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Mephistopheles Janx 03:06 PM 11-06-2020
I just picked up a new monitor (34" Ultra Wide 1440p 144MHz 1500R Curve Samsung Panel -VA) to replace my 3 monitor setup (24" ASUS 1080p). Now I need a new video card to drive the monitor.

My current rig is:

Intel Core i-7 4770k Processor
32GB DDR3 Memory
Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 Motherboard
Radeon RX 570 Video Card

This card is going to struggle to push anything more than low to medium graphics on games with this new monitor. Where I'm torn is the cost of new video cards.

If I'm looking hard enough, I can stumble across an open box 5600 for $200 or $230 new. A 5700 for $320 (open box) or $350 new. But at that point... why would I just not drop another $100 for the 6700 at $449?

Ultimately... that makes the 5700 a non player and I'm left choosing between a 5600 at $230 or a 6700 at $450. I'd rather not spend an extra $220 but I feel like the 6700 would probably be the last video card my current build sees.

Then what about the 20x series by nVidia? By paying a touch more I get Ray Tracing which is cool but I'm not paying for a 2080, for what I would pay for a 2070 I may as well snag one of the new AMD cards. A 2060 is going for $320 new... I don't know that Ray Tracing is worth nearly $100.

Better yet... do any of you fellow nerds have an itch to update and want to sell me their 5k/20x series cards?
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vailpass 01:26 PM 01-28-2021
Originally Posted by Imon Yourside:
The few EVGA components i've used I had nothing but problems with, just my experience.
:-) And I have now mega-jinxed myself on the next EVGA product I buy :-)
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vailpass 01:27 PM 01-28-2021
Originally Posted by Imon Yourside:
I got my MSI from a pawn shop for well under half price so I'm not complaining as it's still running. Compared to the ASUS Laptops they're made very cheaply, the space bar i've had serviced several times and it still doesn't work half the time.
Funny how a sweet deal makes a thing all the better. Good on you.
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vailpass 09:03 PM 02-01-2021
Received this email today from a stock bot I signed up for to alert me to 30xx cards as they come available. I’m not looking for a 3090, hopefully it’s a sign more cards are coming?

Hi
Just to inform you that Amazon currently have online stock of PNY GeForce RTX 3090 24GB XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB Triple Fan Graphics Card for $2,279.99.

PLEASE NOTE – Emails are not always received or read immediately. This email was sent Feb 1 2021 16:01 ET at which time the stock information contained in this email was correct. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes the case that stock can run out by the time you have read this email.

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Fish 10:25 PM 02-01-2021
$2,279.99? :-)

Well, I was saving up for a first vehicle for my daughter. I'm sure she'll be fine with a bike...
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vailpass 10:56 PM 02-01-2021
Originally Posted by Fish:
$2,279.99? :-)

Well, I was saving up for a first vehicle for my daughter. I'm sure she'll be fine with a bike...
:-) That is no shit! Iím getting ready to buy my high school son his first car from a family member. Hyundai Sonata Limited. Nice little car. Paying $6k for it. You hit it on the head. This goddamned gpu costs damn near half as much as a frigging car.
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Mephistopheles Janx 06:31 PM 02-05-2021
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Gaming laptops are a whole 'nother conversation; I never understood why someone would want one.

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vailpass 06:33 PM 02-05-2021
Originally Posted by Mephistopheles Janx:
:-) Gaming laptop = Meg = Ouch
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mac459 08:26 AM 02-06-2021
Might have found the GPU I am going to go after instead of a 3060 Ti


https://rog.asus.com/us/graphics-car...-gaming-model/
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vailpass 01:04 PM 02-06-2021
Originally Posted by mac459:
Might have found the GPU I am going to go after instead of a 3060 Ti


https://rog.asus.com/us/graphics-car...-gaming-model/
Wow. I wonder what that thing weighs?
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Fish 01:12 PM 02-06-2021
Seen some really good benchmarks from the Radeon 6800s. But I've also seen some scary stories of drivers not working worth a shit, and performance close to the GeForce cards with half the RAM. The Radeon card apparently suck at ray tracing right now too.

AMD RX 6800 XT runs at almost half the frame rate of Nvidia's RTX 3080 in Vulkan Ray Tracing tests

Still too early for me to jump on the Radeon wagon considering the prices they're asking.
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TambaBerry 01:26 PM 02-06-2021
My buddy was able to snag a 3090 but he isn't getting anywhere near the performance that they showed. He games on 4k so the cpu shouldn't matter much right?
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Fish 01:52 PM 02-06-2021
Originally Posted by TambaBerry:
My buddy was able to snag a 3090 but he isn't getting anywhere near the performance that they showed. He games on 4k so the cpu shouldn't matter much right?
Yes, the CPU absolutely matters. You'll need a good CPU for pushing 4K gaming. It will definitely bottleneck that GPU's performance.
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vailpass 02:06 PM 02-06-2021
Originally Posted by TambaBerry:
My buddy was able to snag a 3090 but he isn't getting anywhere near the performance that they showed. He games on 4k so the cpu shouldn't matter much right?
Like Fish said, cpu bottleneck is a much-discussed issue with the 3090.
Here is a bottleneck calculator your buddy could use to see how his cpu/ graphics card combo will work together at different resolutions.


https://pc-builds.com/calculator/
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vailpass 02:08 PM 02-06-2021
Originally Posted by Fish:
Seen some really good benchmarks from the Radeon 6800s. But I've also seen some scary stories of drivers not working worth a shit, and performance close to the GeForce cards with half the RAM. The Radeon card apparently suck at ray tracing right now too.

AMD RX 6800 XT runs at almost half the frame rate of Nvidia's RTX 3080 in Vulkan Ray Tracing tests

Still too early for me to jump on the Radeon wagon considering the prices they're asking.
Yep.
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TambaBerry 02:52 PM 02-06-2021
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Like Fish said, cpu bottleneck is a much-discussed issue with the 3090.
Here is a bottleneck calculator your buddy could use to see how his cpu/ graphics card combo will work together at different resolutions.


https://pc-builds.com/calculator/
That says a .7% bottleneck
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