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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all,

 

Seems of late I have gotten the bug to play around and build a new system.  I decided to go out an grab a 3900X and pit it again my 7820X and see what happens.  Aside from that, I am considering an upgrade from my 1080TI FTW3 to a 2080TI.  I have been on EVGA FTW or Classified cards for years.  Currently, most everyone know the 2080TI FTW3 Ultra is 1400-1499.  This got me looking at a few other models.

 

Strix 2080TI

https://www.microcenter.com/product/512876/rog-strix-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-overclocked-triple-fan-11gb-gddr6-pcie-video-card

 

Aorus Xtreme 2080TI

https://www.microcenter.com/product/601923/aorus-xtreme-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-triple-fan-11gb-gddr6-pcie-video-card

 

Aorus Gaming

https://www.microcenter.com/product/511350/gaming-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-overclocked-triple-fan-11gb-gddr6-pcie-video-card

 

Zotac AMP

https://www.microcenter.com/product/511353/amp-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-triple-fan-11gb-gddr6-pcie-video-card

 

Zotax I have never used.  I have used some Strix cards but they were 970 or 980 Strix.  The Aorus/Gigabyte cards I have never used. 

 

From a warranty standpoint, I know EVGA is unmatched, but how are the others if a card fails.   Is one of these cards significantly better than the other.  When I use the term better, I am talking about build quality and stability.  I understand I could clock some cards higher, but I do particularly like models with triple fan solutions.  

 

I guess you can say, my question stems from just not branching beyond EVGA in the last 10 years or so.  As I mentioned, with the pricing of the FTW, I might look elsewhere as long as the quality is good.  I will say this, I am looking to push my games in ultra with my 3440 x 1440 monitor in my signature.  The 1080TI is no slouch, I am just looking for a bit more performance and the availability to run another 34" curved and add in a 4K panel in the near future.

 

Thanks for any help. 


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3 minutes ago, StealthArsenal said:

The 1080TI is no slouch, I am just looking for a bit more performance and the availability to run another 34" curved and add in a 4K panel in the near future. 

But to use the extra screens for multi-tasking or extend gaming? because either ways the 1080 Ti would still suffice or a 2080 Ti is still not enough.

 

All in all it's not really worth ditching a 1080 Ti yet... maybe next year? Big Navi and 7nm nVidia will be far more exciting and by then you'll have saved enough even to the newest TITAN if you want all the juice.


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10 minutes ago, StealthArsenal said:

 

Strix 2080TI

https://www.microcenter.com/product/512876/rog-strix-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-overclocked-triple-fan-11gb-gddr6-pcie-video-card

 

Aorus Xtreme 2080TI

https://www.microcenter.com/product/601923/aorus-xtreme-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-triple-fan-11gb-gddr6-pcie-video-card

 

Aorus Gaming

https://www.microcenter.com/product/511350/gaming-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-overclocked-triple-fan-11gb-gddr6-pcie-video-card

 

Zotac AMP

https://www.microcenter.com/product/511353/amp-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-triple-fan-11gb-gddr6-pcie-video-card

 

Zotax I have never used.  I have used some Strix cards but they were 970 or 980 Strix.  The Aorus/Gigabyte cards I have never used. 

 

From a warranty standpoint, I know EVGA is unmatched, but how are the others if a card fails.   Is one of these cards significantly better than the other.  When I use the term better, I am talking about build quality and stability.  I understand I could clock some cards higher, but I do particularly like models with triple fan solutions. 

in  strix > aorus extreme, and it has a good pcb.

all 3 manufacturers are decent, none have glaring problems.

how about a hybrid EVGA?https://www.microcenter.com/product/602902/xc-hybrid-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-11gb-gddr6-pcie-video-card

should be the best cooled.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Princess Luna money really isn't a factor to be honest.  I just have principals and the FTW is more than I am willing to spend in comparison to other cards on the market.  However, if this was my Corvette or 911 GTS, you bet your life I will drop whatever I need to, to make them faster.  Monitor wise, I do want to max out my current 3440 x 1440 screen at least the best I can.  I don't have much more overclocking room on my 1080TI.  I have considered waiting, but something tells me, the next generation will be even more expensive, which is something I am not too keen on especially given when I got my current TI, it cost me $600 straight from EVGA, so there is that.  I can sit here an talk myself into the 2080TI all day long, but functionally going to Microcenter and bringing one home, that might be more difficult as I would have to drive on over.  That would seem to indicate that I am not all in on it yet.  The other side of the coin here, is that I am big on selling off hardware before it becomes a dime a dozen.  For example, I am a huge mountain biker and downhill racer.  I keep my bikes a season, two at the most.  I want to be able to take my $10,000 race bikes and get at least 5-6K for them.  After 2 seasons, that goes to like 2k.  I constantly turn over my gear.  This just happens to be the first system, I did a said it and forget it on when I built it. 

 

@Firewrath9 I was looking at that card.  Was kind of up in the air (no pun intended) if I wanted to go back to a water-cooled graphics card.  My 980TI's and my founders 1080TI (when I had it) were under water with EK blocks.  With the FTW 1080Ti, I went back to air cooling.  I don't really have a reason, just like the aesthetics I suppose.  So you think the Strix is a better card than the Aorus.  That is interesting, not that I am saying you are wrong.  I don't know enough about the other manufacturers to pass judgement or say A is better than B is better than C if that makes sense.   I have to take a ride to microcenter later to get an NVME drive.  I want to bench X299 again my X570 on a new nvme drive with nothing on it and see what I have than screw up all my drives.  Maybe I will grab a 2080TI to test with an see what I get over the 1080TI.  This is why I love Microcenter.

 

 


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I got my 2080 ti FTW Ultra on Amazon for $1399. It is not what I wanted to pay but after my experiences with the 2080 ti XC I consider the price entry level. 

I simply would not buy a 2080 ti that is less than 3 fan, 3 slot. Less than that and you will want to go water if you push your card.

 

The FTW Ultra replaced my GTX 1080 ti SLI setup and I am not unhappy with the performance. I play at 3840 X 1600 and at the resolution I can use RT on Ultra at 60fps. I will only be thinking about replacing it if I get a 144hz 3840 X 1600 monitor to replace my 75hz version. 

 

My FTW Ultra runs at 2100 sustainable and it is very stable so I am happy with it.

 

I have been watching a lot of R9 3900X VS i9 9900k videos and I see a familiar trend. The R9 3900x wins the most in games when paired with a RTX 2080 and an i9 9900k wins most when paired with a RTX 2080 ti. That is why if you cherry pick your sources you can come out with either coming on top.

It is familiar because my i7 8700k seriously bottle necked my 2080 ti and my i7 8086k doesn't. The difference is my i7 8700k could only reach 4.8ghz and my i7 8086k can run at 5ghz and beyond. The bottleneck at 1440p is so severe that I can understand why some people consider the 2080 ti to be not much better than the 1080 ti/2080.

 

If I was to buy a third 2080 ti would need to be on water because I find heat to be a greater limiting factor over their power limit. 

 

    


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Unless ZOTAC still hasn't fixed their never ending stupid fan problems from GTX 1080 series, I'd go with that one. It's 200 bucks cheaper and has a plain no nonsense cooler with 3 fans. I hate companies that place plastic crap on top of fans. It just obstructs airflow, makes cleaning a chore and causes turbulence that creates noise.

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