1080 to 1080ti, worth it??

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by v6maro, Jul 12, 2018 at 9:32 AM.

  1. v6maro

    v6maro [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 10, 2002
    Since prices have come down a bit, I always wanted to step up to the 1080ti, just not sure it's worth it? I have a friend willing to buy my 1080 for about $450 and I was looking at the evga 1080ti hybrid which is about 900 on amazon now. I'm just not sure how worth it it'd be? Are new cards coming out this fall too?
  2. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Gawd

    Feb 23, 2009
    Buy used GTX 1080Ti,
    no it is not worth the price,
    yes new cards are coming.
    dvsman and elite.mafia like this.
  3. Budwise

    Budwise [H]ard|Gawd

    Dec 7, 2004
    It's about 20% increase in performance and will probably be within 10% of the performance of the nextgen stuff until the new Ti series is released which is generally 9-12 months after the inital x80 release. I made the jump when my 1080 started acting up on me and it was a nice little upgrade. I will forever wait for the Ti of each version now ;)
  4. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun Pick your own.....you deserve it.

    Nov 5, 2005
    I went from two 1080s to two 1080 Tis last year and think it's worth it at 4k at least.
    revenant likes this.
  5. kasakka

    kasakka Gawd

    Aug 25, 2008
    I plan to wait for the new cards, then see how they perform and then probably buy a used 1080 Ti when enthusiasts start dumping them for the new cards. Then buy the next gen Ti when it comes out.
    MrC4 and heatlesssun like this.
  6. RazorWind

    RazorWind 2[H]4U

    Feb 11, 2001
    Assuming you intend to use the card for games, it depends on the display you intend to use.

    if you have a really nice monitor, whether that means 4K, or a particularly high refresh rate, it may be worth it, especially if you play relatively new games. Otherwise, and I speak as someone who actually did upgrade to a 1080Ti from a 1080, you likely won't notice the difference.

    The reason I did the upgrade, though, is VR. If the monitor you intend to use is a VR headset, and you're regularly playing the higher end VR games, then the upgrade would definitely be worth it. In my case, the game I was playing that struggled with "only" a 1080 was Elite Dangerous. With a 1080, whenever I'd be near a large, complex object like a space station or field of asteroids, it would struggle to maintain the required 90 FPS, and go into reprojection, which is super obvious in that game, and quite distracting. The 1080 Ti is powerful enough to stay above 90 pretty much all the time.
  7. undertaker2k8

    undertaker2k8 Limp Gawd

    Jul 25, 2012
    I upgraded from a 1080 to 1080 Ti for about 140 bucks earlier this year by timing the sale/purchase right during the mining madness. For less than 200 it is probably worth it, esp if you play at UWQHD or 4K, otherwise not so much.
    Kyle_Bennett likes this.
  8. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

    Jul 26, 2005
    If you play at 4k you should already know the answer.
    Kyle_Bennett likes this.
  9. jgonz

    jgonz n00bie

    May 8, 2009
    680 sli to 1080 to 1380ti that is when Im upgrading lol
  10. HiryuuX

    HiryuuX Limp Gawd

    Jul 16, 2017
    Definitely not worth it, but if you have to, I'd suggest going for used one with box and receipt (for warranty purposes).
  11. AORUS

    AORUS Limp Gawd

    Oct 31, 2017

    It was not long ago this year YouTube circus freaks reported the GTX 2080 that will hit the shelfs soon with 16gb of HBM 2 memory than it moved to this forum, in fact they got it all wrong why would Nvidia release a 16GB GPU when their most powerful Titian V had only 12GB! now the story unfolds it now 1180 no one for sure knows when Nvidia will release the new cards, there still allots of fake news online, if you want to wait to the end of this year or next that's your choice just 20% faster over the 1080 ti and compare to the new price you would willing to pay for, or just buy a 1080 TI now it's not worth spending all that extra cash on a top end graphic card that will be replaced over a year just for 20% faster!
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018 at 4:57 PM
  12. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

    Aug 14, 2004
    Yes you need to because Team [H] needs more 1080Ti fire power in GPU projects.
    tayunz and atp1916 like this.
  13. kromc5

    kromc5 n00bie

    Dec 14, 2017
    I only upgrade when something I want to play is no longer able to run on current hardware. I just finally upgrade my 980 to a 1080ti, as no amount of changing enb settings and ini files could overcome the memory limit. If you have an urgent need then it's a great upgrade. If you can wait hopefully the prices will continue to decline.
  14. Mchart

    Mchart 2[H]4U

    Aug 7, 2004
    I did a move from the 1080 to a 1080ti about a year ago before the prices inflated due to crypto and it was 100% worth it for my 1440p 144hz panel. It allowed me to play a number of titles well above the 60FPS mark and keep things smooth.
  15. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

    Oct 19, 2004
    It’s more than a 20% upgrade. More like a 30-35% upgrade

    That said I think I’d hold off for the 1180 if I were you for another potential 20%. Making it 50-55%. It might only be a couple more months.

    Usually ti users should upgrade to the next ti card and 80 users should upgrade to the next 80 card. The half steps are not as big a leap.
    GoldenTiger likes this.
  16. cybereality

    cybereality 2[H]4U

    Mar 22, 2008
    If you're running 4K res, it's worth it. I had a Ti briefly, and used a Titan X Pascal for a while, and the performance in 4K was nice, but just making it to 60fps in modern games. With a vanilla 1080 it would have been a bigger struggle.

    But if you are at a lower resolution (especially at 60Hz) then there probably isn't a great value there other than to be [H]ard.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018 at 10:24 PM
    revenant and heatlesssun like this.
  17. Shadowed

    Shadowed Limp Gawd

    Mar 21, 2018
    I would honestly hold off. I game at 4k60 and 60hz is very easy to achieve with lowered settings. I really want to move to 4k144hz which will need a much faster GPU. Many games are brutal at 60hz so I often swap back to a low res high refresh panel.

    I find my GPU struggles a lot more at 1440p144 than 4k60.

    OP, if you want max settings at 4k60 or have a 1440p144hz monitor, I would find a 1080 ti. that $900 price is a rip off.

    it also really depends on the games you play and monitor res and refresh rate.
  18. revenant

    revenant [H]ardForum Junkie

    Apr 10, 2005
    As stated before several times for 4K yes for sure. I did the same and where my 1080 struggled at 4K in spots the 1080ti made a very noticeable difference.
    cybereality and heatlesssun like this.
  19. spintroniX

    spintroniX Gawd

    Apr 7, 2009
    I would definitely wait. At this point, nVidia is just trying to clear out their channel glut before the new cards drop. I wouldn't play that game.

    It's absurd. The cards are a year and a half old (almost) and are still selling for MSRP.

    Just wait for the next gen to drop. The performance is bound to be better than the current 10890Ti. If the pricing is insane (it was rumored), then there is still a window to pick up the 1080Ti. You would also get a better deal on used cards, if that's your thing.
  20. Algrim

    Algrim [H]ard|Gawd

    Jun 1, 2016
    If you don't get jealous or buyer's remorse when the 'next best thing' comes over the horizon and is potentially cheaper, and you can take advantage of the extra horsepower (i.e. as other posters have stated if your current games run too slow at too low of a resolution), then sure. Otherwise, hold off until the new cards are out.

    As a general rule, it's much better to buy in at the beginning of a product cycle as you can enjoy it for the entire lifetime.
  21. VanGoghComplex

    VanGoghComplex [H]ard|Gawd

    Apr 5, 2016
    I did this change myself, but my decision was spurred by my previous upgrade from a 1080 resolution to a 1440 resolution.

    In my use case, I feel it was worth it. Both my panels were 144hz, and while the GTX 1080 drove the 1080 resolution just fine at the framerates I aim for, it couldn't quite cut it at 1440p.

    So I'll answer your question with a question: what resolution and refresh rate are you targeting?