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Worth upgrading from Titan X?

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Natani

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I got this card for free, I'll do a short story.

My friend, she was in the navy on a nuclear sub, got dual Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X cards when they came out. I moved in with her and she wanted to upgrade cards to the 1080ti. Well she gave me one of the Titan's to replace my old Radeon card from 2014. Used the other titan to pay for one of the 1080ti cards. Now I have the a pascal titan. My question is, worth upgrading to a newer card? It runs games I want fine it seems but it does not have any cool new features like RTX and stuff.

So my question, worth upgrading to a different card? I was thinking a 2060 or RX 5700. If so, could I sell this and make enough off of it to put a dent in a new 400 dollar or more card?
 

bigtallanddopey

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My question is, worth upgrading to a newer card? It runs games I want fine it seems but it does not have any cool new features like RTX and stuff.

I think that kind of answers your question, if it does what you want then why upgrade?

To answer with a bit more info. Looking on eBay the sale of the card may just about cover the whole cost of the RTX 2060. However you would only be getting a 5% performance increase at best, a 5700xt may get you a 10-12% performance increase. In my opinion that isn’t worth the upgrade. As for new technology like ray tracing on the 2060, again I don’t think it is worth it. The performance of ray tracing on the 2060 isn’t very good, and there are still only a handful of games that actually use ray tracing.

I would leave it till the next lot of new cards come out (end of this year maybe?) the price you would get for selling that card would stay the same I would imagine so you wouldn’t lose out much, but you would be buying a much better new card.




 
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I think that kind of answers your question, if it does what you want then why upgrade?

To answer with a bit more info. Looking on eBay the sale of the card may just about cover the whole cost of the RTX 2060. However you would only be getting a 5% performance increase at best, a 5700xt may get you a 10-12% performance increase. In my opinion that isn’t worth the upgrade. As for new technology like ray tracing on the 2060, again I don’t think it is worth it. The performance of ray tracing on the 2060 isn’t very good, and there are still only a handful of games that actually use ray tracing.

I would leave it till the next lot of new cards come out (end of this year maybe?) the price you would get for selling that card would stay the same I would imagine so you wouldn’t lose out much, but you would be buying a much better new card.

Thank you for the input! Maybe its the upgrade itch biting me still. I really appreciate the response.
 

Zerileous

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I would also say stick with the Titan. Even a 2080Ti can't really use raytracing and play at high FPS with high settings. Unless you're in minecraft you have to turn other eye candy down in order to use it.
 

EarthDog

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Worth it is up to you. Do you play RTX enabled titles? Is RTX actually worth it for you? If I was in your shoes, I would read some reviews and see if it is worth it.

That said, I'd hold on until the end of the year when we see new cards from both AMD and Nvidia hit the scene... THEN sell your titan and upgrade.
 

bmwbaxter

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Also selling and buying new will get you back to having a warranty depending if the Titan is out of warranty. So you could potential upgrade for a slight performance improvement and break even on cost. It will just depend on if it is worth it to you.
 

ps2cho

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Also selling and buying new will get you back to having a warranty depending if the Titan is out of warranty. So you could potential upgrade for a slight performance improvement and break even on cost. It will just depend on if it is worth it to you.

Warranty is really not even worth considering, unless you're being negligent, there are so few hardware failures today from reputable manufacturers its a non-issue.
 

bmwbaxter

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Warranty is really not even worth considering, unless you're being negligent, there are so few hardware failures today from reputable manufacturers its a non-issue.

I think that depends on the type of product.
You might be right about video cards. Haven’t had any die recently.
But I had 2 gigabyte x470 boards die in a row. So I would say warranty is worth considering


 

bigtallanddopey

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I think that depends on the type of product.
You might be right about video cards. Haven’t had any die recently.
But I had 2 gigabyte x470 boards die in a row. So I would say warranty is worth considering

That’s just Gigabyte boards, I certainly will never buy another again. Had one die on me and my current one, the replacement has a corrupt bios, and the second bios isn’t doing to well either now.


 

bmwbaxter

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That’s just Gigabyte boards, I certainly will never buy another again. Had one die on me and my current one, the replacement has a corrupt bios, and the second bios isn’t doing to well either now.

I think the point still stands about warranty potentially being worth considered in this context of upgrading. As I said in my original post it is basically up to the OP if it is worth it to him.