[SOLVED] Upgrade options from 980ti?

1080ti, 2080 Super, or 2080 ti?


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desecravity

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Hey guys,

Got a first-world-problem decision I need some external advice on. I recently purchased a ROG Swift 1440p 165hz Gsync monitor and the 980ti is starting to show its age.

Ive been looking at the 2080 ti for $1600 AUD, the 2080 Super at $1200 AUD, or a used 1080 ti for around $800 AUD. Those are currently the best prices I can find locally.

My concern with the 1080 ti is that I would have to buy a card that would be 2+ years old in most cases, not knowing if the previous owner has been mining with it etc. It is without a doubt the best bang for buck though - although something still irks me about paying $800 for a 2+ year old GPU.

The 2080 Super seems a bit pricey when looking at performance increase over 1080 ti, but at least I will get a current gen card that supports Ray Tracing and its brand new.

2080 ti is what I really want, but Im just not sure its worth the extra $400 over the Super considering the average gain of only ~15% at 1440p. It would also bother me to spend this amount one year after the card has been released just for Nvidia to drop its next flag ship model 6 months later at the same price, or worse a similar performing model at the price of the 2080.

If any one here at Toms was in the market for a high end GPU, what would your choices currently be? Please keep in mind that AMD is not an option as I have a GSYNC monitor. I play mostly competitive fps games like Escape From Tarkov, Squad, Insurgency SS, and some random single player games from time to time like Tomb Raider or No Mans Sky etc..

Cheers for the opinions
 

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Hey guys,

Got a first-world-problem decision I need some external advice on. I recently purchased a ROG Swift 1440p 165hz Gsync monitor and the 980ti is starting to show its age.

Ive been looking at the 2080 ti for $1600 AUD, the 2080 Super at $1200 AUD, or a used 1080 ti for around $800 AUD. Those are currently the best prices I can find locally.

My concern with the 1080 ti is that I would have to buy a card that would be 2+ years old in most cases, not knowing if the previous owner has been mining with it etc. It is without a doubt the best bang for buck though - although something still irks me about paying $800 for a 2+ year old GPU.

The 2080 Super seems a bit pricey when looking at performance increase over 1080 ti, but at least I will get a current gen card that supports Ray Tracing and its brand new.

2080 ti is what I really want, but Im just not sure its worth the extra $400 over the Super considering the average gain of only ~15% at 1440p. It would also bother me to spend this amount one year after the card has been released just for Nvidia to drop its next flag ship model 6 months later at the same price, or worse a similar performing model at the price of the 2080.

If any one here at Toms was in the market for a high end GPU, what would your choices currently be? Please keep in mind that AMD is not an option as I have a GSYNC monitor. I play mostly competitive fps games like Escape From Tarkov, Squad, Insurgency SS, and some random single player games from time to time like Tomb Raider or No Mans Sky etc..

Cheers for the opinions
Have you looked for 2080 (non super) cards? Those and also the 2070 Super cards are typically much better value than the 2080 S / 2080ti, and the performance difference between 2080 / 2070S and 2080S is minimal. I agree that for the money you are talking a second hand card isn't a good idea as you can get similar performance brand new for the same money with a card that has a stronger feature set.
 
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desecravity

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Thanks for the reply cd, you've given me a bit to think about. In typical fashion I was only looking at the top end cards and didnt even notice the 2070 Super. Cant believe its better than 1080 ti in most tests and in some cases even the 2080. Looks like I can get away for about ~$850 on the 2070S. Only concern is that it might be slightly short on guts in more demanding games to make full use of my monitor.
 

desecravity

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The 1080Ti is around the same as a 2080S but no rtx and it has 3GB more VRAM and is cheaper. I’d go with that.
Thanks Lord. I think I'm ruling out the 1080ti however. I never realised that the 2070s is so close in performance and obtainable brand new for the same price. Doubt the extra VRAM should be an issue any time soon as I dont plan on going 4k any time soon.
 

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I had the same debate a week ago and decided to get the 2070S OC from Gigabyte. Cost me $500 USD. It was an upgrade from my 1060 and I absolutely love it. I know the 1080ti is still a beast but I wanted an RTX card for some futureproofing and it's playing everything that I have maxed out and that included Project Cars 2 on triple 144hz monitors with 70-90 fps on Ultra settings
 
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desecravity

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Well that’s comparing a high end AIB card to a Blower card
Reference numbers are there too. Very little difference between 2070s and 1080ti. Considering that the 1080ti will be 2 years + old for the same price as a new 2070s and no RTX (whether hype or not) - makes this a no-brainer imo, had the decision been only between these cards.
 

desecravity

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Quick update. Ended up finding a steal on eBay - Asus Turbo 2080 ti new in box for $1200 - so the same price as what I would have paid for a 2080 S. I'm not a fan of blower cards, but at this price I had to bite. Lets hope those temps dont get too crazy.
 

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