When will it be time for 1080 Ti owners to upgrade?

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I bought a second hand 1080 Ti a year ago.
Great card. But nothing really beats it. Looking at the 980 Ti the leap to 1080 Ti was massive. The leap to RTX not so much.

Are we expecting anything cool soon? I want a decent to upgrade
 

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Ampere is expected to be announced in March.

Nothing much to ponder until the next AMD and NVidia reveal.
 

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How long is a piece of string?
I can look into my crystal ball and tell the future. /s

If it's working, there's no point in upgrading. I think you might see an upgrade possible with the next gen, but only towards the end, for at least 2020 I don't see it being anything above a 10% increase in performance as something at the level of a 3080 or so, which won't really be worth the hassle.
The 1080 Ti is a bit of an outlier, it was Nvidia thinking AMD had a competitor, don't think they'll do it again for a while.
 

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How long is a piece of string?
I can look into my crystal ball and tell the future. /s

If it's working, there's no point in upgrading. I think you might see an upgrade possible with the next gen, but only towards the end, for at least 2020 I don't see it being anything above a 10% increase in performance as something at the level of a 3080 or so, which won't really be worth the hassle.
The 1080 Ti is a bit of an outlier, it was Nvidia thinking AMD had a competitor, don't think they'll do it again for a while.
I am excited to see NVidia go 7nm.
 

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The 2080 Ti is quite a bit faster than the 1080 Ti. I think the 2070 Super is about 1080 Ti speeds these days.
That said, I only plan to upgrade when the 4080 Ti generation comes out, unless the 3080Ti is 50%+ faster than the 2080Ti for not much more than the 1080 Ti was.
 

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Yeah, but they will not increase their performance above maybe 10-15% so they can keep lazily releasing products that don't cannibalize later sales while waiting on AMD to catch up.
If AMD releases a good 5800XT or something, then Nvidia may release something better. But yeah, at least we have AMD to thank for nvidia cutting prices of their products a little.

I have a 1070 - I might buy a new card from July onwards this year, or possibly next year.
 

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Yeah, but they will not increase their performance above maybe 10-15% so they can keep lazily releasing products that don't cannibalize later sales while waiting on AMD to catch up.
Time will tell, AMD board partners have registered 5950, 5900 and 5800 variants and I believe Ampere will knock those. The recent OpenVR bench may have also been Nvidia with an unknown GPU running on AMD. NVidia like to do sample testing.
 

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The 2080 Ti is quite a bit faster than the 1080 Ti. I think the 2070 Super is about 1080 Ti speeds these days.
That said, I only plan to upgrade when the 4080 Ti generation comes out, unless the 3080Ti is 50%+ faster than the 2080Ti for not much more than the 1080 Ti was.
Well the 2080 Ti was a cash grab, you kind of need to get liquid cooling to get it to run at boost clocks if I remember correctly, plus they had a huge issue with stability.


If AMD releases a good 5800XT or something, then Nvidia may release something better. But yeah, at least we have AMD to thank for nvidia cutting prices of their products a little.

I have a 1070 - I might buy a new card from July onwards this year, or possibly next year.
Unless you're moving to 4k, I don't really see a case tbh.
 

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Well the 2080 Ti was a cash grab, you kind of need to get liquid cooling to get it to run at boost clocks if I remember correctly, plus they had a huge issue with stability.

Unless you're moving to 4k, I don't really see a case tbh.
I'm currently on 4K 60Hz and 1440p 144Hz, both of these resolutions and refresh rates need a bit more oomph than my 1080Ti can supply in modern games.
 

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Well the 2080 Ti was a cash grab, you kind of need to get liquid cooling to get it to run at boost clocks if I remember correctly, plus they had a huge issue with stability.



Unless you're moving to 4k, I don't really see a case tbh.
Hardware Unboxed had no issues with the 2080Ti,


and Buildzoid liked the stock PCB and VRMs on the Strix as well as the EVGA stablemates. IIRC he did a video on the good overclockers.
 

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I'm currently on 4K 60Hz and 1440p 144Hz, both of these resolutions and refresh rates need a bit more oomph than my 1080Ti can supply in modern games.
I am still running 1080p with my V64. I don't really play demanding games.

I am waiting on the 5800, 5900/50 and Ampere announcements.
 

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Well the 2080 Ti was a cash grab, you kind of need to get liquid cooling to get it to run at boost clocks if I remember correctly, plus they had a huge issue with stability.



Unless you're moving to 4k, I don't really see a case tbh.
I already am at 4K. A 1070 is okay depending on the games you play - some games I run at 1080p. I don't actually play all that many games, which is why I'm not in a hurry to upgrade.

EDIT: I should clarify, my PC is connected to my 49 inch TV. I use my PC like a console.
 

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Crumbs. I'm still sitting with a 960. No clue what would be a worthwhile / bang-for-buck upgrade for me. Would probably need to replace my monitor too then.
 

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Crumbs. I'm still sitting with a 960. No clue what would be a worthwhile / bang-for-buck upgrade for me. Would probably need to replace my monitor too then.
A 1660 Super would be a decent jump for you without breaking the bank.
 

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Still very happy with my 1080ti at 1440p 144hz gaming. 20X series definitely not worth it for the $ per performance gains. Personally I think if you gaming at 4k + above 60hz then maybe look at upgrading with the 30X series.
 

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I bought a second hand 1080 Ti a year ago.
Great card. But nothing really beats it. Looking at the 980 Ti the leap to 1080 Ti was massive. The leap to RTX not so much.

Are we expecting anything cool soon? I want a decent to upgrade
Well I still use my GTX960 4GB OC and it still works perfectly, so in my honest opinion only upgrade your GPU if you really must
 
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