upgrading my video card and need help
I don't know if this is the correct place to post, but I have an alienware area 51 r2, 1500w power, i7 core, windows 10 and 16 gig ram, and a gtx 980... I want to upgrade to the 1080ti, but the 1080 seems to be a bit bigger.. I don't think it would be an issue since my rig has space for 3 cards and I would only have the 1080, but before I drop $1400 on a video card I want to make sure I could use it,.. can anyone tell me if I can upgrade to the 1080ti?
I don't know if this is the correct place to post, but I have an alienware area 51 r2, 1500w power, i7 core, windows 10 and 16 gig ram, and a gtx 980... I want to upgrade to the 1080ti, but the 1080 seems to be a bit bigger.. I don't think it would be an issue since my rig has space for 3 cards and I would only have the 1080, but before I drop $1400 on a video card I want to make sure I could use it,.. can anyone tell me if I can upgrade to the 1080ti?

#1
Posted 02/13/2018 07:55 PM   
I dont see any reason why your rig couldnt handle either card. The 1080Ti is a faster card by about 10-15% on many games. You have more than enough power supply for either card. Physically I think the cards are about the same size. Both cards are designed to be able to be used in an SLI configuration so they take up two PCI slots. Length is about the same as well. Hope this helps. :)
I dont see any reason why your rig couldnt handle either card. The 1080Ti is a faster card by about 10-15% on many games. You have more than enough power supply for either card. Physically I think the cards are about the same size. Both cards are designed to be able to be used in an SLI configuration so they take up two PCI slots. Length is about the same as well. Hope this helps. :)

#2
Posted 02/13/2018 09:05 PM   
Thanks man! I never upgraded before so I want to make sure everything works before I make the purchase.
Thanks man! I never upgraded before so I want to make sure everything works before I make the purchase.

#3
Posted 02/13/2018 09:21 PM   
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