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Posted 9/6/16
Hey everyone, I'm new to the forums and whatnot...

Does anyone here have a Titan x in there rig? I'm new at PC gaming and I'm not sure what kinds of graphics cards I should be looking into. I'm trying to future proof my rig for the next few years and I'm wondering if a Titan x would be worth it, or would a 1080 suffice?

I'm open to all suggestions, thanks!
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Posted 9/6/16
The Titan X is really only for people who have absolutely no budget and want to blow as much money as possible.. The new Titan X costs twice as much as the 1080 at over $1000.00. If you are new at PC gaming it is so beyond overkill.

Would need to know a bit more info though to really determine what would be best.

-What's your budget for the GPU?
-What resolution do you plan to play on (1080p? 1440p? 4k?)

I'm using a GTX970 I bought almost 2 years ago and it still plays the majority of games at max settings in 1080p. Now though I'd suggest any of the Nvidia cards in the 10XX series, depending on price. The 1070 and 1080 both outperform the previous frontrunner, the GTX 980TI (excluding the ludicrously priced Titan X). But the 1080 falls in the $640-$700 range while the 1070 is around the $430-460 range. The 1060 is even cheaper at $220-280 range, which should work great if you plan to play in 1080p. Any of these three will last you multiple years with no problems. If you plan on playing on higher resolutions though beyond 1080p then it might be worth it to go for a 1070/1080.
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Posted 9/7/16

YuneShiro wrote:

Hey everyone, I'm new to the forums and whatnot...

Does anyone here have a Titan x in there rig? I'm new at PC gaming and I'm not sure what kinds of graphics cards I should be looking into. I'm trying to future proof my rig for the next few years and I'm wondering if a Titan x would be worth it, or would a 1080 suffice?

I'm open to all suggestions, thanks!


the only question u need to ask yourself is this. yes,there is alot of thing to wrote on the post if i really wanted to explain the performance gain on a titan x compare to a gtx1080.

did u use at least 3 4k monitor setup on your rig?
no?=buy a single 1080.
yes?= buy the titan x

did u use a 4k monitor and u cant live without maxing all game and run it at a 120mhz / fps ?
no?=buy a single 1080
yes?=buy 2 1070 SLI it.

ps: hey! is that hila from h3h3?
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Posted 9/7/16
From a budget perspective you're far better off with the 1080 in my opinion, as future-proofing only saves you money up to a point.

With the majority of typical PC setups you're not going to really notice much (if any) performance difference between the two outside benchmarking software. Speaking personally, I'd be hard pressed to differentiate between a game that's running at 59 fps versus 64 fps if I'm actually playing it, and I think it's reasonable to assume that's true for most people. Or maybe I'm old and wore out my eyes playing CS back in high school.

You can reasonably expect roughly the same effective lifespan before both cards would be considered obsolete. Thus, from a value standpoint, the 1080 (at roughly half the price of a Titan X) should last you nearly as long, and on obsolescence can be upgraded with a brand new, similarly-priced card to far outstrip the Titan X's lifespan for the same price.
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Posted 9/8/16
truth be told, 1070 is more than enough for most gamers, unless you want to game in 4k on ultra for the newest games or something.
heck, even a 1060 might suffice depending on your gaming needs.
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Posted 9/11/16
well to be fair, SLI tech does not help in some areas and sometimes does worse...
Unless you really want it or for other stuff.
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