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Ari Altman

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TBG's Video Card Rankings (2019)
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:53:56 PM »
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Re: TBG's Video Card Rankings (2019)
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 05:36:47 AM »
Hey Ari!

For me, we've had so many GPUs launched in the past 2 years that are really good, that it's now hard to figure out which one I should be looking at buying to upgrade my 1060 6GB. I've been looking at used/new 1080s and 1080Ti's lately but I'm not sure at what price they're actually worth buying over a new card since I'm trying to balance speed (old cards) vs. speed and having a warranty (new cards). Any thoughts on previous gen cards?

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Re: TBG's Video Card Rankings (2019)
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 09:11:19 AM »
Hey Ari!

For me, we've had so many GPUs launched in the past 2 years that are really good, that it's now hard to figure out which one I should be looking at buying to upgrade my 1060 6GB. I've been looking at used/new 1080s and 1080Ti's lately but I'm not sure at what price they're actually worth buying over a new card since I'm trying to balance speed (old cards) vs. speed and having a warranty (new cards). Any thoughts on previous gen cards?

Really good question, Abowman, but I think if you look over the charts in the Rankings, you'll be able to find your answer. In short, the GTX 1080 is on par with an RX 5700, which costs $350. Losing the warranty and getting a card that may have some wear on it would mean you shouldn't pay more than about 70% of the cost of the 5700, translating to $245-$250. Same thing goes for the GTX 1080 Ti, which is on par with the $500 RTX 2070 Super (which is still not actually available). Thus, for that card I'd pay up to $350 used.

A quick scan of some for sale forums I frequent suggests that people are still trying to get a lot more than $350 for the GTX 1080 Ti, which seems out of touch with the latest Rankings. They have to check TBG!

As it happens, I have both those cards in my inventory of test cards, and I was actually thinking about selling the GTX 1080 (the 1080 Ti is liquid-cooled, which makes it a bit more of a niche model due to needing space for the radiator). If you are serious about getting a used card and can't find them at the prices I mentioned above, come back to me and maybe we can work out a deal.

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Re: TBG's Video Card Rankings (2019)
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 11:14:40 AM »
Abowman - as a regular contributor here, you should sign up for the big TBG Forum prize drawing we're holding right now!