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Would a 2080Ti be overkill for a 1080p 144hz setup?

I'm currently saving up about ~$1500 (US) to be able to build myself my first gaming PC in a year or two and although I know that by that time there will be new GPUs and CPUs and other parts out that will drastically change the landscape, I just wanted to get an idea of how strong I need my PC to be to be able to have a consistent 1080p 144hz, or maybe even switch up to 1440p or 4k depending on how strong my GPU and CPU can be in my budget. Would a 2080Ti be enough for 1080p 144hz? What about 1440p 144hz? Any suggestions for a GPU in a $1500 budget? AMD or nVidia, preferably nVidia since I'm more familiar with them, and I like the idea of things like ray tracing and DLSS, but I'm open to suggestions. Thank you!

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It would be fine for that, you'd be able to play basically everything at max but it would pretty much be equal to getting an rtx 3060 ti (which I would recommend over the 2080). 

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7 minutes ago, Mel0nMan said:

It would be fine for that, you'd be able to play basically everything at max but it would pretty much be equal to getting an rtx 3060 ti (which I would recommend over the 2080). 

Thought the 3060Ti was more like a 1080Ti?  2080Ti would be a 3070 equiv?

 

2080TI is overkill for 1080p 144Hz though, looking at the pricing.  Look at 2080's or 1080Ti's.

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24 minutes ago, bungusboy81 said:

I'm currently saving up about ~$1500 (US) to be able to build myself my first gaming PC in a year or two and although I know that by that time there will be new GPUs and CPUs and other parts out that will drastically change the landscape, I just wanted to get an idea of how strong I need my PC to be to be able to have a consistent 1080p 144hz, or maybe even switch up to 1440p or 4k depending on how strong my GPU and CPU can be in my budget. Would a 2080Ti be enough for 1080p 144hz? What about 1440p 144hz? Any suggestions for a GPU in a $1500 budget? AMD or nVidia, preferably nVidia since I'm more familiar with them, and I like the idea of things like ray tracing and DLSS, but I'm open to suggestions. Thank you!

One thing I’ve heard mentioned a lot is having too powerful of a GPU is that if you’re running too low of a resolution it won’t be ideal as the GPU will render too many frames for your CPU to process and it could become bottlenecked resulting in stutters in gameplay. I could be wrong.. probably am wrong. 

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2 hours ago, Mel0nMan said:

It would be fine for that, you'd be able to play basically everything at max but it would pretty much be equal to getting an rtx 3060 ti (which I would recommend over the 2080). 

Alright I'll probably look into a 3060 Ti then, when I've got the money and GPUs prices aren't nuts. Thank you!

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You haven’t mentioned what games you play. For esports games such as CSGO, then a 2080 Ti is plenty good enough for 1080p 144Hz. However if you play the latest AAA games then it is definitely not overkill.

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Well if we're talking current GPU's, a 3060Ti or 3070 would be excellent at high resfresh rate 1080p for quite some years to come. The 3060Ti is on average only 10% or so slower than the 3070 and the 2080Ti sits somewhere inbetween

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I've got a 3070 with a 1080p144 monitor. It's very good for 1080p, but there's a reason I've been looking into 1440p monitors - it's got a lot more potential that's not currently being used.

 

That being said.

 

I wouldn't exactly hesitate to recommend a 2080 Ti for 1080p144, since it has a good deal of staying power, as long as you can get it for a reasonable price. Maybe a 3060 Ti would provide better value, but I like my 3070 and I think it's well worth it, since it pretty much trades blows with the 2080 Ti.

 

10 minutes ago, Areyn13 said:

Well if we're talking current GPU's, a 3060Ti or 3070 would be excellent at high resfresh rate 1080p for quite some years to come. The 3060Ti is on average only 10% or so slower than the 3070 and the 2080Ti sits somewhere inbetween

 

The 2080 Ti trades blows with the 3070 in most benchmarks I've seen.

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