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GeForce GTX 1080 Ti arrives this week, let's unbox it ahead of the actual review

By Julio Franco · 84 replies
Mar 6, 2017
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  1. ddferrari

    ddferrari TS Maniac Posts: 282   +116

    $699 is expensive? That depends on your perspective, and your knowledge of gpu pricing over the last 7-8 years.

    My Gtx 670 SLI setup- which provided similar performance to the 690- cost me $800 in 2012. The 1080 Ti will offer nearly three times the performance of the SLI rig for $100 less, and offer 11 GB Vram vs 2 GB, in one card, with a large reduction in power draw. From this view, the 1080 Ti isn't expensive, it's a downright bargain.

    The other options to get this level of performance:
    2 x 980 Ti ≈ $1100 (Comes with 5 GB less Vram, SLI downsides, uses more power and creates more heat)
    1 x Titan Pascal = $1200 (expected to be surpassed by 1080 Ti)

    Past Retail prices at launch:
    GTX 690 = $999
    GTX 780 Ti = $699
    GTX 590 = $699

    So is $699 expensive for the 1080 Ti? Relatively speaking, not at all, based on past performance/price ratios. If the 1080 Ti offers, say, twice the performance of the 780 Ti, then it would take two of them to compete at $1400. That means from a performance/price ratio, the 1080 Ti is actually 50% cheaper, with a lot more vram.

    If you're going to state that the 1080 Ti is expensive or even that it's overpriced, please explain how you came to that conclusion, as its price/performance ratio is better than any other gpu in history. Whether or not you or anyone else can afford it or justify its purchase is irrelevant. One's income level does not alter a product's worth.
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Agreed. For someone experimenting with neural networks and deep learning it is sure as heck not a waste of money. Big returns possible.
  3. amghwk

    amghwk TS Addict Posts: 149   +54

    Titan is not really the fastest - during the previous roundup, 980Ti was almost equal or even faster than it's Titan counterpart...and yes, it's an absolute waste of money when compared to its Ti brother.
  4. amghwk

    amghwk TS Addict Posts: 149   +54

    Yes, it is expensive. Just because you can afford it, do not go about demeaning others.
  5. Comanche

    Comanche TS Enthusiast Posts: 30   +14

    no, he wont learn a thing.
    point was: lot of money

    the end
  6. ddferrari

    ddferrari TS Maniac Posts: 282   +116

    The point IS: it's not a lot of money at all for what it does, especially when compared to past gpus. I thoroughly explained this but you're not getting it, son.

    If you're really just trying to say that $700 is a lot of money to you in general, that's another subject- but it doesn't equate to the 1080 Ti being too expensive. Perhaps you should avoid reading about high-end products if you can't appreciate what they do and can only focus on the price. Why torture yourself?
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  7. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,494   +3,495

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  8. Brek01

    Brek01 TS Rookie

    Do u own a ferrari?
  9. ddferrari

    ddferrari TS Maniac Posts: 282   +116

    Not currently ;)
  10. Brek01

    Brek01 TS Rookie

    Lol. 1080ti is a very compelling proposition, it does pain me to say that, I been using amd for as long as I I neen buying seperate gfx cards. I was looking at snagging a used 980ti in the uk for £270, which offer superb bang for buck. But for a little more than twice that price I could get the 1080 ti with all that vram and cuda which will be very useful for my rendering.
    I've never owned a ferrari, I did drive a 355 on track day, was not impressed with its handling at all. Sure it was fast enough, but I had more fun in a tuned lotus elise.

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