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2019/04/23 06:29:40 (permalink)
Hi, I have been an EVGA gpu user since my old superclocked 570, I then made a massive jump to a ftw 970+ which has served me well for the past 4 years, but time for another jump, going to bypass the 10 series and go straight to the newer rtx cards.
 
This is where I get stumped on what to buy and which model to buy, have roughly £750 of funds available, would like to stick with EVGA if possible as they have never skipped a beat on any of the cards I have had, my current system is an i7 6700k, z170x gigabyte mb, 16gb ddr4 ram, superflower 850 platinum psu, and a 1080p 120hz monitor (I am upgrading the monitor this year to a 144hz 1440p when funds are replenished) 
 
What is recommended for 3-4 years of future proof gaming? I also have some hesitation about this micron/samsung memory issues that pops up surrounding rtx cards, just looking for actual users recommendations and thoughts, thanks.
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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/23 07:51:38 (permalink)
For 1440p/144hz, you'll get closer to 144 with a 2080 Ti than you would with a 2080 but both are great for those screens on high demanding games.

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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/23 08:41:14 (permalink)
Some demanding games really requires Ti to get higher FPS. However, if you don't care about the difference between, say 75Hz and 144Hz, I would say 2080 is sufficient.
Personally I have a 2080Ti xc ultra, which I really like so far. The reason I choose Ti is because it has 11G memory, which I need for deep learning.
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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/23 09:21:01 (permalink)
You want to go 4 years at a time you should be buying the top card everytime. 2080ti ftw3 ultra.

These 2080s are hot and if your going to do air the bigger the heatsink and more fans the cooler/quieter the card.

Cant suggest going less with a hybrid water block cause then your temps would be fine but the power limit would be holding your card back from high clocks.

Would of been easy purchase if one would save for 4 years at a time hehe.

Kingpin 2080ti would be best as it has a hybrid 240 cooler.. if not ftw3 hydro and custom loop. Temps in the 30s C makes for a really fast 2100-2200mhz clock possible.

Evga has too many different cards.. and ea card has a power limit limiting ea cards potential.. so to get the best one has to pay up for the top cards.

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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/23 14:33:44 (permalink)
Thanks for the replies, the 2080ti is out of my price range unfortunately, far too much even if it is a beast. 
 
Spending £750 is really gonna test my brain over heart thoughts, to put it in perspective the 970 ftw+ cost me £285 and that was only weeks after release, prices seem quite inflated atm but guess that is the price we have to pay for tech.
 
As for cooling, my rig is pretty good, large case (phanteks enthoo) has lots of room, cables are not all over reducing air, could do with a dust though :D
 
Anyways been looking around and the ftw3 2080 is around my price range at Scan UK, the 144hz thing wont bother me too much, if I hit 80+ fps in every game on highest that will do me, I only tend to play fps and gw2 (which is more cpu bound), would anyone save money and go with the xc ultra over the ftw3 out of curiosity?
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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/23 15:11:08 (permalink)
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would anyone save money and go with the xc ultra over the ftw3 out of curiosity?

Only if it was a Ti.

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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/23 15:11:31 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies, the 2080ti is out of my price range unfortunately, far too much even if it is a beast. 
 
Spending £750 is really gonna test my brain over heart thoughts, to put it in perspective the 970 ftw+ cost me £285 and that was only weeks after release, prices seem quite inflated atm but guess that is the price we have to pay for tech.
 
As for cooling, my rig is pretty good, large case (phanteks enthoo) has lots of room, cables are not all over reducing air, could do with a dust though :D
 
Anyways been looking around and the ftw3 2080 is around my price range at Scan UK, the 144hz thing wont bother me too much, if I hit 80+ fps in every game on highest that will do me, I only tend to play fps and gw2 (which is more cpu bound), would anyone save money and go with the xc ultra over the ftw3 out of curiosity?


It depends on how much cheaper the XC Ultra is compared to the FTW3. If it's not a lot I would spring for the FTW3. It has a beefier heatsink on it so should run a little cooler. I have had my FTW3 for about a week and love it. It's by far the coolest running card I've owned. Oh, mine came with Samsung VRAM. I was so happy when I opened GPU-Z and saw that.:) I'm a big fan of Samsung made RAM. All of my SSD's and NVME drives are Samsung as is my G.Skill RAM.:)
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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/23 15:14:46 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby malk570 2019/04/24 04:27:30
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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/24 04:36:38 (permalink)
Thanks guys, have decided to go with the 2080 FTW3, seems the most logical choice given my funds and usage, nice to know it should have Samsung memory for peace of mind, going to be some jump in performance I think, cannot wait to hire the crane that will install it into my case :D
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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/24 08:52:31 (permalink)
How is the failing rate for this cards nowadays? Mostly 2080 ti... 
Thanks in advance...
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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/24 12:40:35 (permalink)
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How is the failing rate for this cards nowadays? Mostly 2080 ti... 
Thanks in advance...




Haven't seen too many issues as of late.

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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/24 12:41:12 (permalink)
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How is the failing rate for this cards nowadays? Mostly 2080 ti... 
Thanks in advance...




Haven't seen too many issues as of late.


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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/24 13:02:20 (permalink)
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How is the failing rate for this cards nowadays? Mostly 2080 ti... 
Thanks in advance...




It's been awhile here and on the Nvidia forums as well.  Things seem to have settled in

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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/24 13:09:16 (permalink)
I'd say go for a 1080ti if you can find one at a decent price. It performs better than the 2080, has more VRAM and RTX is useless. Bought mine 600€ and it had a waterblock so you could probably find one even cheaper.

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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/24 13:23:50 (permalink)
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I'd say go for a 1080ti if you can find one at a decent price. It performs better than the 2080, has more VRAM and RTX is useless. Bought mine 600€ and it had a waterblock so you could probably find one even cheaper.




Aren't they almost the same without RTX?  Why go with a old gen GPU when you can get the newer gen for the same price?  Plus, they both have the same amount of VRAM but the RTX is faster.  Makes no sense to me.

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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/24 15:55:29 (permalink)
It's not the same amout of VRAM, but most of all it's not the same price. You're looking at around 200$ more for a 2080 over a 1080ti on the used market.
 
For cards that have similar performance i personally find that RTX, DLSS and 3GB less ram is not worth the extra bucks.
 
But this is only valid if, like me, you don't mind buying used hardware. If you prefer buying new then you don't have much choice anyway since the 2080 is all there is at this price range :)

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Re: Which rtx card should I go for? 2019/04/24 16:57:59 (permalink)
Would one consider a 1080ti ftw3 hybrid with less then prob 20 hours on it beat up and used? Yeah someone's gona buy it and be happy with a silent overclocking card.

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