Hi. I'm just wondering how people feel about upgrading from last-gen high-end components. Say, for example, you own a GTX 980 or a 980 ti. If you're upgrading to a current card, are you going to go for something that's in the same place in the current lineup (2080 or 2080ti, here shortly 3080) or would you go for something that is still a significant upgrade but is more mid-tier (2060, 2070, etc.)? Does it feel bad to go from high-end to mid-tier or lower, even if it is a big upgrade? Personally, I don't like to lose my place in the product stack, but when it comes down to it, I'm probably going to go for the best deal.
In my case, I have a Ryzen 7 2700 that I'm planning to upgrade after the new chips launch. I'll probably end up getting a 3700x or 3800x on sale or used, because I have an x370 motherboard that I'd like to get the most out of. I would prefer to get a 4000 series chip, but if I have to get a mobo as well then I probably wouldn't have room for a 4700x in my budget, and though the 4600 will likely be a lot faster than my current chip, dropping down a notch in the product stack (and losing threads) just feels wrong to me.
Why do I even want to upgrade? Well, I have a 200hz 2560 x 1080p monitor, and a faster cpu would help a lot I think in hitting those higher frames. My gpu is an RTX 2070, and I think it can keep up for the next couple years.
I've pretty much made up my mind about what I'm doing, at least until I see what the next cpu launch does to 3000 series prices, but I'm just curious about how people feel about this issue.