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  • Spectral 10 Mar 2017 11:52:42 5,527 posts
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    Not nearly enough
  • Salaman 10 Mar 2017 11:57:28 22,543 posts
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    Sounds like your PC is about to have a catastrophic failure. One that will require you to open it up and tinker with it to figure out what is wrong before being able to breathe some live back into it and get back to work.

    Alternatively: lunch break!
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Mar 2017 15:29:54 1,232 posts
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    Still managing to resist...

    But interesting to note Nvidia have created a lot of unhappy Americans today. UK pre-orders for the Founder's Edition seem to have come through ok, subject to the whims of Parcelforce, but Nvidia appears to have taken significantly more US pre-orders than it had stock for (possibly due to a website error).

    Also, if you don't have enough salt on your diet, there are some quite spectacular posts/threads on the Nvidia forums from Titan X Pascal owners.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Mar 2017 19:40:32 1,232 posts
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    Well, it's fitted. I won't post benchmarks or anything, because I can't say anything that Eurogamer and others haven't already said, but that is one fast card...

    Large framerate increases across the board. Particularly noticable in Forza Horizon 3 and (oddly) Arkham Knight.

    Amusingly, XCom 2 still runs like crap. I guess there are some things that no amount of horsepower can fix.
  • Spectral 10 Mar 2017 19:46:42 5,527 posts
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    What is it replacing? Xcom may be CPU limited rather than GPU.

    Edited by Spectral at 19:48:54 10-03-2017
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Mar 2017 19:49:49 1,232 posts
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    A 980 Ti. I'm generally getting equal or better framerates at 4k/ultra than the 980 Ti was getting at 1440p/ultra.

    A couple of exceptions; XCom 2 just runs badly on any system, it seems. Total War: Warhammer will show big performance increases in places, but then at other times will put out levels only slightly better than the 980 Ti. Guessing that the latter has a CPU-related factor in play (my CPU is an i7 6700K, so not exactly shabby).
  • Spectral 10 Mar 2017 19:57:00 5,527 posts
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    I know Warhammer can be taxing on the CPU, so can Forza. Really not sure about Xcom tbh, it was just a guess. Luckily its not the type of game where it matters all that much. Thats a very nice PC you have. I was curious because I have a 6700k too, but only paired with a 1070. But then I only play at 1080p anyway so its fine. I'm not even one little bit jealous, honest.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Mar 2017 20:00:49 1,232 posts
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    I think XCom 2 is just a badly optimised game. This was noted at the time and was fairly shocking given it was originally PC-exclusive.

    I just tried Resi7 at 4k/ultra... bloody hell...
  • Spectral 10 Mar 2017 20:13:29 5,527 posts
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    How was Forza Horizon 3 running for you before this card? Its one I've been thinking of trying and the 980Ti is very similar too the 1070 performance wise.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 10 Mar 2017 20:33:51 1,232 posts
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    FH3 was mostly a steady 60+fps at 1440p/ultra. It had some drops down to the low 50s in the Surfer's Paradise area, which is known to be a performance-killer. Also some drops during the pre-race intro bits, but those don't matter as they aren't gameplay as such.
  • Spectral 10 Mar 2017 20:44:07 5,527 posts
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    Awesome. I'll only be running at 1080p anyway and dont mind if a setting or two needs lowering from ultra.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 11 Mar 2017 07:18:01 1,232 posts
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    One thing the coverage of the 1080Ti doesn't do so far is give a broad indication as to which recent-ish games become playable at a locked 4k/ultra/60fps. I've spent waaaaay too long doing some tests on my Steam/Origin library and have come up with a few indications.

    This is on the basis of an i7 6700K, a 1080 Ti, 32GB of RAM at 2.66Ghz and all games running from SSD (the last bit doesn't hit raw performance, but mechanical drives can cause intermittent stutter in some games). None of the components are overclocked right now. Obviously, different non-GPU components or overclocking will affect results, but I'm trying to give a baseline idea here.

    Results exclude menus and pre-rendered cutscenes, which are sometimes hard-locked to 30fps. No or light anti-aliasing is used. Other settings (other than resolution scaling above 4k) are maxed. I'm focussing here on games which couldn't achieve similar results on a 980 Ti. Obviously, there's no shortage of older or lower-budget games in which 4k/60fps has been possible for ages now. I've tried to do around 20 minutes of "mixed" gameplay in each game for testing purposes, though in a couple of cases, the results were clear much sooner.

    Locked 4k/60fps

    Ashes of the Singularity
    Batman: Arkham Knight
    BAttlefleet Gothic: Armada
    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
    Dark Souls III
    Doom (2016)
    Dragon Age: Inquisition
    Dying Light
    Fallout 4
    Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
    Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
    Overwatch
    Resident Evil 7
    Space Hulk: Deathwing
    Star Wars Battlefront (2015)
    Titanfall 2
    Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Small, occasional dips below 60fps - still highly playable at these settings

    Battlefield 1 (small dips in certain singleplayer missions, multiplayer seems ok)
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (generally fine after that opening mission with the sand effects)
    Far Cry 4 (small, infrequent dips, particularly when going in our out of buildings)
    Forza Horizon 3 (almost entirely solid, but Surfer's Paradise still dips into the high 50s on one particular street)
    Homefront: The Revolution (occasional dips in very busy scenes)
    Lords of the Fallen (small dips, which seem to go away after the game has been running for a minute or two - possibly something data-caching related?)
    The Evil Within (odd dips that I can't seem to tie to anything)
    Total War: Warhammer (this is better than I implied last night - only managed to get slight dips in a very large battle)
    The Witcher 3 (the odd-dip during close-ups or cutscenes - this is with Hairworks engaged)

    More sustained dips, requiring some settings to be lowered for an acceptable play experience

    Crysis 3 (mostly for that first mission)
    Far Cry Primal
    The Division
    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    Not realistically playable at 4k/60fps. 1440p here we come.

    Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
    Assassin's Creed: Unity
    XCom 2
  • b0rk 11 Mar 2017 07:26:34 7,229 posts
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    From what I've seen via Digital Foundry Skylake and by extension Kaby performance scales very well the faster the RAM you use. It's a far cry from the 360/PS3 days where anything faster than DDR3 1333Mhz was pointless for gaming. I'm not sure whether you normally OC your CPU or are just using it as a baseline figure but in case you're not, really chuck in some faster memory and get that 6700K to oh I dunno, 4.5-4.7Ghz.
  • THFourteen 11 Mar 2017 07:26:59 44,631 posts
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    :-D

    Did you sleep at all last night
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 11 Mar 2017 07:34:51 1,232 posts
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    @THFourteen A little. Not much. So tired.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 11 Mar 2017 07:40:49 1,232 posts
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    @b0rk I've previously run the CPU at 4.4GHz. Will probably go back up to that later. Upgrading RAM isn't really on the agenda right now. It has been an expensive month.
  • b0rk 11 Mar 2017 07:57:37 7,229 posts
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    It seems like you're playing at 4K anyway and even the mighty 1080Ti will be stretched to its limits in a lot of newer games so you'll be GPU limited. Leave the CPU as it is and look to get faster memory in the future. Using DDR4 2666 isn't getting the most from the 6700K.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 11 Mar 2017 11:02:59 1,232 posts
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    A quick supplementary on heat and noise. I've got a Founder's Edition 1080 Ti, which replaced a 980 Ti from MSi with aftermarket cooling. The 1080 Ti is a lot quieter, but does tend to peak a couple of degrees higher under sustained maximum load. Temperatures are well outside of the worry-zone, though.
  • Spectral 11 Mar 2017 11:12:34 5,527 posts
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    I think quieter is just the pascal cards in general compared to the previous gen. A combination of better coolers and better power efficiency. The non FE cards tend to not even use the fans at all until the card hits 60. Even when running a benchmark I've never been able to tell when the fans are actually on other than looking, it's the quietest card I have ever had.
  • b0rk 11 Mar 2017 17:18:15 7,229 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    A quick supplementary on heat and noise. I've got a Founder's Edition 1080 Ti, which replaced a 980 Ti from MSi with aftermarket cooling. The 1080 Ti is a lot quieter, but does tend to peak a couple of degrees higher under sustained maximum load. Temperatures are well outside of the worry-zone, though.
    I read the Guru3D review of the card. Peak temps reached 84C. Bit too toasty for me. Titan owners are stuck with a reference card but that won't be the case with the 1080Ti. Just need some patience.
  • Fake_Blood 11 Mar 2017 19:48:37 7,272 posts
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    84 is fiiiiine.

    Edited by Fake_Blood at 19:48:54 11-03-2017
  • b0rk 11 Mar 2017 19:50:21 7,229 posts
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    84 will work fine, and is within spec, but 2toasty4me
  • Technoishmatt 15 Mar 2017 14:18:30 1,710 posts
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    Ok, I am joining the PC master race. Just dropped $1300 on a 1070 and i7 7700k (and all the rest).
  • spindizzy 15 Mar 2017 14:27:33 7,577 posts
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    /high five!

    If you're like me, you'll find putting it all together scary but exhilarating, and, depending on how recently you used it, you'll find Windows so annoying that you almost regret it all.

    Sadly my beast just sits there now, looking pretty. I never have time. :-(
  • THFourteen 15 Mar 2017 14:38:44 44,631 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    Ok, I am joining the PC master race. Just dropped $1300 on a 1070 and i7 7700k (and all the rest).
    More like joining the PC slave race with b0rk.

    Rogueyone is the master with his 1080Ti

    On a note, "cheap" 1080s seem to be appearing on ebay. A few folks selling 1080 with waterblock installed for ~ 450

    tempted...

    Edited by THFourteen at 14:39:26 15-03-2017
  • Armoured_Bear 15 Mar 2017 14:48:46 19,915 posts
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    1080 looks like a better deal than the 1070 now with such a huge price drop.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 21 Mar 2017 22:42:38 1,232 posts
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    Jeez... seeing 1080s as low as 425 on Amazon. Given Volta's likely still a good 9 months or so away, those look like very good value indeed.
  • Technoishmatt 19 May 2017 15:00:10 1,710 posts
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    I tried a laptop before with a discrete GFX card, and it really just wasn't great (although I do know the latest Nvidia iterations are supposed to be not much weaker). Very happy to be with the desktop now. Has managed everything I've thrown at it so far. Coming from my Xbone console, I was taken aback a little by the fan noise that sometimes crops up after a long session (it's mostly quiet otherwise).

    But... I am suffering a little from graphics card envy already :) and I do wonder now whether I should go for a 1080 TI :p. But to be honest, I think overkill for my 1440p 60hz screen! Also, the reason is I'd want better performance in Battlegrounds, and I am probably just better off waiting for that to be optimised! And not sure my case / PSU would handle it. I can probably just wait for the 1170, anyway, which if I am lucky would be able to do 4K the way the 1070 can do 1440p :)
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19 May 2017 15:00:10 2,461 posts
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    I have been watching prices of 1070/1080s carefully as I would like a new card at some point. 1070s have been around 300 now so have to tell myself I don't really need a 1080 for the dufference ;)
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