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Torn (Thinking about biting the bullet and buying a pre-built) 30 series gpus

PITTCANNA
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So my b-day is in about a week.  I have plenty of funds to plop down some real money

Option a:

i9 10900KF 3.5GHz Processor; NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6; 32GB DDR4-3600 RAM; 1TB Solid State Drive

 

option b

 Intel Core i7 10th Gen 10700K 3.8GHz Processor; NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB GDDR6; 16GB DDR4 RAM; 512GB Solid State Drive

 

I am leaning towards the 3080 just because i9 and 16 more ram.

 

or just wait off.

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You have something similar to me. I have decided to wait until the 4000 series. Percentage wise you would see about a 50% improvement with the 3080. For me it is more like 25%. You are right on the brink where it would be a substantial improvement, but you could also justify waiting. The 3090 would be about 70% faster. But the cost difference is huge. I will disagree with Rune and say that unless you have uses other than gaming the 3090 is not a good value. Though if it is just $200 more then you probably should get it.
So, I think I am with Nalex and think you would be fine to just upgrade your machine if you can get the card, especially if you can get a 3080 TI. But if not, get the rig with the 3090.

i7 8700, 16GB, RTX 2080 TI, Rift CV1 | i5 4690K, 16GB, GTX 1660 TI, Rift CV1 | Quest | Quest 2

Note that my recommendation was based on the RTX 3090 rig only costing $200 more. If it's more expensive, of course that may or may not be worth it. 

 

Normally I only upgrade when I can gain at least 100% more performance (so I'm sure that all 45 fps turn into true 90). Using OpenVR Benchmark I got 36 fps with the Index 90 Hz and oc'ed GTX 1080, RTX 3080 usually scores about 65-67 fps, and the RTX 3090 about 75 - 80 fps. I was forced to get the 3090, and my new score is now 82 fps 😉

 

Pyroth309 mentioned having tested his Quest 2 and found that the streaming did cost a lot of performance - thus you might consider that cost too if you want great performance and high res with the Quest 2. 2c. 

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"


@RuneSR2 wrote:

Note that my recommendation was based on the RTX 3090 rig only costing $200 more. If it's more expensive, of course that may or may not be worth it. 

 

Normally I only upgrade when I can gain at least 100% more performance (so I'm sure that all 45 fps turn into true 90). Using OpenVR Benchmark I got 36 fps with the Index 90 Hz and oc'ed GTX 1080, RTX 3080 usually scores about 65-67 fps, and the RTX 3090 about 75 - 80 fps. I was forced to get the 3090, and my new score is now 82 fps 😉

 

Pyroth309 mentioned having tested his Quest 2 and found that the streaming did cost a lot of performance - thus you might consider that cost too if you want great performance and high res with the Quest 2. 2c. 


So a few weeks was worth the wait.  I just reserved this monster pc.  I wanted a significant upgrade across the board i sacrificed some vram of 3090 to get a 3080 ti and i9-10850k and 32 gig ram and 1tb ssd as the 3080ti was similar gaming wise as the 3090.  Cant wait to try this with vr and/or possible wqhd monitor for racing..  Capture.JPG

 

Awesome - and congrats, and welcome to true highest-end VR like you've never tried it before! 🙂

 

Do keep us updated on your progress 🤓

 

I may recommend some EverSlaught later - SteamVR res 200%. But maybe you've already got a to-do list 😉

 

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"