As you said, they got back to me with a very specific suggestion to fix or verify the problem area and told me that if this didn't resolve the issue to let them know and they would start the RMA process.I've been really impressed with Steam Support and have been pleasantly surprised. Requests typically take 2 - 3 days to get an answer but they are always detailed, specific and thorough in their response. I was experiencing a random and temporary black screen during racing and we had some diagnostic exchanges between us. I sorted it in the end by other methods and reported back that everything appeared stable and the problem was resolved. However on the basis that the HMD cable may have been a contributory factor, they offered to send me a replacement anyway, which arrived in the UK a couple of days later. No fuss and no complicated RMA procedure either. Clearly they want their users to be up and running and enjoying their Index with minimum downtime and 'red tape' and that's certainly to be commended.
Now I have an i9-9900K w/ 3200MHz DRAM and a 2080Ti driving my Index.
In iRacing I can now get a smooth 90fps in the Rally stages. It was already handling 120fps with 160% SS on all the paved tracks very well, but the dirt tracks for some reason are much more intensive. I'm only running 110% SS, but it is now smooth The 2080Ti is running around 92-96% with this setting. The highest CPU is running at about 60%.
Verdict: iRacing is only GPU limited only in Rally Stages.
In Dirt Rally 2.0 I can now run 90fps very smoothly in all weather conditions, however in DR2 there is one CPU running in the high 90's and the GPU is running in the high 90's. So it at least seems balanced.
In Dirt Rally 1.0 I can also run 90fps very smoothly with similar loads.
Verdict: Dirt Rally Single core CPU & GPU limited but at least they both seem linearly matched.
Was the 2080Ti worth it over my 1080Ti?
I can now enjoy iRacing Rallies on Dirt Tracks and the both Dirt Rally titles run better. Past that it buys me very little.
My hope is that NVidia will unleash more of the power of the 2080Ti for games, but I'm not holding my breath.
This is a large heavy card.
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Yeah there's a ton of headroom. Mine does 190+ on core and 800 on mem and that's micron. Samsung mem can do +1500 quite often. All newer cards are samsung.RTX takes overclock that well? Quite impressive.
FTW3 should be already overclocked stock, I don't think it can take extra 150 without throttling but I am not expert on RTX.
Can you notice any difference between 90 and 120fps?You can run PC2 at either 90 fps or 120 fps depending on how far you have things cranked up.
You will find that you don't need much or any super sampling. The display is sharp without it and 120fps feels very fluid.
It is just smoother. It's also less fatiguing over longer periods of time.Can you notice any difference between 90 and 120fps?