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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by woodback, 2 Dec 2018.

  1. woodback

    woodback Member

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    I think the prices on a new gpu are way to high. My last card which I still use is a 980 ti second hand. Had it about 2 years now and was thinking of upgrading this Xmas. Cannot and will not be paying £500 plus. Mite part exchange for a second hand card at CEX . Then again may have to wait another year for the upgrade to be worthwhile.

    What do you lot think about the prices?
     
  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Excruciating! You'd need to get a 1070ti or 1080 at least to see a marked improvement. Are you currently having performance problems? 980Ti is still a great card, especially at 1080p.
     
  3. Sentinel-R1

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    If you're at 1080p or 1440p, a 980Ti is plenty of card to keep you going. I'd save the pennies and squirrel more away until the next gen cards launch next year.
     
  4. woodback

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    Playing at 1440p. No problems really but had a itch to upgrade. I did upgrade every year untill the prices went mad. No wonder Nvidia and amd are starting to stumble. I was looking at the 1080 but there not much of a increase. My 980 ti has the reference cooler so maybe I should order a aftermarket cooler to fix and then overclock it? Oh and ive had AMD cards before so I'm not locked to Nvidia . Price vs performance.
     
  5. Sentinel-R1

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    If you're on the reference cooler, you could sort the cooling solution out or even just change the TIM for something decent like Kryonaut. I took nearly 5c off my brand new 1080ti temps by ditching the factory insulation paste. If you've never changed yours, you might gain more thermal headroom than that.
     
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    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    As said above, you'd be looking at a 1070 Ti/1080 at least to see any form of improvement. It's not worth it. Save the cash until next-gen. The only massive upgrade you get to is a 1080 Ti or RTX, but those are stupid money for the performance.
     
  7. Anfield

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    AMD don't make any cards that would be fast enough to be worth upgrading to from a 980 TI, so Nvidia is the only game in town.
    New isn't an option as nothing that fits in a £500 budget would be worth upgrading to from a 980 TI.

    So basically get lucky and find a used 1080TI for less than £500 or leave it be are the only viable options.
     

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