So Black Friday is going to happen very soon
and i need to upgrade my beloved GTX 970 to something i can afford.
I run a i5 4670k and gonna upgrade that later on as well, cuz bottleneck and overall.
Which 2080 model should i buy money/performance wise?
I aim for a 600-700€ (germany) deal during Black Friday.
Feel free to add any comment that might help me out, ANY!
What type of VR games are your targeting?
Mostly the common games. I dont plan on playin’ games, that are not made for VR.
I own VorpX, but its not a must. I target games like Pavlov, Beatsaber and Population: One.
I just want some good advice, not that i buy one with rly bad cooling or other issues.
For example u can also note down which NOT to buy.
Truthfully 1080 ti or 2080 should be good for a wide variety of games.
1080 ti you might be able to get cheaper; new or used.
Asus, MSI, Zotac & Gigabyte are often good brands.
Thank you for your answer Heliosurge.
I wont take the 10 series because no USB Type C for next Gen VR Headsets,
which might be Valves new Hardware. Sadly in Germany 1080ti starts at 900€ up to 1300€.
What i would like to know is, which specific model. Or doesnt it matter at all? Im scared to buy the worst one.
I recently bought a MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio Video Card and like it very much. I can run Elite Dangerous in 4K (2D) resolution and my framerate is mostly 90-120 FPS. It’s normally quiet and doesn’t make a lot of noise under load (quieter than my last few GPUs). It has turned out to be an excellent over clocker (in tests), although I’m not exceeding the factory-default-overclock in daily use.
One thing to note: There’s a bug in the “Dragon Center” app. If you just click the “OC” button, stray threads are left running. Your CPU will be pegged at 100% use (on all CPU threads). This aren’t idle threads; your in-game FPS will be adversely affected.
Therefore, I set up one of the custom profiles to be the Factory Over Clock (1860 MHz / mem: 7140 MHz). The non-overclocked “quiet” settings are 1515 / 7000. I’ve set the second user profile to my max-stable OC, 1950 / 8000 (+28.7% and +14.3%). The GPU can’t reach 2000 MHz and it’s possible the memory could be clocked higher, but I didn’t want to risk going higher.
Also note, I don’t recommend using the “Zero Frozr” setting (ON by default), since the GPU temp is allowed to go “too high” in my opinion (60°C). You can barely hear the fans on idle, so it’s fine to leave this setting OFF, which keeps the GPU at 42°C.
My only concern with this card is that I really wanted to get the “Ti” version of this card, but I had to replace a previous card ASAP, and the Ti version simply wasn’t available at the time.
I recommend this card, with the above caveats.
Cool just keep in mind the Vrlink is just an all in one cable. As for brand any I mentioned are usually good runners. Though missed EVGA. Otherwise I think they all perform similar.
Wow. Thank you for your very long and detailed reply, neal_white_iii! <3
I will note this card down for my “what to get” list.
Sadly i can not afford a TI card, because i highly doubt a 700€ deal pop up.
Again, thank you very much for your reply.
I’ll keep an eye out for cards with these brands. Much appreciated, Heliosurge!
You’re welcome. That’s from my review on Newegg (not yet public).
Also, the card is HUGE. It’s very long and takes up 4 slots; 2 for the card and 2 more for the optional support bracket (which I recommend you install). The RGB LED lighting is pretty, but wasted since my case has no window.
Well, if one cares that much, one would put Computer upside down.
Just always amazed me at the nice graphics they slapped on the side of the card you wouldn"t see even with a window. Lol
At least know they have a riser cable mount to fix that.
An advice on 2080 model - do not go for 2080. 1080ti is the best price / performance choice (considering top lvl of graphic cards). Second hand 1080 (with at least 1 year guarantee left) is the best choice. New connector is useless for pimax.
I highly doubt to get a reasonable deal over here in germany.
You can check the prices here. 900-1300€.
Thank you for your response, industria.
Know that New connector is just not useable with current cable included. Doesn’t mean a new cable once available can’t be purchased.
Sad, i have purchased my 1080ti for 666 euro 1 year (10 months) ago on ebay ^^
500 euro, new (rechnung 3 monate alt, garantie von saturn)
update: already sold.
BRO. I JUST GO A BRAND NEW AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB FOR 430€ OFF EBAY!!!