Sandy wrote:Just did a partial new build today because my water cooler leaked everywhere and fried my mobo and RAM.
Switched to a Ryzen 2700X, Asus X470-I and some less water infused Corsair LPX RAM. I also built a case from scratch to house it all. It's a very small 20 X 20 X an undisclosed height that will be somewhere around 35ish cm. I've finished the frame but need to work on the actual casing.
I'm sticking with air this time because strawberry float water, so it'll be interesting to see what kinds of temps I get in such a small space once it is clad.
2080 vs 1080 is good but the 2080 vs 1080 Ti is poor for the price you have to pay. If I get a 2080 for £750 I expect it to be a lot better than the top card from the last gen which I can pick up for £150 to £200 less brand new, not 13% on average. I would hold off till the next launch or pick up a 1070 ot 1080 and save cash.
The card is fine, and what nVidia is trying to do is commendable and, we think, an eventual future for gaming technology. That does not mean that it's worth the price at present, however. The RTX 2080 is poor value today.
The 2080 Ti seen from a 1080 Ti purely based on shading performance is impressive, but the big question remaining is that extra 25 to 40% extra performance worth the price tag? Purely based on rasterized/shaded game performance I would say no.
It will be interesting to see how performance stacks up when some of the newer features the RTX cards offer are actually implemented in games though - DLSS and some of the new shading tech could see large performance gains against 10XX cards once they become standard.