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Should I be upgrading my GPU

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by david_xr, 1 Nov 2019.

  1. david_xr

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    As per the title, should I be upgrading my GPU?

    the reason I ask, is I have upgraded my CPU to the 9900KS from a 8600k.
    I currently have 2x EVGA FTW3 1080ti's in sli (soon to be single card ditching sli). should I be looking to have a better GPU paired with this new CPU?
     
  2. TNA

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    Nope. Hold on, not too long left for the 3000 series to come out. Maybe sell one 1080 Ti now though while price is high.

    I think it will be out either Q1 or latest Q2 next year.
     
  3. arc@css

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    I'd see how the system runs with just the one before purchasing something else. A 1080Ti is still a very powerful GPU.
     
  4. PHoSawyer

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    a 1080ti is still a beast! I'd look at a higher refresh monitor if you havn't got one
     
  5. david_xr

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    ive already got a 144hz screen :) , i just wasn't sure if I would of been leaving some fps performance on the table with the 1080ti.
     
  6. Dirk Diggler

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    144hz at what resolution?
     
  7. david_xr

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    at 1080... , I mainly play Shooters, and as sad as it is, it upsets my OCD if im not getting the full refresh rate.
     
  8. Dirk Diggler

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    You'll be getting fairly high fps from your single 1080ti; if I were you I'd hang on a couple of months as your upgrade will be much better.
     
  9. Jay85

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    Sorry to jack the thread! I'm in a similar situation, 2 x 980ti's and since sli is dead now... is it worth side stepping to a 1080ti and hold out for a few months until faster cards come out or just stick with the sli config for now?
     
  10. Chrisc

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    The 980ti is still a good card, however you're probably at a point where an upgrade to the right card you would see a good improvement.
     
  11. Jay85

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    Would you recommend a 1080ti then? Its a good 50% gain at least and upgrade again when RTX cards are actually worth it.
     
  12. Chrisc

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    Depends, if you are on 1080p @ 60hz then the 980ti will be absolutely fine until the next badge of cards release next year. if you're at 1440/144hz then the argument for an upgrade makes more sense.
     
  13. Dirk Diggler

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    I would wait if you can handle another 6 months maximum. Not only will it give you a choice of cards just released, if you don't fancy one of those then the 1080ti second hand price will be much less by then.