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Upgrades from a GTX 1080?

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I've been away from the hardware scene a while, but I'm looking at getting a Valve Index to pass the time during Corona season off a friend who's selling his, and I'm looking at getting a GPU upgrade to keep up with it. Are there any worthy upgrades around the 500-700 CAD range?



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I went from a 1080 to a 1080 ti and there was a good jump, but not enough to justify the price. Realistically i’d go with a 2080 Super that’s the only thing worth upgrading to in that price bracket. However if you wanna spend a bit more the 2080 ti is unmatched, 2070/(S ) would not be a worthwhile upgrade. 
 

Also if you don’t mind waiting a few months the RTX 3000 series will be launching and that would be the absolute best upgrade to shoot for, 2070 Super will probably be as fast as a 3060 or something like that.


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keep the 1080, any GPU you'd get in that range is barely more powerful. You're better off spending that money on a next gen GPU or games today.

or half a nintendo switch if you want to enable scalpers on amazon


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Wait till 3000 series RTX comes out, suppose to be lower in cost and better TDP as they are going to be using a 7nm die, also suppose to cost less, but they said the same thing about the 2000 series, we've seen where that went.

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For what resolution and FPS ?  , nvidia 3000 launch might be delayed , so unless you want to wait till september to get a small pricedrop on the 2000 series (- at that time it won't be worth going for the 'old' gen card ) go for it. But if it's already september you might wait till black friday , so you see, if you're in the 'wait' game you're always just 3-4 months away from a discount or a new release . 1080 imo is still decent , only 2080super or 2080ti would bring a major difference . On a sidenote i'm on a 1070 , and i feel like buying an 1080ti used , because a 2080super might become 'mid range' in a half a year so why bust 1000$ on that ?.... and 2080ti is just too much money to spend 1400$ (for me personally) .


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