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GTX 1080 SLI (used 2x) VS Single 1080 TI / AMD GPU

Not worth arguing over. People who hate on SLI are usually parroting what people paid by manufacturers to sell hardware say. So of course they'll think SLI is bad. It takes away sales.

 

The 1080ti will not happen until a AMD card matches the Pascal Titan X.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hiho,

 

CES was disappointing and there's no 1080 TI available yet. Price is going to be around £750-£800 anyway so I was thinking to maybe buy two GTX 1080s to SLI (I don't care about "SLI issues" so don't even start. If you comment about SLI issues I will ignore. I had SLI before and I'm fine with it) instead of waiting for 1080 TI or AMD Vega?

 

I have no GPU now but I'm not desperate.

 

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1 minute ago, nerdslayer1 said:

sli is bad  so many issue only reason to go into sli to show off or have bragging right. 

wrong.


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6 minutes ago, nerdslayer1 said:

sli is bad  so many issue only reason to go into sli to show off or have bragging right. 

Really? 2-way SLI has VERY few issues..... FYI


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Thomas Reed said:

If you don't have a GPU get the 1080, try without SLI first though. If you then find that you need more performance, you could try and wait for VEGA or 1080TI, and then sell the 1080. Or go for 1070 SLI, which will cost around $800 instead of around $1200 for 2 1080s. 

 

There are better options than 1080 SLI

 

I would go for a single 1080, or SLI 1070 if you REALLY need the performance, but not 1080 SLI

Like I said I'd buy used. 2x 1080 is £800-£900 for me so I'm okay with that. I know what 1080 is capable of. I have 4k display so I know that single 1080 won't cut it.


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1 minute ago, TheNaitsyrk said:

Like I said I'd buy used. 2x 1080 is £800-£900 for me so I'm okay with that. I know what 1080 is capable of. I have 4k display so I know that single 1080 won't cut it.

Get 2 1080s. The 1080 Ti isn't confirmed and AFAIK Vega won't be more powerful than a single 1080....


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1 minute ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

Get 2 1080s. The 1080 Ti isn't confirmed and AFAIK Vega won't be more powerful than a single 1080....

they will be in the same ballpark wait for vega  

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Just now, PCGuy_5960 said:

Get 2 1080s. The 1080 Ti isn't confirmed and AFAIK Vega won't be more powerful than a single 1080....

That's what I'm afraid of. CES is a disappointment this year. 1x 1080 TI would cut it, but 1x 1080 will not.


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Motherboard: EVGA X299 Dark. 

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB x 4 DIMMS, C14 3200Mhz, OC to 3800Mhz C16. Samsung B-Die.

GPU: Water cooled RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition SLI (+170 Core) (+930 memory) (2145 boost clock on both) with EKWB Vector blocks on each.

Case: ThermalTake X9.

Storage: 2x Samsung EVO 970 1TB NVMe (3500MB/S Read, 3300MB/S Write), 2x Samsung EVO 860 500GB SSD, 1x Samsung EVO 860 4TB SSD, 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda.

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Wait. You never know. There is no harm in buying a pair of 1080 in SLI when 1080 Ti gets released. At least then you know you made a right choice. If you buy it now and then suddenly seeing 1080 Ti becomes so powerful and regret who's to blame?

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2 minutes ago, nerdslayer1 said:

they will be in the same ballpark wait for vega  

Really? You don't recommend SLI and you recommend Crossfire? Crossfire has many more issues as it is not supported as well as SLI is.......


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Just now, PCGuy_5960 said:

Really? You don't recommend SLI and you recommend Crossfire? Crossfire has many more issues as it is not supported as well as SLI is.......

 

i didn't say to crossfire i said wait for the new gpu before jumping. crossfire and sli is stupid Nvidia is slowly cutting the cord on these setup too many issues. 

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3 minutes ago, TheNaitsyrk said:

That's what I'm afraid of. CES is a disappointment this year. 1x 1080 TI would cut it, but 1x 1080 will not.

I don't think that we will see a 1080 Ti this year. Unless AMD's Vega outperforms a 1080, I don't think Nvidia will release the 1080 Ti at all....


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2 minutes ago, nerdslayer1 said:

i didn't say to crossfire i said wait for the new gpu before jumping. crossfire and sli is stupid Nvidia is slowly cutting the cord on these setup too many issues. 

No they didnt want it on the 1060 so the same thing that happened last time with 970 SLI wont happen


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3 minutes ago, nerdslayer1 said:

i didn't say to crossfire i said wait for the new gpu before jumping. crossfire and sli is stupid Nvidia is slowly cutting the cord on these setup too many issues. 

AMD's Vega won't be much faster than a Single 1080..... A 1080 SLI would outperform it by a pretty comfortable margin....


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2 minutes ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

AMD's Vega won't be much faster than a Single 1080..... A 1080 SLI would outperform it by a pretty comfortable margin....

well he can do a sli but its kinda pointless, most games won't support it and some games won't even work with sli. 

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1 minute ago, nerdslayer1 said:

well he can do a sli but its kinda pointless, most games won't support it and some games won't even work with sli. 

Really? Which popular AAA title doesn't support SLI?


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4 minutes ago, nerdslayer1 said:

well he can do a sli but its kinda pointless, most games won't support it and some games won't even work with sli. 

Coming from someone that likely has little to no SLI experience.


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Just now, Dark said:

Coming from someone that likely has little to now SLI experience.

i have some sli experience my friend has the same build as me and when he built his pc he let me borrow his 1070 for testing.  

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Just now, nerdslayer1 said:

i have some sli experience my friend has the same build as me and when he built his pc he let me borrow his 1070 for testing.  

My point still stands, you have little to no experience with SLI.

 

There are many of us on this forum that have been using SLI since it was available.


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1 minute ago, nerdslayer1 said:

i have some sli experience my friend has the same build as me and when he built his pc he let me borrow his 1070 for testing.  

Well, did you use a high bandwidth SLI bridge for testing to ensure the best possible performance and scaling?


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1 minute ago, nerdslayer1 said:

also 

 

Nobody is talking about 3-way and 4-way SLI.  Seriously, you don't have a clue on you're talking about.


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2 minutes ago, nerdslayer1 said:

also 

 

Did you watch the video? Multi-GPU configurations in DX12 work much better, with near perfect scaling.........

So, how is it possible that in the future multiple GPUs will be obsolete?????


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

Well, did you use a high bandwidth SLI bridge for testing to ensure the best possible performance and scaling?

I had 780 TI is SLI 5 months ago (I sold the pair) and it was working fine. I sold it only because prices were rapidly decreasing and I wanted an upgrade anyway. I don't understand why people have issues with SLI? 


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7980XE 4.9Ghz OC 1.30V (HT Disabled)

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/44422924

Motherboard: EVGA X299 Dark. 

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB x 4 DIMMS, C14 3200Mhz, OC to 3800Mhz C16. Samsung B-Die.

GPU: Water cooled RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition SLI (+170 Core) (+930 memory) (2145 boost clock on both) with EKWB Vector blocks on each.

Case: ThermalTake X9.

Storage: 2x Samsung EVO 970 1TB NVMe (3500MB/S Read, 3300MB/S Write), 2x Samsung EVO 860 500GB SSD, 1x Samsung EVO 860 4TB SSD, 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda.

PSU: Corsair AX1600i with custom black and red cables.

Display: 3x Ultrawide Acer Predator X34P 34" Inch G-Sync 120Hz displays IPS with Nvidia surround running at 10320 x 1440 120Hz.

Cooling: Custom Loop EKWB CoolStream 480mm XE 3x radiators and 1x EKWB CoolStream 240mm XE radiator with 2x D5 Revo RGB PUMP, 14x Noctua Industrial 3000RPM fans on rads and 2x in the case, 200mm ThermalTake 800RPM fan (front).

VR: Pimax 4K with NOLO VR.

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX RGB.

Sound: T6300 Creative 5.1 speakers.

Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum.

Piano: Yamaha P155.

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Camera: Logitech C922.

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