nVidia 580/680 verses 1050/1050Ti

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Mark Holtz, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    Here is an interesting technology comparison articles. The nVidia 580 (released in 2010) and nVidia 680 (released in 2012) were considered the top of the line video cards when originally released. the nVidia 1050 and 1050Ti, both released in late 2016, are considered low-end cards. Yet, because of technological improvements (improved performance, lower power consumption, more graphics memory), the performance of the 1050Ti is just a few frames better than the the 680.

    Why even have the comparison? Because of the CyberCurrency craze, the price of even the low-end cards have spiked…. if you can get them. The 1050Ti is supposed to be a $140-$150 card, but is now selling for around $250-$300 which is even higher than nVidia’s MSRP…. if you can find one in stock. Thus, you have to scrounge around the used card market.

    Revisiting the GeForce GTX 680: GTX 1050 Ti-Class Performance for Less?
    8 Years Later: Does the GeForce GTX 580 Still Have Game in 2018?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    using for bitcoining ?
     
  3. Mark Holtz

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    The CyberCurrency crazy has made both nVidia and AMD video cards very unaffordable. I was toying with the idea of upgrading my 980 card to a 1080Ti. But take a look at these two screen shots of this 1080TI card, one of the current price (as of this posting) at Amazon, the other from CamelCamelCamel....

    Amazon.com_1080Ti_-_Graphics_Cards__Computer_Com 2018-03-11 03-42-48.png ASUS_ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING_GeForce_11GB_ 2018-03-11 03-44-43.png
    I might as well wait until the next generation comes out. That's not going to be for quite a while....
     
  4. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule!

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    I paid $150 for an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4MB single fan card last year
     
  5. Mark Holtz

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    I'm not sure which EVGA 1050Ti card you have as there are several variants, but the EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING is currently $267. See this chart:

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  6. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule!

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  7. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    Awww, heck, I just ordered a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming 8G this morning, and the price on that card (as of this writing) is $560+tax=$606. My fingers are crossed that someone at work will take my old 980 card (hopefully for $150-$200) to offset some of the cost.

    Amazon.com_Gigabyte_GeForce_GTX_1080_G1_Gaming_8G 2018-06-28 05-46-56.png

    Although there are 1080 cards that are a bit cheaper (one I saw listed was for $500), whats really interesting is that, according to CamelCamelCamel, the card hit the insane price level of $1,300 on January 15th, 2018, and is finally below MSRP. (Don't rely on the Amazon high of $699, as the card went unlisted on Amazon for about three months).

    Gigabyte_Ge_Force_GTX_1080_G1_Gaming_8_G_B01_GJEE9_BG_2018_06_27_21_57_47.png

    I elected not to wait for the 1180s to come out whenever nVidia feels like it. I've heard so many conflicting rumors. This should provide a nice upgrade for my system which does have a 2K monitor that also does 165FPS.
     

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