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    I currently have 3 1080p monitors and a GTX 1060 3GB. The 3 monitors is a bit too much for my current card, so I was wondering if you'd suggest upgrading straight to the 1080, or going with the 1070. Thanks!   (5 Answers)

    By McKlub July 22, 2017.

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      Without knowing all your spec., I can give you just a general answer. I would suggest that you jump to the best card you can. There is no such thing as too much, when it comes to video cards. I have the 1080 Founders Edition with 8 gig or VRAM, and I only run one monitor, so I do not have any experience with a rig like you have. If it is bit coin mining, then your system speed supporting that many monitors isn't a issue, running graphic intensive software, you choice of a video card becomes more critical. Jumping as high as you can, in at least the video card market,is never a unsafe bet. I hope I helped, good luck

      By Scout1994 July 23, 2017.

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    I'm going to Boston next month and would like to know if I'll find any GTX 1080 to buy from the store. or do I run the risk of just finding it on the internet?   (4 Answers)

    By Thiago September 20, 2017.

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      I had to order mine from bestbuy.com as they were sold out in stores near where I live.

      By dmanroy September 20, 2017.

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    Will this work in an hp envy h8-1534? not sure if I would need an processor update or something?   (4 Answers)

    By jason June 17, 2017.

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      It depends. How much space does the case have? What is your psu rated for? What resolution/frame rate do you want? I run this card for a 1440p/144hz/1ms monitor and i hit 90 - 100 fps on ultra settings. Do you have a strong cpu? If you want 60fps at 1080p, then a 1070 or 1060 might be a better fit.

      By Anonymous June 17, 2017.

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    Can this card work with asus sabertooth z170 mark 1 board?   (3 Answers)

    By Johnny July 14, 2017.

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      Yes as long as your board has a PCIe slot. I'm using mine on an asus z97 board.

      By 1080Gamer July 24, 2017.

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    is this gpu compatible with this mother board?? Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard my apologies if this is a double post   (2 Answers)

    By jcrowder63 February 27, 2017.

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      Yes it is. Just make sure your PC's power supply can deliver enough power along the 12-volt rail.

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      How do I find what stores have this in stock?   (3 Answers)

      By Zoom January 21, 2017.

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        I found my Nvidia GTX 1080 by visiting the Best Buy Web address and checking each store within my area for availability. After finding a store I called to verify the item was actually in stock. The item may not be on the store shelf but rather in the stock room.

        By Sensei January 21, 2017.

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      I have an alienware aurora r6 that already has a gtx 1080. I want to add a 2nd 1080. Do I need to buy a "bridge" or some other part to add the 2nd 1080 to my system ?   (5 Answers)

      By mark July 23, 2017.

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      is it pointless to run this card on a 1080p monitor. since it seems it mean more for 1440/ 4k settings?   (2 Answers)

      By alex July 10, 2017.

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        not pointless more like overkill, I run this with two 34" ultra wides which are 2560 x 1080 and have used in the past on a 27" 1080p so power wise yes overkill but not pointless it everything will look amazing :)

        By Mike July 11, 2017.

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      Will this card work with a MSI Z87-GD65 motherboard.   (3 Answers)

      By Marv May 3, 2017.

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        Yes it will work with your motherboard. If you are gaming at 1080p I would think you do not need this powerful GPU. There are other options.

        By 1080pgamer May 4, 2017.

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      Hi Guys, I have HTPC server for watching movies, I have GTX970. Does the GTX1080 help in movie resolution? Does it improve the resolution when watching movies? or its mainly related to games?. Please educate me. Thanks.   (5 Answers)

      By jamalyabe April 8, 2017.

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        Good question. We are not playing games, We are using the 1080 for display measurements on static images without compression on 4k displays. You don't describe what media you are watching or the display you are using (and size) or the distance you view the display, all which would help. The 970 should be able to drive HD TVs or computer monitors without signal compression (4:4:4, probably at 30 Hz, maybe not at 60 Hz), but it won't drive 4k TVs without compression (uses 4:2:0), if memory serves. The 1080 will drive 4k TVs without compression (4:4:4 at 30 Hz). However, most media, HD or 4k (DVDs or Blu-Ray), will be compressed at 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 to save space or bandwidth. At normal or ideal viewing distances (3.2 screen heights for HD, 1.6 screen heights for 4k) the human eye can't resolve the blue or red like it can resolve the white or gray shades (or even green to a slightly lesser amount). Thus, most media doesn't include high resolution for red and blue because you won't see the difference from uncompressed video at ideal viewing distances and beyond. What you see also depends upon the display device. Sometimes TVs will compress the video input to 4:2:2 or lower 4:2:0 (most TVs do this unless you deliberately set them up in a computer-monitor mode). Such a subsampling will blur the red and especially the blue. (If you don't understand video compression, see Chroma Subsampling at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_subsampling.) I've attached HD and 4k (3840x2160) test patterns that we've used. Look at the 1x1 grilles. If the blue grilles are smeared out but the 1x1 white grilles are resolved, then something is subsampling the chroma, but at normal viewing distances you won't be able to resolved the red and blue grilles anyway. Hope this helps.

        By FatAlbert May 20, 2017.

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