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High 2070 (OC version) or Low 2080

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Hey

so I am living in Germany and my:
Asus GeForce RTX 2070 ROG Strix OC

cost 629€ here.


I can get a 2080 starting from 699€ but would probably take one for 739€ (cause that is a gainward or gigabyte with 3 fans as well)

 

my question is- would that be worth the effort of exchange?
I am very happy with the Asus one as it only "feeps" when using benchmarks and it even goes to a GPU Core Clock of 1935 MHz (maybe Asus GPU Tweak changed something, even tho I uninstalled it)
Which is great!

I am wondering if it would still make sense to add another 100€ and better go with a "cheaper" 2080.

Because the Asus Rog Strix OC 2080 version would cost like 900€ here.. that's a bit too much then :)

 

So main question

Expensive 2070 (which is great)

or

Cheap 2080

 

what is the better choice?

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It's a 30% increase in performance from the 2070 to the 2080, and it's a 17% increase in cost (from 629 to 739). I'd personally go RTX 2080 at that point, even if it means some effort as far as an exchange goes. It will stay relevant for a bit longer as well. It also depends on what resolution you're playing at, but there's always room for upgrading a monitor.

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Are you sure the 30% increase is counting for the 2070 OC versions (which have that different GPU chip? that one with A in the name) and not just for the default clocked 2070?

Can you recommend a model of 2080s?
I love the Rog Strix from Asus because it cane be very silent (well the RGB is set to show me the temperature, wich is kind of nice but not needed) but generally I've never read any bad about strix versions from Asus.


They however cost a lot more than many other manufacturers (I will post a few links):
https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/8GB-Asus-GeForce-RTX-2080-ROG-Strix-OC-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_1279922.html

 

This card being almost 100€ cheaper:

https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/8GB-Gainward-GeForce-RTX-2080-Phoenix-GS-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_1272517.html

 

so do I have to see that gainward card as "worse" in terms of quality or will it just be very loud?
I've never bought anything else than ROG-Strix since they have that lol 

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Go for the 2080!!

I got the 2070 and i regret that i didn't get the 2080.

Not that the 2070 is a bad card, and i hit the jackpot with mine as it overclocked to 2050mhz stable buy itself from MSI after burner, but it is not a 2080... 

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6 minutes ago, Chris235566 said:

Are you sure the 30% increase is counting for the 2070 OC versions (which have that different GPU chip? that one with A in the name) and not just for the default clocked 2070?

Can you recommend a model of 2080s?
I love the Rog Strix from Asus because it cane be very silent (well the RGB is set to show me the temperature, wich is kind of nice but not needed) but generally I've never read any bad about strix versions from Asus.


They however cost a lot more than many other manufacturers (I will post a few links):
https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/8GB-Asus-GeForce-RTX-2080-ROG-Strix-OC-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_1279922.html

 

This card being almost 100€ cheaper:

https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/8GB-Gainward-GeForce-RTX-2080-Phoenix-GS-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_1272517.html

 

so do I have to see that gainward card as "worse" in terms of quality or will it just be very loud?
I've never bought anything else than ROG-Strix since they have that lol 

just get the crappiest cheapest 2080 if you are budget limited :)

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The RTX series is way more power limited than any previous generation. That and Nvidia made sure to nerf any cool things manufacturers can do, so from card to card the differences are slim compared to previous generations. The OC version and a stock version would likely boost to the same frequencies unless the cooler sucks. Pretty easy to tell if one sucks. I have had a bunch of different 2080s including the barebones Turbo w/ the blower cooler. The $849 MSI Gaming Trio and the $699 turbo both boost to 2070. The turbo is of course louder.

 

Long story short, get the 2080. You can't make up the difference with an overclock.

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Save more money and get a nice 2080, and then overclock it. You will regret it if you get a 2070.

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I mean I have the money and I am self employed and get "write it off" but I was already worried about the high price of the 2070 so I wanted to make sure to get a good model that doesn't cause me any issues with the spools or the cooler (noise) or even burns down ^^

 

but to get the same model as 2080 it is +200€ again

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so at the end I would probably need to spend ~800 instead of ~600 so another 200 more- which makes a good 30% additional Euros to what I paid so far and if the result is 17% more GPU power, then I would say it is not worth the 30% more Euros.
Then I would say wait for the next generation (as I have been reading a bit about upcoming AMD stuff?)

 

What about those 2-Fan cards- are they even considerable or would that end up in heat or noise?

This card:

https://geizhals.de/kfa-geforce-rtx-2080-ex-1-click-oc-28nsl6ucu9ek-a1919149.html?hloc=at&hloc=de

 

would be only 50€ more than my currently used 2070--

I don't know KFA² or what the "EX" in the name means, which already scares me off from that model^^

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straight question regarding those two:

1.
https://geizhals.de/asus-dual-geforce-rtx-2080-oc-90yv0c30-m0nm00-90yv0c30-m0na00-a1870868.html?hloc=at&hloc=de

 

2.

https://geizhals.de/asus-rog-strix-geforce-rtx-2080-oc-90yv0c60-m0nm00-a1870864.html?hloc=at&hloc=de

 

Strix is +80€ but got a bigger "OC MODE BOOST" however- isn't that something one can set within software anyways?


Sorry I am not that advanced and just want to get the best for the money :)
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The MSI Gaming Trio is even more expensive than the ASUS STRIX version, so I would stay with my lovely Asus if I go that far up with the price
https://geizhals.de/msi-geforce-rtx-2080-gaming-x-trio-v372-031r-a1870894.html?hloc=at&hloc=de

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