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Build Advice 2080ti or 3070 ultra

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by numanoid, 30 Oct 2020.

  1. numanoid

    numanoid Minimodder

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    Hi guys, I'm on pre order with scan for an evga rtx 3070 ultra... Should I cancel and buy an evga 2080ti ultra, thanks guys....
     
  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    They are very similar in gaming performance.

    The 3070 is brand new, and should have better ray tracing performance. It will also draw less power.
    The 2080 Ti will be used at similar price, will have more VRAM if you game at 4K or using VR.

    There's no wrong answer IMO. I went with 2080 Ti for more VRAM and don't mind buying used.
     
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  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Well the 2080ti ftw3 ultra is £800 more, while the 2080ti xc3 ultra is a bargain at £700 more....

    No. Why in god's name would you spend that much more!? You could buy a 500 series motherboard and 5900X for that. Madness.

    Edit: Didn't think about 2nd hand. If you can get a second hand one for the same price and don't care about ray tracing, then maybe. But 2080ti has 2 years of driver improvements under its belt which the 3070 has to come.
     
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  4. sandys

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    be patient and buy the newer card unless you game at high res then wait and see what else releases over the next month like the 6800XT unless you are in a rush and a used 2080Ti will fill that void, but really just wait. 3070 and 2080Ti are more or less equivalent but 2080 is not something you would buy new.
     
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  5. numanoid

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    Thank you guys
    I'll be just gaming not sure what Ray tracing is, I just play the likes of the new stalker 2, far cry games and possibly the call of duty games, thank you guys, there's a 2080ti on ebay brand new boxed, I'm unsure if I should cancel my pre order and buy the new 2080ti.. Or just wait and buy the 3070 ultra
    Thank you guys
     
  6. Mr Happy

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    I would personally wait for the newer tech
     
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  7. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Unless you want/need one right now, it’s worth waiting for your 3070 order.

    Look at 1080 Ti. Initially it is benchmarked to be around 2070 Super performance. But as 2000 series matured, it now fits between 2070 and 2070 super.
    So over next 2 years, the 3070 will gradually perform slightly better than 2080 Ti.

    Ray tracing and DLSS
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/rtx/
     
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  8. numanoid

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    Thank you buddy, I decided to wait for my pre order lol, god knows how long I'll wait
     

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