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#19986

NDA is done, first benchmarks are in, looks like 1080 is taking a gigantic shit on Titan X

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#20024

I only have the gtx960 2gb ๐Ÿ˜ฎ hope I would be able to run few more games. New cards are too expansive tho ๐Ÿ™

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#20025

I only have the gtx960 2gb ? hope I would be able to run few more games. New cards are too expansive tho ?

Don’t worry 970, 980 and 980Ti will prob drop in price shortly after new cards settle on the market.

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#20041

I hope so Dave ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway need to have a nice job first ! I only hope that for “No Man’s Sky” I don’t need a crazy GC ๐Ÿ™‚

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#20360

Summary: EVGA released their version of 1080. It costs $649. JayZ overclocked it to 2,1GHz. DOOM run at 4K max details at 60-80fps.

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#20444

1070 reviews are in, tl;dr: it on par with Titan X but costs way less, but if you’re into OC game, 1070 OCs like shit, at least the FE edition (gotta wait for non-reference versions)

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#20449

Promising, have to wait all iterations and see whats suitable for VR-shit

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#20520

look at this! The GTX 1080 classified! Coming in at about 8000sek 0_o IT better be overclocking well ๐Ÿ˜€ BTW it’s Way too expensive but looks preatty sexy IMO (sry couldn’t find an english speaking video)

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#20525

(sry couldnโ€™t find an english speaking video)

It’s ok, porn speaks in every language

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#22858

Well I said no need for crossfire anymore and then went and got two 480’s. It’s difficult to compare them to the Nvidia cards as I’ve not tried them but what I will say is they must be supernatural if they beat these in anyway.

I picked up the two for ยฃ430 which considering that the two 390x I had where over ยฃ600 is an amazing price for what you get. You could get away with a 600w PSU with these TWO in and an Intel CPU up to i5 I think and maybe a 650w i7 or AMD cpu. They are quiet considering they are reference blowers but I recommend changing the fan speeds as they have over compensated the speed to temp. They don’t get that hot.

Much easier to install and set up and no bridge needed between the two but there is a bit of tweaking when it comes to gaming and this is where people will start to switch off and become negative over them.

You can’t just jump right in and start playing without getting an issue. You have to go into Radeon settings and set up the features you want for that particular game or if it is available (Which most are) user defined profiles for that game. However, there are less issues than with previous crossfire set ups I’ve had and the new software makes things so easy compared to the old catalyst program. If you’ve had a crossfire set up in Radeon 3XX series then it’s just the same as usual.

Now I’ve not tested this with many games but to give you an idea on performance:

BF4: Ultra Settings with 200% Resolution everything to the max, 1920×1080——65 to 85 FPS
BF4: Ultra settings with 100% Resolution(Normal ultra settings) 1920×1080——are….you….ready….177 FPS It peaks at about 194 but can vary on different maps. Just stupid really.

The Division: Ultra settings with maxed 100% Resolution 1920×1080—— 65 to 80 FPS
The Division: Normal Ultra settings 1920×1080—— 75 to 95 FPS

Star Wars: Battlefront: Everything maxed out 1920×1080——147FPS

Bejewelled: 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 FPS

I’ve looked at some reviews on benchmarks before I bought them and they’ve varied from site to site. For me it seems to be more of the top end of some of the reviews and better than most of them. This may be due to the driver updates and the tests being carried out when the cards were just released. For the price though it’s unbelievable.

Would I recommend them……

If you don’t want to mess about with settings then no. Don’t go near them.

If you don’t mind and are used to fiddling about….absolutely and I would go for them over the two Nvidia cards without a doubt. Over the 1070 due to at least 10 to 15% performance and the 1080 because it’s ยฃ250 cheaper.

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#22859

The benchmarks varied because during tests there were 2 drivers avaliable and one had a hotfix for 480 which improved performance, also there were some shenanigans with power usage which skewed a bit the data.

Also worth mentioning – crossfire and sli work like crap a lot of times so it’s always better to go for 1 card rather than 2 cards.

Also Vulkun might be a dream come true, but it can end up like OpenGL vs DirectX

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#22863

Also worth mentioning โ€“ crossfire and sli work like crap a lot of times so itโ€™s always better to go for 1 card rather than 2 cards.

I had issues with games with my 390x in crossfire before the crimson software. I have even less issues with the 480’s. I’ve never had an issue with a game once I have the right set up. That’s why I would only recommend crossfire if you don’t mind a bit of fiddling about. If you are used to it then I would definitely go with these over the Nvid’s.

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#22878

I only have the gtx960 2gb ? hope I would be able to run few more games. New cards are too expansive tho ?

Donโ€™t worry 970, 980 and 980Ti will prob drop in price shortly after new cards settle on the market.

I see 970’s just under ยฃ200gbp now, still really happy with mine! Thing with these newer cards they are not offering major gains for resolutions above 1080P, so considering the 970/980 still plays everything current at max detail with high frame rates I’m not sure I see the point on this new generation.

I think a big shift is due for the cards to start offering better support for 2/4k panels!

I wait in anticipation ๐Ÿ™‚

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#22905

Thing with these newer cards they are not offering major gains for resolutions above 1080P, so considering the 970/980 still plays everything current at max detail with high frame rates Iโ€™m not sure I see the point on this new generation.

Did you mean for resolutions NOT above 1080p? For me an upgrade will definitely make sense, I cannot get high enough frame rates to get up to 120Hz and above on 1440p. Once they have lowered the prices a bit to a more reasonable level (which I hope will happen once there is enough supply), I will probably get one ๐Ÿ™‚

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#22908

Just upgraded to a 1070 (and a BenQ 144hz monitor) and my only word is wow! ๐Ÿ˜€

Coming from a GPU a few generations old (7970 Matrix) and a 60hz monitor the diference is night and day.

Was going to get a non reference rx480 but it was only just over ยฃ100 more for the 1070 so price for performance it was a no brainer (My 1070 came in at ยฃ370).

Only had a small test so far but BF4 Ultra preset 150fps + and the 144hz monitor is just epic. If you dont have one yet…go go go ๐Ÿ˜€

My test was about an hour and card peaked at 69 degrees which i thought was quite acceptable (29 degrees ambient so quite hot today too)

If you have a card a generation or two old it probably isnt worth it, if like me however you have one that is getting a tad old now then the 1070 is a massive leap forward. If you are thinking of getting a rx480 for around ยฃ250/ยฃ260 then if you can put the extra ยฃ100 to it and get the 1070 i cant praise it enough.

On a side note I was also a little concerned that my CPU would be a bottleneck for it that also being a few generations old (i7 950 @ 4ghz). If it does bottleneck however i cant notice it really, cards performance is excellent even with a CPU from 2011.

Always been a Red GPU man and never had a card from the Green team ๐Ÿ™‚ , my initial impressions however are very good ๐Ÿ˜€

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