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2080 TI or 2080 with NVLINK?

So my laptop took a nosedive and the vram for all intents and purposes burned up. I've purchased a new motherboard and will be replacing it, but my downtime got me thinking; I should build a new computer. I play VR on the Vive Pro and with my laptop's 1070, the experience can be described as playable but kind of 'meh.' Now me being the over the top, new tech kinda guy that I am, I'd like to build my first desktop that could really kick games out of the water.

Right now, I'm considering getting the intel 9700k and I'm looking at the MSI duke 2080, since the 1080ti is still around the same price point. My reasoning is that if I want to improve my system down the line, I can add another card with the NVlink connector and get an SLI experience. I've vaguely seen things suggesting that VR is compatible on the 10 series cards in sli, and it seems people are doing a gpu per eye setup.

My question is, if I get the 2080, will I even be able to run sli on my headset, like I want? And even if I can, would the more than DOUBLE the price of the TI version be more suited for my application?

 

Any advice about the processor or graphics cards I plan to pair together would greatly benefit me!

Thanks,

Caleb

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A single 2080 Ti is enough for any gaming that possible exists, you can do 4k144hz on about any thing even on latest eye candy ones if you adjust the settings somewhat.

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I think you would be better off with a single 2080 Ti. You don't know if the games you want to play even support SLI or show good enough scaling for 2x 2080 to match the performance of a single 2080 Ti. I would only consider SLI if you already have the best performing gpu.

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37 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

A single 2080 Ti is enough for any gaming that possible exists, you can do 4k144hz on about any thing even on latest eye candy ones if you adjust the settings somewhat.

not really

 

you would be surprised with the most demanding games from 2018

 

44 minutes ago, RCFanatic said:

So my laptop took a nosedive and the vram for all intents and purposes burned up. I've purchased a new motherboard and will be replacing it, but my downtime got me thinking; I should build a new computer. I play VR on the Vive Pro and with my laptop's 1070, the experience can be described as playable but kind of 'meh.' Now me being the over the top, new tech kinda guy that I am, I'd like to build my first desktop that could really kick games out of the water.

Right now, I'm considering getting the intel 9700k and I'm looking at the MSI duke 2080, since the 1080ti is still around the same price point. My reasoning is that if I want to improve my system down the line, I can add another card with the NVlink connector and get an SLI experience. I've vaguely seen things suggesting that VR is compatible on the 10 series cards in sli, and it seems people are doing a gpu per eye setup.

My question is, if I get the 2080, will I even be able to run sli on my headset, like I want? And even if I can, would the more than DOUBLE the price of the TI version be more suited for my application?

 

Any advice about the processor or graphics cards I plan to pair together would greatly benefit me!

Thanks,

Caleb

I'd buy a single top-end card over 2080 nvlink

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Thanks for all the help guys. Do any of you think that one of the current manufacturers takes the cake currently? I'm leaning towards MSI for consistency, but I'm not even sure what all the brand's differences are (evga, asus, msi, etc)

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33 minutes ago, RCFanatic said:

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depends on where you live, if you are in the US, it's down to 2 choices unless you are going for a specific look.

 

Strix for VRM, EVGA for warranty, the FTW3 is only slightly worse than the strix vrm.

 

Just don't expect the 2080 ti to do 4k/120, 1440p/144hz is fine on 95% of the games.

 

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If you're the "go big or go home" type, the 2080TI is the only option in my opinion.  SLI, put quite simply, isn't worth it.  You'd be better off spending the same amount of money on one 2080TI instead of two 2080 or 1080TI cards.  

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Titan is the correct answer.

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17 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

Titan is the correct answer

Titan being ti? Evga 2080ti? Sorry I'm new to this lol. 

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23 minutes ago, RCFanatic said:

Titan being ti? Evga 2080ti? Sorry I'm new to this lol. 

Titan being Titan rxt, the best card in the world. 

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SLI is worth it if you need the performance increase and your games scale well with it, but I would never bother SLI with anything lower than the best card on the market because generally 1 of the best card will overall be more useful than two lesser cards. Primarily this is due to a decent number of games never having or gaining SLI support in the first place, so if you play them you're only using one card anyway. 

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On 12/22/2018 at 7:15 PM, Princess Cadence said:

A single 2080 Ti is enough for any gaming that possible exists, you can do 4k144hz on about any thing even on latest eye candy ones if you adjust the settings somewhat.

2080tistrugles to do 144hz at 1080p  in assasins creed origins

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hz isn't fps. Are people still using that as a scale of performance? 

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Just now, Ebony Falcon said:

2080tistrugles to do 144hz at 1080p  in assasins creed origins

I'll never understand what's wrong with you and why you still quote me by today, I already know you're a troll why bother answering.

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On 12/24/2018 at 8:47 PM, Princess Cadence said:

I'll never understand what's wrong with you and why you still quote me by today, I already know you're a troll why bother answering.

It’s relavent to what u said

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