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Default 06-02-2017, 10:10 | posts: 4,295 | Location: Lebanon

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Ah, but you see, next year I will have money for new monitor. I simply can't afford to buy both new card and monitor at the same time.
Right, then it becomes irrelevant whether the 1080Ti is well-suited for 1080p 60Hz or not given the target already is to upgrade the monitor.

In other words, you'd be running the display at 1080p as a matter of fact (since you're short on money) rather than a preference (the 1080Ti is a good 1080p card). The arguments are different.

@Redemption80: I omitted the word "performance" for a reason. I meant to say that using the 1080Ti for a cleaner 1080p 60Hz experience (due to SSAA), relative to the naturally superior (with the exception of shimmering as RealNC mentioned previously) 1440p 100Hz+ one, is effectively using 30-40% of what the card could actually do (in terms of displaying the final image). Granted, 1080p 60Hz with SSAA looks quite better than 1080p 60Hz, but you're pretty much always better off just displaying the resolution you're rendering at (given the resolutions we have in the present).
   
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Default 06-02-2017, 10:42 | posts: 5,402 | Location: The lowlands

@Terepin: Seems like you want the fastest card as possible and are trying to let us tell you it's a great decision to do it like you do.

To that I say: do what you like. It's your money. Some people might agree, others will not. You go and have fun playing @1080p 60fps for the forseeable future.
   
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Default 06-02-2017, 13:13 | posts: 4,836 | Location: Sweden

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SLI for now
Maybe it's a bit OT but could you honestly tell me that you get at least 90% scaling in games? E.g. single GPU 50fps --> SLI 90-95fps

After all, you pay double for something and should get double performance out of it, right? I know that there are no games that give you 100% scaling but you would want to be as close to 100% as possible to get your money's worth.

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Default 06-02-2017, 20:56 | posts: 808 | Location: Netherlands

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Maybe it's a bit OT but could you honestly tell me that you get at least 90% scaling in games? E.g. single GPU 50fps --> SLI 90-95fps

After all, you pay double for something and should get double performance out of it, right? I know that there are no games that give you 100% scaling but you would want to be as close to 100% as possible to get your money's worth.
Yes most games are using my second gpu allot, gpu useage is between 90% and 99% in metro last light same as witcher 3 and serious sam fusion.
   
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Default 06-02-2017, 23:49 | posts: 17,651 | Location: Glasgow

I think it depends on the games you play, Gears of War 4 has been the only new game i have saw that truly uses both cards well.

The rest have been non existent or inconsistent.

I missed the Doom comment, and when i test it i got no performance boost with SLI in OGL or Vulkan, and while i have heard that OGL does support it, all it does is split the load between both cards so there is zero performance gain while Vulkan has no support at all.

On topic, it's strange that people are choosing to attack Terepin just because he doesn't have the money to buy a new monitor right away.
It might be hard for some to understand, but many people tend to have one big purchase a year, and some even less often than that.
   
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Default 06-07-2017, 14:24 | posts: 4,836 | Location: Sweden

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Yes most games are using my second gpu allot, gpu useage is between 90% and 99% in metro last light same as witcher 3 and serious sam fusion.
GPU usage is one thing but scaling is another You could have one card pushing 50fps and two cards pushing 70fps even though both cards are at 99% load.
   
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Default 06-12-2017, 13:05 | posts: 14,883 | Location: England

I bought my first G-SYNC monitor the weekend before last and I'm absolutely thrilled by it. It's the same resolution as my 25" 2560x1440 Dell U2515H but has a much higher refresh rate of 165 Hz vs. just 60 Hz on the Dell.

I was always of the opinion that a perfect 60 fps framerate was all I needed to enjoy games to the full and that is why I decided to stick with 1440p rather than go for 4K. It meant I could crank up all the eye candy and still have 60 fps in 99.9% of games. The GTX 1080 Ti is an absolute beast and runs pretty much everything at 2560x1440 on maxed out settings, some even at 4K using DSR, and I can now see by how much more with G-SYNC, thanks to being able to use higher framerates with any screen tearing or stuttering.

It's revolutionary IMO and it isn't something you can really show people either; they have to experience it themselves. The Witcher 3 maxed out at 4K with Hairworks on runs at between 45 and 60 fps on my system but it feels smooth at all times. It is a joy to play. Unfortunately, there are games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands which struggle to maintain 60 fps at 2560x1440 on maxed out settings so G-SYNC absolutely helps here with the dips to the low 50s fps such that I no longer notice them.

Personally, I think the GTX 1080 Ti is a bit wasted at 1080p even with a high refresh display. It more ideally suited for 1440p in my experience. If you play games on larger screens then that lower 1080p resolution is going to be more noticeably blocky/jaggy than the same size screen at 1440p. The GTX 1080 Ti has plenty of juice for 1440p and even if that's only going to be the case for another 12-18 months then I am fine with that because I feel I am getting a quality experience in all games even though the rest of PC was built in 2013. I would not be getting that if I had to use a 1080p display (that's a console experience in my view).
   
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Default 06-12-2017, 14:20 | posts: 3,972 | Location: Estonia

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What you describe is similar to buying a Ferrari to drive to the local shops each day for a pint of milk.
This is a pretty good analogy. Take heed.

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