Question EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 3090 for 695$ or 4070ti for 860$?


Mar 11, 2022
$695 sounds like it might be used, looking at market prices. They are usually far more expensice, more like $1000 and up. I wouldn't do that. That pricing is suspiciously low when a quick look at Newegg shows used cards being sold for $965 and up. My suspicion is that this is a mined card and the seller knows it will fail within a very short time.
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Would you guys get the 3090 or the 4070ti for 165$ more?
It completely depends on whether you think that $165 is worth DLSS3, lower power draw with half the VRAM. The performance itself should be comparable.

They're both a bad value when the RX 7900 XT is only $800. Having said that, if someone had a gun to my head and was telling me to choose, I'd choose the RTX 3090 because it has 24GB of VRAM while the RTX 4070 Ti only has 12GB. That's a gigantic difference in the amount of VRAM on the card.

That means the RTX 3090 will out-live the RTX 4070 Ti in the long-term because we've already seen games that max out 12GB and cause cards with less than that to suffer huge performance drops.

Therefore, I believe that the RTX 3090 is the better buy of the two.
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Apr 23, 2016
From my experience buy only new stuff even if that means paying 500$ more or whatever because every used stuff that i bought came with some damage and regret .I bought used cellphone the camera lenses were destroyed i bought used car i had to change every part of that car except from the motor to make it functionall again so yeah stay away from used stuff im assuming the 3090 is used card and go for brand new unopened and untouched 4070 ti for 165$ more.
You might look at the 6800xt.

For example, new under 600 bucks. Benchmarks I’ve seen don’t put it to far behind the 4070ti. Of course ray tracing isn’t as good as nvidia but looks like quite a bit of value.

If you want to take a chance on open box here’s a 6900 xt for not a lot more.

I will say I’ve had good luck with used cards myself but I prefer to buy on eBay and you have to read the description and check the feedback. At least eBay has buyer protection.