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Re: building dat RIGGG

Postby Demosthenes » Mon May 23, 2016 11:55 am

http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/17/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-review/#/


It's never been a better time to be a PC gamer. Hardware is getting both cheaper and more powerful, most big-budget console games are making it to PCs (where they also look better), and the rise of virtual reality offers a tempting upgrade target. NVIDIA, one of the pioneering graphics-card designers, is taking full advantage of this revitalized PC gaming market with the GeForce GTX 1080, its latest powerhouse GPU. It's the first consumer card built on the company's Pascal architecture, and, most intriguingly, NVIDIA claims the $599 video card ($699 for the special Founder's Edition) is faster than the Titan X, which goes for upward of $1,000. After testing it out over the past week, I can say the 1080 is clearly something special.





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Re: building dat RIGGG

Postby Spider » Mon May 23, 2016 2:13 pm

The "special" Founders Edition is merely what they are calling the reference cards now. They aren't better, and aren't binned any differently. Its marketing nonsense. It prices the reference cards higher to benefit the aftermarket card makers. Who generally wind up making better cards anyways.

Wait for the Ti, if you don't need a card this instant.
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Re: building dat RIGGG

Postby Josh » Mon May 23, 2016 3:24 pm

Spider wrote:The "special" Founders Edition is merely what they are calling the reference cards now. They aren't better, and aren't binned any differently. Its marketing nonsense. It prices the reference cards higher to benefit the aftermarket card makers. Who generally wind up making better cards anyways.

Wait for the Ti, if you don't need a card this instant.


wait for the Ti AND the release of a couple of stable drivers.
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Re: building dat RIGGG

Postby Spider » Mon May 23, 2016 8:47 pm

Josh wrote:
Spider wrote:The "special" Founders Edition is merely what they are calling the reference cards now. They aren't better, and aren't binned any differently. Its marketing nonsense. It prices the reference cards higher to benefit the aftermarket card makers. Who generally wind up making better cards anyways.

Wait for the Ti, if you don't need a card this instant.


wait for the Ti AND the release of a couple of stable drivers.


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