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I play at 1440p and bought a 1080 TI in 2017. At the time of purchase (on an electrifying impulse) I regretted forking out £700 which was way beyond the initial budget. I was a sucker for benchmarks and going 1440p for the first time put a dent in the savings.

.....almost 4 years later..... IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE! lol

For a brisk moment I was considering the RTX 3080 as per the usual 3-4 year upgrade.... but I'm glad these cards are hardly available or overpriced to stop the impulsive monkey in me. It helped to realise the 1080 TI is still an absolute monster at 1080p/1440p esp in real-world visual perceptions opposed to enticing benchmarks which needlessly feeds the FPS crave. I'm back on gaming more regularly now and it still handles everything and anything I throw at it at the best of settings or a soft mix to hit 100-120fps without compromising visual quality. I guess it would be nice to hit 144/165fps (the displays max) with a 3080 but I'm now convinced its just dispensable enthusiasm for small returns in noticeable benefit.

Anyway I've finally settled with sticking with the 1080 TI until next Gen. Yeah i know i'm blabbering along without reason but atleast i'm doing it with my TPU tech family as my real one/mates don't give a crap about PC gaming hardware :)

What about you 1080 TI owners @ 1080p/1440p.... what are your thoughts? Any compelling arguments to go 3080 when/if prices return to reasonable purpose? Not bothered about RT for the time being.
 

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I can say that my 1070 Founders is still a great card and I know better than to sell it. It played all my games fine at 1440P during the x-mas holidays, where I got that Dell S3220DGF screen. Because I had the upgrade hitch and a one-shot injection of fun money, I bought a complete new tower (in sig). Still, I can say that the GTX1000-series was good to me!
 

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I'm running 3440x1440 on my 1080ti. Gonna hold on it for a bit longer if I can. Fantastic card.

i think the 1060 is still a beast at 1080p
Good thing we're not talking about 1060's.
 
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Although I have an RX 6900 XT in my main system, I do have a PowerColor VEGA64 Red Devil in my 2nd rig (doing 3440x1440 75Hz) and a Leadtek GTX 1080 in my HTPC (surprisingly, it can handle games at 4K, but at realistic ingame settings....like Med-High, forget about 'Highest' or 'Max').

I'd paid about 500USD for the Red Devil (BNIB), and about 335USD for the GTX 1080 (used, ex-mining card), these badboys have been doing a righteous job in their respective rigs, so I'm pleased as punch, and I hope they last for a long while since the present chip crunch seems like it last till next year.

I'd say that those with a GTX 1070 Ti/Vega56 and up should just hang on to their cards for dear life, till this insane situation we're facing with crazy GPU price subsides.
 
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Now mine on it and make it pay itself back in a few months and you have quite literally the best purchase any human can make :D.
 

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Still happy with my 1070. Pascal was so good, the 1080(Ti) may be the next 8800GTX.
 
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I wish I had a 1080 Ti, but this 3070 I found at MSRP will do.
 
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Graphics cards only truly die when they're no longer useful to you.
 

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Something positive about the GPU shortage is that many people are learning to appreciate their Hardware. ( i am one of them )
 
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I passed my 1080Ti onto my grandson six months ago and he runs them heck out of it. Still a great card. I had did the evga water cooling to it and it still works fine.
 
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Still using my 1080 non ti and still have in fact not met a single game that wasnt playable just fine and it even sustained a monitor upgrade.

Cyberpunk at 3440x1440 with some tweaks ran at 50 fps. Most of whatever else I play runs 70-100 fps or more. TW Warhammer 2 similarly runs 40-60 fps on the map and about 50 in battles.

Traded high refresh away for most games but still a good experience all round.
 
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I'm only holding on to my 1080ti because what other choice is there for a reasonable price?
 
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I still game on my 2070 Super, wanted a 3080 but seeing the way things are I might just skip this 30xx generation...
 
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I also meant performance wise. When it no longer runs what you need it to run, then it's truly dead.
 
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I have two 1080 tis (the white Gigabyte gaming OC and a strix oc)
However the strix card degraded like hell and is not even stable at stock speeds anymore. The Gigabyte card still runs perfectly fine.

I guess the 6800XT (for MSRP!) is the next 1080 ti like Card. Overclocks pretty high plus the 16GB of VRAM.
 
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I used to have a EVGA GTX 1080 TI, back in August last year I sold it just before ampere launched as I wanted a rtx 3080. As I exspexted the value to go down from there and normally it would.

But given the situation is now for gpu's, gtx 1080 TI now sells for more than I sold mine for last year and I am now using a measly gtx 1060 6 GB.

And I regret every second since I sold it, given how the market is now. But it's not easy to see in the future how things actually turned out. Had I known how the market ended up. I had not sold my 1080 TI for sure. But the fact is, I'm stock with a 1060 6 GB for now.

1080 TI was and is still a good card, 1080P it can easily handle still. Throw 1440P i cut feel its age as I like eye candy cranket to 11. Hence why wanted rtx 3080 for maximum eye candy and still get high fps.

But to those that Dit not sell there 1080 TI, you Dit the best desision of all people I think in the current market.
 
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I'm sorry, but what's the point of this thread, besides flexing?! Especially after that thread about hardware elitism the other day?

No flexing mate, just admiring a good piece of hardware which continues to show mileage.

Something positive about the GPU shortage is that many people are learning to appreciate their Hardware. ( i am one of them )

right on! I'm having similar thoughts with my quad 7700K. It simply achieves everything I need.
 
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I entered the team about two months ago. Gigabyte Gaming OC Black. Going still with 1080p, but going for 4K sooner or later.:toast:

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I'm sorry, but what's the point of this thread, besides flexing?! Especially after that thread about hardware elitism the other day?
Flexing with a 2017 card sounds weird to me..
 
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Now mine on it and make it pay itself back in a few months and you have quite literally the best purchase any human can make :D.

Tell me more :respect:

I have briefly looked into nicehash in the past but never got around to pulling the trigger. Any recommendations?

I use my build for non-GPU related work and other uses [daily driver]. I only game for around 5~10 hours a week depending on the mood (or the wife lol). With this type of use-case is it feasible to squeeze in some mining action?
 
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