How Does the GTX 1080 Ti Stack Up in 2020?

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It seems in 2020, this acclaimed video card still stands the test of time as it takes out both the 2070 Super and 5700 XT overall:

Undoubtedly the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti still looks to be a very solid GPU in 2020, offering very similar performance to the RTX 2070 Super. In other words, it's up there competing with a new GPU with a $500 asking price. That's about 30% cheaper than where it started, so a depreciation rate of 10% per year.
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Our two-pronged conclusion is that current owners of the GTX 1080 Ti can rejoice, especially if you've had yours for a long time, it's still an amazing GPU that you won't have to replace unless high refresh 4K gaming is what you're strictly after.
A few notable benchmarks, the rest in article link:
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Article link: https://www.techspot.com/review/2017-geforce-1080-ti-vs-rtx-2070-super-vs-radeon-5700-xt/
 

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It is the best card I ever owned. I might even just skip the 3080ti if the price is ridiculously high still. Which it will be.
I felt the same way about my Titan X Pascal. I would've still had it if I didn't get a sweet deal on this 2080 Ti.
 

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I still have deep regrets about buying a 1080 before the 1080 Ti came out.

But hey, it's let me enjoy VR up till (and through) now, so I can't complain too much.

Waiting to see what next gen brings.
 

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I am still running my evga 1080ti hybrid with an OC. I mostly play VR, but also have a 1440p 144hz monitor.
No problems. I doubt I will even be interested in the new Nvidia since it isn't needed.
 

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5700xt is still a little monster in a hot small package haha

I miss my card. I sold it. But there is Big Navi coming out so it will be all gravy again.
 

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I sold my 1080ti a week ago. It's held well but with a move to 4k/120Hz screen, it's time for it to go.
Can't wait on 3080Ti 😁
 
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1080Ti is the perfect 1080p card on a 7 year old'ish system (4770k). That is my linux box in a nutshell :)
In all seriousness I know I'm cpu limited for quite a while....my i5-8400 (win10, another 1080TI) @ 1440p/144hz on the other hand..
 

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Launch day 1080 Ti owner here, probably one of the best GPU investments I have made in a long time. Only one I am holding out for is Cyberpunk since I really want to run that one with RTX so will wait for benchmarks on that.
 

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I'm pretty happy with the 2080 Ti I got, and I should have no problems with performance for a long time, ray tracing not withstanding.

Running this here on a 1080p ultrawide, so the resolution is pretty forgiving. Even Control I can get to 90 fps with RTX high and DLSS (but other settings on medium). Most other games are no sweat.

I actually bought two 1080 Tis for SLI when they were new, but ended up selling them because I wanted to wait for Vega 64 (and that was *not* a wise decision, but it is what it is).

Honestly, I'll probably just chill out with the upgrades for a while unless there is some new development that warrants it (Cyberpunk maybe, we'll see).
 
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I’ve had mine for nearly 3 years and it’s fantastic. Recently purchased a second hand 2080 Ti which I’m hoping will last me just as long.

But if the 3080 Ti is a massive leap especially in RT performance over the 2080 Ti then I may end up picking one up and putting the 2080 Ti in my second rig. Then put the 1080 Ti in the HTPC for some decent 4K gaming on the big screen.
 

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1080 Ti = The Card that was simply too good. I've been lucky, my 980 Ti gave me similar life (in fact, it still does, 1080p/60 in nearly everything or 4k/30 with a controller for a "better than any console" experience, it's still in use with no need to be upgraded. That's saying something. Like many here, I used to buy mid-tier cards but they just didn't have legs.....the 270's versus the 280's, etc, etc. Now, unfortunately, and that same didn't hold true with the 2080 Ti's.......Nvidia, I think, realized their financial mistake with the 1080 Ti.....so not sure we'll see this level of bargain that we enjoyed for a couple of generations prior. Thanks, useless Tensor Cores.... My 980 and 1080 Ti's are both factory water-cooled with AIO's and both are quiet and run fine...I figure that 980Ti has only so much life in its fittings or pump, when that goes it probably won't be worth it to fan-swap it but until then, both cards do far more than what was ever expected of them. Not sure I'd go AIO cooler again in the future since the whoosh of radiator fans at max capactiy = the woosh of air cooled factory hot rod cards in many cases so.....you know, failed pumps versus dried-out thermal pads/compound if the cards really will be useful for 4-9+ year runs.
 

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1080Ti overclocked to 2076/12Ghz mem........since I am not gaming much (if any these days) I will only upgrade to 3080Ti just for 4K and move the 1080Ti to my kids PC who play @ 1080p.....
 

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This is great for those who have the card, for those in the market... not so great. Seems to be on par with a 5700xt (cheaper) and a 2070 super (similar price vs. used 1080ti), so someone in the market for a new card might as well get that, a new card.

That said, I'm still chugging away on 970 with it's 3.5GB of memory :D
 

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Maybe I'm just bored but I was looking for a 2080 Ti, but after a little research I would be better off saving for a 3 series RTX card.

Two weeks ago I finally upgraded from a 2600k to a 3950x, its fast af with nvme drives, but all and all the 2600k + 16gb ram + 1080ti was still a force. I was an intel CPU guy but the 3950x is a thicc cpu.

I really hope AMD catches up and surpasses nvidia's top dog gaming cards so team green can lower their prices to compete.
 

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The 1080Ti is just over 3 years old and it still performs pretty well in benchmarks.

But why is this anything special? It's not like there has been a load of GPU releases since then. Pascal is still just last generation and the 1080Ti was a top tier Pascal card.
 

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I'm not sure why the benchmarks don't include any 2080 variant, as the 2080 has always been the closest competitor to the 1080ti in most of the benchmarks that I've seen.

Last year I had the choice between going with a 1080ti or a 2080. I went with the 2080, but the 1080ti was very tempting. I'm curious about which card will end up being more relevant over time. The 1080ti has the benefit of more VRam (11gb vs 8gb) and that might help and even give it an advantage in non-RTX games as VRam usage climbs over time. Then again, if RTX ever takes-off it could go the other way. I also get nervous every time Nvidia cuts off driver support for older cards. For example, when Nvidia cut off support for pre-600 series cards about 2 years ago. Now, if you have a system with something like a GTX580 in it, the newest driver you can get dates to March 27th 2018. Which cards are going to be left behind the next time Nvidia brings out the chopping block? I'm sure that the 1080ti has years of driver support left, but eventually... dropping support for Pre-RTX cards seems like a logical spot for them to do it when the time eventually comes.
 

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This is great for those who have the card, for those in the market... not so great. Seems to be on par with a 5700xt (cheaper) and a 2070 super (similar price vs. used 1080ti), so someone in the market for a new card might as well get that, a new card.
Oh totally. I assume that's the context - "that purchase you made a couple years ago which seemed expensive at the time turned out to be a pretty solid buy with some legs on it."

Not perfect or world-beating, but still throwing solid punches.
 

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It is the best card I ever owned. I might even just skip the 3080ti if the price is ridiculously high still. Which it will be.
Rumors are that the prices - while still high - will be lower than previous gen to try to transition more users to RTX cards

If that is accurate and not just wishful thinking by the rumor mongers I'd guess probably a grand for the 3080ti Founders Edition, down from 1200 for the 2080ti Founders Edition.

I'm not counting on it though. AMD really needs to step things up on the high end if Nvidia is going to feel enough pain to drop the pricing.

Right now at the high end Nvidia is only competing with their own previous gen cards, which is usually not a recipe for price drops.

I've been using my Pascal Titan X, which is essentially a 12GB 1080ti released 7 months before the 1080ti, since it launched in August of 2016. I guess that's getting close to 4 years now. Doesn't feel that long.

I was tempted by the 2080ti but in the end decided against it for two reasons. Firstly the gains over my Titan didn't seem to justify spending $1200 again, and secondly, all the stories about 2080ti's failing at launch, made me hold off. My philosophy when it comes to high end PC parts is that they can make sense financially, but only if you buy them as soon as they launch. Then you get a long life span for your money. The longer you wait, the less financial sense they make, unless you can get them heavily discounted.

A more fair way to price GPU's would be to launch them at a certain price, and then gradually lower the price as the next gen gets closer and closer, but I digress.

I remember being on a 6 month GPU upgrade cycle back in the day. Back then GPU's were a lot cheaper though.

In retrospect spreading the $1200 I paid for my Titan X out over 4 years really doesn't seem that bad. At $300 for a GPU every 6 months, I would have spent double that :p
 
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Rumors are that the prices - while still high - will be lower than previous gen to try to transition more users to RTX cards

If that is accurate and not just wishful thinking by the rumor mongers I'd guess probably a grand for the 3080ti Founders Edition, down from 1200 for the 2080ti Founders Edition.

I'm not counting on it though. AMD really needs to step things up on the high end if Nvidia is going to feel enough pain to drop the pricing.

Right now at the high end Nvidia is only competing with their own precious gen cards, which is usually not a recipe for price drops.

I've been using my Pascal Titan X, which is essentially a 12GB 1080ti released 7 months before the 1080ti, since it launched in August of 2016. I guess that's getting close to 4 years now. Doesn't feel that long.

I was tempted by the 2080ti but in the end decided against it for two reasons. Firstly the gains over my Titan didn't seem to justify spending $1200 again, and secondly, all the stories about 2080ti's failing at launch, made me hold off. My philosophy when it comes to high end PC parts is that they can make sense financially, but only if you buy them as soon as they launch. Then you get a longmlife span for your money. The longer you wait, the less financial sense they make, unless you can get them heavily discounted.

A more fair way to price GPU's would be to launch them at a certain price, and then gradually lower the price as the next gen gets closer and closer, but I digress.

I remember being on a 6 month GPU upgrade cycle back in the day. Back then GPU's were a lot cheaper though.

In retrospect spreading the $1200 I paid for my Titan X out over 4 years really doesn't seem that bad. At $300 for a GPU every 6 months, I would have spent double that :p
I can see them lowering the price for the xx70 and lower cards a little but will keep the xx80 and ti at the same price.
 

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I actually bought a 2080 Ti on release but it started playing space invaders so I switched to a 1080 Ti. Haven't encountered a game I can't play on max settings yet on 1440P.
 

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i had a 980 until late last year and decided to upgrade. After researching i determined that 1080ti was right in between 2080 and 2080super with performance. With the 2080ti being a complete ripoff i picked up a 1080ti kingpin card and it was a 200% leap. I will buy 3080ti on launch if its 799-899 but any higher then that and ill pickup a used 2080ti(likely a kingpin)
 

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Last year I had the choice between going with a 1080ti or a 2080. I went with the 2080, but the 1080ti was very tempting. I'm curious about which card will end up being more relevant over time.
You made the right choice. The only reason the 1080Ti is anywhere close to the 2080/2070 Super is because Nvidia concentrated on pushing through new features, like DLSS, Ray Tracing etc instead of rasterized performance.

With Consoles, AMD cards and Vulkan getting Ray Tracing, With Nvidia finally getting DLSS working properly and with the release of Directx 12 Ultimate, the 2080 is a clear winner going forward.
 

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i had a 980 until late last year and decided to upgrade. After researching i determined that 1080ti was right in between 2080 and 2080super with performance. With the 2080ti being a complete ripoff i picked up a 1080ti kingpin card and it was a 200% leap. I will buy 3080ti on launch if its 799-899 but any higher then that and ill pickup a used 2080ti(likely a kingpin)
How much did you pay for the 1080ti Kingpin?
 

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I could probably use to upgrade to a 1080 TI or something similar from my 1070, but I just got a nice old C4 Corvette, a boat and other things that. I've used my R5 3600 system as a web browser for the last 6 months or so
 

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i had a 980 until late last year and decided to upgrade. After researching i determined that 1080ti was right in between 2080 and 2080super with performance. With the 2080ti being a complete ripoff i picked up a 1080ti kingpin card and it was a 200% leap. I will buy 3080ti on launch if its 799-899 but any higher then that and ill pickup a used 2080ti(likely a kingpin)
I highly doubt the 3080 Ti will be under $1000; I actually don't think it'll be any less than the current 2080 Ti MSRP either.
 

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So it looks like the 1080ti is going to go down as one of the great cards in the history of cards alongside the likes of the 9800xt and the 8800gtx. And it was at a reasonable price! Sadly I had already completed a skylake build with a 980ti hydrocopper 6 months before. How could I have known?!
 

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So it looks like the 1080ti is going to go down as one of the great cards in the history of cards alongside the likes of the 9800xt and the 8800gtx. And it was at a reasonable price! Sadly I had already completed a skylake build with a 980ti hydrocopper 6 months before. How could I have known?!
GOAT
 

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So it looks like the 1080ti is going to go down as one of the great cards in the history of cards alongside the likes of the 9800xt and the 8800gtx. And it was at a reasonable price! Sadly I had already completed a skylake build with a 980ti hydrocopper 6 months before. How could I have known?!

Certainly looks that way. I bought an original 6GB Kepler GTX Titan in 2013 for $1000. It lasted me two years before I had the upgrade itch. That was unheard of for me before that time. In the past I would have gone through 4 GPU upgrades in that time.

Now I'm sitting in year 4 of my Pascal Titan, which was essentially a more expensive 7 month early preview of the 1080ti. I would like to upgrade to get more 4K performance, but I still don't really NEED it.

That's pretty amazing.

Or shitty, depending on how you see it, because it is an indication that GPU tech is advancing much more slowly than it used to.
 
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