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RTX 2080 or GTX 1080ti

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Hi All

It's time for me to upgrade my Graphics card, I currently have a GTX 980.

So basically, I've been racking my brain trying to figure out whether I should go with a 2080 or a 1080ti

I just picked up a 2080 during black Friday sale for 969CAD(130CAD off). It is currently still sealed and sitting in a corner waiting for me to decide whether to keep it, or return it. From what I gathered, the 2080 is on par with the 1080ti in terms of performance(assuming no DLSS). Currently, 1080ti prices aren't exactly that much lower than the 969 I paid for the 2080. So long story short, should I jump off of the RTX bandwagon and get a 1080ti, or stay the course and keep the 2080?

This set up is mainly for Gaming.

My current set up is as follows:

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GTX 980(Which I will be replacing, of course) 

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If you want new exclusively then get the RTX 2080. If you are willing to go used then definitely get a GTX 1080 Ti, there are some pretty good used deals in most markets and you can save a decent amount of money that way.

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Honestly, there is ONE GAME that uses RTX, and while the product looks great, the performance is TRASH.

 

Get the 1080ti.

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If it is about the same price, and you want something new, i would keep the RTX card. It is as fast, if not a bit faster, and it has the option to do some RTX work. If you dont need the small difference in price, i would crack open the box, and enjoy your new card

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52 minutes ago, JM21 said:

If you want new exclusively then get the RTX 2080. If you are willing to go used then definitely get a GTX 1080 Ti, there are some pretty good used deals in most markets and you can save a decent amount of money that way.

 

39 minutes ago, LordFlipFlap said:

If it is about the same price, and you want something new, i would keep the RTX card. It is as fast, if not a bit faster, and it has the option to do some RTX work. If you dont need the small difference in price, i would crack open the box, and enjoy your new card

Unfortunately, in my area, most of the used 1080 TIs are priced around 850CAD, and the online used ones are not that much different after you factor in shipping, and customs.

So I am only paying 120CAD more for the 2080, which is acceptable for me. I just think the 2080 TI would be an overkill for me, especially since I am not going further than 1440p.

 

47 minutes ago, knightslugger said:

Honestly, there is ONE GAME that uses RTX, and while the product looks great, the performance is TRASH.

 

Get the 1080ti.

You are right in terms of the Ray tracing, which I am not interested in. however, DLSS is supported by a few games now, including final fantasy xv. Which is mainly why I am interested in the 2080 for 120CAD more on top of the price for 1080ti. When you say "the performance is TRASH" do you mean for ray tracing? or for traditional rendering? Since I agree, Ray Tracing is still in its infancy. However, DLSS shows some promise

 

 

Thank you guys very much :)

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12 minutes ago, nasiraod said:

When you say "the performance is TRASH" do you mean for ray tracing?

yes, exactly.

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Just now, knightslugger said:

yes, exactly.

I totally agree, Ray Tracing at this point is just a gimmick. To me, both the 1080ti and 2080 are almost the same price, so I was thinking for that little extra, I am paying for DLSS, which is promising. Otherwise, Ray Tracing is totally not worth it, otherwise I would've gone for the 2080ti lol

But thank you very much for helping me decide :)

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I bought the 2070 for the same reason. Got a good deal, for (in my case) a bit less than a 1080, and a can't be more happy with it. The new cards dont offer so mutch in extra performace for the price, but at a good deal, they are defenitly worth it for the aditional features like RTX, and DLSS. As far as we know when other games with RTX launch, they might run a bit better than they do on battlefield, or maby you can turn on RTX for some surfaces, and you can have a good experience. If you ar planning to use DLSS, i dont se the reason to downgrade for 100 CAD, if you can afford it.

 

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1 hour ago, nasiraod said:

Currently, 1080ti prices aren't exactly that much lower than the 969 I paid for the 2080.

Keep the 2080.

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19 minutes ago, LordFlipFlap said:

I bought the 2070 for the same reason. Got a good deal, for (in my case) a bit less than a 1080, and a can't be more happy with it. The new cards dont offer so mutch in extra performace for the price, but at a good deal, they are defenitly worth it for the aditional features like RTX, and DLSS. As far as we know when other games with RTX launch, they might run a bit better than they do on battlefield, or maby you can turn on RTX for some surfaces, and you can have a good experience. If you ar planning to use DLSS, i dont se the reason to downgrade for 100 CAD, if you can afford it.

 

I totally agree, I think I will be keeping it :)

 

10 minutes ago, xAcid9 said:

Keep the 2080.

That seems to be the general consensus :)

 

 

Thank you all for your help

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2 hours ago, nasiraod said:

 

Unfortunately, in my area, most of the used 1080 TIs are priced around 850CAD, and the online used ones are not that much different after you factor in shipping, and customs.

 

In that case, I wouldn't get the used 1080Ti, people want too much money for them, makes no sense. I think all the reasonably priced ones are now off the market, a month ago they were going for like $550 in my area and now they are over $800 as well.

 

Open up that 2080!

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