$1000~ difference between 3070 (130W/8GB) and 3080 (130W/16GB) worth it?

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  1. AndresHdz

    AndresHdz Notebook Guru

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    Finally there are high wattage models in my country. To be more specific the ASUS Scar 17". Both 3070 and 3080 versions.
    But I don't know which one to get. Both models are the same chassis and display QHD, even component wattage is the same. Only differences are GPU models. And RAM (3070 16gb/3080 32gb).
    I do a lot of flight simulation and moderate gaming.
    I also use Unreal Engine/Blender/Phostoshop for my daily work.
    The price difference is around 900-1000 dollars. Is it worth paying that for the 3080 and the extra 8gb VRAM?
     
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    if the wattage of the 3080 is 150w then I say its worth it, otherwise no....do not go for it.
     
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    You've got up to 140 with the 70 and 165 with the 80; I would want most or all of it whichever way I went. On the one hand there are equally compelling 3080 choices from other vendors at similar pricing that will give you more power. The 3070 on the other hand is more competitive at it's price. With a 1k price differential between two laptops it seems like it might be helpful to step back and define your budget and buying criteria.
     
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    long story dont do it man its a waste
     
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    Lest you really need to bleed every ounce of power for work, go with the 3070.

    ...upgrade again on the GPU launch after DDR5.
     
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    Asus Zephyrus G14: Ryzen 9 4900HS/RTX 2060 Max-Q/16GB/1TB SSD


    nice laptop dude does it have 144hz?
     
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    No, it's the 2020 model with 120Hz screen.
     
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    120hz 144hz not much difference.....still nice laptop....I wonder what the turbo boost is with the 4900hs

    Up to 4.3GHz?
     
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    I'm not particularly sensitive to panel ghosting, but I definitely noticed it on the G14. Same for the 120 Hz Legion 5.
     
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