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980 Ti to 1080 Ti at 4K: 85-100% FPS gain


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As I have not seen a simple comparison like this on this forum yet, I thought this might prove useful to anyone considering the same upgrade I just did. I’ve been running two 980 Ti’s for two years now, and obviously the second card is useless within DCS but does provide a significant boost in frame rate in Assetto Corsa and Project CARS, the only other two games I run on my PC.

 

But I finally rationalized the jump to a 1080 Ti, and to what is currently the fastest card out there — the Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti — a water-cooled card that a recent review on HardOCP showed could hit a 20% overclock beyond stock 1080 Ti speeds.

 

I run DCS at 4K, with most graphics options high, and also a SweetFX / ReShade profile on top of that to sharpen up the image. My quick comparison tests of two different scenarios in DCS 2.1.1 have showed an 85-100% improvement in frame rate with this 1080 Ti — and this is at the card’s default clocks! Somewhat disappointingly, at the max stable overclock that I’ve managed to reach so far, performance only goes up 5-10%; but this card does do an incredible job of keeping the temps under load very low.

 

Scenario 1: F-5E3 flying low over Las Vegas strip with 7 other planes in the air next to it:

980 Ti: 15 FPS

1080 Ti: 30 FPS

1080 Ti OC: 33

 

Scenario 2: A-10C takeoff instant action mission:

980 Ti: 23 FPS

1080 Ti: 43 FPS

1080 Ti OC: 45

 

I also tested the Su-25T and M-2000C takeoff instant action missions, and got nearly identical results.

 

Needless to say I’m pretty impressed with these results, and I’ll update this thread when I find some time to push the overlock.

 

UPDATE: Some other games for comparison:

Assetto Corsa, triple screen

980 Ti SLI: 65

1080 Ti: 80

1080 Ti OC: 85

 

Project CARS 2, triple screen

980 Ti SLI: 40

1080 Ti: 52

1080 Ti OC: 54

 

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, 4K

980 Ti SLI: 45

1080 Ti: 51

1080 Ti OC: 53


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yeah at 4K i bet the 1080ti makes a huge difference.

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that graphics card deserves a better CPU tho. I suspect you have a CPU bottleneck now.

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Scenario 1: F-5E3 flying low over Las Vegas strip with 7 other planes in the air next to it:

980 Ti: 15 FPS

1080 Ti: 30 FPS

 

Scenario 2: A-10C takeoff instant action mission:

980 Ti: 23 FPS

1080 Ti: 43 FPS

 

 

Those numbers make me wanna wait for a 3080-GTX Ti !!!

 

The trade-off with 4k is so intense from 2560x1440 that I cannot convince myself to do it. 30fps in best-ment scenario is not ok imho.

 

Still, GregP, thanks for showing this to us. I really tells me to hold off another round or two.

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that graphics card deserves a better CPU tho. I suspect you have a CPU bottleneck now.

 

Coffee Lake finally appears to be worth upgrading to, so I anticipate I’ll do that within the next few months. But both GPU and CPU are maxed out in DCS right now, so I expect a faster card would still show improvement.

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Those numbers make me wanna wait for a 3080-GTX Ti !!!

 

The trade-off with 4k is so intense from 2560x1440 that I cannot convince myself to do it. 30fps in best-ment scenario is not ok imho.

 

Still, GregP, thanks for showing this to us. I really tells me to hold off another round or two.

 

I should have added that my current 2.1.1 config is unoptimized, graphics-wise—e.g. deferred lighting is on whereas in its current iteration I’d likely disable it, etc. But the point of the tests was to be as stressful as possible and just show the percent difference the 1080 yields.

 

I should also note that in general, I still do most of my flying in 1.5 exactly because 2.1 performance is so relatively low. In 1.5, even with the 980 I was generally getting 40-50 FPS consistently.


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Thanks for the benchmarks, most appreciated.

Just about to jump from a 1070 (which I get the impression is roughly on par with a 980ti) to a 1080 (not a Ti), so that helps me understand some of the potential gain I'm likely to get.

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Do you think, it's worth to get this card, for about 180 Euro more?

 

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GAMING-GDDR5X-Technology/dp/B075N1BYWC

 

I have that FTW 3 Elite card, only in red.

 

Mine is pretty sweet, performance is very good and with those 3 fans ICX Technology it runs pretty cool as well. Hottest I have seen in whilst gaming is low 60's, usually in the mid 50's.

 

Be aware though for full control of all three fans you need to run Precision XOC. Afterburner will only control one fan. I ran AB for many years, and switched to Precision XOC when I got this card, so far it is doing fine for me with no issues.

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I have that FTW 3 Elite card, only in red.

 

Mine is pretty sweet, performance is very good and with those 3 fans ICX Technology it runs pretty cool as well. Hottest I have seen in whilst gaming is low 60's, usually in the mid 50's.

 

Be aware though for full control of all three fans you need to run Precision XOC. Afterburner will only control one fan. I ran AB for many years, and switched to Precision XOC when I got this card, so far it is doing fine for me with no issues.

 

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