Discussion Is it worth changing just my HD7950 for a RTX2080?

Dec 16, 2019
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Hi guys,

I start to feel like my computer is not doing so well playing the latest AAA games. I am playing the last Modern Warfare on the lowest possible settings and still have a bit of lag, plus the game looks ugly. I would like to upgrade my computer so games run smooth and I would also like to upgrade my 60Hz monitor for something cooler but I know my current PC couldn't hold more.

I wonder if it would be worth buying only a RTX2080. I am thinking of this high-end GPU so I can upgrade the rest of the PC later (in 2+ years maybe) w/o having to upgrade GPU again.

My current build is :

-Motherboard : CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z

-CPU : AMD FX-9590 (8-cores) + watercooling

-GPU : AMD Radeon HD 7950 + triple fan windforce edition

-RAM : 4x4 GB of DDR3 1333MHz

-OS : Win7

-Storage : 2x128GB SSD RAID0 for OS + 520GB SSD for games + 2TB HDD for stuff

-PSU : 850W 80gold

-Monitor : Asus VE247 x2
 
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anurag1801

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Yes, you will get better performance, but you will not be using that 2080 to fullest potential, better get a cheaper 2060 and upgrade to a ryzen 3 maybe 5, should be a better use of your moniez. Or you can go used, get a modernish i7 with ram and mobo along with a 2060, a lot of things you can do, get rid of that processor tho and a 2060 will still be able to game for the next 2-3 years
 

Dcopymope

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Yes, you will get better performance, but you will not be using that 2080 to fullest potential, better get a cheaper 2060 and upgrade to a ryzen 3 maybe 5, should be a better use of your moniez. Or you can go used, get a modernish i7 with ram and mobo along with a 2060, a lot of things you can do, get rid of that processor tho and a 2060 will still be able to game for the next 2-3 years
I have an RX 470, released in 2016 and I can still play the latest games on high settings with it at 1080P, and even 1440P on high at 60 fps if I overclock a little. While it is starting to show its age when it comes to what GPU's are typically recommended on a games specifications list, it is still well above the minimum required. An RTX 2060 is not only much more recent, but it beats it the snot out of my RX 470 in performance. He should be fine with a 2060 for longer than three years. I'd give it five years, maybe even six, especially if he is overclocking.

Benchmark: RX 470 vs RTX 2060
 

DSzymborski

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Gotta agree with the others; upgrading the GPU is pointless unless you're moving on from the 9590 in the very near future. Even if you were doing it in one year, you'd get more GPU performance from the same money in a year, so it would make sense to wait. There's little benefit to upgrading now to a GPU you can't really use for two years.
 

bioax

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The RTX 2080 is a giant upgrade from your GPU, and I would just get a completely new motherboard with a better CPU, RAM, and a GPU. Since you want the RTX 2080, it costs around $750. Therefore, you could go with a ryzen 5 3600, a compatible mobo, at least 16 gb ram, and an rtx 2060.
 

DSzymborski

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The RTX 2080 is a giant upgrade from your GPU, and I would just get a completely new motherboard with a better CPU, RAM, and a GPU. Since you want the RTX 2080, it costs around $750. Therefore, you could go with a ryzen 5 3600, a compatible mobo, at least 16 gb ram, and an rtx 2060.
Yup, this is another option. It's better to have a GPU upgrade that you don't have to wait two years to use, even if the 2060 isn't as strong as a 2080.
 

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