus motherboard that has an integrated waterblock as part of the motherboard too, that cools cpu and mobo chipset and an m2 ssd, so I'll probably go with that motherboard. My last few motherboards have all been Asus and they've been good to me, plus I really like their overclocking software and stuff, so sticking with that.

Gonna stick it all in one of these tempered glass Thermaltake towers to show off too. I've never really gone all out with a build before and really dialled it up to 11, so I figured I would this time, make a bit of a project out of it. I've also never really built a PC with aesthetics in mind before either, so thats a new approach for me too, thinking about lighting and colours and stuff I've never considered before, its been fun planning it out. Still getting all the pieces for it at the moment but I'll probably make a thread for it when I've got it all together
E.T.
Posts: 5106
Location: Queensland

I like that case :)

Your new rig will be epic Khel. Please post up a vid or pics when you are up and running.
Psycho
Posts: 6224
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Yep, indeed. That's one aspect of the lans that I miss, it use to be great walking round and checking out everyone's kit, seeing what some people had come up with in their setups etc.. remember seeing one of the first machines to have a gosh, gee a window on the side of the box!, and well when LED lighting was invented the sky was the limit...hehe some looked awesome but ran like s***, others looked very dire, Duct tape holding stuff together, sides of cases off with large household floor fans pointing right into the gizzards, and they flew like eagles!! Everyone focused on their monitors...with Jim in the distance screaming, "who the f*** is copying on the network! Ah the memories.

That Tower looks awesome Khel, but you are going to have to deal with people coming up to it and trying to get a cup of coffee out of it! :)

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Khel
Posts: 23732
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

That Tower looks awesome Khel, but you are going to have to deal with people coming up to it and trying to get a cup of coffee out of it! :)


Hehe yeah, it does have a little bit of a look of an appliance about it, the white one even more so, it looks like some kind of portable refrigeration unit or something. Kind of plays into the look I'm going for though, I kind of want to play off the vibe of it looking a bit like a high end bit of lab equipment or something. I'm going to use hard tubing and fittings for the watercooling system, instead of soft tubing, so it'll have that look of pipes running around it and stuff.
Reverend
Posts: 2106
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Psycho might be interested in this if he's going to get the big bangers

http://forum.aorus.com/forum/gaming-graphics-cards/42551-problem-with-my-neaw-geforce-1080-gtx-ti-gaming-oc-11g
Psycho
Posts: 6236
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Psycho might be interested in this if he's going to get the big bangers


Thanks of the heads up mate, all good so far. The Aorus software updated twice after I installed it so I dunno what version I'm up to but the cards performing fine. I'll do some more stress testing later tonight when I get home.
trog
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Location: USA

Can I ask a noob video card question:

I am thinking about getting a new laptop with a GTX 1050 in it (I guess a mobile version?).

The laptop comes with two screen options, basically one that is 1920 x 1080 and one that is 3840 x 2160 (4K, I believe).

What happens with performance and battery life and stuff with a 4K screen? e.g., for things like Dota 2, will it default to a natural resolution of 3840x2160 and so presumably work the video card much harder?
trillion
Posts: 4175
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
pretty much yes to all of that.

the game will usually default to the closest profile to desktop native resolution, unless you set it to do otherwise in the Nvidia Control Panel

not sure how much of a difference a 1050 mobile will run, but for example between 1920x1080 and 3840x2160 the 1080Ti in this desktop the difference is ~62˚ (1080) and ~70˚ (4k)

so about 10˚ on average. the fan works harder at 70˚, so it's louder. so there's that.

the only game i've really played with it so far is battlegrounds, but i'm pretty sure it would be similar to the same settings in something like Overwatch, or pretty much any other game that pushes a lot of polygons and textures



trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 38898
Location: USA

OK cool thanks. And if I run in 1920x1080 instead of native res, will it still look OK? I seem to recall that some things looked totally s*** when you ran them outside of native resolution but I can't remember for sure.
trillion
Posts: 4176
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
I guess it still looks ok.

I'm not sure if it looks worse in a lower resolution than it would on a screen with the normal dpi for a 1080p monitor as opposed to that of 4K one, which might be what exaggerates the lower resolution setting on a higher dpi monitor
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 38904
Location: USA

Yeh good point. Thanks dude. I might try and find someone with a 4k monitor and see what it looks like before committing.
fpot
Posts: 25812
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

So Watch Dogs 2 is the only game to bring my system to its knees so far. Any level of non-post processing AA kills it and so does the 'Extra Details' option. Reckon they must be in there for when the game is a few years old. Kind of a cool idea - Witcher 2 did it as well with ubersampling. My current setup is the only time that has run well.

And I saw this as a staunch hater of Watch Dogs who vowed only to play Watch Dogs 2 when I could be sure it was good, it's good.
Reverend
Posts: 2107
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Did ya get the high bandwidth sli bridge happening mate ??
Khel
Posts: 23747
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I couldn't wait for the rest of my new PC, so I stuck my 1080ti's in my current PC just with the existing fan/heat sinks on them. Holy f*** two of those blower coolers are loud when they ramp up, if I didn't already have plans to watercool them, I would after hearing that. Haven't gamed on it yet, had to run 3dmark for the e-peen and I'm impressed so far! This was just at stock clock speeds too, once I've got them running on water and really crank them up should be able to get another 10 - 20% more even

http://i67.tinypic.com/3478xhh.jpg
Reverend
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Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Dammit Khel after seeing those score I just put in my order for the overclocked extreme 1080 Auros )) sad for my wallet
Reverend
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Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
overclocked extreme 1080 Auros


That should read "overclocked extreme 1080TI Auros "
Psycho
Posts: 6244
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Dammit Khel after seeing those score I just put in my order for the overclocked extreme 1080 Auros )) sad for my wallet


Mate, you'll be a happy chappy. Card is insane, *two of them would be complete madness. Their software is glitchy though at the moment but the card just laughs at anything you throw its way. Make sure she'll fit as it takes up 3 slots and weighs a kilo...its a beast. Thank the gods I bought a Corsair Obsidian case all those years ago, you could park a bus inside this thing!

* I have been know to do crazy s*** before. :)
Khel
Posts: 23760
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Good s***!

Only real thing I've had a problem with so far, is using the Nvidia Gamestream thing to stream it to my tv in 4k, doesn't play nicely with SLI. It apparently works fine with SLI with previous cards but with the 1080ti's, only one card ends up doing all the work when you use Gamestream. I'm figuring its probably just the drivers or the tech haven't been updated to work completely with the new card yet, so should hopefully be fixed soon, but running it on my desktop at 4k with maxed out details its devouring anything I throw at them
Hogfather
Posts: 16728
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Yeh good point. Thanks dude. I might try and find someone with a 4k monitor and see what it looks like before committing.

My SP4 has some crazy weird resolution and its looks pretty good when I run stuff like dota on it at lower res to keep frames up. It was quite surprising.

I think when you get up to pixel/retina or whatever the f*** the current wankterm is, you dont 'see' the artefacts of running lower rez in games anywhere near as much, because your eye can't really pick out individual pixels anyway.

A big 4k monitor might not have the pixel density of a 4k lappy, so kep that in mind. Probably sit back a bit for a good comparison?
fpot
Posts: 25820
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

re: creators update clusterf***. There seems to be some privacy document you have to review before it will install so if you don't review that all should be good.

And Reverend, sorry didn't see your post! Yes I certainly did and from what I can tell it makes a minimal amount of difference :)
Psycho
Posts: 6247
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
New Nvidia drivers today chaps.
Reverend
Posts: 2114
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
This creator update has totally rooted my Diablo 3 choppy as all f*** nearly unplayable pretty much the same for quake Champion's sooooooooooooooo choppy, think is broken the g sync
Psycho
Posts: 6249
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
This creator update has totally rooted my Diablo 3 choppy as all f*** nearly unplayable pretty much the same for quake Champion's sooooooooooooooo choppy, think is broken the g sync


Yep, pretty sure I posted this when it happened..I also linked to a hoitfix for it, but new drivers came out today mate. It's all good here, but I don't play those particular two titles.

Original link Turning off faststart was a workaround, but surely today's drivers would incorporate a fix??
Khel
Posts: 23764
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I installed the creators update, and it seemed like it blew away my nvidia drivers and reinstalled ones from windows update or something. I just used display driver uninstaller to get rid of everything and reinstall proper ones and it was fine after that. My gsync got stuck off as well, but I found just going into the nvidia control panel and going to the "Set up Gsync" bit and toggling it between use it when fullscreen and use it when windowed, woke it up and made it start working again.

Edit: Oh, I just read the link and it was problems in windowed or borderless windowed, I don't run in that anyway, I run everything in fullscreen cos more fps!
Reverend
Posts: 2116
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
All good Flower Pot had a sli bridge sitting here not getting used if it was needed mate (high bandwidth). cheers also to Psycho but I'm one of the unlucky ones that its g sync broken full screen Nvidia are working on a fix guess my gaming will be limited until its fixed or I install my new parts ( still waiting for the Auros xtreme 1080TI ) DAMMIT poo mart get your s*** together !!!!


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