Honestly if I didn't have c9 oled I wouldn't be in a rush to buy any gpu...the 3080 is a little blah vs the 2080ti and the 3090 is getting pricy unless it's amazing so probably waiting to see what amd has got
Pretty sure I'm going to get an AIO 3080 but I'm also interested to see the 3090 results at 4K.
I may pull the trigger on a 3080 FE if I can get one to hold me over and then sell it for an AIO 3080/3090 when they're out.
I'm hoping AMD has something to show because nVidia really does have us all by the balls and this 'generous' pricing will likely not last.
Regarding power I have an ancient Corsair HX1000W supply I've been using for about 11 years...
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Power-Supply-Units/Professional-Series™-HX1000 –-80 PLUS®-Certified-Modular-Power-Supply/p/CMPSU-1000HX#tab-tech-specs
This does make me a bit nervous...
I have to wonder if there is a failure if it will take everything down with it or just give up the ghost (hopefully not dramatically) and I'll replace it, and life will go on.
I've thought about that and it says each 12V supply does 40A each.I would get a newer single rail as that old HX1000 is a dual rail design. These larger tdp gpus will tax those limited rails hard.
I've thought about that and it says each 12V supply does 40A each.
The PCIe spec says 150W max per 8-Pin connector, so assuming it can actually deliver 150W on each of the 12V rails, that's less than half below the max for each rail.
Obviously I haven't been following power supply design, hence the 11 year old device, but I'm guessing it was simply an efficiency and size limitation at the time which led to dual rail supplies. Sure that means twice as many components which can fail when compared to their single rail contemporaries but I'm not sure of the pitfalls of ultra high output single rail modern supplies.
My fear really is failure modes and if they'll take out anything else in the system or if these things are designed to fail gracefully. It's a bit worrying to stress out an old supply like this, but on paper I don't think it's a loading issue since it's well within guardband.
Ah, gotcha, that is problematic.That HX1000 is literally two 500w psus combined. It was a shit design back then, imagine now. The problem rears its head when you start using higher powered devices. A single 3080 will draw 300w or higher. 500-350, doesn't leave much room for anything else. Thus you'd run your system on one rail and a single gpu on the 2nd rail. This psu was sold as a 1000w, but in reality it could never run a 1000w system being limited to less than 500w per rail. It worked ok if you didn't push it with overclocking or needed more than 500w for a single device.
If you're planning to watercool keep in mind that the FE isn't the reference model and might not have as many waterblock options.Will try for a 3080 FE for the hell of it. If not, it's no big deal. I'm not spending more for 'inferior' AIB models that I'll just strip the cooler off anyways.
Going to be ready early tomorrow (9 am ET, I'll be up for HOURS by then) hoping to snag one. Have my eyes on the Founder's Edition but would be satisfied with either an XC3 or FTW3 (both EVGAs, both on the smaller side of 3080's). MSI Ventus, ASUS TUF and GB Eagle all fit too but are ugly as sin. I would grab one either way.
Going to do the same next week (more limited in my 3090 options, only a couple models fit off the top of my head) and take those couple days to think about it. I would REALLY like the in-between card (3080 Ti ish) but at this point I wouldn't care taking a hit of a few hundreds dollars and not have to wait for said 3080 Ti to come.
Point is I'm on a 1080Ti still because of the 2080 Ti price (made more sense to put that Fun Money towards a new piano) and it's not pushing it anymore at 3440x1440@120.
With my luck the choice should be really easy (no card at all or only one of the two).
Now back to the reviews.
Tell Cyberpunk that.My 1080ti needs to be upgraded and after double checking I realized my error. For $700-$800 RTX3080 does not make sense for 1440p, if you already rock a 1080ti or higher.
The $500-600 RTX3070 would be a better choice, but only after seeing what AMD provides. Lastly, with Consoles going for $500-600 and 3070's being above a console, I find the better solution for everyone without 4K 120fps setups to get a 2080ti for at most $500 shipped off the forum.
I just need someone to sell me a 2080ti for comparison vs. my 1080ti.
edit: I was wrong and had to rewrite things
EK did tease an FE waterblock for the 3080.Yeah, I'm not buying a Corsair block.
First choice would be Heatkiller, but they are Usually slow to market after launch, so I may be forced to go with EK instead.
They have announced non FE blocks thus far, and I'm hoping FE ones aren't far behind.
Performance on the 3080 seems more than I need. But my PC is watercooled, so debating between a 3070 on air since I haven't seen any 3070 waterblocks yet, or jumping to a 3080 and being way overpowered. Keeping my mean to be temporary 5600XT is also an option, as these cards aren't cheap and the AMD card is doing pretty much everything I need for now.