where the hell are my stars
- Jul 23, 2006
- 27,644 (5.72/day)
|System Name||All the cores || Into the Blue|
|Processor||2990WX || 5960X|
|Motherboard||Asrock X399M || Asus X99M WS|
|Cooling||CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD|
|Memory||4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB|
|Video Card(s)||(2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE|
|Storage||2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB|
|Display(s)||Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD|
|Case||Caselabs Mercury S5+pedestal || Supermicro S5 (GS5A-753K)|
|Audio Device(s)||Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood|
|Power Supply||Seasonic Prime 1200w || Seasonic Snow Silent 750w|
|Mouse||Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD|
|Keyboard||Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70|
|Software||W10P || W10P|
I mean if the argument is features... Umm well there is a reason people don't bitcoin on nvidia. Amd supports 6 video streams per gpu etc.Unless you're buying for VR performance, power and heat efficiency, or CUDA support, then it's the 480 that is behind with it's 30-50 watt higher TDP and lack of simultaneous multi projection. By the time DX12 or Vulkan is the only supported API for new games, both cards will be outdated.
Half a frame behind at 1080p, looks like the difference between the cards is that the 1060 is faster at every DX11 game, and just behind in DX12 games. Just how long are you willing to stick to a 480 to make that jump in performance really worth it while everyone else is playing DX11 games that are still coming out in 2017?
I also don't normally stick with cards that long out side of the 7950's I have. I play at 4k and with two cards that were purchased at separate times. The 480's fit my needs better. I am personally waiting to see what Vega does and to see if nvidia can release something with a short pcb that will fit in my case. If the 1080Ti hit with a water block and sub 10" pcb I would own one, but it sounds like I'll be waiting for Vega to do that.