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Seen a few threads in regards to FSX & P3D, but I'm wondering has anyone taken the plunge yet? I have a 980ti and don't feel the need to rush and swap it out. 

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Seen a few threads in regards to FSX & P3D, but I'm wondering has anyone taken the plunge yet? I have a 980ti and don't feel the need to rush and swap it out. 

 

Unless you're GPU limited or just want to turn up settings like AA or texture resolution there really is no need. Personally I would get it just for the extra VRAM but I will probably wait for the Ti version.

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I'm considering replacing my 980 with 1080 because i hit VRAM limit too often.

Would love to see some reports about 1080 with X-Plane.

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I'm considering replacing my 980 with 1080 because i hit VRAM limit too often.

Would love to see some reports about 1080 with X-Plane.

Same here, but with a 770 I have some more motivations

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I wish Ben could shift the car settings to the GPU or give the option, may reduce the fps hit with newer GPU technologies.

 

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We have six 1080's coming in on Thursday here at the office. I can post some 980ti comparisons once they arrive.

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We have six 1080's coming in on Thursday here at the office. I can post some 980ti comparisons once they arrive.

 

I think you mean you have 5 coming, since you are sending one my way...  :Tounge:

 

I havent tested my 1080 in X-Plane yet as I am still pondering on taking the plunge, but I would expect it to have a good result. 

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We have six 1080's coming in on Thursday here at the office. I can post some 980ti comparisons once they arrive.

 

 

I think you mean you have 5 coming, since you are sending one my way...  :Tounge:

 

I havent tested my 1080 in X-Plane yet as I am still pondering on taking the plunge, but I would expect it to have a good result. 

 

OKKaayyy.... time to stalk you both :P   ......on forums ofcourse :P , i am waiting to buy them, here in India the prices are insanely high at the moment ,waiting for the AIB versions.....Please post results.... BOTH of you !!

 

kind regards

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I am interested to see the results of Cameron's test being as I have a 980ti 6gb now.  I do not think it will be enough of a performance increase to justify a purchase, but I could be wrong.

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After the Great IXEG and PMDG releases for XPlane my Accountant[Wife] :P Say's we are in the Red till 2017 Fiscal year begins  :wub:

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We have six 1080's coming in on Thursday here at the office. I can post some 980ti comparisons once they arrive.

Must be nice to be able to get six 1080's when every place I check is "sold out" with no estimate on availability.

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Wondering about a 1070 being cheaper, and faster than a Titan X?

 

That's the 1080.

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Must be nice to be able to get six 1080's when every place I check is "sold out" with no estimate on availability.

 

Have ten total now. If you're interested in one due to stock issues send me a PM and I'm sure I can sell you one from EVGA.

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Have ten total now. If you're interested in one due to stock issues send me a PM and I'm sure I can sell you one from EVGA.

Thanks, Cameron.  I'm holding out for the "ti" version and lower prices than the so-called "founders" edition which was at least $100 overpriced.  It's just frustrating to have this big announcement and no one has any available unless you pre-ordered it.  Not NewEgg, not MicroCenter, not Amazon.  I'll wait for the faster version.  The SkyMaxx 3.2 version has eased my "out of VRAM" problems for a while and I'll limp along on 4GB.

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I had to take a trip out to California for the past few days, but since then at the office I have a few more variants of the 1080 now in possession. They are:

 

EVGA/ASUS Founders Edition

 

EVGA SuperClocked

 

MSI Gaming X

 

Gigabyte G1

 

Will be interesting to see how these aftermarket boards perform.

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We have six 1080's coming in on Thursday here at the office. I can post some 980ti comparisons once they arrive.

 

Since you guys have had them for week or so, any results or opinions yet on performance increases from the 980ti?

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Since you guys have had them for week or so, any results or opinions yet on performance increases from the 980ti?

 

 

Hi Jim,

 

Apologies for the delay. It's been busy here as of late!

 

I have done some tests, and my opinion is very simple: Amazing.

 

The 1080 is a large increase over the 980ti on my wide screen setup (3440x1440).

 

I ran a series of pre-defined tests which differed from stressful testing to light testing. Tests where the cards are not being used to their full potential have the GTX 1080 and 980ti fairly close (1080 beating it by about 3-5 fps). However, in stressful testing with higher settings the 1080 begins to really shine. Increases were as high as 16fps.

 

I have attached an auto generated chart to show you each test result in X-Plane.

 

Best Regards,

Cameron
 
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I ran a series of pre-defined tests which differed from stressful testing to light testing. Tests where the cards are not being used to their full potential have the GTX 1080 and 980ti fairly close (1080 beating it by about 3-5 fps). However, in stressful testing with higher settings the 1080 begins to really shine. Increases were as high as 16fps.

 

Thanks for sharing those results, Cameron.  I guess the small effect of the 1080 in circumstances where the GPU isn't being loaded significantly is predictable. But interesting to see the performance increase under load in certain situations. I'm guessing that the tests where it showed low fps on the 980ti and only small gains on the 1080 were situations where the sim was CPU limited.

 

In the tests where it shows large improvements, what do you think the primary cause of the load being placed on the card is? Weather? AA? Shadows?

 

It's interesting that even where the 1080 only had 3 or 4 fps gain, that often still represented a 10% improvement.

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The 1080 is a large increase over the 980ti on my wide screen setup (3440x1440).

 

Thanks Cameron!

Running the same resolution on 980 (not Ti) i'm eager to upgrade to 1080 once non-reference cards will become available again (late July / early August IIRC).

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I'm guessing that the tests where it showed low fps on the 980ti and only small gains on the 1080 were situations where the sim was CPU limited.

 

This, and also situations where the CPU and GPU's were keeping up with one another fine, but not being asked too much of them potential wise.

 

 

 


In the tests where it shows large improvements, what do you think the primary cause of the load being placed on the card is? Weather? AA? Shadows?

 

Fill-Rate/Weather/AA....all of it, really. There's a variety of setting adjustments in each test. Obviously 24 vs 40fps between the 980ti and 1080 shows the 1080 shining where the advertise it to do just that...on large resolution monitors with relatively heavy hitting settings!

 

I tend to upgrade every cycle, if not just to keep up with the times. The jump from 980 to 980ti in X-Plane was practically negligible. Safe to say the experience from 980ti to 1080 is quite a bit more sizable and worthy if you're using a widescreen monitor or 4k display.

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Wow, thanks for sharing that PDF Cameron.  Bumping from 24 -->40 is huge!  Very nice gain when things would start to get choppy on the 980ti.

 

Thanks again.

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