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Cerebralbore101 said:
Damn, I just looked at the specs and even the 3070 is a massive leap. Definitely go for a 3070 or 3080. I'll be upgrading, myself as soon as I can get one ordered at BestBuy.

Yep. A RTX 3070 is at RTX 2080Ti levels and that is a £469 card. RTX 3080 is £649 here for Founders Edition.

Sell now while return value is high.



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hinch said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
Damn, I just looked at the specs and even the 3070 is a massive leap. Definitely go for a 3070 or 3080. I'll be upgrading, myself as soon as I can get one ordered at BestBuy.

Yep. A RTX 3070 is at RTX 2080Ti levels and that is a £469 card. RTX 3080 is £649 here for Founders Edition.

Sell now while return value is high.

I'd sell now but then I'd be without a system aha

Sometimes GPU pricing is dumb like how the 1080ti has basically never stopped being expensive. I'll get around to selling it once I've got the 3080 in my system, I still have a 3900x lying around that I need to sell off too.



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Ah yeah didn't think about that lol. I guess I'm lucky I have a spare (and reaally old) HD4850 in my old PC that will tie me over. Gonna flog my GTX 1070 on fleabay.

I think a part of the reason why the 1080Ti kept its value is because of the mining boom and the card holding its own in performance over the 20XX series. This time will be different, since performance jump from Turing to Ampere is frankly, huge. Much like the jump from Maxwell to Pascal. Adding to that doesn't make sense for a person to buy and old GPU over a new one with new tech :P



ArchangelMadzz said:
hinch said:

Yep. A RTX 3070 is at RTX 2080Ti levels and that is a £469 card. RTX 3080 is £649 here for Founders Edition.

Sell now while return value is high.

I'd sell now but then I'd be without a system aha

Sometimes GPU pricing is dumb like how the 1080ti has basically never stopped being expensive. I'll get around to selling it once I've got the 3080 in my system, I still have a 3900x lying around that I need to sell off too.

I'm currently cardless, it is only 15 days. 3900X is worth jack on Ebay unfortunately. People need to realise these new cards are going to be gone in like 15 minutes, my email tab is 100% always open.



If you want to play games on a PC - you play them on your PC.
If you want to play exclusives on the PS5 - you will need a PS5.
The 3080 doesn't get you more games.

Consider the benefit difference between the 2070 and the 3080. Is that difference enough to make up the lack of PS5 exclusives?



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I fid this dilemastrange lol..

So you basically are trying to choose between buying something that just gives you better gaming performance, vs something that gives you access to a library of games you will not find on the PC? An argument can be made to "upgrade your PC now for a 3080 ad PSU which will no doubt set you back at least $600. Or spend $700 for a PS5 and a game or two. But here's the thing though. You can also wait a year for the PS5 to have a more compelling library, or you can also wait a year for the 3080 to drop in price a little too.

Unless of course pushing more pixels or faster pixels is that important to you.



I'm sort of the opposite right now. While I plan on buying both this year if able, the only PC game in the near future I'm really anticipating that would take advantage of the upgrade is Cyberpunk, and I'll probably get by just fine at 1440p w/ RT off for now. On the flipside, I'm also really anticipating both Miles Morales and Ratchet and am going to actually need a PS5 to play those any time soon.



How much PC gaming do you do?
And what games do you play/ are interested in?

I feel like the answer to your question is very easy.

I personally don't PC game a lot, and I like Sony made games. So PS5 for me, as an example.



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By the way, these cards are mostly just RTX improvements. The 3080 doesn't have 8704 cores, FP64 was simply split and actually has 4352 the same as the 2080 TI.

A 3070 does not have better ras than a 2080 TI, kinda a moot card imo.