[SOLVED] Zotac 3080 or Asus rog strix 3070

Metroguts

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Hello everyone, the title says it all.
I am currently building a PC and i thought it would be a better if a discussion was purely dedicated to GPU's compared to my other post which includes the full build.

I would like to take the Temps into consideration as the main factor as performance wise they are all the same(almost, also except the 3070).

I am using PCspecialist to build a pc, they offer a choice of going with either a guaranteed Asus rog strix or a random chance between the Zotac and Gigabyte, though they would inform me prior to the pc being built which one of these 2 would be used.
I would like to ask if i should go with the Asus rog strix 3070 or with the 3080 Zotac/gigabyte (and which of these brands would you recommend over the other and why?)
I know for a fact that Asus gpu's have one of the best temps currently out there (atleast from my knowledge of what i saw/read)

is the 3080 Zotac (i would deffinitelly go with the 3080 if its Gigabyte) worth going for or should i just go with the Asus Rog strix 3070. This is around £130 difference between the 70 and 80.
3070 can pull some 4k gaming with lets say a little reduced shadow quality from ultra to medium/high and among other things which would esentially help to boost the fps to stable 60 i hope, although from what i saw it does manage to hold 60 fps on many titles.
Would going for 3080 be a overkill if i plan to change out the GPU in a year time ?


Also when the 40 series(or whatever they will be called) launch, and i manage to get my hands on it(fingers crossed? :D) i will be replacing the GPU, it looks like it will happen at around Q1-Q2 of 2023.
Would also appreciate if you could give your view on which GPU will be easier to resell during that stage
 
the RTX 3070 will not give you a good 2160p gaming experience.
my very similar TUF RX 6700 XT could barely get 60fps with a mix of low-medium settings in the majority of games i ran;
Horizon Zero Dawn, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Far Cry 5, Biomutant, etc...

the RTX 3080 is a much stronger card and Zotac has been making nice cards for quite a few years now.
i would prefer them over Gigabyte any day.
the majority of Gigabyte products i've dealt with have been designed for aesthetic flash over quality construction and the majority of their control software sucks.

your 3080 would be fine further along than the RTX 4000 series.
if you're concerned about graphical quality over time maybe just search for a RTX 3080 Ti,
i can easily max out the majority of my games on my LG CX at 120fps.
 
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If you're planning on gaming at 4K, you need to go with the most powerful GPU you can get your hands on. If the 3070 is just barely capable of running today's games at 4K 60FPS, how do you think it will perform in upcoming, more demanding games?
 
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the RTX 3070 will not give you a good 2160p gaming experience.
my very similar TUF RX 6700 XT could barely get 60fps with a mix of low-medium settings in the majority of games i ran;
Horizon Zero Dawn, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Far Cry 5, Biomutant, etc...

the RTX 3080 is a much stronger card and Zotac has been making nice cards for quite a few years now.
i would prefer them over Gigabyte any day.
the majority of Gigabyte products i've dealt with have been designed for aesthetic flash over quality construction and the majority of their control software sucks.

your 3080 would be fine further along than the RTX 4000 series.
if you're concerned about graphical quality over time maybe just search for a RTX 3080 Ti,
i can easily max out the majority of my games on my LG CX at 120fps.
 

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the RTX 3070 will not give you a good 2160p gaming experience.
my very similar TUF RX 6700 XT could barely get 60fps with a mix of low-medium settings in the majority of games i ran;
Horizon Zero Dawn, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Far Cry 5, Biomutant, etc...

the RTX 3080 is a much stronger card and Zotac has been making nice cards for quite a few years now.
i would prefer them over Gigabyte any day.
the majority of Gigabyte products i've dealt with have been designed for aesthetic flash over quality construction and the majority of their control software sucks.

your 3080 would be fine further along than the RTX 4000 series.
if you're concerned about graphical quality over time maybe just search for a RTX 3080 Ti,
i can easily max out the majority of my games on my LG CX at 120fps.
from what i've noticed the 3070 pulled at around 40-50 fps (and this was on ultra) on most games at around 4k, a few tweaks to the settings would fix it to 60 wouldnt it? i think its exaggerating when stating that it has to run on "low-medium" at best no?
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy8irIx3wtg

View: https://youtu.be/H34fBcWGt2Y?t=1

View: https://youtu.be/kM_ILLnQPYk?t=364



speaking of aesthetical beauty of GPU's, i'd say its Asus rog strix that does this instead, and they are also the best gpu's from what i saw on the market at the moment when considering the temps. Compared to Zotac being just bellow the founders edition by around 10? Founders edition being 15-20 degrees more than the asus.

The thing is, i also dont plan to boil/fry eggs, or a steak inside of my case.
 
i think its exaggerating when stating that it has to run on "low-medium" at best no?
no this is the actual usage with my near equal card on my 2160p display.

these videos you're accessing don't always show real world scenarios.
the majority of them are created to draw in viewers so they are going to do whatever they can to come up with titles and comparisons they believe will attract the most hits.
there's no way to actually prove how they may have edited videos or lowered external game cfg, ini, etc files.
speaking of aesthetical beauty of GPU's, i'd say its Asus rog strix that does this instead
i never stated, "beauty".
i don't consider extremely odd angles, big hunks of plastic, and LED lights very beautiful.
but that is the design of most higher-end Gigabyte cards, with this aesthetic of over-the-top theme instead of straight lines and maximized cooling.

while the majority of cards out there seem to be going for more of this uglier "gamer" themed design,
in the past Zotac had usually stuck to simpler cooling-maximized designs.
you'll definitely find some of their cards leaning more in the other direction these days though.

my last couple cards have been ASUS TUF models which still stick to a more simplified design.
 

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