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  • Phattso 1 Mar 2017 19:19:36 21,485 posts
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    Drivers are Nvidia standard. It's all the rest that should be avoided. Overclocking software, stuff like that.
  • Armoured_Bear 1 Mar 2017 19:30:21 19,810 posts
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    b0rk wrote:
    I'm currently using an Asus 670 and it has been an amazing card over the years. They definitely make good cards. There are 2 different Asus 1070 cards being sold on Amazon. One is the Strix model that has 3 fans (which is overkill imo) and a two-fan model that I'm guessing hasn't been reviewed anywhere.
    The strix cards are great, my 670 was very quiet.
  • b0rk 1 Mar 2017 19:33:00 7,194 posts
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    This is the 670 I'm still using.

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/

    At the time it was the only card to get a perfect 10 from TechPowerUp.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 1 Mar 2017 19:59:49 1,118 posts
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    UK price for the 1080 Ti confirmed as £699. Unfortunately, factoring in the exchange rate and VAT, that's probably about right

    Still very good value in terms of price/performance. I'm getting one.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 1 Mar 2017 22:17:57 2,397 posts
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    @b0rk I was pointing out the cheaper 2 fan one as an alternative to the Palit ones. Sadly, I can't really afford one yet but hopefully prices will be a bit better (or the same) in a few months time. While I would love a 1080ti that is way beyond my budget (the 1070 I mentioned is probably a good 100 quid more than I have paid for any gfx card ever to be honest)
  • Godofporn 1 Mar 2017 22:23:02 6,371 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    UK price for the 1080 Ti confirmed as £699. Unfortunately, factoring in the exchange rate and VAT, that's probably about right

    Still very good value in terms of price/performance. I'm getting one.
    Something tells me your a rich man my friend. Switch and this? Your minted !
  • RobTheBuilder 2 Mar 2017 02:07:55 6,789 posts
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    One_Vurfed_Gwrx wrote:
    b0rk wrote:
    Oh shit. Yeah, gonna pass on that 1070 then. Sigh, it's always MSI cards that cost the most, but you get what you pay for I guess.
    Asus 1070 on Amazon currently for a touch under £340. No idea how good Asus are for graphics cards these days though. I want a 1070 eventually (currently got a 670, although using HD4600 at present due to needing to check a PSU out) so have been half-keeping an eye on prices.

    Edit - comes with a free code for For Honor or the new Ghost Recon too
    I have an Asus 1070 and it's gloriously quiet, and had no driver issues at all.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 2 Mar 2017 07:17:31 1,118 posts
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    1080 Ti pre-orders for the Founders Edition go live on Nvidia.com at 8AM PST today (so 4PM here in the UK). Release date is Friday 10 March, though I don't know what Nvidia's shipping policy for orders is.

    No word yet on the date or detailed pricing for the third-party builds, though it is confirmed we will be getting them (unlike the Titan X).

    Nvidia seem to have improved the cooling on the Founders Edition a bit compared to other recent efforts (though you can still expect third-party builds to be better) and they're not charging a premium for ordering from them direct this time (unlike with the base 1080).
  • THFourteen 2 Mar 2017 07:24:08 44,308 posts
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    Why bother with founders edition cards?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 2 Mar 2017 16:12:20 1,118 posts
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    And... I just ordered one. Guess I get to be an EG-forum guinea pig.
  • THFourteen 2 Mar 2017 16:22:01 44,308 posts
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    Am sure Darren has about three already ;-)
  • b0rk 2 Mar 2017 17:36:38 7,194 posts
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    Wonder if Darren is still running 1600 RAM...

    I'm still not sure what card to go for. I was planning on getting a Ryzen X1600 soon but sadly gaming performance right now seems a tad disappointing on the new AMD chip. Actually running some of the benchmarks Guru3D used on my now 2000 year old 2600K I was surprised just how well the old warhorse stacks up. Christ, is the 2600K ever going to become obsolete? O_o
  • THFourteen 2 Mar 2017 20:01:20 44,308 posts
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    http://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2822-amd-ryzen-r7-1800x-review-premiere-blender-fps-benchmarks/page-7

    Yep looks like it's just an i5 equivalent gaming wise.
  • eshy76 2 Mar 2017 20:23:06 71 posts
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    Well I just grabbed an EVGA GTX1080 SC for £519 off Amazon...the price dropped by about £80 overnight. Guess I should build a new PC then, now I have a nice graphics card...
  • dsmx 2 Mar 2017 21:09:43 8,138 posts
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    Those benchmarks are rather sad really for AMD, the sandybridge line is over 6 years old at this point is still within 10-20 fps of AMD latest offerings.
  • b0rk 2 Mar 2017 21:29:50 7,194 posts
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    Sandy is a good overclocker too, I've had mine at a quite modest 4.5Ghz for nearly six years now and that puts it about equal with the new AMD effort gaming wise. Ryzen is still a good CPU for other workloads though but it doesn't tick all the boxes and I'd probably choose the 7700K if I wanted to upgrade, which frankly I still don't feel the need to yet.
  • dsmx 2 Mar 2017 22:00:12 8,138 posts
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    I just find it pathetic all round. I got my 2500K after it became clear the ivybrdige line wasn't going to be a significant leap forward in performance.

    So right now I have a PC with a cpu and motherboard that's approaching its 5th year and it's looking like right now I'm going to be carrying on with it for another 2 or so years.

    At this rate it's going to last longer than any console generation in history.
  • Concrete 3 Mar 2017 09:51:32 832 posts
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    @THFourteen

    Those benchmarks are not really accurate, hes already been called on it. Combination of:

    XMP being disabled.
    RAM being underclocked.
    Motherboard bios being out of date.
    Windows not supporting AMD hyperthreading atm.

    Really don't give Ryzen a fair comparison. Comparing it to an I5 lol! Like anyone but the most die hard Intel fanboy would buy an 7700 over a 1700 as things stand.
  • THFourteen 3 Mar 2017 09:53:54 44,308 posts
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    @Concrete

    Yeah i'm not in the market for an upgrade anyway (my i7 4790k still has a LOT of life left in her) but i'll be waiting for more benchmarks from trusted sources like anandtech before i make a call on how shit it is.

    Still holding out hope for Vega
  • Concrete 3 Mar 2017 09:58:02 832 posts
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    In the same boat, I'm not jumping on the Ryzen train for another 6 months minimum until the cost of motherboards becomes more reasonable and the chipset/driver issues resolved.

    But recommending an 8 thread CPU where the pips are squeaking as Intel has wrung that architecture for everything its worth, over a new generation 16 thread chip just isn't on!
  • b0rk 3 Mar 2017 13:46:26 7,194 posts
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    Concrete wrote:
    @THFourteen

    Those benchmarks are not really accurate, hes already been called on it. Combination of:

    XMP being disabled.
    RAM being underclocked.
    Motherboard bios being out of date.
    Windows not supporting AMD hyperthreading atm.

    Really don't give Ryzen a fair comparison. Comparing it to an I5 lol! Like anyone but the most die hard Intel fanboy would buy an 7700 over a 1700 as things stand.
    Gamers Nexus is just about the best there is when it comes to this type of thing. Their review of the X1800 was very thorough.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7UBHjtCXhU&t=6s

    I'm still hopeful things will improve when things settle down and BIOS revisions are released.
  • Concrete 3 Mar 2017 16:26:55 832 posts
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    No doubt it was thorough, but it was also flawed from the perspective that they couldn't get their kit working properly.

    So their review is a 100% accurate review of hardware that isn't working properly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBf0lwikXyU
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 9 Mar 2017 15:25:48 1,118 posts
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    So the EG review of the 1080 Ti is up now and it really is "Titan X performance at a fraction of the price".

    Waiting on my pre-ordered card to ship from Nvidia. Had been relaxed about when it arrived until reading the EG review. Now I want the thing NOW.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Mar 2017 08:34:14 1,118 posts
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    Despite all the naysayers claiming that Nvidia never shipped pre-order cards until the release day, the tracking status on mine just updated to show it was dispatched yesterday and is out for delivery today. Cue the fastest game of the "desperately find some way to work from home" dance in history.

    I am bouncing up and down in my seat and going "SQUEEEEE" like a 12 year old girl at a One Direction concert.

    Or something.
  • Armoured_Bear 10 Mar 2017 09:03:04 19,810 posts
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    Why would anyone buy a founder's edition? the cards from the likes of MSi and Asus usually perform better and are much quieter.

    I don't get it, is it just to save waiting for a few weeks?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Mar 2017 09:06:24 1,118 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear The Founder's Editions normally come with crap cooling and an addition to the price-tag. In this case, it seems that a) the Founder's Edition is less crap (and has significantly improved cooling over the Titan X) and b) there is no mark-up.

    Plus early reports from MSi and Asus are that their initial "branded" cards will be no different from the Founder's Edition save cosmetically. Designs with better cooling etc may be a bit further behind the curve this time - it seems the 1080 Ti was slightly rushed through the supply chain on a "beat Vega" basis.

    These factors, combined with the increasingly irritating/worrying coil whine from my 980 Ti meant that I decided to take a plunge on a Founder's Edition for the first time.
  • THFourteen 10 Mar 2017 09:25:57 44,308 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:no different from the Founder's Edition save cosmetically
    Exactly.

    What about the damn colour scheme!!
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Mar 2017 11:43:19 1,118 posts
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    It's here. It's mine. My own. My... precious...

    Can't actually install it until this evening, as working from home for me means using my desktop to tunnel into work's systems.
  • Spectral 10 Mar 2017 11:48:15 5,502 posts
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    @Rogueywon Like you'll get anything done with it sat there taunting you.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Mar 2017 11:49:41 1,118 posts
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    @Spectral I have placed it in another room. In a closed cupboard. Surrounded by mystic wards and the unholy sigils of the Chaos Gods.
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