Windows 10: At what point would an upgrade to an RTX 3080 be worth it?

Discus and support At what point would an upgrade to an RTX 3080 be worth it? in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; Hey guys, I've been mulling this over for the last couple of months and following Ampere news pretty closely. You can see my current rig in my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by gillmanjr, Jul 31, 2020 at 9:57 AM.

  1. gillmanjr Win User

    At what point would an upgrade to an RTX 3080 be worth it?


    Hey guys, I've been mulling this over for the last couple of months and following Ampere news pretty closely. You can see my current rig in my signature. My questions:

    1. How much more powerful does the 3080 need to be vs. the 2080 for the upgrade to even be worth it at all?

    2. Assuming the performance gain is enough, how much do you think I should pay out of pocket (after I sell my 2080)?

    FYI the only reason I am even considering this upgrade is because my monitor is a 120 Hz, 1440p...

    At what point would an upgrade to an RTX 3080 be worth it?
     
  2. Johan45 Win User

    AMD FX OC'ers Club

    That's what the auto setting will do since you're over the 1333 mark it jumps to the next step which isn't listed or officially supported I assume by that ram.

    At this point though I would suggest dropping the multi one step or .5 so that we can get something stable and possibly take the heat issue out of the picture for now.
     
  3. Azhrei Win User
    What to upgrade?

    I have a friend with a pc who is looking to upgrade soon, but I'm not sure which needs updating first. His system is as follows -

    i7 920
    6GB DDR3
    GeForce 460

    Would it be worth upgrading his i7 to one of the newer processors? My immediate thought is to upgrade the graphics card, but on the other hand his i7 is sitting on a Socket 1366 board and he has no upgrade paths there, so at some point he will have to get a new board and processor. Would this be the time to do so? Any suggestions on what to upgrade to?

    As for the card, I would also appreciate suggestions to an upgrade here. It doesn't matter if he stays with the nVidia or goes with AMD. One final thing to say is that he doesn't want to spend much - maybe just a little over €200. I would appreciate suggestions for both. Thanks guys *Smile At what point would an upgrade to an RTX 3080 be worth it? :)
     
  4. At what point would an upgrade to an RTX 3080 be worth it?

    what video card would you go with

    Nice *Wink At what point would an upgrade to an RTX 3080 be worth it? ;). I look at it like this. You have 90 days to do the Step-up. If you buy it today..

    • That's May 12thish that you have be the ability to do the step up...
    • But, in that 90 days, you may have the chance to get the 4870x2 down to a price worth getting.
    • Or, Just buy one of the new cards...
    3 possibilities in one little buy.
     
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