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Is the 2080Ti still worth it?

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Hi guys.... I just came across a deal from a friend, selling the Palit 2080Ti OC version for 650$.
I heard that the 30 series is coming later this year... But due to the Virus, we still don't know yet.
I am currently using a Ryzen 5 3600, will this CPU bottleneck the 2080Ti? I am planning to play in 1440p with RTX on for the upcoming games, as I'm a big fan of Ray Tracing.

Should I buy it or wait for it?

Need opinions! Thanks !!!

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That's a really good deal, but at the same time I expect a lot of things to be optimized on hardware level with 2nd gen RTX implementation. What is your current card? If you do buy the 2080ti, how far in the future would you consider a GPU upgrade again?


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I don't believe we will see a 3080 Ti in shelves this year, maybe early next year but with production backed up as it is, I'd bet on a delay of 6 to 8 months at least. Additionaly you won't have much benefits in game due to lacking driver optimization for a couple of months. Seeing as a 1080 Ti still does really well in all games except for raytracing of course, I see no need to upgrade from a 2080 Ti to a 3080 Ti unless it is 50 percent faster. More likely though the 3080 series will be an evolution of the current platform, offering a reduction in power consumption and an increase in efficiency at lower clock speeds. Meaning a 10 to 15 percent increase in some games but that's about it. Maybe it will be faster in raytracing titles with it enabled but so far that's still kind of a gimmick unless it's widely implemented. A Ryzen 3600 is fast enough for a 2080 Ti.

 

So for 650$ I'd take it.

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the 30XX wasn't coming out this year anyway. the "release" date people have been talking about is just announcement that they are going to be making that series of cards and then it still takes months or a year to get onto the shelves because they have to make them in enough quantities to be given to all the sellers that are going to sell them and that takes a while.

 

a 2080ti for $650? let me guess, used? if so then avoid it because that person is trying to get their money back from having to replace it especially since most 2080ti cost at least $1200 but that is just me.

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35 minutes ago, BlizzardDizzard said:

Hi guys.... I just came across a deal from a friend, selling the Palit 2080Ti OC version for 650$.
I heard that the 30 series is coming later this year... But due to the Virus, we still don't know yet.
I am currently using a Ryzen 5 3600, will this CPU bottleneck the 2080Ti? I am planning to play in 1440p with RTX on for the upcoming games, as I'm a big fan of Ray Tracing.

Should I buy it or wait for it?

Need opinions! Thanks !!!

In the test that I have done the less cores a game uses the more likely it will bottleneck at 1440p with a 2080 ti.  My 5ghz CPUs are for my old modded 1 and 2 core games. Not my modern ones. 

 

At 3440 X 1440 I have never gotten a bottle neck with a 2080 ti even with a non overclocked i7 8700k so I consider it the idea resolution for a 2080 ti. 

 

There are exceptions like AC:O.  It uses more CPU at 1440p but less GPU than at 4k.  At 4k it uses less CPU and more GPU. So it seems to be bottlenecked but I think It would run better with more cores than the 6 I have.

 

I play RTX games at 1440p with most frames over 60. It takes a bit of time to get the setting right but it is worth it.

 

It is definitely worth getting.

 

36 minutes ago, Applefreak said:

I don't believe we will see a 3080 Ti in shelves this year, maybe early next year but with production backed up as it is, I'd bet on a delay of 6 to 8 months at least. Additionaly you won't have much benefits in game due to lacking driver optimization for a couple of months. Seeing as a 1080 Ti still does really well in all games except for raytracing of course, I see no need to upgrade from a 2080 Ti to a 3080 Ti unless it is 50 percent faster. More likely though the 3080 series will be an evolution of the current platform, offering a reduction in power consumption and an increase in efficiency at lower clock speeds. Meaning a 10 to 15 percent increase in some games but that's about it. Maybe it will be faster in raytracing titles with it enabled but so far that's still kind of a gimmick unless it's widely implemented. A Ryzen 3600 is fast enough for a 2080 Ti.

 

So for 650$ I'd take it.

With the monitors I have now I really don't need a 3080 ti unless it has HDMI 2.1. With HDMI 2.1 my LG OLED TV will do 120hz at 4k. Then I will need a 3080 ti.

 

My Ultra wide monitor is a 75hz 3840 X 1600 monitor. I would like to get a higher refresh rate version but not at their current prices. My FTW3 Ultra can keep most frame over 75 even on demanding games so It will most likely not get a GPU upgrade. 

 

You are right about driver optimization.  When I got my first 2080 ti it was not much faster in games than my 1080 ti. In benches it destroyed the 1080 ti. 


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At that price sure, it's less than a new 2080S...

You won't lose much if anything if you upgrade again when the new cards come.


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