Question is this a horrible time to buy a 2080ti?

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Basically, my current GPU is on the way out. It gets incredibily hot and causes crashes. My PC keeps crashing without that card in anyways, but the card appears to make the system crash more. I will probably need to build a whole new system. I really wanted to wait until the next series of cards but it looks like I will need to buy one soon. Does anyone think that the 3080ti will be a similar price to the 2080ti?
 
Impossible to say what NVidia will do with pricing. There is a good chance a 3080 will equal or outperform a 2080Ti in non Ray Tracing games. However with Ray Tracing on NVidia has claimed huge performance increases and have said mid range 3000 series cards will outperform a 2080Ti.
 
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When do you guys think they will be out? I would like them to be out before the 16th of September, however I feel like that is too early.
 

Phaaze88

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That really requires a crystal ball. We can 2nd guess - we're not Nvidia, after all - based on past events:
-the 20 series will go up in retail price, not down
-until someone can actually bring the competition to Nvidia at the high end, they're free to choose whatever price they want for the next flagship, and there's no one that can do anything about it. 3080Ti will be another 1200USD gpu.

September is around when Ryzen 4000 is scheduled to launch. RTX 3000 should be Q4.
 
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Yes, not sure what your coming from, but I’ve been on that same loop. If you can, pick up a better than decent card that will last you into next year (Or you can sell when the 3080 comes out)....I just bought an open box 5600XT for <$250 for another machine that was a bit faster than my GTX 1070....

right now I’m trying out an 5700 XT <$400 as a upgrade that will hopefully last me until mid-next year when prices come down and I’m ready for a full RTX upgrade. We will see though, it’s not super stable....
 

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Yeah, $1200 for a 2080 Ti will feel like a huge waste of money when Ampere comes out with a similarly powerful card for cheaper (think 3080). If your current card can't hold you over until then, buy something cheaper on the lower end of the spectrum, something that'll hopefully lose less of it's value when Ampere comes out, like a 580 or a 2060.
 

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Nah I don't think it's a bad time to buy 2080Ti..
  1. RTX3000 series cards are still at least 3 months away. (probably more like 4 months if it gets announced on Computex 2020 and gets released on early Oct)
  2. Top of the range RTX3000 card(3080Ti or 3090Ti?) should be noticeably faster than 2080Ti(maybe ~40%?), BUT it'll also cost a lot more than current 2080Ti imo. Sure the price on all current GPUs will drop once RTX3000 series get released but probably not by much(maybe ~20% at the most).
  3. If you can afford 2080Ti, and 3080Ti in future, imo it's best to buy 2080Ti now then upgrade again to 3080Ti later if needed. You might lose $200-$300 when reselling 2080Ti, but at least you get to have the best GPU for next ~4 months and upgrade again if needed.
  4. Now you also have option to buy new 16Gbps MSI RTX2080Ti Gaming Z(~7%? faster than all other stock 2080Ti).
I don't game now days at all so I sold my MSI RTX2080Ti Gaming X back in ~Feb and just using RTX2060 atm. So I'll just wait ~4 months and probably buy ~RTX3070 or 3080 once it's released.(cos I like having latest PC hardware).
 

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We need to take COVID-19 into account. It used to be that crypto miners were driving up the prices of GPUs - and they still do - but now COVID reduces the stock capacities even more. A pretty sad situation for your average gamer.
 

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