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Titan XP or Dual 1080s?

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Hey people of the internet, currently I'm building a PC and I can't decide on what I should go for my graphics card(s).

 

I thought about a Titan XP, as I will play a few games every so often that don't support SLI - Is it worth the price?

I thought about two 1080s in SLI, but again I can't play every game at a higher capacity - I get more bang for my buck though.

Then I thought about waiting for the 1080ti (If it comes out) and having two set up in SLI.

 

What do you guys suggest? Thanks! 

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2 minutes ago, Strafos said:

Hey people of the internet, currently I'm building a PC and I can't decide on what I should go for my graphics card(s).

 

I thought about a Titan XP, as I will play a few games every so often that don't support SLI - Is it worth the price?

I thought about two 1080s in SLI, but again I can't play every game at a higher capacity - I get more bang for my buck though.

Then I thought about waiting for the 1080ti (If it comes out) and having two set up in SLI.

 

What do you guys suggest? Thanks! 

The Titan XP is not worth it. It's not a lot faster than the 1080 but is a lot more expensive - 1080 SLI would be a better bet.


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Duel Titans because your obviously drowning is swag.


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In a long run it's wise just to get one 1080 and upgrade in 2 years. if u are not playing 4k or want 90-120 fps on 1440p there is no need to look further. 

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It really depends who you are. I would say most, including myself, would go for dual 1080s. However some people stand very strongly with single card configurations just because they typically have higher minimum frame rates and less stuttering in game, however SLI has gotten much better over the years and while you still may experience some lower minimum frame rates, stuttering shouldn't be too much of an issue. You would definitely get more performance with the 1080s, it is really just if you care that much about minimum frame rates and the fairly low risk of stuttering.

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I really like my two 1080s, I wouldn't trade them for a Titan XP. In games where SLI scaling is good they destroy one titan, and when it doesn't they still really aren't far behind, so to me they are the better option. That's just me though.


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I would never buy a Titan for gaming and anytime anyone does they are justifying the legitimacy of a $1200 GPU which further firms up the $700 price mark of an 80 series GPU. Not to even get into the price game they played with rebranding reference as Founders and charging a premium for a worse card motivating AIBs to easily exceed the MSRP. Rant aside, if I had that kind of money to throw into GPUs I'd buy two 1080s and dominate the majority of games I play that support SLI and not exactly rough in the few games I play that don't support it.

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In my option here. I would wait and find a great deal on dual 1080's or a titan xp. I mean i waited a month and got 2 gtx titan x's Maxwell for 600 total. Im more of a person that i buy if its a good deal and i could use it and resell it for more.


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If you're willing to spend more, go for the 1080s.

The price/perf isnt much different, a single Titan will also save you any issues that SLI might have


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