Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal Review

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JeanLuc

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Chris, were you invited to the Nvidia press event in Texas?

About time we saw some cards based of a new process, it seemed like we were going to be stuck on 28nm for the rest of time.

As normal Nvidia is creaming it up in DX11 but DX12 performance does look ominous IMO, there's not enough gain over the previous generation and makes me think AMD new Polaris cards might dominate when it comes to DX12.
 

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Seriously I have to ask, did nvidia instruct every single reviewer to bench the 1080 against stock maxwell cards? Cause i'd like to see real world scenarios with an OCed 980Ti, because nobody runs stock or even buys stock, if you can even buy stock 980Tis.
 

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Nice results but honestly they dont blow me away.

In fact, I think Nvidia left the door open for AMD to take control of the high end market later this year.

And fix the friggin power consumption charts, you went with about the worst possible way to show them.
 

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Stock 1080 vs. stock 980 Ti :)

Both cards can be oc'ed and if you have a real custom 1080 in your hand, the oc'ed 980 Ti looks in direct comparison to an oc'ed 1080 worse than the stock card in this review to the other stock card. :)
 

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@F-minus, i saw the same thing. The gtx 980Ti overclocks way better thn 1080, i am pretty sure OC vs OC, there is nearly no performance difference. (disappointing)
 

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@F-minus, i saw the same thing. The gtx 980Ti overclocks way better thn 1080, i am pretty sure OC vs OC, there is nearly no performance difference. (disappointing)
LOL. My 980ti doesnt hit 2.2Ghz on air. We need to wait for more benchmarks...I'd like to see the G1 980ti against a similar 1080.
 

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Exactly, but it seems like nvidia instructed every single outlet to bench the Reference 1080 only against stock Maxwell cards, which is honestly bullshit - pardon. I bet an OCed 980Ti would come super close to the stock 1080, which at that point makes me wonder why even upgrade now, sure you can push the 1080 too, but I'd wait for a price drop or at least the supposed cheaper AIB cards.
 

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I have to say i'm a bit disapointed with 4K performance even though its better then the 980ti/Titan X I still wouldn't consider it a 4K GPU. I would like to see a follow-up review for SLI since the bandwith has nearly doubled with the new bridges.

"So why does the card still have two connectors? Using new SLI bridges, both connectors can be used simultaneously to enable a dual-link mode. Not only do you get the benefit of a second interface, but Pascal also accelerates the I/O to 650MHz, up from the previous generation’s 400MHz. As a result, bandwidth between processors more than doubles."
 

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Exactly, but it seems like nvidia instructed every single outlet to bench the Reference 1080 only against stock Maxwell cards, which is honestly bullshit - pardon. I bet an OCed 980Ti would come super close to the stock 1080, which at that point makes me wonder why even upgrade now, sure you can push the 1080 too, but I'd wait for a price drop or at least the supposed cheaper AIB cards.
The thing is not every card is OC'd to the same level, and some cards won't OC to the highest level of performance you can get. Stock is the only way to keep things fair because every card can do at least stock or better, but not every card can OC to the same level.
 

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Why did you cap Witcher 3 at 60 FPS?

Sure, it has some inconsistent performance, but it's a bit meaningless for the 1440p benchmark to see it just smack up against the wall with the Titan X and 980 Ti when you could have let them off the leash to at least see the maximum gains you would get from it, like you did for every other game in the review.
 

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Nice review, congrats! But what about including tht HTC Vive on your benchmarks? If you talk about the VR benefits, you have to show them in graphs!
 

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Not enough reason to move fro my 980 ti. I don't even think that the 1080 ti will do 4k 60 in all games. I'll probably just wait another year and a half or so to 2 yeafrs for 1180 ti or whatever it will be
 

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Currently the 1080 is priced pretty close to the 980ti. Within ~100ish. So if you recently purchased a 980ti then an upgrade might not be worth it.
 

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performance wise, no comment. Price wise, really? if the 1080 costs 700 @ launch, the 1080ti, or whatever, will cost how much? 1000? then the Pascal Titan 1500? I dont like the road we are heading, really.
 

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The 1080 costs 600 at launch, that extra 100 is the suckers price that nvidia is charging for day one people. They are charging 100 because they know most are stupid enough to pay it. The actual price is 600
 

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Seriously I have to ask, did nvidia instruct every single reviewer to bench the 1080 against stock maxwell cards? Cause i'd like to see real world scenarios with an OCed 980Ti, because nobody runs stock or even buys stock, if you can even buy stock 980Tis.
Nvidia : My card, my rules
 

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Basically. I don't blame em either. You want free cards, then you run tests under our pre determined rules. IF you wanna do your own thing that's cool too, just buy your own cards.
 

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Seriously though, what's the point in pitching a 1080, a Titan and a 980 Ti against each other in Witcher 3 (which ironically was the benchmark I was most interested in) when you can't see a performance difference because of the 60 FPS cap? Couldn't you have provided a test without that limit? I'm sorry, but I simply don't understand why this might have been a sensible choice.
 

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Read more reviews people. The 1080 had a 15% increase in performance against a 980ti OC. Cynicism is good, but this is a great card. And it'll come out in overclocked versions as well..... also imagine how good the 1080 ti is going to be.
 
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