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I signed up on the EVGA website for the email notification when they were in stock again. $999 for the Black 11GB RTX2080Ti. I sure hope this keeps me current for 3 or 4 years.

They're in stock if you've been considering one.  https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=11G-P4-2281-KR

Anyone want a GTX 1060 6Gb?

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I bought the EVGA xc ultra rtx 2080ti last week. I came from a 1080ti and I was surprised to see that my 8700k clocked at 5.0 Ghz is now the bottleneck. 

You will like the card. There isn't any performance drop with dynamic lights and dynamic reflections anymore. I noticed I also don't lose any real performance going from 8x msaa to 4x ssaa. This is true for day and night. 

I run a 4k display.

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Its seem that the GPU bubble has finally burst!

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1 hour ago, Avidean said:

Its seem that the GPU bubble has finally burst!

It's crazy though, on Newegg, 1080ti cards are as much as a 2080ti....I can't believe it!

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I don't think the bubble will burst as much as we would like, my local hardware supply has had orders for AIB partner GPUs and they are coming in a trickle so much so that when they do arrive late the pre-orders wipe there stock, and speaking to one of the guys he thinks it is AIB partners way of not getting done over like they were with the 10 series.

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Nvidia may drop a hint this week on the next GPU at GTC.

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It was an impulse purchase for sure. I've been building computers since the 80s in an attempt to get FSX to run smoothly. I've always spent all my money on CPUs and memory and motherboards trying to achieve that. I've always bought sub $300 video cards. The best one I've ever owned is my current GTX 1060  6Gb , so I've never had a top-of-the-line card before. The main reason I bought it was for the 11 gigs of vram. Of course now due to incredibly poor planning, I need to look into a new monitor. I suspect this new card would be overkill for my 1080p monitor. LOL

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Nvidia to extend Ray Tracing to the present GTX GPUs, to hopefully encourage developers to implement RTX in to more game engines, as the present RTX cards are not selling as well as they thought and developers are not willing to implement something that has limited support from GPUs.

  

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On 3/19/2019 at 11:25 AM, MDFlier said:

Of course now due to incredibly poor planning, I need to look into a new monitor. I suspect this new card would be overkill for my 1080p monitor. LOL

It is indeed. Like running an Aston Martin in second gear. 😉

Invest in a 4K/UHD display. Either a TV with chroma 4:4:4 starting at 40” or if you don’t have the space, a 32” UHD monitor. I bought a BenQ. Other makes are available before anyone accuses me of pushing BenQ.

I can see every sub-division in every gauge in the PMDG737. Moving to 3840*2160 is a huge leap.

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And the gifts just keep on coming. Last night, I realized that I did not know what size power supply I had. Good thing I checked. 500W. That ain't going to cut it. The 2080Ti needs 650W. Looks like I'll be picking up a new 750W p/s this evening. Lol. Impulse purchases. Gotta love them. 

I'm familiar with BenQ. They've made high end displays for as long as I can remember. I'll be sure to take a look at them. 

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EVGA loves me. After installing my brand spanking new EVGA Supernova G3 750W p/s ($102) and RTX 2080 Ti ($1k), I am thrilled. P3D runs very smooth pretty much everywhere. I'm CPU bound again though. My 15-8600K is running above 95% on 5 cores, and at around 80% on core 0.

That being said, I've built at least a dozen systems chasing decent FSX (and now P3D) performance. Most of the time, the upgrades brought underwhelming performance gains, but gains nonetheless. The i5-8600K was the first processor that actually felt to me like it was "handling" the job. I've always had mid-tier GPUs (GTX250, 750Ti, and 1060) as I could never stomach the thought of paying over $300 for a GPU. I have no idea why I felt compelled to do it this time, but I am so glad that I did.

I just did a night approach to KBWI rwy 28 via the RAVNN6 STAR in heavy thunderstorms (for the first time ever, the rain going past the airplane looked "right"!) in the NGX. I let it autoland. There were a couple of minor stutters, but nothing I can't live with (and I'm sure they were CPU related). With 8xSSAA, the landing lights look fantastic on the runway. There are no more shimmering, ugly textures. I rolled off the runway and up to the gate and everything was fluid. All of the airport and GSX vehicles moved smoothly. It was just... perfect.

There will be no buyer's remorse from me. I have finally accepted the fact that we need a computer in a computer just for graphics these days.

Too bad I have a date tonight. I'd love to keep flying. Maybe I should call her and tell her I need to wash my hair?

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On 3/16/2019 at 11:10 AM, ahsmatt7 said:

I bought the EVGA xc ultra rtx 2080ti last week. I came from a 1080ti and I was surprised to see that my 8700k clocked at 5.0 Ghz is now the bottleneck. 

You will like the card. There isn't any performance drop with dynamic lights and dynamic reflections anymore. I noticed I also don't lose any real performance going from 8x msaa to 4x ssaa. This is true for day and night. 

I run a 4k display.

When I originally read your reply my thoughts were, "God, I hope he is right.". I am happy to report that you were spot on.

I just did a 6AM flight from BWI to CLT in thunderstorms in the NGX. I never saw a single stutter. 8xSSAA is an absolute must for DL. The runways and taxiways at CLT look terrible under anything less. At 8xSSAA, they look pretty darn good. I loaded up the SWA NGX at one of the gates at MCO. They have small lakes all around, and I noticed that you can actually see the reflection of your airplane in the water at the right angles. AI are vampires, though. No reflections. There's probably an option for that.

Well, I'm okay with being CPU bound for now. I can live with some of the settings turned down a little if I have to. Even turned back a little, what I'm seeing is so much better than anything I've ever had before that I can cruise at this altitude for a bit. It is exciting to know that my next CPU upgrade will be unlocking so much more. So far, the 2080Ti doesn't seem to be breaking a sweat. I've only seen about 5700Mb or so max vram usage, and GPU usage is in the 50-58% range. Keep in mind that I'm still only running 1920x1080, so I'm not really pushing it yet. At this point, trying to go 4k would require more CPU, so I'm just going to enjoy this for a while before I go making myself spend more money. This is the best sim experience I've ever had.

I give 2 thumbs up for this card. At $999, it cost about the same as some of the CPU/MB/Ram combinations I've thrown at flight sim in the past (including the extra $200 over budget for misc parts that always end up being required after you get started). The i5-8600k and RTX2080Ti combo is the first I've had that actually far exceeds acceptable levels. I know that it is not very good from an overclocking perspective, but I still recommend it. I've never OC'd a GPU anyway.

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49 minutes ago, MDFlier said:

So far, the 2080Ti doesn't seem to be breaking a sweat. I've only seen about 5700Mb or so max vram usage, and GPU usage is in the 50-58% range. Keep in mind that I'm still only running 1920x1080, so I'm not really pushing it yet. At this point, trying to go 4k would require more CPU, so I'm just going to enjoy this for a while before I go making myself spend more money. This is the best sim experience I've ever had.

Increasing resolution will put the demand on the GPU, not the CPU. You’ll be okay running 4K with your current CPU. The benefits of 4K are so enormous. If you find fps are a little on the low side just move some sliders that rely on the CPU to the left. The sliders relying on GPU can be all the way to the right.

But yes, long-term you need an i7-8700 or better.

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Watched a YouTube Video not long ago of a 1080 and 2080ti GPU running P3Dv4 not as big a jump as I thought.

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On 3/23/2019 at 4:04 PM, MDFlier said:

When I originally read your reply my thoughts were, "God, I hope he is right.". I am happy to report that you were spot on.

I just did a 6AM flight from BWI to CLT in thunderstorms in the NGX. I never saw a single stutter. 8xSSAA is an absolute must for DL. The runways and taxiways at CLT look terrible under anything less. At 8xSSAA, they look pretty darn good. I loaded up the SWA NGX at one of the gates at MCO. They have small lakes all around, and I noticed that you can actually see the reflection of your airplane in the water at the right angles. AI are vampires, though. No reflections. There's probably an option for that.

Well, I'm okay with being CPU bound for now. I can live with some of the settings turned down a little if I have to. Even turned back a little, what I'm seeing is so much better than anything I've ever had before that I can cruise at this altitude for a bit. It is exciting to know that my next CPU upgrade will be unlocking so much more. So far, the 2080Ti doesn't seem to be breaking a sweat. I've only seen about 5700Mb or so max vram usage, and GPU usage is in the 50-58% range. Keep in mind that I'm still only running 1920x1080, so I'm not really pushing it yet. At this point, trying to go 4k would require more CPU, so I'm just going to enjoy this for a while before I go making myself spend more money. This is the best sim experience I've ever had.

I give 2 thumbs up for this card. At $999, it cost about the same as some of the CPU/MB/Ram combinations I've thrown at flight sim in the past (including the extra $200 over budget for misc parts that always end up being required after you get started). The i5-8600k and RTX2080Ti combo is the first I've had that actually far exceeds acceptable levels. I know that it is not very good from an overclocking perspective, but I still recommend it. I've never OC'd a GPU anyway.

I concur with this.  Have a very similar system (8700K) at 4k and the 2080ti runs like a dream.  Whilst expensive, it has produced the best improvement in overall fluidity in every scenario that I have hithertoo been unable to achieve.  Boo on the wallet impact; Hooray! on sim performance :)

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also pulled the trigger on a watercooled 2080ti.

 

so i have a titan Xp Star Wars Collectors edition for sale.

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Wow!

Thanks to the OP for posting the link to EVGA's website. Once they notify you by email I figure you have maybe a 20 minutes to make the purchase. AND VISA blocked the purchase until I called and told them it was legit. Gotta move fast.

Bought the $1K Gaming Black with free shipping and no tax. 1.5% back from VISA. Cheapest I've seen it elsewhere is $1170.00 plus tax and sometimes shipping. I've also seen GTX 1080Ti for more than this RTX 2080Ti. These are not refurbished units ( at least my wasn't.)  And they're heavy

I've done a couple of flights and it's amazing how much better this video card is. I replaced a GTX 1070 which wasn't bad, but this RTX is SO MUCH BETTER. It's really too bad that you can't have both in there and switch between the two to watch the difference. I have two 28" monitors, primary is 4K for P3D, secondary is 1080p for EFB or LNM. Both are Samsung.

Now I've to figure out what Precision X1 is all about.

And oh, I read a review on Amazon where the reviewer started to smell burning plastic after starting up his computer. EVGA does a real nice job protecting the RTX 2080Ti and that includes a plastic wrap across the "face" of the card. It also bends around the sides and is really hard to get completely off. I'm guessing he didn't.

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Have now joined the dark side ready for V5.

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17 hours ago, rjfry said:

Have now joined the dark side ready for V5.

Be sure to let us know your impression. I see from your earlier post that you were doubtful as to the benefits vs the 1080ti..  

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FPS not much difference mostly I candy, CPU is still king this will do me for now I will look at a motherboard and CPU at the end of the year.

PS I have not pushed this yet it will do 1755 boost.

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14 minutes ago, rjfry said:

FPS not much difference mostly I candy, CPU is still king this will do me for now I will look at a motherboard and CPU at the end of the year.

PS I have not pushed this yet it will do 1755 boost.

Should do more than that.  My Palit 2080Ti says 1545 Boost on the tin, but goes up to 1910 quite happily with no encouragement from me 🙂

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1 hour ago, kevinfirth said:

Should do more than that.  My Palit 2080Ti says 1545 Boost on the tin, but goes up to 1910 quite happily with no encouragement from me 🙂

It probably will that's just stock boost, I have not had chance to test it yet , I have a test flight I do for tweaking UK2000 EGKK with PMDG 747 out to the Thames estuary left over UK2000 EGLC over London ILS 27L UK2000 Heathrow ORBX UK, AI and road traffic very heavy on performance, I only have P3Dv4.4 no other sims on my PC.  

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the boost is dynamic , voltage,temp table, power table, very hard to say max boost i test the boost clock at 3dmark time spy extreme gpu test 2 one of the hardest gpu tests out here.

yuo can see the difference with for example heaven thats light if it boost for example 1910 in heaven and time spy extreme you have probaly reach the max powertarget.

my 2080ti run at default boost table (no OC) boost 2100 in heaven and 2045 in time spy extreme test2, have done one safe 24/7 OC profile 2145boost/ 7850mem in 3DM TSE test2.

my 2080TI is kind of hard to find, it have its own XOC bios and a lot of options on the PCB , have some pics in my 9900k Z370 tread.

gamer nexus did a roundup as you see my Galax is very hard to find 

 

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Hey all,

Hows the 2080’s going guys?

I’m putting a system together that will include a 2080, but after doing some research there seems to be many many problems with them and needed replacing.(with replacements failing also)

...kinda sat here not really knowing where to go..

Being the most expensive pc I’ve ever bought, I certainly don’t want to have to go through that.

Ive been to there forum, still reports as of today. Nvidea acknowledges there are problems, but are vague in any details.

Ive also been to the forums of the company that will be building it and supplying the parts.There was a customer with a new pc from them that had the problem. They bought the pc last Thursday. So that makes me think the bad one’s are still in circulation....

Hope you’ve all managed to get a good one! 

Thanks

Luke

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