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Should I get a 2080 over my 1080ti?

SpookyCitrus
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I currently have a 1080ti in my i7-8700k build, I've watched and browsed over many of the reviews of the 2080 and comparison videos of the two cards, and noticed that they're pretty much on par in terms of performance with pretty much the same specs I have. But I was thinking for future proofing I should switch to the 2080, but I would like to get some other opinions and advice maybe even from others who have switched. I could do the 2080ti but I game at 1440p 144hz and until the 2080ti prices drop I really don't want to even look at them. I'd be switching from the EVGA GTX 1080ti FTW3 to either the MSI Gaming Trio X 2080 or the ASUS ROG Strix 2080.

 

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I7-8700k @ 5ghz

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 

Corsair H100i V2

16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz (upgrading to 32GB in about a week)

Evga GTX 1080ti FTW3

250GB SSD (windows and apps)

512GB SSD (Games)

2TB Hybrid HDD (Video Storage)

EVGA Supernova 850W 80+ Gold PSU

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2 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

I currently have a 1080ti in my i7-8700k build, I've watched and browsed over many of the reviews of the 2080 and comparison videos of the two cards, and noticed that they're pretty much on par in terms of performance with pretty much the same specs I have. But I was thinking for future proofing I should switch to the 2080, but I would like to get some other opinions and advice maybe even from others who have switched. I could do the 2080ti but I game at 1440p 144hz and until the 2080ti prices drop I really don't want to even look at them. I'd be switching from the EVGA GTX 1080ti FTW3 to either the MSI Gaming Trio X 2080 or the ASUS ROG Strix 2080.

 

Full PC Specs:

I7-8700k @ 5ghz

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 

Corsair H100i V2

16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz (upgrading to 32GB in about a week)

Evga GTX 1080ti FTW3

250GB SSD (windows and apps)

512GB SSD (Games)

2TB Hybrid HDD (Video Storage)

EVGA Supernova 850W 80+ Gold PSU

Nope. 

Performance for everything is pretty much the same. Save your money and wait for RTX prices to drop. 

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It's not worth it in my opinion when it comes to gaming.

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Just save your money and upgrade once you feel like a game isn't running good enough for you... GPU perf will only increase in the mean time...

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If it would cost you more than $50 to switch to a 2080 don't do it

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So both cards have the same performance... how is one going to be more future proof than the other?

 

Ray Tracing is always going to take away performance not add any, DSLL is still a gimmick/promise with no time to come.

 

Driver support? I mean Maxwell is still being fully supported...

 

I can't follow your line of thought personally.

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Nope.

 

Ray tracing is going to perform like arse on the current hardware.  Never buy into 1st gen new features, the cards are too slow to use the features.

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Seems like the obvious answer is to wait until you can afford a 2080ti since that's the actual upgrade option. As you say yourself - the performance of the 2080 is about the same as the 1080ti.

But even then, just being able to afford the upgrade doesn't mean it makes sense. Wait until you can afford the 2080ti AND you feel like you need the performance boost. Otherwise, why spend the extra money? By the time you feel like you really need the performance boost we will probably have the next line of cards out which are a step up from the 2080ti's.

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Is it sarcastic question or what? (no offense)
If the performance is on par then what's the other thing to justify the cost to upgrade to 2080ti?
And if "future proof" is what you really seek, I recommend you to wait for 3080s (or whatever they will call it).

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35 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

I currently have a 1080ti in my i7-8700k build, I've watched and browsed over many of the reviews of the 2080 and comparison videos of the two cards, and noticed that they're pretty much on par in terms of performance with pretty much the same specs I have. But I was thinking for future proofing I should switch to the 2080, but I would like to get some other opinions and advice maybe even from others who have switched. I could do the 2080ti but I game at 1440p 144hz and until the 2080ti prices drop I really don't want to even look at them. I'd be switching from the EVGA GTX 1080ti FTW3 to either the MSI Gaming Trio X 2080 or the ASUS ROG Strix 2080.

 

Full PC Specs:

I7-8700k @ 5ghz

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming 

Corsair H100i V2

16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz (upgrading to 32GB in about a week)

Evga GTX 1080ti FTW3

250GB SSD (windows and apps)

512GB SSD (Games)

2TB Hybrid HDD (Video Storage)

EVGA Supernova 850W 80+ Gold PSU

In my honest opinion it would make little sense to buy a 2080 when you have a 1080ti. The 2080 might have abit more performance, might have Ray Tracing and DLSS, but that does not merit a buy for you. You are much better off waiting a few generations. If you had to buy a new pc now, I would recommend a 2080. Infact I just bought one for my new setup, replaying my old rig build around a gtx 770.

 

I like your build btw and it should be fairly enough for atleast high settings on anything lower than 4k resolution in most games the next 3 years.. In my opinion there is no point in trying to future proof for more than 3 years if at all. I personally bought the ASUS ROG strix 2080 due to the silence mode.. But as I said stick with your nice 1080ti.

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