Recommendations for best card for 5120x1440? 6800XT vs 3080

Which card for 5120x1440p , no raytracing

  • RTX 3080

    Votes: 5 33.3%
  • RX 6800XT

    Votes: 4 26.7%
  • Wait to see 3080ti/RX 6900XT

    Votes: 9 60.0%

  • Total voters
    15

Briguyatx

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I just recently purchased a 5120x1440p 120hz display, and I'm trying to figure out if the RX 6800XT or the 3080 is a better option for a video card at this res. I don't really care about ray tracing because I pretty much detest anything under about 90 fps, so ill have to wait for a future gen for RT On.

Anybody have any personal experience, or seen any reviews at this res? I'm wondering if the 6800XT at this res will basically come out even with the 3080 since it wins at 1440p and loses at 4k and it wont really matter which I go with.
3090 isn't an option, not going to spend more than 1k on a video card.

Thoughts?
 

Briguyatx

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5120x1440 is roughly 0.9x 4K. 4K performance is what you should look at.
My thinking was that if memory bandwidth is the reason why the Radeon doesn't win at 4k, there might be a break even point where the bandwidth becomes the problem - I might get lucky and the 5120x1440 resolution be below that point, making the 6800XT a better choice there.

Hard to know without 5120x1440 benchmarks :D
 

exlink

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3080 tends to do better at 4K in most games which that resolution is closest to. But either one would suffice and you’ll likely not be able to tell the difference between them in non-RT, non-DLSS applications.
 

Mchart

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Really depends on the games you play. Do you play the games that will/have DLSS? 3080 is the easy choice here since you're looking at basically 4k resolution. Otherwise, get whatever you can find.
 

Bman123

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I'd buy a 3080 just for dlss 2.0 they improved it quite a bit from the first version. That's the whole reason I went 3070 on my 3440x1440 screen, waiting to step up to the 3080 from evga to push the framerate
 
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