Will you buy a 3000-series card?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Netherwind, Sep 2, 2020.

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I'll get the...

  1. 3070

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  2. 3080

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  3. 3090

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  4. No, I'll wait for RDNA2

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  5. No, I'll wait for Super or Ti models

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  6. No, I don't need to upgrade at the moment

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  1. zimzoid

    zimzoid Maha Guru

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    I'm missing this round as I upgraded my 980Ti to a 2080 8 months ago this card is plenty good enough for the games I play at 120hz 1440p hardware Gsync screen
     
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  2. DannyD

    DannyD Master Guru

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    Had an offer accepted on a nice 2080ti, i'll buy 3k series, just not right now.
     
  3. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    Everyone who says wait...you'll always be waiting.

    Wait for the 3080 Ti? There will then be something on the horizon after that. Wait for Zen 3? There may be something on team blue after that? Pick a line in the sand and make the splurge and enjoy. :cool:

    There are PLENTY of more expensive hobbies than the PC stuff. Is it cheap? No. Is it a back breaker? Not by any means compared to other hobbies. o_O
     
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  4. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Yes, I will be buying an RTX 3080 this month (hopefully!) to replace my 3.5 year old GTX 1080 Ti, which to be honest has been the best GPU I have bought in terms of bang-for-your-bucks. I know I should really wait for the 3080 Ti but my guess is that will be a cutdown 3090 at near £1,000 which is not a price I am prepared to pay. £649 is the sweet spot and, besides, I game at 1440p not 4K and will be for several more years yet. I have a 4K LG OLED TV and will have a PS5 to play 4K games on that.
     
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  5. Mda400

    Mda400 Master Guru

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    I will be waiting to see what RDNA 2 brings, if prices will lower for Nvidia (doubt it and would expect Super/Ti variants like some have mentioned) or AMD will have a faster GPU thats cheaper than the competition, but hearing about the possibility of crypto-mining craze starting again and rumors that AMD have already considered reducing prices on their RDNA2 GPU's to compete, i may just have to wait until early next year (next spring at the latest) to see what i can obtain for less than 800$.

    If reviews of the 30 series or RDNA2 GPU's show bottle-necking past my comfort using PCI-E 3.0 x8 or less, Zen 3 may be in the near future as well.

    In the meantime, going to watch my 1660 squeal trying to drive my 4K OLED display (going back and playing older games, not actually going to abuse it before i sell it ;)).
     
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  6. Thunk_It

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    Before I answer your query, let me apologize for not answering it sooner. The reason for this is due to the fact that I have not logged onto the Guru3D website for several days...Anyway, here is my personal explanation (answer) to your question:

    The reason for this is because I like having more GPU performance capability than is generally needed - I do not like to O/C my hardware. Also the price point for the 3090 (in my opinion) is not excessive - I am not saying (nor suggesting) that it's cheap.

    I would like to also add that for many years, it has been my usual practice to acquire very powerful graphics cards. Starting with the Nvidia 7950 GX2 (which I still have in its original box) to the 2080ti which I am currently using; this practice has (for me at least) proven to be the most satisfactory.

    That's pretty much it. Thanks for asking.
     
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  7. jarablue

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    My rents paid. My bills are paid. I have debt and that'll get paid. Just be happy and love. I am walking into the local best buy 10am next Thursday. Hopefully they have them in stock. If not, welp. Off to microcenter. 3080 will be perfect for 1440p 144hertz. Selling my 2060 online to recoup some of the cost. Just BE HAPPY!
     
  8. Undying

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    If amd didnt respond i would go with 3070. It caught my eye "faster than 2080ti" sounds too good to be true. 8gb frame buffer is kinda underwhelming though. That said, waiting for Navi and the red october at this point.
     
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  9. endbase

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    I wanted to go for a 3070 but I have a 2070 tbh not realy a good upgrade in this case so now I dropping my eyes on the founders 3080
     
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  10. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Nice to see so many votes.

    Atm 112 will buy a card and 52 wont so it looks like nVidias marketing machinery don't work on everyone :cool:
     
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  11. Dragam1337

    Dragam1337 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, the gap between the 3070 and 3080 will be much bigger than the 2070 and 2080 :)
     
  12. itpro

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    I just want a gpu powerful enough to give 60 min /120 avg /240 max stable at all games in 1440p. 2080ti could not do this, was a weak gpu. Which of these 3000 series can give those fps I really need? I do not even care for more fps or greater resolution.
     
  13. DannyD

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    You say the 2080ti is weak, funny cause for the last two years I seen it on top, in every single bench, funny that.
     
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  14. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    I guess he meant for his specific resolution and target framerate. I have the same problem - want to game in 4K at locked 60fps but can only do so in a few of the games I play. 2080Ti works OK for 3440x1440 though (thanks to Gsync in many cases).
     
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  15. Nicked_Wicked

    Nicked_Wicked Member Guru

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    Definitely eyeing the 3080 coming from a 2070S, Nvidia has intelligently priced it and is certainly picking the fruits from it in terms of hype. I would buy a 20GB version for $100 more in a heartbeat though.

    More worried about availability, let’s just hope most of us can get hands on one this year without paying outrageous prices at retailers.
     

  16. DannyD

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    Oh I understand 2080ti isn't 4k card, just this do or die, all or nothing, it's crap or its amazing kinda talk gets me down.
    Facts are facts after all.:)
     
  17. RavenMaster

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    I'll be buying a RTX 3000 card simply for the HDMI 2.1 ability. I bought my LG SM9000 and LG C9 Tv's back in 2019 and haven't been able to utilize their true potential due to the limitations of HDMI 2.0 18Gbps bandwidth on all previous generation GPU's. I'll finally be able to do 4K 120hz with either a RTX 3080 or RTX 3090. I'm literally just waiting for benchmarks for the 3090 to come in so that i can decide whether the extra performance over the 3080 is worth the price
     
  18. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Which fact? If you're not bothered by fluctuating framerates, good for you but should everyone accept this?

    I like when games look pretty and I enjoy smooth frame rates and for this I need better hardware to keep up with my two high-resolution monitors. And it's not "all or nothing", let's take RDR2 for example which for me was unplayable at 4K even OCd. The fps was way too often in the 40s area so I play it on my desktop monitor and the experience is much better there. Same thing with Horizon Zero Dawn, looks amazing in HDR on the 4K TV but it often dips below 60fps so I finished in on my monitor. What I wish with the 3080 or 3080Ti is to hopefully not have to revert to my desktop monitor with future games.

    Sounds almost like the "there is no difference between 30 and 60fps" discussion, I mean come on.
     
  19. Dragam1337

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    Well seeing as the 3090 only has 20% more cores than the 3080, that is the best case scenario of how much faster it will be than the 3080... if that performance increase is worth a more than doubling of the price is up to you to decide... i personally need the performance for 4k gaming, so im gonna be going with the 3090, even if it from a price to performance standpoint is a horrible deal xD
     
  20. Dragam1337

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    Yep, i actually decided i was gonna wait with playing rdr2 till i got a gpu that could play it maxed at 60 fps... cause i experienced the same, fps in the 40's which aint exactly a fantastic experience.
     
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