Question Upgrading from GTX to RTX for Zbrush/Blender/AE workflow

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Hope you can help me and/or give some advice please?, do you think I would face some problems if I just replace the GTX graphics card for a RTX?, which RTX card do you think I would benefit from the better If I aim to keep most of the components... or do you think I should replace others in order to make my pc work faster and speed my rendering times?.

Thanks!

Budget Range: a total of 500-800, could go for 1000…
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D modeling, rendering, motion graphics, gaming
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon? Any advice?

From this:

Motherboard: MB ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING 2066 8DDR4 ATX RGB WIFI DUAL M.2 USB3.1 90MB0U50-M0AAY0
Processor: INTEL CORE I7 7740X 4.3GHZ 2066 8MB BX80677I77740X
Cooler: CORSAIR HYDRO H110I 280MM CW-9060026-WW
RAM*: MEMORIA GSKILL DDR4 TRIDENT Z 16GB 3200 2X8GB PLATA BLANCO F4-3200C16D-16GTZSW
HD*: Solid State ADATA SD800 240GB
HD: SEAGATE 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5 7200RPM ST2000DM006
Graphics card*: GIGABYTE GTX1060 WF 2X OC 6GB DDR5 192 BITS GVN1060WF20C6GDD
Power: EVGA 850W GOLD 80PLUS SUPERNOVA 850G2 ATX MODULAR

To this?:

RAM*: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (2x32GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600) C16 Desktop memory–Black (CMW64GX4M2E3200C16)
HD*: 1 TB Samsung Solid State 870 EVO
Graphics Card*: RTX 3070 Ventus 2X 8G OC LHR
 

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System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D modeling, rendering, motion graphics, gaming
Based on that, i'd suggest looking towards Quadro (Nvidia) or FirePro (AMD), since these GPUs are specifically designed for your workstation use (3D modeling, rendering etc), while GTX and RTX GPUs are designed for gaming.

Now, with Quadro/FirePro, you can not game, at all. Since they don't have game drivers. But they do excel in workstation use. So, if you still want to game some, then RTX will do, though, it wouldn't be as good at those tasks as Quadro/FirePro GPU would be.

Other than that, the 3 parts you're looking to get are good. Bit unsure why would you go for RGB RAM though. RGB and other bling is more of a gamer PC thing.
 
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Perfect then!, so I see I will have to reconsider that.
Oh, I just chose that RAM because it was on discount... but I have another question, If I choose a DDR5 component when my motherboard is DDR4, that DDR5 improvement won't be so apparent, I guess?.

Thank you so much for your time and explanation :)
 

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If I choose a DDR5 component when my motherboard is DDR4, that DDR5 improvement won't be so apparent, I guess?.
If you mean DDR5 RAM, then no, you can not use DDR5 RAM in your MoBo.

To use DDR5 RAM, you need to go with new CPU-MoBo combo. E.g Intel 11th or 12th gen CPU and MoBo that supports DDR5 (some 11th gen MoBos support DDR4).
Here's further reading about DDR4 vs DDR5,
link: https://www.tomshardware.com/features/ddr5-vs-ddr4-is-it-time-to-upgrade-your-ram

Or if you're talking about GPU VRAM, then RTX 3070 GPU has GDDR6, which doesn't interfere in any way with other components.
 
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If you mean DDR5 RAM, then no, you can not use DDR5 RAM in your MoBo.

To use DDR5 RAM, you need to go with new CPU-MoBo combo. E.g Intel 11th or 12th gen CPU and MoBo that supports DDR5 (some 11th gen MoBos support DDR4).
Here's further reading about DDR4 vs DDR5,
link: https://www.tomshardware.com/features/ddr5-vs-ddr4-is-it-time-to-upgrade-your-ram

Or if you're talking about GPU VRAM, then RTX 3070 GPU has GDDR6, which doesn't interfere in any way with other components.
Ok Thank you so much!
 
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