GTX 1080 for £449.95 at AWD IT
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GTX 1080 for £449.95 at AWD IT

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Found 16th Aug 2017
Seems a decent price. Lowest around I can find and even more a decent price with the vega 64 already increasing.
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Good price. I bought open box Gigabyte gtx 1080 xtreme waterforce for £550 two weeks ago. A bit premium price, but card won't pass 60 degrees on 45% fan settings, stay quiet at all times and boost to 2050mhz out of the box.
Not sure about this aib
Can anyone recommend inno3d
£449 Vega price is almost fake news, considering the price was almost instantly pumped up to 549, it's the real price by stealth.
Another thing. No aib cards yet, unless someone likes heater at home. I would like to see more competition, but amd need to sort out heat problems, stop using air blower design at least.
I was hopeful that the launch of Vega might have had some effect on prices, in particular the 1080Ti. Well Vega launched and it did somewhat, vega seemed to get more expensive...!

Missed out on the 1080Ti Amazon £608 deal.
robodan9182 h, 3 m ago

Not sure about this aibCan anyone recommend inno3d


Inno3D are a lower tier AIB partner, but they've been around for years; they must be doing something right.

The card might not be quite as cool or quiet as something like an ASUS Strix or MSI Gaming X, but it's considerably cheaper and will perform almost identically.

The only real downside is the 2 year warranty, versus 3 or more years from the more premium AIB partners.
jordantr2 h, 12 m ago

Another thing. No aib cards yet, unless someone likes heater at home. I …Another thing. No aib cards yet, unless someone likes heater at home. I would like to see more competition, but amd need to sort out heat problems, stop using air blower design at least.


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And actually in same cases blower cards can actually run cooler, such as in mITX builds.
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Aug 2017
ollie8734 m ago

[Image] And actually in same cases blower cards can actually run cooler, …[Image] And actually in same cases blower cards can actually run cooler, such as in mITX builds.


The number of people, even relatively 'nerdy' people who are into computer parts, who don't understand that a 'better' cooler on a CPU or graphics card doesn't make heat magically disappear is honestly baffling. It makes me wonder about the state of the UK's education system...
matt10110118 m ago

The number of people, even relatively 'nerdy' people who are into computer …The number of people, even relatively 'nerdy' people who are into computer parts, who don't understand that a 'better' cooler on a CPU or graphics card doesn't make heat magically disappear is honestly baffling. It makes me wonder about the state of the UK's education system...


Wow, two people who understand basic physics! Finally! I've been trying to convince my friends of this for years, but no dice...
Just.Wondering3 h, 30 m ago

£449 Vega price is almost fake news, considering the price was almost …£449 Vega price is almost fake news, considering the price was almost instantly pumped up to 549, it's the real price by stealth.


On top of that the power draw as well its a same because i wanted Vega card but over a year later and just managing to match a 1080 year old tech with high tdp is a joke considering the price
matt10110124 m ago

The number of people, even relatively 'nerdy' people who are into computer …The number of people, even relatively 'nerdy' people who are into computer parts, who don't understand that a 'better' cooler on a CPU or graphics card doesn't make heat magically disappear is honestly baffling. It makes me wonder about the state of the UK's education system...


Marketing 'innit.

Sweaty nerds see RGB and massive fans and get stonking hard-ons.
ollie871 h, 37 m ago

[Image] And actually in same cases blower cards can actually run cooler, …[Image] And actually in same cases blower cards can actually run cooler, such as in mITX builds.

That's quite obvious isn't? mITX builds usually gets lower tear card, which don't generate that much heat or gets hybrid cards or does full water cooling. Personally I can't stand seeing 70+ on GPU and 60+ on cpu if it's no furmark or cpu stress test, do everything to avoid it. Don't judged people by telling they don't understand that hot air trapped inside is no good and you need atx or better full tower PC case.

Edit. I have all that rgb shit btw.
Edited by: "jordantr" 16th Aug 2017
RedRain51 m ago

On top of that the power draw as well its a same because i wanted Vega …On top of that the power draw as well its a same because i wanted Vega card but over a year later and just managing to match a 1080 year old tech with high tdp is a joke considering the price


The power consumption of the Vega cards is absolutely astonishing. I think I saw 380w tested under load compared to 230w of the 1080s...
@VimesUK I'm holding out for Black Friday and hope we see some deals around that time for the TI, can't imagine Vega having that much of an impact as it tends to compete with the 1070/1080, 1080ti is still the top dog
@jordantr Both AMD and Nvidia always release their first editions of the new cards with the blower design fans , give it a few months and you'll have the aftermarket ones from Asus, MSI, EVGA & Gigabyte release the regular style fan designs

Agree with you folks , the tdp of these Vega cards are a joke , Nvidia clearly doing something right , AMD cards always tend to draw more power and run hotter , guess this didn't change with VEGA
Edited by: "clonereeco" 16th Aug 2017
ollie872 h, 46 m ago

[Image] And actually in same cases blower cards can actually run cooler, …[Image] And actually in same cases blower cards can actually run cooler, such as in mITX builds.



TDP is different to the amount of heat generated and the amount of heat generated is less on cards that are cooled better, because they run the same tasks with a cooler processor. TDP. Is just the thermal limit, so yes the big fans do make difference.
Edited by: "catbeans" 16th Aug 2017
catbeans22 m ago

TDP is different to the amount of heat generated and the amount of heat …TDP is different to the amount of heat generated and the amount of heat generated is less on cards that are cooled better, because they run the same tasks with a cooler processor. TDP. Is just the thermal limit, so yes the big fans do make difference.


It might make the card run cooler but it'll still heat the room/the rest of your PC just the same.

And that was the point I was trying to make, albeit in a simplified meme format. That energy has to go somewhere, cooling isn't free.
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Aug 2017
ollie8739 m ago

It might make the card run cooler but it'll still heat the room/the rest …It might make the card run cooler but it'll still heat the room/the rest of your PC just the same.And that was the point I was trying to make, albeit in a simplified meme format. That energy has to go somewhere, cooling isn't free.



You are saying no matter the cooling the same amount of heat is produced, I understand. That's not the case however, my point is abit pedantic tbh but: friction causes heat. The hotter the die the worse the PPW , the more electricity used, the hotter the PC. Whether the difference is 0.1 of a degree or 5 degrees I have no idea.
Larger fans spin slower to move the same amount of air, thus run more quiet. Larger fans can still spin faster if required to move more air.

Heat from a heat sync will transfer to atmosphere more quickly the cooler the atmosphere is, the quicker the air that can be moved the more effective a cooling system will be.

If your ambient (room) temperature is as warm as the heat sync then no heat can transfer to atmosphere, but it's very unlikely a room temperature will exceed even the lowest CPU/GPU temperatures.

it's good to imagine heat as a bubble around a surface, the closer the surface the hotter the bubble is, and that temperature will drop quicker with distance, known as the inverse square rule. For example, if you place your finger near a hot object it wont be an even rise in temperature as you get closer. You feel very little heat, then suddenly as you get close it gets warm, and then very hot with in a very short space. Fans are effectively trying to blow that hot bubble away from near the surface to allow faster transfer from the surface, to the air closest near the surface.
Edited by: "djvivid" 16th Aug 2017
Interesting thread. Decent card cooling will take heat away from the GPU/VRM's. The case cooling should deal with that heat afterwards. If the cooling is pants, then no matter how good your case cooling is, it's still pants.
The power consumption of Vega... Another subject enitrely.
Edited by: "rev6" 16th Aug 2017
catbeans20 m ago

The hotter the die the worse the PPW , the more electricity used, the …The hotter the die the worse the PPW , the more electricity used, the hotter the PC. Whether the difference is 0.1 of a degree or 5 degrees I have no idea.


That is one hell of a stretch. Given you've not actually presented any facts to back your claims up, I'm going to keep believing what I believe. Feel free to actually show evidence to convince me otherwise, I'm easily swayed by facts.

Also there is no such word as "abit", not unless you're talking about the now defunct motherboard manufacturer.
Hotter die = less GPU life, nothing to do with laws of energy conservation, silicon degrades faster as the temperature increases, that is fact.
Chuggee22 m ago

Hotter die = less GPU life, nothing to do with laws of energy …Hotter die = less GPU life, nothing to do with laws of energy conservation, silicon degrades faster as the temperature increases, that is fact.


Technology will have moved on and you'll have a new GPU before that even matters.
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Aug 2017
ollie879 m ago

Technology will have moved on and you'll have a new GPU before that even …Technology will have moved on and you'll have a new GPU before that even matters.


Not necessarily. My 2700k has degraded from volt/heat to the point that now it won't overclock the same it did years ago.

You could happily keep a gpu for years if you stick at the same resolution.
bbfb12357 m ago

My 2700k has degraded from volt/heat to the point that now it won't …My 2700k has degraded from volt/heat to the point that now it won't overclock the same it did years ago.


That's a six year old CPU... I'd have no issues still using that. CPU tech hasn't really moved on that much in those six years.

A 2700K is only around 39% slower than a 7700k. A GTX 1080s relative performance, by my reckoning (looking back at TechPowerUp reviews) is around 82% faster than a GTX 680.

I can't imagine that many people are still using a six year old graphics card, given that vast difference. If you are and you bought it new, well done, you've really had your money's worth out of it.
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Aug 2017
ollie8712 m ago

That's a six year old CPU... you might keep using. CPU tech hasn't really …That's a six year old CPU... you might keep using. CPU tech hasn't really moved on that much in those six years. I can't imagine that many people still using a six year old graphics card? What would they use? A Radeon 7970? A GTX 670?


7950 here. Works fine. GPU/monitor market is a right mess right now with resolutions, HDR, hertz, panel bitdepth, gsync/freesync and lack of competition. Will be with me for a while longer.
Edited by: "rev6" 16th Aug 2017
bbfb12317 m ago

Not necessarily. My 2700k has degraded from volt/heat to the point that …Not necessarily. My 2700k has degraded from volt/heat to the point that now it won't overclock the same it did years ago.You could happily keep a gpu for years if you stick at the same resolution.




that is because it's overclocked. are people seriously this ignorant?

it's not degraded at all. that is normal wear and tear. can it still run @ stock speeds @ stock voltages? well then the point is you overclocked it and the risk from overclocking is decreased lifetime and increase in voltage with time to keep stable.

stop posting misinformation
ollie871 h, 55 m ago

It might make the card run cooler but it'll still heat the room/the rest …It might make the card run cooler but it'll still heat the room/the rest of your PC just the same.And that was the point I was trying to make, albeit in a simplified meme format. That energy has to go somewhere, cooling isn't free.


A bit of extra ambient air temp in the case is a far better situation than having components where the main processor and features are overheated. Cooler components = more performance potential and improved lifespan. Plus any decent case will have good circulation that expels that heat sufficiently for it to not be any kind of issue at all.

Kind of ironic you dont understand this basic stuff considering all your 'why doesn't everybody understand?' comments. It's not that people dont understand. It's that you're the one thinking something is an issue when it's not.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 16th Aug 2017
PsychoSonny10 m ago

it's not degraded at all. that is normal wear and tear.


Same thing. Same point. You're arguing irrelevant semantics.

The components dont degrade out of nowhere. The hotter it gets, the more it will wear. Making the obvious conclusion that the cooler you can keep something, the longer it will perform optimally.

That said, PC gamers tend to replace GPU's more frequently than CPU's. So it's probably correct to say that component wear/degradation for a GPU shouldn't really be an issue for most people. But it is definitely a real thing and if you're overclocking, which many want to do quite rightfully, this can make a difference if you keep your card for a while.
I cant wait for everyone to realise that Bitcoins have a real world value equal to Mario Coins and the mines shutdown. This card is still about £100 over where it should be. Come on China or USA ban that currency. We need a .com pop.
jordantr8 h, 45 m ago

Good price. I bought open box Gigabyte gtx 1080 xtreme waterforce for £550 …Good price. I bought open box Gigabyte gtx 1080 xtreme waterforce for £550 two weeks ago. A bit premium price, but card won't pass 60 degrees on 45% fan settings, stay quiet at all times and boost to 2050mhz out of the box.


In my quest for the perfect setup I recently tried 1080FTW and Zotac Amp Extreme 1080 both were beasts, although the Zotac is a work of art with loads of room for overclocking...

I think I have my perfect setup now but it's with a 1080ti Aorus Xtreme for £620, however these are pushing pascal to the limit with no room for overclocking.

1080's are great for gamers at the moment as they are terrible for mining so prices are dropping where the general consensus is a rise. I recently had a little mining dabble and with the 1080's memory clock wayyyyyyy up it still doesn't mine much faster than a 1060.
Seanspeed15 m ago

Same thing. Same point. You're arguing irrelevant semantics. The …Same thing. Same point. You're arguing irrelevant semantics. The components dont degrade out of nowhere. The hotter it gets, the more it will wear. Making the obvious conclusion that the cooler you can keep something, the longer it will perform optimally. That said, PC gamers tend to replace GPU's more frequently than CPU's. So it's probably correct to say that component wear/degradation for a GPU shouldn't really be an issue for most people. But it is definitely a real thing and if you're overclocking, which many want to do quite rightfully, this can make a difference if you keep your card for a while.


overclocking a GPU makes very little difference in reality. CPU is where it makes a difference as you can get around 15-30% more power quite easily. on a GPU you get 5% and at best 10% if you really push it and only in some games. overclocking a GPU is pointless if your having to degrade it's life to do it. you should just boost a little using stock volts.
Seanspeed35 m ago

Kind of ironic you dont understand this basic stuff considering all your …Kind of ironic you dont understand this basic stuff considering all your 'why doesn't everybody understand?' comments.


CTRL + F "why doesn't everybody understand?" - Nothing found. Perhaps re-read what was said by myself.
Seanspeed35 m ago

A bit of extra ambient air temp in the case is a far better situation than …A bit of extra ambient air temp in the case is a far better situation than having components where the main processor and features are overheated. Cooler components = more performance potential and improved lifespan.


Depends on your individual use case, that's why things like AIO watercoolers are popular in the mITX world, despite in the case of full-size ATX tower systems they struggle to compete with traditional air cooling solutions.

As I said, if you've got a tiny system in a mITX case moving the air directly out the back of the system with a blower cooler is better than using the alternatives. They have their place.

Massive tower PCs with RGB lighting and case windows is a fad that needs to die out. Small is beautiful.
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Aug 2017
rev634 m ago

7950 here. Works fine. GPU/monitor market is a right mess right now with …7950 here. Works fine. GPU/monitor market is a right mess right now with resolutions, HDR, hertz, panel bitdepth, gsync/freesync and lack of competition. Will be with me for a while longer.


What games do you actively play on that?
ollie874 m ago

What games do you actively play on that?


TW3, ROTTR, GTA V, etc.
Edited by: "rev6" 16th Aug 2017
rev63 m ago

TW3, ROTTR, GTA V, etc.


Well played, you've had your money's worth out of it.
I actually prefer the design of some AIB cards to the blowers

But if you want a reference blower Overclockers are doing their value GTX 1080 for £470
overclockers.co.uk/ocu…tml
Has a 2 year warranty as well
It appears all the people here can built their own PC. Can anyone point to a video where it's shown in details please? Bearing in mind I have not seen inside of a PC for at least 9 years. Been using laptop for so long and even before that all I did was make a hard drive slave drive using a small piece of plastic
Jiwani8018 m ago

It appears all the people here can built their own PC. Can anyone point to …It appears all the people here can built their own PC. Can anyone point to a video where it's shown in details please? Bearing in mind I have not seen inside of a PC for at least 9 years. Been using laptop for so long and even before that all I did was make a hard drive slave drive using a small piece of plastic

If you PM me I will help you
Edited by: "ollie87" 16th Aug 2017
clonereeco5 h, 17 m ago

@VimesUK I'm holding out for Black Friday and hope we see some deals …@VimesUK I'm holding out for Black Friday and hope we see some deals around that time for the TI, can't imagine Vega having that much of an impact as it tends to compete with the 1070/1080, 1080ti is still the top dog @jordantr Both AMD and Nvidia always release their first editions of the new cards with the blower design fans , give it a few months and you'll have the aftermarket ones from Asus, MSI, EVGA & Gigabyte release the regular style fan designsAgree with you folks , the tdp of these Vega cards are a joke , Nvidia clearly doing something right , AMD cards always tend to draw more power and run hotter , guess this didn't change with VEGA



I would have hoped for something better to come along without needing to wait for black friday. Point taken tho and Vega hasn't given nvidia any reason to reduce its pricing.
VimesUK27 m ago

I would have hoped for something better to come along without needing to …I would have hoped for something better to come along without needing to wait for black friday. Point taken tho and Vega hasn't given nvidia any reason to reduce its pricing.

Well yeah, there's not gonna magically be a card that's twice as fast for half the price.

If it's as fast as a NVIDIA card it'll cost as much.
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