Question RTX 30 Series - Upgarde required to my existing Gaming Rig?

PROHDGaming

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Dear Community

I hope you are doing well and staying safe!

After the recent announcement from Nvidia regarding RTX 30 series GPU, I am sure many of us (PC master race) looking to get RTX 30 series GPU as an upgrade to existing ones. Fortunately, I skipped both 10th series and 20 series cards (quite lucky am I ;)). Below is the complete list of my PC Parts (my existing system)

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3wp67T

I would like to know your valuable opinion about the possible upgrade I may require with RTX 3080 (or 3080ti if there is any) to achieve 4K 60fps performance with high to highest settings in most of the upcoming modern AAA titles. Would it be hitting bottlenecks with the existing setup? if yes, I have created parts list and I chose to go for AMD CPU with the compatible motherboard for my new setup to achieve max performance with RTX 30 series here!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TVqj3t

Note: Above list includes RTX 2080 as reference only, I will surely pick up either RTX 3080 or 3080TI for my new setup!

Would love to know your thoughts about whether to upgrade or stay with the existing setup with just RTX 3080 as new GPU?

Cheers, and stay safe!
 
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iiSlashr

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  1. There is no 3080Ti.
  2. A 3080 should be able to push 4k60 or higher with relative ease, especially in DLSS-supported games. In Nvidia's demo, they showed off how they were able to run Control at 8k60, so 4k60 should be no issue. That setup looks just fine for a 3080, reasonably well balanced. However, it looks like you have a 1440p monitor, which would not show 4k video. That X570 board is the best-case scenario for the 3080, in some games PCIe Gen 4 has a measurable performance bonus.
 

PROHDGaming

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  1. There is no 3080Ti.
  2. A 3080 should be able to push 4k60 or higher with relative ease, especially in DLSS-supported games. In Nvidia's demo, they showed off how they were able to run Control at 8k60, so 4k60 should be no issue. That setup looks just fine for a 3080, reasonably well balanced. However, it looks like you have a 1440p monitor, which would not show 4k video. That X570 board is the best-case scenario for the 3080, in some games, PCIe Gen 4 has a measurable performance bonus.
They thanks for the reply, yeah I know about the monitor, I use DSR to upscale graphics to 4K
Hmm, I really want to upgrade to AMD build which I will surely do at the beginning of next year for sure. Yeah I aware that there is no 3080TI but I feel that there would be one for sure down the road!
Again, thank you so much for the feedback!
 

iiSlashr

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I use DSR to upscale graphics to 4K
That's just wasted performance, your monitor CANNOT display above 1440p, so there's no reason to upscale to a higher resolution. The 6700K would bottleneck a 3080 pretty hard, if you're flexible I would say going for a new 3700X or 3600 with a 3070 would be a much higher performance boost, but if you're looking to upgrade to a nicer CPU down the line, a 3080 for now with the promise to upgrade later is good too. At the moment, unfortunately, not many monitors can really make use of that performance, seeing as the 3070 outperforms the 2080Ti, which can already run the majority of games at 4k60.

TL;DR: 3080 is a fitting upgrade, but a 3070 and a new CPU might be a better price to performance upgrade.
 

PROHDGaming

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That's just wasted performance, your monitor CANNOT display above 1440p, so there's no reason to upscale to a higher resolution. The 6700K would bottleneck a 3080 pretty hard, if you're flexible I would say going for a new 3700X or 3600 with a 3070 would be a much higher performance boost, but if you're looking to upgrade to a nicer CPU down the line, a 3080 for now with the promise to upgrade later is good too. At the moment, unfortunately, not many monitors can really make use of that performance, seeing as the 3070 outperforms the 2080Ti, which can already run the majority of games at 4k60.

TL;DR: 3080 is a fitting upgrade, but a 3070 and a new CPU might be a better price to performance upgrade.
Thank you again, I am looking forward to buying 4K 144hz monitor once its pricing makes sense to me! Definitely I will go for high-end CPU in AMD side, maybe 3900X or XT with 3080?
 

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Thank you again, I am looking forward to buying 4K 144hz monitor once its pricing makes sense to me! Definitely I will go for high-end CPU in AMD side, maybe 3900X or XT with 3080?
That might be a good idea for the 3080, but unless you're looking for perfect 4k144 performance right now, I'd recommend saving some cash and getting more performance today out of a mid-tier AMD CPU like a 3700X (still 8-core, 16-thread, more than enough power to handle either of those GPUs) alongside a 3070, because realistically you aren't going to use the power in a 3080. A 3080 will cost you about $700 at launch, whereas a 3070 will cost only $500 with a marginal difference in performance in 1080 or 1440p. 4k144 monitors are selling for about $1000 a pop right now, so that isn't realistic.
 

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