UP­GRADE OF THE MONTH

NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080 TI

Maximum PC - - BLUEPRINT -

It’s a sign of the times that the cards least af­fected by the cryp­tocur­rency min­ing fad are the most ex­pen­sive. Where we’ve seen prices dou­ble for more af­ford­able cards, at the high end, pric­ing has hardly shifted—just $10 on the 1080 Ti. This is a great GPU if you can jus­tify its cost, and it’s your best bet for han­dling 4K right now. Of course, when the min­ing mar­ket im­plodes, as it will, we should see the sec­ond-hand mar­ket flooded with plenty of good qual­ity, af­ford­able cards. Even then, this will still be a great card. $710, www.nvidia.com

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