Question Help Choosing a GPU for my First PC

May 31, 2022
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Hi, so I currently have a gaming laptop I got originally for school and gaming that has a 1080ti in it but am now trying to build a pc, I've looked into diff gpu's like the 30 series and the 40 series that to my understanding comes out later this year but not sure what to go for, I'm looking for a pc that can run pretty much any game at preferably around 120 fps, should I go for one of the 30 series like the 3080ti or just wait for the 40 series to come out I'd have no issue with camping out to get it if needed with some friends for the 40 series if it were the better option
 

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I think the 3080 is still one of the best bang for the buck cards, specifically if you get an older non 12gb card. Won't always be able to hit 120 at 4k, but def will at 1080p and 1440p.

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=10G-P5-3881-KL

Check out the average performance section in the video below , and you can decide your spend tolerance for performance received. There is a very linear incremental price / performance increase across the entire product lineup.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBDFtJ4lR2c&ab_channel=HardwareUnboxed
 
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In regards to the 3080 whats the diff between the older non 12gb card and the new one, I didn't know there were 2 diff ones
 

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In regards to the 3080 whats the diff between the older non 12gb card and the new one, I didn't know there were 2 diff ones
More directly the 3080 12GB is slightly faster. It has the extra bus width that the 10GB was missing and has a slightly higher core count. (8704 vs 8960) and one extra MB of cache, and slightly more RT and Tensor cores. But for all that it consumes a little more power and has a lower base clock speed (though that can be safely ignored, the boost will pretty much take care of that)
 

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