Palit Dual GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X OC Graphics Card + Destiny 2 £458.79 / £448.97 (with £1 which trial) @ Laptops direct
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Palit Dual GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X OC Graphics Card + Destiny 2 £458.79 / £448.97 (with £1 which trial) @ Laptops direct

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Found 20th Dec 2017
Palit Dual GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X OC Graphics Card + Destiny 2 -£10 with Which trial making 448.97 with free p&
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Agahnim11 h, 21 m ago

I know nothing about building a pc but trying to do a bit of research, is …I know nothing about building a pc but trying to do a bit of research, is this the latest one, is it capable of 4K VR etc and does it matter who it's from, Palit, EVGA etc, are some worse than others? Thanks.


The following is only my opinion (based on extensive research while trying to build my own pc). I may be wrong.

Is this the latest one? No. The GTX 1080 ti is the latest consumer card from Nvidia. This is the former top of the line model.

Is it capable of 4k VR etc? It is capable of 4K and it is capable of VR, however 4k is very demanding so quality will vary between games. Even with the best cards you will need to trade quality for higher frames at 4K. As for the etc, without specifics it is hard to answer, but, this was the former flagship card so it will most likely stomp through whatever you had in mind.

Does it matter who it's from? Not really. Warranty, price and cooling solutions vary between brands so that is something to keep in mind. But in terms of performance, in general, one GTX 1080 is the same as another. You'll need to investigate each card to determine which is quietest and coolest as well as which manufacturer gives the longest warranty and more importantly is the least hassle when something goes wrong. But the general consensus from the major tech sites for a while now re. Nvidia graphics cards (of the same model but different brand) has been "buy the cheapest, they're all the same anyway." (Cooling and warranty aside).

Are some worse than others? I would say avoid blower style coolers unless you specifically need that because I've heard they run hotter and louder than the alternative. This is not a blower.
Each brand has both positive and negative reviews about the hardware and support. I've heard good and bad things about all of them.
Edited by: "distracted247" 20th Dec 2017
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I know nothing about building a pc but trying to do a bit of research, is this the latest one, is it capable of 4K VR etc and does it matter who it's from, Palit, EVGA etc, are some worse than others? Thanks.
Agahnim11 m ago

I know nothing about building a pc but trying to do a bit of research, is …I know nothing about building a pc but trying to do a bit of research, is this the latest one, is it capable of 4K VR etc and does it matter who it's from, Palit, EVGA etc, are some worse than others? Thanks.


Well it's good to get a decent brand like EVGA or MSI but Palit seem to be good for the cheap and yes the 1080 can handle 4K VR just make sure the settings are turned down for a stable framerate
Agahnim16 m ago

I know nothing about building a pc but trying to do a bit of research, is …I know nothing about building a pc but trying to do a bit of research, is this the latest one, is it capable of 4K VR etc and does it matter who it's from, Palit, EVGA etc, are some worse than others? Thanks.


The BEST for 4k gaming is 1080ti in my opinion.
Still you can use 1080 as well, but at lower
Agahnim11 h, 21 m ago

I know nothing about building a pc but trying to do a bit of research, is …I know nothing about building a pc but trying to do a bit of research, is this the latest one, is it capable of 4K VR etc and does it matter who it's from, Palit, EVGA etc, are some worse than others? Thanks.


The following is only my opinion (based on extensive research while trying to build my own pc). I may be wrong.

Is this the latest one? No. The GTX 1080 ti is the latest consumer card from Nvidia. This is the former top of the line model.

Is it capable of 4k VR etc? It is capable of 4K and it is capable of VR, however 4k is very demanding so quality will vary between games. Even with the best cards you will need to trade quality for higher frames at 4K. As for the etc, without specifics it is hard to answer, but, this was the former flagship card so it will most likely stomp through whatever you had in mind.

Does it matter who it's from? Not really. Warranty, price and cooling solutions vary between brands so that is something to keep in mind. But in terms of performance, in general, one GTX 1080 is the same as another. You'll need to investigate each card to determine which is quietest and coolest as well as which manufacturer gives the longest warranty and more importantly is the least hassle when something goes wrong. But the general consensus from the major tech sites for a while now re. Nvidia graphics cards (of the same model but different brand) has been "buy the cheapest, they're all the same anyway." (Cooling and warranty aside).

Are some worse than others? I would say avoid blower style coolers unless you specifically need that because I've heard they run hotter and louder than the alternative. This is not a blower.
Each brand has both positive and negative reviews about the hardware and support. I've heard good and bad things about all of them.
Edited by: "distracted247" 20th Dec 2017
Still dreaming of a 1080ti for the £550 mark any time soon then
Don't forget TCB is 2.02% for Laptops Direct so you can also get just over £9 cashback on this card. I always forget to check so just thought I'd put a reminder out.
Also remember there is only so much brute force can do when you have games unoptimised, buggy and unfinished, which seems to be the norm these days, i mean even 1080/60fps cannot be sustained on card as powerful as a GTX1070/1080 in a lot of games these days, scary i know.
Definitely heat, looks decent at only £50 more than the 1070ti deal. I just cannot decide whether to

A) Wait to see if there are any boxing day offers
B) there are any Vega 64 deals

Every current GPU card deal seems really poor value but I'm 4 years out of date on a HD7850 so it feels like the money is burning a hole in my pocket.
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