Keep 2070 super or 'upgrade' to XLRB 3060

dpoverlord

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So I have a friend with a 2070 super and at my local best buy they had a 3060.

It seems I can't find anything concrete if this would be an upgrade for him. My gut says it would be as he gets HDMI 2.2 more ram.

He would like to get a LG TV with gsync. Considering it cost $700 he could sell his super for the same price I think.

But is it an upgrade?
 

thecold

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So I have a friend with a 2070 super and at my local best buy they had a 3060.

It seems I can't find anything concrete if this would be an upgrade for him. My gut says it would be as he gets HDMI 2.2 more ram.

He would like to get a LG TV with gsync. Considering it cost $700 he could sell his super for the same price I think.

But is it an upgrade?

Pretty sure it's a slight downgrade, except the hdmi and memory. Which.... requires a 3xxx or amd rx6xxx series.
 

mda

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It's a sidegrade at best. Both the 2070S / 3060 is in the general "1080TI" level of performance and is not/no longer a 4K card now.
 

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He needs at least an RTX 3060Ti /3070 to see it on the same system IMO .. I like the idea of 12Gb on the 3060 just wish 3070 would been like that .
 

robbiekhan

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Even a 3070 isn't a sizeable upgrade over a 2070 Super let alone a 3060. I just bought a 3080 Ti FE as managed to get right in this even as UK stock arrived at nVidia at original RRP having spent months looking at reviews, options, upgrade paths etc as I game at 3440x1440 and whilst the 2070 Super is indeed very good, I want to maintain that 60fps minimum with full RTX enabled at native res in Cyberpunk etc.

At 1440p the 3080 Ti was anywhere from 50fps to 100fps faster than my 2070 Super. That's the kind of jump I was after not a mere 20fps here and there. If the jump is not big then it's not gonna be worth the upgrade.

2070 Super is a 2560x1080p card for games like Cyberpunk if you use RTX and DLSS, but at 3440x1440 the frames will become GPU bound as I found.
 

crazycrave

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I was looking for a 3060 only for the vram as it's about a RX 5700 XT level card which is fine as I like to crank the candy in 1080p and vram is the limit on some games now as most want 6 to 7 Gb .. my flashed out ref RX 5700 overclocked to 2049Mhz was pulling alittle over 27,000 on my 3700x system in firestrike gpu , RTX 3070 is 34,3xx gpu on that same system and I am sure if it was on my 5600x system it would be more but it's a baseline of what you get for the money . https://www.3dmark.com/fs/26803164

It was an upgrade for the system overall without a platform change out as that is PCI Express 3 on a riser card ..
 
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