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Am I f@cking myself if I buy an EVGA 3080 FTW for $1k?

I built my computer with an rx590 about 2 years before the GPU-pocalypse with the intention of upgrading to a 3080 in a year. I waited too long and got royally effed like I’m sure many of us did. To be fair, the rx590 handles gaming at 1080p better than it has any right to being built on such an old architecture but it’s starting to show its age by fan howling, driver crashes, and just ok framerates. Long story short I want to aim for a sweet spot of 1440p gaming at 144hz. Now that availability is returning and prices are starting to trend downwards somewhat, are these cards going to come down substantially as 40 series looms or are we gonna hit another availability nightmare as nvidia ramps up production of the new GPUs and inevitably decreases 30 series gpus? 

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If you're always waiting for the next release, you'll never buy anything. as long as what you buy works for what you want it to do, then you're not fucking yourself at all.

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Judge the product by its own merits, not by the Company that created it.

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Repasting the TIM and a full wipe and reinstall of the driver, or even Windows, might go a long way toward a fix.

 

For what it's worth, every GPU generation in my memory has claimed 2x improvement in leaks, but in reality reaches 15-30 percent performance improvement at best.

 

The best advice I can give is that if you are happy with your current performance (if the GPU gets working correctly), how much is an upgrade worth to you? Arika S raises a good point; any hardware will be superseded in 6 months. Bottom line is, do what will make you happy, and be confident in your decision. Then you'll be satisfied with whichever route you choose.

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3080 is like 850usd now, hybrid model is 900usd

 

6900xt for 900 isn't bad either

 

prices are NOT gonna moon again, but dont hope for a 700usd 3080 either.

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Just get a 6900xt, you get more for the money. 

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