Thanks SweViver, you really are fantastic and we appreciate you very much.
I’m going to change what I said earlier and suggest this is a worthwhile upgrade if anyone can afford it.
You answered a question I was going to ask you - namely, would you keep it? Yes you would. So that says it all really. Yes it may not be worth the extra, but really is anything in VR “worth” it? The powerful PC, the expensive VR system, the games, the dedicated roomspace? Overall that’s costing several thousand $$$$s so when you see it like that to spend a little more to get the absolute best experience is probably worth it.
Going through your excellent video again this is what I’ve noted down from the things you said:
Arizona Sunshine: 1080Ti even on Pi1.0 cant’ really play it. 2080Ti… can play now. Summary: can’t play —> can play
Onward: 1080Ti: great in 1.0 and 1.25, down to about 70fps in 1.5 2080Ti: same really but get more FPS in Pi1.5 Summary: probably smoother experience at Pi1.5 (I suspect if going large FOV it would be playable at 1.25 but unplayable on the 1080Ti at any Pi setting. But that’s just a guess)
Contagion: 1080Ti : really only playable at Pi1.0 at full FPS, can do 1.25 but lower FPS. 2080Ti: everything bumped up so 1.25 is fine and now 1.5 is playable. Summary: can go from Pi1.25 to 1.5 now
Skyrim: 1080Ti: only has 90fps at Pi1.0 and even then you say it seems like it’s struggling despite the numbers 2080Ti: even at Pi at 1.25 it’s “butter smooth” and even at 1.5 still very good Summary: 1080Ti struggles even on lowest setting… 2080Ti buttery smooth even at high quality settings.
FO4VR: 1080Ti “not playable” at all 2080Ti: “can enjoy”. FPS from 50s to 60s, now is doable Summary: unplayable --> playable
Forest: 1080Ti: forget it 2080Ti: Pi1.0 FPS 60s… “kind of playable” Summary: unplayable --> playable
Serious Sam 3: 1080Ti Pi 1.0 ok. higehr settings “playable but not enjoyable”. 2080Ti Pi1.0-1.5: GREAT 67% FPS increase! Summary: massive increase. from playable at low settings to great at highest settings
Seeking Dawn: 1080Ti: crap 2080Ti: not great but FPS 60s, … doable Summary: unplayable --> playable
Hellblade: 1080Ti: basically shit 2080Ti: Pi1.0 FPS76-90, pretty good. Pi1.25 FPS 60ish, playable and “looks good”… playable Summary: shit --> playable at a level that looks good
Superhot: 1080Ti: Great! but dips at higher Pi settings. 2080Ti: “RUNS LIKE A DREAM” Summary: good --> dreamlike
Ok so numbers may not seem great but when you analyse the above you see the effect in real life…
40% games: unplayable --> playable
30% games: shit --> ok/good
20% games: good --> amazing
10% games: not much difference
In other words… significant noticeable improvement in 90% of games.
Not the sort of improvement where you go “wow this card is a beast I can play anything at any level now!” but in pragmatic terms the sort of increase where there is a material significant quantum leap in experience in 90% of games.
For that reason alone it’s possibly worth it if you can afford it.
Bear in mind also:
- drivers will be optimised to give even better improvements
- clearly some games if written properly can gain massively from the 2080Ti for some reason (i.e. Serious Sam’s 67% increase!)… so look out for games where you’ll notice a much better increase, even without DLSS (I’m assuming SS3 has no DLSS).
-debatable but I strongly believe with 9900K / Zen 2 some of these games will do even better and the benefits will be clearer with 2080Ti
basically… things can only get better.
Right… sorry for the rant but if you look at this way it may well be worth it. And again, I know I’m just trying to convince myself to get a new toy… but I might have succeeded haha.