So I have my eye on my new GPU so this will be my next baby when I get my damn tax return and upgrade.
I was thinking of getting a regular card and install the block myself but I dont see the point cause this baby looks good already and preinstalled and higher stock OC than the others probably.
One key different that is also good is that if the card breaks its easier to get insurance cause I havent installed the block. But usually nothing happens.
But its always a good thing to be on the safe side I guess. And you have dual 8 connectors when stock GTX 1080 only has one 8 pin, which means more steady power and might actually be able
to OC even higher than stock. Keep in mind the Founders Edition with one 8 pin is able to OC without additional voltage which is locked on that all the way up to 2.1GHz and around 11GHz on the mem.
Not sure if it will be OC more with dual 8 pins but I hope for sure
The best would be around 2.4-2.5GHz than im solid for many years.
Getting into the 4K master race and been testing some old games aswell OC the shit out of my old card.
It has been a good gaming friend for a couple of years now and beeing the nerd I am I pre bought my 4K monitor and have been testing alot of games in 4K.
This baby manage to have a good stable OC at 1228MHz on the core and not so much on the mem though. But I still manage to OC enough to keep me above 30FPS in 4K on high settings on GTA V
and man does it look good. All games do. 4K era is here when you can have one card and hit 60fps on max settings.
Problem before were you needed like 2x$1000 dollar cards to keep it that high. And I have tested what games and whatnot I cant play at 4K since I got the monitor last week.
And yeah, theres no getting back now. I knew 4K would make it look more crispy and dont think it was this much. For example I tested an old racing game yesterday called Flatout Carnage.
Was hitting 100FPS @ 4K max settings with this GTX 780 and other games I also can play around that with max settings is Star Craft2, Diablo 3, TF2, Skyrim and so on.
Yes older games look more crispy aswell. As I noticed when I tried Flatout I could see leaves on the trees in distance while driving and before its more a blur and you know its leaves.
Sure some textures looks bad no argue there and on 4K you see them even more but its not enough to bother me.
I will do a 4K montage video of different things on my channel later but for now I cant, I cant record 4K on the card highest it can manage is 30fps at 1440p.
New card on the other hand will be able to record 4K and I hope 60fps with the new codec cooming out H.265. Right now I only managed to take some pictures in 4K with fraps while ingame.
Like this one in GTA V at medium settings, yes Medium It will even look better when I can play it on max. Got Damn!
Reason I only can play at Medium is mainly VRam, its only 3GB on the card
and at 4K that shit runs out fast and also if you exceed the mem in some games that require more the FPS dips alooot.
For example I cant even test play Dark Souls3 on 4K cause even on the lowest possible setting I get 16fps which is fucking terrible
Bonus, yes this you probably recognized. The animations in 4K in SC2 is rendered at 60fps and looks like a frikking animated movie which is insame.
This picture is from recording it at 1440p 30Fps which is the max for now.
Still looks pretty good even though its half resolution in the video feed.