Is GTX 1080 Ti Card Still Worth It in 2022?

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti was released in 2017, but to this day it is seen as an object of desire for many gamers. All because of the power of the GPU that, even five years after hitting the market, still manages to reproduce a huge catalog of games in good quality.

Today TecMundo brings the advantages and disadvantages of productand answers the question: Is it still worth investing in this model of video card?

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Founders EditionSource: NVIDIA / Disclosure

Benefits

Good for older, competitive games

For the most nostalgic gamers, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti reproduces most of the games released until 2018 with impeccable graphic quality, at the highest visual levels configured. Therefore, it can be an excellent choice for those who still want to revisit several games that have been released in recent years.

On the other hand, those who work in the competitive scenario in games like League of Legends, Counter-Strike e Valuing, this board model helps a lot in the performance of the matches. First, because these titles have a more modest visual level, precisely to add more players. And second that the 1080 Ti it also makes them run at a good speed, such as 60 or 120 FPS, which in ranked games makes a huge difference.

Counter-Strike is one of the games that run well on GTA 1080 TiCounter-Strike is one of the games that run well on GTA 1080 TiSource: Steam/Disclosure

Still running current games

But the GTX 1080 Ti isn’t just limited to older games. It also manages to reproduce a good part of what has been released in recent months, such as Call of Duty: Vanguard and Forza Horizon 5. However, it cannot have the same performance in terms of visual quality, that is, it does not run these titles at the highest realism levels.

However, the gaming world does not live only on realistic games. There are also many titles where the visuals don’t have as much impact on the gameplay, which have been released in the last few months and can be played in a high quality on the GTX 1080 Ti, such as The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes e Back 4 Blood.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes was released in late 2021, but it runs great on the old NVIDIA cardThe Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes was released in late 2021, but it runs great on the old NVIDIA cardSource: Steam / Disclosure

Disadvantages

The price

Even five years after it hit the market, the price of the GTX 1080 Ti is still seen as quite high. In Brazil, it is in a price range of R$3,200 to R$5,600, which is considered quite expensive for what it provides. There are newer models, which have better performance, being sold for a more affordable value, such as the GeForce RTX 3060, also on NVIDIA.

Absence of new technologies

Although the GTX1080 Ti is still compatible with most of the games released recently, there is a big problem in terms of graphics performance: the lack of support for new technologies such as Ray Tracing and DLSS 2.0.

Ray Tracing is a technology present only on the latest NVIDIA graphics cardsRay Tracing is a technology present only on the latest NVIDIA graphics cardsSource: NVIDIA / Disclosure

Because of this, although many games run on low visual settings, they don’t present the same experience as the latest models of NVIDIA graphics cards, such as the RTX 20 or RTX 30 line.

In addition, the trend is for the model to become increasingly outdated as new cards are released and technology evolves in the gaming world. In other words, buying a GTX1080 Ti you run the risk of, around two years at the most, not being able to run the latest titles due to resource incompatibility, being forced to purchase a new card for the task.

NVIDIA RTX 3060 is one of the most attractive boards in terms of value for moneyNVIDIA RTX 3060 is one of the most attractive boards in terms of value for moneySource: NVIDIA/Disclosure

Conclusion

Considering the time it was released, the current price and the compatibility with new technologies that increase the realism of newer games, perhaps the decision to invest in a GTX1080 Ti needs to be reassessed.

It is recommended to purchase a model with a similar performance, or even better than the GTX 1080. There are cards, such as the RTX 3060 that fit into this category, but that are compatible with the new NVIDIA technologies, leaving games with a level of higher realism.

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