Possible upgrade path

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  1. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Not in a hurry to upgrade from actual configuration, rather anticipation of new prices increase across the board, following latest events and rumors.
    AM4 served me well will serve still, but needs a roadmap, as upgrade goes.
    Best candidate yet, AM5.

    I want a small computer build, ITX more likely. And a configuration that goes along with it. Budget, not yet determined, but flexible.
    GPU is where I am a but behind, and ask for opinions. I am still at 1080, but want a 16GB GPU, because I'll upgrade down the road to 2-4K.
    I know it's pretty vague, just because I am at the decision stage.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Conan The Barbarian

    Conan The Barbarian Master Guru

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    Judging from the specs in your profile I would stick with an AM4 CPU like 5600X3D/5700X3D, double your ram, and your SSD size while prices are still reasonable. For the video card, well that's a tough decision right now. I understand wanting more VRAM but Nvidia's A.I. software is so far ahead of AMD right now. I just got a 4070 12gb less than a week ago and it cuts through any game at 1440p like a hot knife through butter. I'm running 1440p @ 170hz and it absolutely destroys Robocop with epic settings.
     
  3. ramthegamer

    ramthegamer Ancient Guru

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    so the 4070 12gb is stronger than the rtx 3080 if that s what ur saying
     
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  4. Conan The Barbarian

    Conan The Barbarian Master Guru

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    That's exactly what I'm saying.
     

  5. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    I don't think that's true.They're about the same at 1080p, with the 3080 being a tiny bit faster at 1440p, and with the 3080 more clearly taking the lead at 4K.
     
  6. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for your input
    Sorry for not putting this more clearly.
    I want to build another, smaller PC, hence the ITX case/motherboard.
     
  7. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    the difference is margin of error in most cases, widest difference in days gone and gow, and gow was since fixed with a game update.
     
  8. Horse Hooves Clomping

    Horse Hooves Clomping Master Guru

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    Sir,
    why not get a gpu when you decide to upgrade to 24k? You'll most definitely get better product if you wait until you actually need it?
     
  9. If you don't care about ray tracing that much you can get an RX 7900 GRE for a very good price, it's probably the sweet spot for AMD atm and don't think NV has an exact equivalent for it. Ofc 7900 XT and XTX are faster but also cost more.
    If you do care about RT or suspect you might later, then 4070 Ti Super is a decent choice.

    Obviously AMD cards can do RT too but NV is just that much faster in RT atm.
     
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  10. Freeman

    Freeman Master Guru

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    4070 ti Super 16gb really is a decent choice.
    But for 4k you might have to make even more of a "decent" choice.
     
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  11. PinguX

    PinguX Maha Guru

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    Sapphire Pulse 7800XT should be ok for a small case
     

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