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Anyone with a GTX 1000 series card going to upgrade to the RTX 3000 series?

rjbarker

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I can't seem to convince my friend to not buy the 3090. He has the same monitor I have the AW3420DW a 3440x1440 monitor. He wants it because it is going to be the best and he thinks it will future proof him more and will be the last graphics card he needs to buy for several years. While we don't know the performance numbers but I am guessing a 20% performance increase over the 3080. So 20% more performance for double the price. He is currently is playing MSFS so he thinks the 3080 doesn't have enough ram but the 3080 performs better than cards with more ram...

Oh well his money. I would rather buy the 3080 for half the price. Sell my 3080 in 2 years and get a 4080 or 5080 and cost a lot less money but get more performance in the long run. If the 3090 had half the ram at 12GB and was only $300 CAD more then I would go for it no question.
If he's just playing games it's pointless


Hey you guys know me by now with all the sometimes rediculously "overkill" HW I tend to get.....and cant agree more with both of you....purchasing the 3090 for 3440*1440p is a poor move.....for one thing the resolution is NOT 4K so at 1440p the gains from 3080 10G to 3090 24G may not be significant at all.....

I mean look at it this way....the extra CUDA Cores "may" give a bit of a boost to the Frames (but I wouldnt think much).....the extra 14G VRAM may just sit idle as its simply not required.....to top it off it sounds like the 3090 will have slight lower Core / Memory speeds....may not OC as well as 3080.....

If going 2 3440*1440p monitors then sure, can see it......
If to future proof.....ask everyone thats purchased either a GTX Titan or RTX Titan (now drooling over Ampere) how that $2400 - $3400 investment is looking ;) .....better off to pick up a 3080 10G (which will be absolutely perfect for new titles at 3440*1440p)...play with it for the 6 months and see what the next offering will be, somewhere in between 3080 n 3090....

Right now a Triple A title that only utilizes one of my 1080Ti's (no SLi support) Im yielding say 70-90 FPS @ 3440*1440p....all eye candy cranked (latest Metro Title), so I know the 3080 would be a dramatic step up from that and would think upwards of close to 50% increase in Frames, so closer to 120 Hz, which is the sweet spot on these monitors. ;)
 

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1440 is a good compromise for "future proofing" I'll rock the 1440 for a bit until 4k becomes more reasonble.
 

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^^^^ I really like the 21:9 Widescreen format....the Dell Alienware really is a great monitor for the price....one day go 4K but has to meet lots of checkmarks (including price) before I switch!!!
 

gromacs

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Yeah, gtx1080 8600k z390 32gb here at 4K 60Hz, I'm tempted. Won't have to run 1080p 1:4 in newer games anymore.

Was planning to get the 3070, but starting to look towards 3080 because the price/perf makes more sense... I typically buy last-gen high-end used, but this generational improvement looks big enough that it might not depreciate for quite a while. How many years before it's selling for half MSRP on Kijiji? 2022-2023?
 
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