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Fusion

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980ís to the wall
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:59:09 AM »
Looks like my 2 x 980ís are dying. After 4 years service I decided to overclocked them for a little extra performance. Seems that might have killed one or both of them as Iím now getting red spots and other odd stuff appear along with locking up.

Just in the process of testing them both (which is a major faff as drivers are seriously fussy when you add and remove the cards).

On the assumption they are both on their last legs, it might be time to throw my wallet at a 2080 ti 😁

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 11:45:37 AM »
Hey Fusion, have you tried:

Testing them individually;
Cleaning them for dust bunnies;
Considering that it might be your main PSU causing artifacts;
Different GFX drivers;

A 2080Ti is an overkill for anything less than 4K, imho. I have one. Youíd be better off with a good second hand 1080 Ti, you should get a good performance boost over the standard 980.

Itís a pity Iím not over there as I have two spare 980 Ti going.

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2018, 12:12:55 PM »
Iíve cleaned everything out (the cards themselves were totally dust free, which after 4 years is quite surprising!).

PSU is a evga 1200w platinum 2, I really hope itís not that. But Iím currently testing the cards individually (taking a while due to drivers being fussy).

Yeah I know the 2080 ti is a bit OP, but I am wanting to go VR in 2019 so the additional horsepower will come in useful.

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2018, 02:54:43 PM »
Hey Ax, if the 980s that you have are working, I'm willing to buy one off of you. I'm currently running a measily 750ti 2GB version, so I'm looking to upgrade.

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2018, 03:51:28 PM »
Hey Kunz, Iíll PM you.

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 03:59:25 PM »
Might have just made an impulse purchase 😬😬. Sorry credit card, I promise not to abuse you in 2019!

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2018, 04:19:32 PM »
There you go Kunz.

What did you buy, Fusion?



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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2018, 06:37:22 PM »
Ax,

Bought the evga 2080ti FTW3 😬

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2018, 08:23:31 PM »

Ouch - thats more than a grand!! and I thought my 1080Ti was bloody expensive...

Well thats you future proofed anyway!

Very nice though - well jeal  :P

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2018, 08:43:59 PM »
£1,400 😬😬😬

But yes, thatís my thinking, major future proof purchase.

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2018, 10:06:07 PM »
My Gawd, the Founders Edition cost £400 less than that! Yet to try it in VR.

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2018, 10:19:07 PM »
True, but this beast is overclockable by quite a margin.

In all honesty I agree, itís an outrageous amount of money, but I have a built-in flaw that prevents me buying anything cheap 😬😬🙈🙈

Fingers crossed it lasts me another 4 years!!!

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2018, 11:30:36 PM »
2080ti??? Dear lord, that's some purchase especially at these insane prices.

Congrats Fusion!!!

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2018, 07:21:01 AM »
It is a bit insane I know. I wasnt intending to buy one for a while but my 980ís dying pushed me into it.

It better last me a good while!

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Re: 980ís to the wall
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2018, 08:52:11 AM »
If it's that powerful and over-kill -maybe we can all utilise its mighty-power somehow!

Will it generate enough heat to power an entire city? :D