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Do people run dual gpus on 1080ti?

Dabkevinhere
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So from what I have been reading online it's better to run a 1080ti just by itself. And most games don't support dual gpu or sli.

I just don't want to buy 2 just to only use 1 or have most things not support 2gpu or sli.

Also if it is worth it to run 3 or 4 later on

 

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16 minutes ago, Dabkevinhere said:

So from what I have been reading online it's better to run a 1080ti just by itself. And most games don't support dual gpu or sli.

I just don't want to buy 2 just to only use 1 or have most things not support 2gpu or sli.

Also if it is worth it to run 3 or 4 later on

 

well if you actually did some reading online youd know that pascal ( or the 10 series of nvidia cards ) doesnt support SLI past 2 way , so dont bother there, also youd have realized that most games dont use SLI at all and the ones that do dont do it all taht well, unless youre competitively benchmarking just one GPU is all you should ever buy unless youre rendering or something that isnt SLI explicit 

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I did do reading online and watched alot of videos. But nothing much has been posted in the bast year. So I was seeing if there was more support. 

Please don't talk to me like jackass like I didn't read anything, bc my first sentence was that from what I have read I haven't seen much sli support. I did look it up there's just not much from when the 1080ti first launched 

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I run two 1080’s. I’ll get getting some 1080tis quite cheap so I’ll run both of those too. 

 

Single cards are still too weak. There’s not reason for me not to run two. As it’s always better than one. 

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10 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

 

Single cards are still too weak. There’s not reason for me not to run two. As it’s always better than one. 

Thank you for the response I was looking for that you get good support in late 2018 thanks mic your the real mvp

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45 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

I run two 1080’s. I’ll get getting some 1080tis quite cheap so I’ll run both of those too. 

 

Single cards are still too weak. There’s not reason for me not to run two. As it’s always better than one. 

Except perhaps the fact that many games do not support SLi/CF setups, yes, some games and benchmarks support SLi/CF, and when it works, results can be quite good. But most of the time, the second card idles and the game is run on just one card. I had 2x R9 290X/2x GTX Titan/2x HD7950 rigs previously and have converted them to single powerful GPU rigs. Right now, I have an RTX 2080 Ti in my main rig, a GTX 1080 in my HTPC rig, and hoping to get a VEGA 56/64 at a good price should one turn up in the Garage section of the local tech forums.

 

There's really no reason to go SLi/CF unless one is into benchmarks, or is for certain games that do support SLi /CF @4K with max ingame setting and high framerates with Gsync/Freesync monitor. My HTPC is hooked up to a 4K TV, and with some tweaks with ingame setting, I can play many games at very good PQ and still get pretty damn good framerates. My main rig's hooked up to a 3440x1440 monitor and I can max out all the games I play on that rig. 

 

I do understand if someone buys a pair of used GTX 1080 Ti's which at, say, about the price of a single RTX 2080 Ti.....that'd make sense to me. I could have gone that route given the price I'd paid for my RTX 2080 Ti, but I'm tired of the lack of SLi/CF support. But when a games does support SLi/CF, the result can be quite spectacular with a pair of GTX 1080 Ti or a pair of VEGA 64's,

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10 minutes ago, GamerDude said:

Except perhaps the fact that many games do not support SLi/CF setups, yes, some games and benchmarks support SLi/CF, and when it works, results can be quite good. But most of the time, the second card idles and the game is run on just one card. I had 2x R9 290X/2x GTX Titan/2x HD7950 rigs previously and have converted them to single powerful GPU rigs. Right now, I have an RTX 2080 Ti in my main rig, a GTX 1080 in my HTPC rig, and hoping to get a VEGA 56/64 at a good price should one turn up in the Garage section of the local tech forums.

 

There's really no reason to go SLi/CF unless one is into benchmarks, or is not certain games that do support SLi /CF @4K with max ingame setting and high framerates with Gsync/Freesync monitor. My HTPC is hooked up to a 4K TV, and with some tweaks with ingame setting, I can play many games at very good PQ and still get pretty damn good framerates. My main rig's hooked up to a 3440x1440 monitor and I can max out all the games I play on that rig. 

 

I do understand if someone buys a pair of used GTX 1080 Ti's which at, say, about the price of a single RTX 2080 Ti.....that'd make sense to me. I could have gone that route given the price I'd paid for my RTX 2080 Ti, but I'm tired of the lack of SLi/CF support. But when a games does support SLi/CF, the result can be quite spectacular with a pair of GTX 1080 Ti or a pair of VEGA 64's,

I agree its sad that its not really doing as it should micro stuttering/ same 1% -0.1% low performance vs a +1 gen card, as you said just pure lack of support. It really is a numbers game for benchmarks. I prefer to upgrade to the current ti version every year however this launch while still early has been pitiful not much selection at all and very high prices over so called MSRP, hopefully a 2080ti Poseidon will be made that's what im holding out for one more GPU upgrade before a complete system change.

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15 minutes ago, GamerDude said:

understand if someone buys a pair of used GTX 1080 Ti's which at, say, about the price of a single RTX 2080 Ti

Ya that's why I ask because you can get some 1080ti for about 500. And I found a guy who was mining with them on low setting so I don't think damage is an issue and he has 8 left and wants to sell them for 300 each to me since I kinda know him. Friends of a friend you know. So he said he would cut me the deal. And when talking to him it sounded like he knows what he was doing when under valting the cards

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I don’t play many games. I play 2-3 games every year and they always support it. If you want to play a crap game that doesn’t support it, that’s on you. 

 

Dont wonna keep keep playing the card swap game. It’s quite simple. Buy a new card when it comes out. Get a second one later as it’s gonna be better than the next new card. It’s a guarantee, isn’t up for debate. 

 

Even a pair of new 1080tis will put perform a 2080ti and cost the same. It’s a no brainer. Not everyone wants to just get by. Not gonna pay 1k for 15 frames over an older card. That’s just dumb. 

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7 minutes ago, Dabkevinhere said:

Ya that's why I ask because you can get some 1080ti for about 500. And I found a guy who was mining with them on low setting so I don't think damage is an issue and he has 8 left and wants to sell them for 300 each to me since I kinda know him. Friends of a friend you know. So he said he would cut me the deal. And when talking to him it sounded like he knows what he was doing when under valting the cards

Hell yeah, at 300 each I'd say GO FOR IT!!! Just get two, when a game supports SLi, two way SLi is just about the best you can expect....getting a 3rd card, even if it's that cheap would only add to power consumption with little to no gain in performance (in fact, performance in games might be nerfed with a 3rd card). 2 way SLi'ed GTX1080 Ti would be beastly.

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Thank you guys from what see its will be worth be running 2 for the most part if not willing to buy 1 or 2 2080ti. 

I like to see full pci slot (probably the last one alive who likes sound cards) 

And if given the deal it's better to get the 1080ti as even if it runs onto 1 card some times its still better then buying the 2080. 

I think this has to do with no rtx support so better to wait until rtx gets developed and there's some use with those cards.

Il probably be buying 4 cards from this guy as sell the 2 if I can't get the 4 to work

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