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    Senior Member Driftwood's Avatar
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    Default Graphics update for gaming system

    I thought I would shout myself a new graphics card for my gaming system, until I looked at the current prices.
    Currently have a GTX 1080 which is still ok.
    Next step up GTX 1080 Ti, none left.
    2nd step up RTX 2080 Ti, from $2000

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    Default Re: Graphics update for gaming system

    No real need to upgrade but yeah the prices are crazy. My 1070 is still going strong.
    You skipped a few cards though, the 2070 super fits between those and is an upgrade.

    But personally I'd not upgrade this gen when you have a 1080.
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    Default Re: Graphics update for gaming system

    Check:

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...rchy,4388.html

    Down the end, the ranking.

    There is little point, your 1080 is near the top....only the 2080 beats it.

    I used to upgrade every second year...not every year.
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    Default Re: Graphics update for gaming system

    I wait until I need to now, had a GTX980, got 4 years out of it. Upgraded to a second hand ex mining 1070 because it was cheap last year - not really that much different but still an upgrade.
    Been looking at the 20xx series and the prices and thinking bugger that. when the next gen comes out maybe I'll try and snag a second hand 2070.

    The other question is what resolution do you game at? because unless it's 4k there's really no point as piroska said. For me it's 2560 x 1080 @ 75hz and my 1070 has yet to have an issue with that.
    The latest game I've tried is Rage 2.
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    Default Re: Graphics update for gaming system

    Oh and the 5700XT might be worth a look. Just avoid the reference cooler design, seems it runs too hot and throttles when pushed.
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    Default Re: Graphics update for gaming system

    Thanks for the comments guys.
    I’m into driving games, currently Assetto Corsa Competizione.
    My main screen is 28’’ @ 144Mz
    I also have a second smaller screen for race data.
    I can run at max settings & hold 70 – 100 F/S
    There is just the odd occasion when there is a flick in the graphics.
    From past experience this is usually a sign to upgrade.
    It may not be an issue in a shoot-up type game but not so good when going round a big sweeper at 200k
    I bought this card when they first came out, from memory 5 years, so done fairly well.
    I was hoping to get hold of a 1080Ti to fill the gap but waited too long.
    Nothing wrong with AMD cards but prefer Nvidia for what I do.

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    Default Re: Graphics update for gaming system

    I managed to get hold of a 2080 super card.
    They are getting a bit scarce too.

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    Default Re: Graphics update for gaming system

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    I managed to get hold of a 2080 super card.
    They are getting a bit scarce too.
    Yeah, those fast cards are pretty hard to catch.
    Entropy is not what
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    Default Re: Graphics update for gaming system

    Could have a problem.
    I have the new card but havent fitted it yet.
    These new cards have done away with the DVI interface & now have HDMI, DP & Type-C
    My monitor has VGA, DVI & HDMI but only the DVI is 144Hz.
    Is a HDMI or DP to DVI adaptor going to give me 144Hz ??

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    Default Re: Graphics update for gaming system

    DP has the best chance, but I think HDMI 2 also supports high refresh rates.

    Actually HDMI 1.3 will too, depends on the resolution. At 1080P any of them will likely be fine. I can't test though, my monitor only does 75hz and that works on everything.
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