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Looking at upgrading my GPU at the end of the year once all the hardware has been announced.

Currently running a GTX 1080, I was set on upgrading to the 3080/ti when it comes out however I'm considering getting another 1080 and putting them in SLI.

Looking at performance benchmarks it seems i'll get similar to that of a 2080/2080ti but for only the £300 of buying another 1080 (half the price I spent originally)

 


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 SLI is dead in majority of games and those that do support it, likely has horrible implementation of it. 


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4 minutes ago, MCManiac52 said:

Looking at upgrading my GPU at the end of the year once all the hardware has been announced.

Currently running a GTX 1080, I was set on upgrading to the 3080/ti when it comes out however I'm considering getting another 1080 and putting them in SLI.

Looking at performance benchmarks it seems i'll get similar to that of a 2080/2080ti but for only the £300 of buying another 1080 (half the price I spent originally)

 

 

I would recommend getting a used/refurbished GTX 1080 and running in SLI unless you need ray-tracing capabilities of RTX series GPUs.


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from leaks i've seen, rtx 3000 is going to be significantly better than rtx 2000, so it may be more cost effective to get a 3000 series card if you are waiting that long anyway, though that depends on how significant the price drop will be and what the actual performance numbers of the 3000 will be. Leaks are saying the 3060 will be comprable to the 2080ti though

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30 minutes ago, MCManiac52 said:

Looking at upgrading my GPU at the end of the year once all the hardware has been announced.

Currently running a GTX 1080, I was set on upgrading to the 3080/ti when it comes out however I'm considering getting another 1080 and putting them in SLI.

Looking at performance benchmarks it seems i'll get similar to that of a 2080/2080ti but for only the £300 of buying another 1080 (half the price I spent originally)

I'd do a lot of research into whether the games you play scale properly before you commit to SLI-- older games will often scale pretty well but modern stuff that doesn't scale can actually lose performance, as both cards are dragged down to the weaker card's base clock.

 

Also keep in mind that if you can buy a used 1080 for $300 you can probably sell a 1080 for $300 as well, so your cost to upgrade would be less than the sticker price.

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4 minutes ago, rapidkillerx said:

from leaks i've seen, rtx 3000 is going to be significantly better than rtx 2000, so it may be more cost effective to get a 3000 series card if you are waiting that long anyway, though that depends on how significant the price drop will be and what the actual performance numbers of the 3000 will be. Leaks are saying the 3060 will be comprable to the 2080ti though

Yeah plan is to wait for the new cards to come out and compare then - just by then I imagine a 1080 will be even cheaper than they currently are

 


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1 minute ago, MCManiac52 said:

Yeah plan is to wait for the new cards to come out and compare then - just by then I imagine a 1080 will be even cheaper than they currently are

 

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2 minutes ago, Grabhanem said:

I'd do a lot of research into whether the games you play scale properly before you commit to SLI-- older games will often scale pretty well but modern stuff that doesn't scale can actually lose performance, as both cards are dragged down to the weaker card's base clock.

 

Also keep in mind that if you can buy a used 1080 for $300 you can probably sell a 1080 for $300 as well, so your cost to upgrade would be less than the sticker price.

Very true - I'll consider selling it to upgrade - my current plan is to borrow my friends 1080 as he has the same asus strix card I do so I'll test things with that before buying anything for sure


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