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1080 TI to 2080TI is it worth $280?

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so my target goal for games is 3440x1440p 120fps (to match my monitor)


ive been running a Gigabyte 1080TI until it had an unfortunate, sudden death. Not sure why. So i'm taking it back to the store since its still well within warranty for a refund. A new 2080TI right now goes for about $400 AUD (280 USD) over what i'll get back from returning it. 


(Specifically - MSI Ventus OC and Asus RTX 2080TI Dual, and Dual Advanced, and the Gigabyte Windforce all are at this price point of about +280 USD~ give or take another $50-70)


So, should i spring for a 2080TI upgrade or would i be better served by grabbing an upper end 2080 like the EVGA XC, Asus STRIX, or equivalent for equal to, or less than i paid for my 1080TI 



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I think you are the one who should answer the question. If you can afford the price difference and you are like me, who is playing games for no less than 2 hours a day, why not?


Taking into account your resolution, yes, there is going to be an upgrade. Is it worth 280 USD? That is something you should consider yourself but taking into account the refresh ratio and resolution of your monitor, I am sure you will enjoy the upgrade. 



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Of course it's worth it, unless you'd rather have cash than performance. You're not upgrading a 2080 to 2080ti with just 400 AUD, unless you compare with overpriced 2080.

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As a 2080ti owner i might be biased, but get the 2080ti. out of all those options, the gigabyte one sounds better. 

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Short answer...YES!  The RTX 2080 meets or out preforms the 1080 Ti and I think the new RTX 2070 Super will likey be neck in neck with the 1080 Ti.  Most benchmarks put the 2080 Ti well ahead of the 2080.

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On 7/16/2019 at 10:01 PM, Ebony Falcon said:

How can u get a 2080ti for 400 ? Wtf ? 

I'm assuming he gets money back from the 1080 ti because it stopped working under warranty. 



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1 hour ago, c0d0ps said:

I'm assuming he gets money back from the 1080 ti because it stopped working under warranty. 

Then definitely worth it 

No brainer 

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