Thanks for the detailed reply. Your use case totally makes sense. I am leaning towards a good 1080 ti as the main choice but looks like the stock of some highly rated models is running short, and therfore remaining higher priced. My main priority is a quiet card to push frames to my 1440p 144hz monitor, or my 4k tv at 60hz. My current zotac amp extreme 980ti is still doing the job but makes an awful racket under load from certain games, especially at 4k. Even after buying a tool to set the fan profiles on the card (*grumble mumble* stupid gigabyte mobo proprietary fan control software limitations) As you are dabbling with GPGGPU rendering projects would the "deep learning" and "dedicated ray tracing shaders" fancy bells and whistles on the 2080 cards not be more more appealing to you? Interesting into about the memory heat, well within tolerances but concerns about longevity are reasonable. Been watching Gamers Nexus YouTube teardowns of the cards? Still in the fence really but learning more towards the gigabyte Aorus 2080 with super quiet load operation
I am indeed on the hunt for a decent 1080ti. My setup consists of a 4k 32" montior at 60hz, and I'd like the horsepower to ensure I utilise it fully. A 1080ti will be more than enough for the job for games, and possibly even 8k at around 25-30fps if 8k goes mainstream. So some future proofing is there too making the card a good long term investment. I also dabble in some GPGPU coding so I'm interested in playing around with a GPU with some oomf behind it for my projects. If a decent 2080 deal comes out I may consider it, but there's a recent theme of failing 2080s and 2080ti's. A good couple of articles highlight how the GDDR modules are operating at 75C+ at idle. So with these overheating issues the 20 series boards appear unreliable and risky. I'm banking on 1080ti being a wiser, more secure. purchase. Especially given how dropping £600+ on a card seems the norm nowadays :(
It's a solid deal, it's better than a 2070 and on par with a 2080. It's the smart way to go if you want a high end GPU brand new. Most reputable GPU comparison websites such as hardware unboxed and gamers nexus came to the same conclusion. Go look up the reviews.
Wouldn’t count on the warranty. If the invoice reflects any form of additional discount or descriptionthat indicates ex display there will be none.
Good sources, point proven. Agree 100%. Some folks need to read better before making snarky comments. Credit for your detailed and further informative reply. Out of interest. Are you in the market for a 1080 ti, considering 2080 deal of a good one comes up? What's the use case? 1440p 100hz +? 4k?