clive6354

GTX 1080 to 1080ti upgrade

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Hello

 

I am trying to find out the experience of someone who has used an  I7-7700 processor and 4K monitor with a GTX 1080 Graphics card upgraded to a 1080ti with PMDG aircraft and is pleased with the performance increase in relation to cost of upgrade.

I have the opportunity to upgrade from GTX1080 to GTX1080ti (Asus Rog Strix 11GB) for approximately £500.  I would be interested to know if the performance increase between the two graphics cards warrants the £500 cost

 

Clive Alexander

 

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I upgraded from the 1080 to the 1080ti (Asus Rog Strix 11GB) and doubt it increased performance since P3D is more dependent on the CPU than the GPU.  I only upgraded as it was the card I originally wanted when I built my system but it was not available.  Bought the new 1080ti and sold the "old" one on E-Bay but there is no way I can remember how much more I ended up paying.  Don't think it was much more than $200 as I bought the 1080ti when it was first released and before the Bitcoin miners created a major cost increase.  Heard the cards are back down to reasonable costs again as the markets have been replenished.

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Thanks for the reply, therefore would you say that the performance increase is not worth the upgrade?

Upgrading my processor would be better?

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Hi,

I doubt you will see an appreciable difference going from the 7700K to say an 8700K. From all the research I've done, you are looking at maybe 2-3 FPS at best.

 

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Absolutely not worth the 500. Going from a 1070 to a 1080ti would be worth it but not the 1080. Spend your funds elsewhere. The 7700k is still a viable CPU and you should be able to get 5ghz or close out of it. I doubt a new CPU would benefit you at this point.

Vic

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Clive6354,

I do not believe you would achieve anything with the proposed upgrade.  My advice, if you really, really have to spend that 500 pounds is to wait for the next gen 2080ti which, I believe,  is going to be a significant upgrade.  Even that however, is unlikely to make your eyes pop.

Seriously, I think you would be well advised to spend your money elsewhere.

Regards

Tony Chilcott

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Same generation upgrades seldom yield any noticeable performance increase, unless you bought bargain basement hardware in the first place. In your situation , not worth it, save for next gen hardware or go have a fun weekend somewhere.

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2 hours ago, busdriver said:

From all the research I've done, you are looking at maybe 2-3 FPS at best.

If this happens in "hard on fps" scenery areas with complex airliners, it's absolutely worth it. This is how we should test performance. Of course, GA flyers should not be interested in this

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2-3 fps for £500 is not worth it. I would only seriously consider this if I had an "unlimited money" tree growing in my back garden.

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I saw a significant upgrade going from 980ti to a 1080ti. FWIW 

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Thank you all for your comments.  I was excited to find that I could obtain a new GX 1080ti for approx £500 but all your comments have saved me money and disapointment, thank you.

What if I sell my existing system and purchase a new system (i7-8700 with an GTX 1080ti) that is compared with i7-7700 and GTX 1070

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3 hours ago, clive6354 said:

Thank you all for your comments.  I was excited to find that I could obtain a new GX 1080ti for approx £500 but all your comments have saved me money and disapointment, thank you.

What if I sell my existing system and purchase a new system (i7-8700 with an GTX 1080ti) that is compared with i7-7700 and GTX 1070

Don't let the comments on these boards lead you to any conclusion. Do your homework, cross referencing many sources, especially sources away from these boards. Sometimes coming here for an opinion is like asking someone who loves their 2002 Ford Taurus if they'd recommend a Ferrari. 

Ask yourself, and understand why you posted here in the 1st place -what do want out of your P3dv4 experience? Have you taken your existing -dialed in system to the limits ....Are you sure?

If so, then do know that a Coffee Lake system paired with a 1080 ti is superior to your current system. And the plain and simple fact is P3DV4 performance will also be superior. 

p.s. oh, and super fast hi quality monitor matters, also.

Edited by FunknNasty
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Hi Clive

Take it from me  .. don't waste your money moving from a 1080 to a 1080Ti  ... hold fire for the next generation of NVidia cards namely the GTX2070 ... 2070Ti .. 2080 and 2080Ti

Yes .. they will be in short supply for a while and be pricey but those who wait will reap the benefits!!!

You will have also noticed graphics cards have come down in price lately  ..... Hmmmm I wonder why?? 

Paul 

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Never spend a lot of money  for another card unless making a series or two jump. Good move not to purchase another 1080.

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On 5/19/2018 at 5:46 PM, Jim Young said:

Heard the cards are back down to reasonable costs again as the markets have been replenished.

Not really.  They are still $200-$300 over what they debuted at.

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I only use comments made on this forum and other forums as a guide as there are many amateur proffessionals but at thesame time I value and respect comments

Clive

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"Is it worth it" is always subjective, because the same 500 pounds for you is different value for someone else. You could get maximum performance boost of 30%. And since P3D is still CPU bounded I doubt you would get so high.

And in just few months we will have new NVidia card introduced that would probably be at least 30% more efficient than 1080ti and it would make its prices to drop significantly.

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NVidia are at an event this week the 24th in Taiwan, rumour is they may say something on the next GeForce GPU or they may wait till June.   

On twitter they are banging on about having full stocks now of the 10 series GPU`s they may be trying to clear there stocks before the new GPU`s land. 

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I just upgraded to a GTX 1080ti FTW from a GTX 1070 and I am pleased with the outcome although I really was tossing around if I should do it or not.  I think it was worth it as my testing so far shows some great improvement in the sim. I  tend to upgrade my GPU every 2 years or so but this was a bit higher than I would normally pay for a new one.  I don't think the upgrade from a 1080 would be worthwhile...I would probably wait on the newer cards as others have stated.

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