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Asassian7 #21 Posted Sep 14 2017 - 08:31

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View Post_Reynolds_Wrap_, on Sep 14 2017 - 09:58, said:

He'll I have everything maxed out in 1080p with evga  680s

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Source: me. And that was before they optimised it for multiple cores.



CallandorsFire #22 Posted Sep 14 2017 - 13:59

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The video card market is artificially inflated right now, due to the popularity of crypto-currency mining.  The GTX970 I bought two years ago for $300 is currently selling for $332 on Amazon, which is crazy.  Don't spend a lot when the market is abnormal, because you won't be getting your money's worth.

Ildasm #23 Posted Sep 14 2017 - 15:35

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To answer some questions here.

 

I will need this video card not only for WOT but for other games and looking for best graphics for current and future games.

 

I have ATX full tower with plenty of space 

 

I have 850w PSU

 

After doing some research on my own I see that most of these cards are the same. I am currently reviewing extender warranties for all makes. If you know who is the best on the market for extended warranty and customer service, please let me know 

 

My current favorite now is EVGA with 10 years extended warranty for $60



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Love the GTX 1080's I went from the GTX 980's to them.. Here is my setup, a tad over kill for WoT but i dont like graphic lag at max settings.. Wifes PC is similar with a single GTX 1070 and it plays WoT on max perfectly fine..   

 

Intel I7 6700k
2x Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Strix's in SLI 
64GB RAM
Win 10 Pro 64-bit
Primary SSD OS - Samsung 850 Pro 256MB

Secondary SSD Games/Apps - Samsung 850 Pro 1TB


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Roggg2 #25 Posted Sep 14 2017 - 17:59

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In terms of where to get it in Canada, I would recommend checking canadacomputers, newegg and ncix.  Buy it on sale, or wait for it to be on sale.  Those three (and especially NCIX) have extensive sales all the time.    

 

As has been noted, 1080 ti is overkill for most stuff (and especially WOT) unless you're using a high-res freesync/Gsync monitor.  I'm assuming you know what you're doing, and have a need and use for such a high-end card, but you might want to think about your actual needs.  



Roggg2 #26 Posted Sep 14 2017 - 18:03

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View PostxSzikll, on Sep 13 2017 - 21:39, said:

 

Not this again... 

 

If that is true there is no sense to even produce 120 and 144Hz screens.

 

I dont know if it's true or not, but this much is true:  If your monitor is 60 Hz, it can only look worse, never better at framerates above 60 FPS.  It's surprising how many people think their 90 FPS looks so amazing on their 60 Hz monitor.

Shades998 #27 Posted Sep 14 2017 - 18:32

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From my experience EVGA has excellent customer service and warranties. Never had a problem with them when I my fan died on my old evga 680 GTX. They replaced the card with no hassle at all. I can't say anything about the other card manufacturers as I don't usually buy there cards. 

golruul #28 Posted Sep 14 2017 - 19:43

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I have a 1080Ti with a 2560x1600 monitor.  At this resolution, the 1080Ti is overkill for WoT.  Max graphics settings are consistently smooth.  However, I actually eliminated a bunch of graphics effects (explosions, smoke, grass, etc.) because it actually interferes with gameplay.  Gameplay advantage always beats better eye candy for me.

 

If you go into VR, 1080Ti is worthwhile to have.



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View PostxSzikll, on Sep 13 2017 - 21:39, said:

 

Not this again...

 

If that is true there is no sense to even produce 120 and 144Hz screens.

 

yes there is.. there is money in it.  If you can get people to buy X or Y because its newer faster better.. explaining it to people that subjectively they cant see the better people will ignore that.  So yes we have pretty much maxed out how good things can look a chipset generation or two ago.. but to sell new stuff you have to have bigger and better numbers.  So new stuff gets bigger and better numbers and the actual amount that it improves what the human eye can take in is nothing.  But we buy it because one number is better than the other.. and that works for processor.. ram.. HD.. except display.  And many people are very stupid and still have money.

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View PostIldasm, on Sep 14 2017 - 09:35, said:

To answer some questions here.

 

I will need this video card not only for WOT but for other games and looking for best graphics for current and future games.

 

I have ATX full tower with plenty of space 

 

I have 850w PSU

 

After doing some research on my own I see that most of these cards are the same. I am currently reviewing extender warranties for all makes. If you know who is the best on the market for extended warranty and customer service, please let me know 

 

My current favorite now is EVGA with 10 years extended warranty for $60

 

What is your screen resolution? Also what is your cpu? Both of those will have the greatest impact on current and future performance of any card you buy. As to brand I prefer evga due to their quality of construction and high end ftw models which factory overclock using top bin gpu. My old evga 960 ftw is still crushing 1080p because you can oc the crap out of it and get the performance of a higher bin card.

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View PostGrummbleBum, on Sep 13 2017 - 21:21, said:

The human eye can't distinguish more than about 50-60fps....so running a game at over 90 fps doesn't really matter,it's the rendering that you need to consider. Having said that,  1050ti will still do the trick,and along with a decent monitor,CPU,ram...well depends on what you want to achieve for your money.

 

You are 100% wrong and this has been proven to be incorrect many times over.  Any gamer that regularly plays on monitors of 100 Hz or faster can tell the difference when they play on a 60 Hz monitor.  US military tests have shown that some people can distinguish difference in frame rates up to over 200 FPS.  Please stop spreading lies and misinformation.



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View PostIldasm, on Sep 13 2017 - 16:06, said:

Hi Guys,

 

My EVGA GTX 780 Ti died and I need to buy new video card.

 

I am thinking about GTX 1080 Ti and I was wondering if you can recommend anything to me?

 

Do you have a 4K monitor or a 3440x1440 monitor?  Without either of those a GTX 1080 ti would be a waste unless you're upgrading your monitor soon.

 

I currently have an EVGA GTX 1080 ti FTW3 Hybrid.  It runs at 45-52 degrees C when overclocked to 2101 MHz.  At 4K resolution WoT is hitting the 120 FPS cap most of the time.  At 3440x1440 resolution WoT is hitting the FPS cap all of the time.  There are only a few new games that stress this graphics card at 4K or 3440x1440 resolution with all of their detail settings turned up to the highest options.

 

If you don't have a 3440x1440 monitor or 4K monitor, I'd suggest a GTX 1080.  Due to Ethereum mining GTX 1070 prices are artificially elevated.  For graphics cards, I prefer EVGA, MSI, and ASUS.  Stay away from the Founders Edition cards and cards designed in a similar blower style to the because they run hot.  Also stay away from the MSI Armor series graphics cards because they also run hot.  

 

For the most part, all GTX 1080 ti cards will give you similar FPS in the same game at the same setting if its not overheating or thermal throttling.  If I didn't buy a hybrid water cooled GTX 1080 ti, I woudl have bought an EVGA  GTX 1080 ti SC or SC2, ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 ti or MSI Gaming X GTX 1080 ti.  All of them work well and don't overheat.

 

My other advice would be to stay away from Gigabyte brand graphics cards and motherboards.  I've had multiple bad experiences with their warranty and RMA process over the past 10 years.  Their warranty is basically worthless because it will either take you three tries to get a working product sent back to you or they will damage the item you send in for warranty repair.  The BBB in California recently removed a bunch of their old unresolved complaints, yet Gigabyte still has an F rating with the BBB because of how poorly they treat their customers with their warranty/RMA process.

 

I ended up with the GTX 1080 ti FTW3 Hybrid because I received some Amazon gift cards that made up more than the difference between an air cooled GTX 1080 ti and the hybrid GTX 1080 ti.



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View PostGrummbleBum, on Sep 13 2017 - 21:21, said:

The human eye can't distinguish more than about 50-60fps....so running a game at over 90 fps doesn't really matter,it's the rendering that you need to consider. Having said that,  1050ti will still do the trick,and along with a decent monitor,CPU,ram...well depends on what you want to achieve for your money.

Personally, I'd spend for a mid range card that will do a little bit more than you need for WOT,and spend the rest on peripherals...such as a good headset,a good monitor and of course a really good chair for those long hours of gameplay.

I can recommend the Astro A50 headset and a full leather EPIC noble chair as my extras. Both are very comfortable.

Either way in which you decide,I wish you the best of luck.

 

You couldn't be more false if you tried.  The human eye CAN distinguish the difference between 50-60-100 FPS very easily.  

 

Try using facts and science and not some overheard nonsense from the local Starbucks...







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