Would a single overclocked 2080ti with watercooling outperform SLI 1080's?

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  1. Tazor

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    Building a mate a system who's SLI 1080 system just had a massive coolant leak and all parts are dead.

    He was running the 1080's on air, not under water, and not overclocked due to the thermals and noise.

    To replace his system I am going to be building him a modern replacement with threadripper and a 2080ti which I feel like is around 10% slower at stock, but wondering if overclocking and watercooling these cards may see equivalent performance to the sli 1080's with better thermals and noise.

    He will probably add a second 2080ti down the line, but it's either watercooling the system with a single 2080ti or aircooling with sli 2080's which will be faster but not as cool as a custom looped 2080ti system he can upgrade later.

    Thanks for any thoughts or comments!

    Cheers,

    Tazor
     
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    well the 2080ti is about 60ish % faster than the 1080.
    so basically if the games he plays support SLI the 1080s would be faster but
    the 2080ti has much better async support so all future games that use dx12 and vulcan will probably run better then there are things like DLSS etc.

    if he has the cash the 2080ti is the better choice, one card is always preferred over two
     
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    SLI is becoming less supported with time even if he lost 10% on some titles the lack of micro stutter would make the 2080ti feels smoother
     
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    I would go the single card over the SLI

    Assuming hes gaming at 4k? Or very high hz 1440p?
     
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    He's shelling out like $7-8k for this system lol

    He's using a 3440x1440 100hz Ultra wide.
     
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    Single 2080ti will kill it then. Water cool and overclock as you see fit
     
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    From your link:
    60 percent seems to be the performance gap at 4k resolution though: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-founders-edition,5805-14.html

    I am not sure the 2080Ti would be a suitable card for 1080p gaming, especially since we are talking about moving away from two GTX 1080's in SLI.
     
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  9. Brett240

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    since he's 1440P ultra wide he really only needs a single 2080, but hey, go the 2080TI on water and OC the hell out of it.

    maybe im a sicko who just likes bolting water blocks on, though that would be my choice, 2080TI on water all day.
     
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    He's the same. He wants crazy for the sake of crazy haha
     
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    At least you know you'll be pressing that ultra setting in every game.
     
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    IMO if you are a serious gamer then you want 120-140 minimum fps(not average fps) on games you play, depending on your monitor refresh rate.
    I don't really game anymore but when I played Crysis 2 on 1080p 120Hz with GTX580 Matrix, I ran the game at 1080p lowest settings so I could get 100+ minimum fps all the time for maximum KDR. :)

    If they released Crysis 4, I'd probably buy GTX1080Ti or RTX2080Ti and run it at 1080p lowest settings.
     
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    I question the Threadripper option. Unless your mate is Video Encoding ect a 9900K would be a better option.
     
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    He does very heavy workflows and virtual tasks, not a pure gaming rig so he definitely needs the cores, threads and ram capacity for many of the tasks he does. I said the same initially but he was adamant at having at least 12 cores for the tasks he was doing and thread-ripper makes the most sense for that.
     

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