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Would a 3070ti be a worthy upgrade over a 2080?

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TickleMyElmo

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Now that graphic card prices are FINALLY coming down I was thinking of getting a 3070ti evga ftw3 for $830 plus tax. Would that be a worthy price if I was to replace my 2080 or should I just wait a couple more months and see if the 3080's price goes down?
 

Johan45

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That really depends on what you're using for a monitor and if the RTX 2080 is starting to fall behind. The 3070 Ti should give ~20+-% more performance over the RTX 2080. Take a look around at some review benchmarks to see if the gain justifies the cost.
 
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TickleMyElmo

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Using a 2560 x 1440 165 htz. but I always like to push the graphics to the ultimate. My new 12700k uses like 20% tops in games but my gpu is always tagged at 99%-100%. I could buy the 3070ti and then sell the 2080 for $700.
 

BugFreak

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I would go for a 3080 then. My son's 3070 can't even compete with my 3080 at 1440 and we play at 144hz. It will run the games fine but I can max everything without exception where we have to tweak his to get it right and it still dips while the 3080 stays at 144hx solid.

At today's prices you are looking at a couple hundred for a massive difference and well worth it.
 

EarthDog

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My new 12700k uses like 20% tops in games but my gpu is always tagged at 99%-100%.
Please realize this is ideal. A GPU, in most cases, should run at 99-100. The only time it shouldn't is if it isn't being stressed enough. But in mkst games 2560x1440 will peg a glu to 100% use.

The difference between a 3070ti and 3080 is around 15% while it's (3070ti) is about 25% faster than the 2080. If that 'massive' difference is worth a couple hundo to you, grab a 3080.
 

ITAngel

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The 3070 Ti is power hog. For a 7% performance gain over the plain 3070, it burns close to 100W more. It goes to over 300W, very close to a 3080, while the plain 3070 tops out at around 220W.
Keep in mind the 3070 Ti has a higher core speed than the RTX 3080 so it will use a bit more power. ;) I have access to a water-cooled Gigabyte AORUS RTX 3080 Xtreme Waterforce and I am still debating on just not doing a side upgrade from what it looks like. I think my next option for me would be the RTX 3080 Ti or above.
 

DaveB

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Keep in mind the 3070 Ti has a higher core speed than the RTX 3080 so it will use a bit more power. ;) I have access to a water-cooled Gigabyte AORUS RTX 3080 Xtreme Waterforce and I am still debating on just not doing a side upgrade from what it looks like. I think my next option for me would be the RTX 3080 Ti or above.
The RTX 3080 10GB has roughly a 13% advantage over the RTX 3070 Ti @ 1440p and 16% @ 4K according to the TechPowerUp Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC Review Performance Summary. So, a bit more than a side upgrade.
 

Woomack

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I wouldn't buy RTX3070Ti as an upgrade right now. RTX3080/Ti as a minimum if you want to keep it for longer ... or wait for the next gen (sometime in this year if there won't be delays). The only exception can be if you can sell an older card and it would cover most of the cost of a new card.
 

Killerrf

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The 3070 Ti is power hog. For a 7% performance gain over the plain 3070, it burns close to 100W more. It goes to over 300W, very close to a 3080, while the plain 3070 tops out at around 220W.
the evga ftw3 3070 non ti i have will hit 270w-280w in stock form like in heaven or 3dmark test at 1950-1960mhz core. but a little fiddling with it so far can do 2025mhz core and mem is only set +250 for now at 0.950mv and 5C cooler. now it tops out around 200watts.
 

ITAngel

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The RTX 3080 10GB has roughly a 13% advantage over the RTX 3070 Ti @ 1440p and 16% @ 4K according to the TechPowerUp Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC Review Performance Summary. So, a bit more than a side upgrade.
For me was an easy upgrade since returning my EVGA RTX 2080 Super to BestBuy trying to figure out an issue at the time that was happening on my end. That night before closing the store had RTX 3070Ti, RTX 3080Ti, and RTX 3090. The idea of getting a 3070Ti and money back from my card made more sense at the time. So I went that route and didn't worry about the extra GB on the card. Honestly been happy with my RTX 3070 Ti, it has run every game on max setting and I use it for game development under Unity and Unreal Engine. Figure I will buy the next card and move this one to my kid's computer if I have not sold it by then.
 

freeagent

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The 3070 Ti isn't a power hog.. sure you can get it to reach a higher TDP but it doesn't always run like that. I have seen it use just 240-280w in Forza 5 @ 3840x2160 60Hz with extreme settings @ stock clocks. As for clocks mine will do 1980 all on its own, and 2115-2130 with some persuasion, and a 1000MHz added on to the mem clocks to boot with the full 1.1v. That is when you see the big numbers, when you are running it on the ragged edge. At that point I score like 97.5% in the Time Spy extreme stress test. Pretty much the bare minimum I think.
 

ITAngel

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I have not to bench or tested anything on my card since I have owned it. I may need to test it at some point and see what it can do stuck for a FE card.