Question RTX 3070/3080 support for i7 4770K?

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Hey guys,

I've been out of the loop for a while, having built my PC here about 5 or 6 years ago, with thanks towards this community for helping me build a PC when I was just 14.

I've been kind of out of the loop with new hardware to an extent, but I'm looking into upgrading and was wondering for an opinion regarding would I comfortably be able to upgrade, or should I hold out and save to build a fresh PC.

I'm eyeballing the new RTX 3070/3080's, but I'm wondering if I'd be shooting myself in the foot by putting it into an old enough PC, resulting in bottlenecking, or would it not be too big an issue?

CPU: i7 4700K @ 3.9GHz
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 2133MHz (DDR3)
GPU: EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked
MB: Asus Maximus VI Hero
PSU: Corsair AX760
HDD: x2 Seagate Barracuda 2TB
SSD: x1 128GB Samsung Evo 840 + x1 250GB Samsung Evo 850

I'm running it all on an Asus VG248QE (1080p @ 144hz) monitor, and would like to have that as a secondary monitor to and upgrade to a 1440p @ 144hz monitor.

Would I be better off holding out entirely and building a fresh PC in maybe a years time? Or ideally could I comfortably buy a 3070/3080 (disregarding shortages) and run it in my system as is without too many hiccups, and then later down the line build a fresh PC and just move the 3070/3080 into the new system? I'm not too sure if this final part is relevant but aren't the new 3070/3080's supporting PCI-E 4.0? My current motherboard only has PCI-E 3.0 slots so would they be compatible, but just not run at their maximum potential?

Cheers guys! <3
 
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I just upgraded my 4790K system to a 3080. I plan on upgrading the whole system next year but going from a 1070 has been great so far. I'm on a 2K monitor and playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Ultra with DLSS and RTX and it looks stunning and runs super smooth. I do have RD2 also. I did try a run on Ultra everything and only got like 35fps at 2K res lol.......I'll try a 4K run later on High settings and see what my result is.
 
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I just upgraded my 4790K system to a 3080. I plan on upgrading the whole system next year but going from a 1070 has been great so far. I'm on a 2K monitor and playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Ultra with DLSS and RTX and it looks stunning and runs super smooth. I do have RD2 also. I did try a run on Ultra everything and only got like 35fps at 2K res lol.......I'll try a 4K run later on High settings and see what my result is.
Well I could only run the benchmark at 2K but I set everything to High and turned AA off. Everything else was on. I got 92 fps average. So I'm assuming at 4K I would be able to get 60 or close at those settings.
 

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