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which is the fastest/best 2080ti? should i get a 2080ti over a 2080?

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I am trying to plan a new build for which I would like to go all out and really build a top-of-the-line rig, with a custom-looped i9-9900k and a 2080ti.

 

The issue, is that the more I look into doing it - the more expensive it gets, over my planned budget. Ideally, I would like the budget to be $2500-ish, with dual monitor and spit out 60fps at 4k on ultra settings.

 

I never had a 1080ti, and was going to get one until recently I thought - what's the point? They're so rare and over priced at this point... I can get a 2080 cheaper than a 1080ti right now. Sad.

 

I would be upgrading from a GTX 1060 6gb, so it'll be quite an upgrade. A 2080ti, i9-9900k, and two decent 4k monitors are well over $3,000 - $3,500.

 

I got to looking at benchmarks between the 2080 & 2080ti - the 2080 will hold it's own on ultra settings 4k res, usually avg. ~12 fps less than the TI.

 

So I thought, why not just do a 2080? Save $700 to put elsewhere. If that's the case - then why not just do a 9700k? Save another $150-$200 to put elsewhere.

 

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I'm torn. It's either spend upwards of $3,500 - $4,000 to get a top system, or don't.. and settle for 2nd best. 

 

I begin to wonder - "Do I need hyper threading is it's mostly for games and light workloads?" I know, the answer is probably "NO!"

 

But if I don't get the RTX 2080ti, I'm leaving performance on the table. I can get 4k out of a 2080, but slightly less quality.

 

Do you think I'm over exaggerating this? Is the 2080 sufficient for 4k? 

 

What about getting the 2080, then overclocking it? Will that change much?

 

Of course the GPU clock speed matters - most are around 1400mhz and boost up to 1650mhz, some upward of 1750mhz.

 

Cuda cores - 2080ti has about 4350, and the 2080 has about 1400 less.

 

The ti of course has 11gb DDR6 RAM, and the non-TI has 8gb.

 

The ti has 68 streaming multiprocessors, and the non-ti has 46.

 

 

BUT WHAT is the determining spec when it comes to pumping out more FPS ? 

 

Is it clock speed? Keeping it cooler will produce more clocks, and I can over clock the 2080 right?

 

Do you think a liquid-cooled, overclocked 2080 can gain a performance increase to keep up with the TI?

 

I tend to go with Asus products - and I've been looking at EVGA. Are there brands that are naturally faster than others? I know EVGA has their FTW2 & 3 series which are a bit faster, but does brand matter, really?

 

 

 

 PLEASE - give me your opinions and advice! What would you do ?

CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

Screens: 2x 27" Acer HA270 Ultra Slim LED | Peripherals: MSI Interceptor RGB DS4200 Key & D200 Mouse

 

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Get a second hand 1080 Ti IMO, they're really good value. I got one last month for $450 and it still has 2 and a half years warranty.

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11 hours ago, schwellmo92 said:

Get a second hand 1080 Ti IMO, they're really good value. I got one last month for $450 and it still has 2 and a half years warranty.

@schwellmo92 thank you for the input. I have strongly considered that but I'm trying to build a lasting, top of the line system for 4k gaming that will handle next gen titles well.

 

Beside, haggling with idiots on craigslist becomes fruitless when they want near full msrp and/or wont let you plug the card in to test it. No one wants to fork over $500-1000 for something and hope it works! 

CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

Screens: 2x 27" Acer HA270 Ultra Slim LED | Peripherals: MSI Interceptor RGB DS4200 Key & D200 Mouse

 

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