Question Which 2080ti?

masty88

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Hey guys,

I want to purchase a 2080ti but am unsure which one to go for.

It has to be from Amazon UK though as other sellers make me nervous at this price point.

Which manufacturer & why?

Also, what's better, models with dual fans or triple fans?

Thanks in advance everyone!
 

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It's the same graphics card chip underneath the manufacturers cooling, not really much difference, you could argue some are binned a bit better than others but in reality, as long as you get one that suits your budget, aesthetic, and cooling needs, they're effectively the same.

Manufacturers mostly jump bump on a factory OC then their cooling mechanism on top of it.

I am UK based too and there are plenty of decent competitive sellers, but it's just currently Amazon are taking a slight edge - here's what I would opt for (depending on if it fits in your case and you have a good quality PSU of course):

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£1099.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1099.99

Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS OC Video Card (£1149.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1149.99

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual Advanced Video Card (£1179.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1179.00

You can always look for AWD, BOX, eBuyer etc.
 
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masty88

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It's the same graphics card chip underneath the manufacturers cooling, not really much difference, you could argue some are binned a bit better than others but in reality, as long as you get one that suits your budget, aesthetic, and cooling needs, they're effectively the same.

Manufacturers mostly jump bump on a factory OC then their cooling mechanism on top of it.

I am UK based too and there are plenty of decent competitive sellers, but it's just currently Amazon are taking a slight edge - here's what I would opt for (depending on if it fits in your case and you have a good quality PSU of course):

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card (£1099.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1099.99

Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS OC Video Card (£1149.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1149.99

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual Advanced Video Card (£1179.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1179.00

You can always look for AWD, BOX, eBuyer etc.
So the amount of fans on the card make no difference? I always assumed 3 fans was better but I recently read that 2 fans are more effective. Now I'm just confused. Help?
 

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So the amount of fans on the card make no difference? I always assumed 3 fans was better but I recently read that 2 fans are more effective. Now I'm just confused. Help?
Again it's not that across the board 3 is better than 2. It can depend on how the whole cooling mechanism is set up. Many 3 fan cards can either be made for better cooling, or more efficient and quieter cooling (being as in some cases 3 fans can run slower than 2 fans for the same effect).

Best option to do IMO is to find a model you like, then look up a review and see if you prefer it, typically the 3 fan setups are for bigger cases with the headroom to take them.

In some cases 3 is better than 2, in some cases, the 2 are better than 3 alternatives.
 
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