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Just mulling over if I should upgrade from my RTX 2080ti?

mjaafar

Hi

For a while now I’ve been mulling over, if I should upgrade from my RTX 2080ti

Nothing is set in stone, I’m just looking at my options

 

One card I’m looking at is the Gigabyte 7900 XTX

https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-R79XTXGAMING-OC-24GD

I know it’s out performs the 2080ti by a very very wide margin, but I’m wondering if I should wait as prices seem to be coming down.

From what I’ve read though, is that the card seems to be prone to overheat or am I wrong and I understand if I switch over I will lose ray tracing as for the DLSS I know my card doesn’t accommodate it.

 

so I’m wondering if it is something I should consider now or just wait for while longer until new cards that comes out, or prices drop.

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1 minute ago, mjaafar said:

so I’m wondering if it is something I should consider now or just wait for while longer until new cards that comes out, or prices drop.

Hi buddy,

 

One of my main gaming PCs still rocks a 2080ti and I'm still pretty happy with it so I'd be tempted to say you've still got life in it yet.

 

I suppose it all comes down to what kinda games you play, at what level of detail and what FPS. I'm helped with the fact the PC in question is used in a living area with an older LG OLED TV stuck at 60hz so that helps. My girlfriend is currently playing RE Village at 4k with RT on and its running a treat. RE Engine is pretty well optimised but still shows the 2080ti has life in it left.

 

If you are considering an upgrade, I would probably recommend going Nvidia over AMD. Sorry Team Red fans but their added features are a generation behind Team Green and it shows! You could argue that RT performance isn't important BUT upscaling techniques certainly are and DLSS is far superior to FSR.

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XTX would be ball park 2x perf outside of RT games so a nice uplift there if you need/want it. It does RT although performance there, while still capable, starts to fall behind the likes of the 4080. There may be some edge cases where AMD wont run RT, like Portal RTX. I don't know if that was ever fixed by anyone. Moving to AMD would mean loss of DLSS, and FSR is... usable but does look different. If you make use of DLSS in games then try turning on FSR and see how that looks and make sure you're ok with it. It does generally have more artefacts but up to the user if they're tolerable or not.

 

I still run a 3070 which is near enough same performance as a 2080Ti. Fine for my uses at 1440p non-RT, but it does struggle at 4k.

 

Edit: depending on your local pricing, is the 4080/Super an option? It's slightly behind in raster performance but ahead in RT performance. But you get to keep all the NV features and get the new ones.

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I went from 2080ti to to 4070ti super and was very happy with the upgrade, 4080s was to much considering it was only 15 percent faster after I overclocked.

 

just go play some games with fsr3 enabled to make sure ur ok with it over dlss as a few years down the line you might have to start using it and it’s not pretty 

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