Question Best GPU Upgrade For My Gaming / Digital Art Workstation PC

gsaddler

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My current pc build is using a damaged Asus Strix RTX 3070 that is unable to game at resolutions of 1980 X 1200 or higher. The screen goes black or says no signal on my 4K TCL television. Due to this fact, which card would be best to purchase for my pc workstation that is used for gaming, 2D / 3D digital art programs (Adobe, ClipStudio, Maya, Krita) and regular word processing.

Choices
RTX 2080 Ti * 2 (If I’m able to purchase at 400 - 500 each)
Radeon Rx 6800 XT - 6900 XT
Radeon VII
RTX 3080 10GB / 12GB
RTX 3090

Current Pc Build
Ryzen 9 5950x
Asus Tuf Gaming x570 Pro Wi-Fi II
96GB DDR4 Ram (16GB + 2 @3600mhz / 32GB + 2 @3600mhz)
Damaged Asus Strix RTX 3070 (damaged fans I don’t know how fix)
8TB SeaGate Hard Drive
512 SSD Samsung Evo 860
1TB SSD Crucial
1200w psu Corsair
 
Obviously for word processing I’d take the 3090. /jk

in all seriousness I’d lean towards the 3090. Since your budget allows it. For gaming you've got Ray Tracing performance. For rendering, nVidia with CUDA is generally better supported or works faster. Plus you get 24GB VRAM. For most Adobe stuff. GPU performance seems to peak with mid range cards before there isn't much to be gained. From what I can tell Maya has some support and nVidia is generally preferred over AMD.

If you can limp along. The 4080 comes in November. If you can afford it, the 4090 comes in October.

Edit: If it's just fans you need. You can try this site. I've never tried them myself. Usually you just need a precision screwdriver set for the fans. The shroud probably just has some hard to spot screws and maybe some plastic tabs for removal.
https://www.gpufanreplacement.com/collections/asus-graphics-card-fan-replacements/rtx-3000-series
 

gsaddler

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OK, but what if my budget is $500 - $600 right now... an 3090 wasn't a option?


Obviously for word processing I’d take the 3090. /jk

in all seriousness I’d lean towards the 3090. Since your budget allows it. For gaming you've got Ray Tracing performance. For rendering, nVidia with CUDA is generally better supported or works faster. Plus you get 24GB VRAM. For most Adobe stuff. GPU performance seems to peak with mid range cards before there isn't much to be gained. From what I can tell Maya has some support and nVidia is generally preferred over AMD.

If you can limp along. The 4080 comes in November. If you can afford it, the 4090 comes in October.

Edit: If it's just fans you need. You can try this site. I've never tried them myself. Usually you just need a precision screwdriver set for the fans. The shroud probably just has some hard to spot screws and maybe some plastic tabs for removal.
https://www.gpufanreplacement.com/collections/asus-graphics-card-fan-replacements/rtx-3000-series
 

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Before buying a new video card, contact TCL, tell them the model number of your TV, what you are using it for and the problem you are experiencing. Might try upgrading the TV firmware first. If that doesn't solve the issue you may need a better cable. I try to keep everything up to date including the motherboard BIOS in my computer.

I game at 1440p on a Samsung Q80 [a screen that can run 4K at 120Hz], my GPU is an MSI RTX 3070 Ti. At 2560 x 1440 pixels I don't have the problem you have. I don't have that problem at 4K and 120Hz either. I use a special 4K 120Hz HDMI cable.
 

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My current pc build is using a damaged Asus Strix RTX 3070 that is unable to game at resolutions of 1980 X 1200 or higher. The screen goes black or says no signal on my 4K TCL television. Due to this fact, which card would be best to purchase for my pc workstation that is used for gaming, 2D / 3D digital art programs (Adobe, ClipStudio, Maya, Krita) and regular word processing.

Choices
RTX 2080 Ti * 2 (If I’m able to purchase at 400 - 500 each)
Radeon Rx 6800 XT - 6900 XT
Radeon VII
RTX 3080 10GB / 12GB
RTX 3090

Current Pc Build
Ryzen 9 5950x
Asus Tuf Gaming x570 Pro Wi-Fi II
96GB DDR4 Ram (16GB + 2 @3600mhz / 32GB + 2 @3600mhz)
Damaged Asus Strix RTX 3070 (damaged fans I don’t know how fix)
8TB SeaGate Hard Drive
512 SSD Samsung Evo 860
1TB SSD Crucial
1200w psu Corsair
That card has HDMI 2.1a should support 8K @ 60Hz

You might need to buy a good cable.
https://www.amazon.com/48Gbps-Snowkids-Braided-Compatible-Blu-ray/dp/B099ZRBW2N/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=high+speed+hdmi+cable&qid=1663802580&sr=8-9

For fans heck you can zip-tie some case fans to it if needed.

The card should be in warranty.
 
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