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Hi,

I am trying to get the best setup to runs games on 4k max settings at 60 fps. What would be better 980ti SLI or gtx 1080?
 
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1070 sli or 1080
 

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Not what he asked.

OP, you already have a 980Ti. You don't step down from a top-tier card. You'll regret it fairly quickly.

Either wait past the 1080 for the 1080Ti or double your 980Ti inventory and do the SLI thing.

Whatever you do, do not step down two levels in the next generation by going 1070 SLI.
 
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If you want 60 fps at 4k... 2 x 1080's
 
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1080 will be a mid tier card, everyone itching to spend......................
 
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This is the kind of shit that drives me nuts around here.. Answer the dam OP question or don't respond.
He didn't ask for opinions about what you think. He asked a specific question..
I'd stay with the 980 Ti's If you have them already. Otherwise I'd go 1080's.
 
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GTX 1080.
No doubt about it.
 

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Honestly, I bet it will take 2x 1080ti for max 4k settings with full aa....... and even then....
 
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Honestly, I bet it will take 2x 1080ti for max 4k settings with full aa....... and even then....

Do you really need AA with 4k though?

Maybe my eyes are old but I doubt it...
 

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It helps with older eyes, I should know. And if I can't max a tech out, then it's not enough. Should be able to max out AA on a game.
I put away games until I can play them at all max. I have a lot of games I'm playing right now. I'm going to wait a long time before
I get a 4k monitor...... unless 2 1080tis fall from the sky....
 
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If you want 60 fps at 4k... 2 x 1080's

980 Ti SLI with some moderate OCing will do 4K@60 FPS in pretty much any game with settings maxed out. the only exception that I ran into was GTA V. two cards running at 1500MHz each averaged like 55FPS for me.

but i have since ditched my 4k TV and second 980 Ti in favor of 3440x1440.

if you already have a 980 Ti, especially if it OCs well, there is no point in taking a big loss to get a 1080. 1080 doesn't seem to be as OC friendly as 980 Ti. all the 1080 benches i've seen could only muster a 10-14% FPS boost from OC. 980 Ti are generally capable of 30-35% increase.
 
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Feels like a no brainer to go with a second 980ti especially since you already have one, and now that a second can be picked up on the cheap...
 
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Get one other and SLI,best choice. 2x980ti are verry powerfull even this days.
 
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Assuming ~90% scaling with the 980ti SLI, W1z's own graphs show the 980ti SLI setup would perform beyond the capabilities of the 1080:



That said you're relying on multi-GPU profiles, which is a losers game in my opinion. I'd always opt for the more powerful single-GPU solution, however in this instance, it simply doesn't exist yet.

On a purely synthetic basis, the 980ti SLI is the "better" choice. That said, I personally would wait for the 1080ti.

It helps with older eyes, I should know
I'm going to wait a long time before
I get a 4k monitor

You're making conflicting statements. You're claiming that AA on 4K is better for people with "older" eyes, and yet you don't own a 4K monitor and haven't seen the difference between AA and no AA on 4K.

As a 4K user with 20/20 vision in one eye and a completely crippled right eye (I can't read text 30cm away with it), AA makes no difference on 4K to me.
 
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Maybe my eyes are old but I doubt it...

Used a 4K panel for a week. It needs unfortunately. Like GTA5 without AA there is shimmering in the distance. You got the idea...

But yeah... GTX1080 all the way... Not even a question.
 

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Assuming ~90% scaling with the 980ti SLI, W1z's own graphs show the 980ti SLI setup would perform beyond the capabilities of the 1080:



That said you're relying on multi-GPU profiles, which is a losers game in my opinion. I'd always opt for the more powerful single-GPU solution, however in this instance, it simply doesn't exist yet.

On a purely synthetic basis, the 980ti SLI is the "better" choice. That said, I personally would wait for the 1080ti.




You're making conflicting statements. You're claiming that AA on 4K is better for people with "older" eyes, and yet you don't own a 4K monitor and haven't seen the difference between AA and no AA on 4K.

As a 4K user with 20/20 vision in one eye and a completely crippled right eye (I can't read text 30cm away with it), AA makes no difference on 4K to me.


are you going to be stepping up to 1080Ti?
 
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you can´t wait for a 1080ti??
 
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Depends how large the urge to toss this 295X2 out the window grows in the coming months

Want to share something from your own experiences with the dual fire breathing hellish beast? :laugh:
 
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Hi,

I am trying to get the best setup to runs games on 4k max settings at 60 fps. What would be better 980ti SLI or gtx 1080?

980Ti in SLI will wipe the floor with 1080 in games that support multi-gpu.

1080 is roughly 20% faster than 980Ti, and if you OC 980Ti well, you can match at least the stock 1080.

Oh, and 1080 won't give you 60fps at 4k and max settings.
Namely:

bf4 - nope
battlefront - nope
tomb raider - nope
gta v - nope
crysis 3 - nope
quantum break - OMG nope (dropping below 30fps while not even maxed)
division - nope
witcher 3 - nope
ac unity - nope
ac syndicate - nope
dragon age - nope
rainbow six - nope
black ops 3 - nope

PS
If you are not upgrading every year or two, it's not the best time to upgrade anyhow.
Wait for 400-600mm2 chips to arrive.
 
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Depends how large the urge to toss this 295X2 out the window grows in the coming months

I think i might depending on the price. Im getting sick of having bad SLi scaling. KF2 & ARMA III in particular runs so badly on SLi, though ARMA III's code is extremely badly optimised as it is.
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127912

If not interested in a 1070 or 1080...I bought this last month for 530 after rebate...can now be had for 489 after rebate...looks like prices on 980ti's are dropping fast.
BTW...it's a great card. I upgraded from my ASUS R9 290x OC'ed version that I owned for past 2 1/2 years (loved it) that ran flawless. I still think 980ti's, at the right price are a good option.
 
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I would say there is no reason to upgrade. Wait for 1080 Ti or something. Multi-GPU not worth it.
 
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the difference between AA on or off at higher resolutions may well be there but it would take some pretty close up peeping to spot it..

the problem here is some people feel the need to run all games fully maxed out come what may.. its a kind of daft obsession that makes not the slightest sense.. he he

the need for AA does go back to the days when when it really did provide positive visual benefits.. at 1440 and above (maybe even at 1080) i dont think it does now.. but the "need" still hangs about.. :)

"fully maxed out" mostly means taking a hefty performance hit for no real visual gain..

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