GTX 1080 or Titan X?

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Message 1873043 - Posted: 15 Jun 2017, 4:56:22 UTC

I just started my first pc build and I had plans on a titan but now with the 1080 im torn. Ive read people saying not to buy the launch card because they often have problems... but im so anxious to build xD
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Message 1873086 - Posted: 15 Jun 2017, 9:44:05 UTC

Personally I would go for the GTX980, or even the GTX980ti - lower purchase cost and potentially lower running cost
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Message 1873402 - Posted: 16 Jun 2017, 17:35:16 UTC - in response to Message 1873043.  

I just started my first pc build and I had plans on a titan but now with the 1080 im torn. Ive read people saying not to buy the launch card because they often have problems... but im so anxious to build xD


Two other choices that you could make in the short term are 1) build the system targeting the Power Supply for a very heavy power using GPU and not process any GPU tasks when you start. That would allow you to use either the built-in Intel and/or ati gpu while you decide (or other cheap card if you are doing am Xeon) 2) Start with a lower end card that is fast enough to give you experience. Then up grade. For example, a GTX 1050 TI might be just the thing. Or even a used GTX 759 Ti till you decide which high end card.

Here is a really useful chart someone posted in another thread to give you a handle on the best watt / credit processing for gpus
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79874&postid=1872353#1872353

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Message 1873537 - Posted: 17 Jun 2017, 6:53:32 UTC

Apropos my earlier post - my brain was certainly not in gear - I should have said GTX1080 or GTX1080ti. The reason stays the same, they are both less expensive than the Titan, and probably just as fast, and use less power.
What power supply you use is very much driven by the number of GPUs you install - for a single GPU system you don't need a mega >1000W device - a 650W PSU will suffice, but for a four GPU monster then >1200W is essential.
My recent experience with Intel CPUs suggests that a Xeon is most definitively a better option than an i7 - the Xeon appears to run cooler, and be more stable. However AMD Rayzen are certainly worth looking at, maybe not as fast as the similar spec i7, but a lot less expensive core for core.
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