I7 + 3070 sufficient?

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  1. David Jesse Cummins

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    I’m looking at buying an MSI GE76 with an i7 gen 11 processor and either a 3080 or a 3070 GPU. This would be used for competitive egames like Valorant and Overwatch, but also for engineering software like AutoCAD, and then data analysis using R and excel. It would also be used for some VR games and for Elite Dangerous, Witcher, Call of Duty, Skyrim and the like. Given the processor is an i7 with 32 gigs of RAM, how important is it to go with a 3080 GPU at an extra cost of around $400 over a 3070?
    Thanks!
     
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    if you can afford go for the 16gb 3080 but yes 3070 is enough and a very fast card in the ge76...i think its full power aka performance//wicked laptop if you do decide to buy it


    only draw back is if you want high refresh rates aka 144hz go for the 3080...otherwise if your happy with 100-110fps go for it


    and welcome to the internets smartest community NBR
     
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    Thanks very much for your reply. I wouldn't pay $5 for a 25 cent pencil even though I can afford it. I assume that the 3080 is worth a certain amount of additional money over the 3070, but I don't know what that amount is: where is that tipping point where you would be uncertain whether to go for the 3080? Let's assume that my budget can handle the extra (it can). And I know this tipping point is dependent on what system and what software is being used, so I tried to give my context.
    I'm curious too, about another aspect of this: I'm giving up 1440p with the GE76. For things like autocad, and games like skyrim, witcher 3, and VR games, 1440p might be nice to have. It's hard to balance everything: 1440p might make the system run hot, and come at a price in the competitive egames like Valorant and CS GO. I'd be curious what laptops you might favor assuming the software packages I listed.
    Thanks again! I'm a newbie and trying to learn before I buy.
     
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    also stick around NBR you can find some pretty useful info and tweaks.....i highly recommend you check out the sub forum windows .....look into oso shut up 10
     
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    Another question is whether putting a 3080 in would make the laptop run hotter than with a 3070?
    Thanks!
     
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    it might run 2-3c warmer but nothing to be concerned about the ge76 is a decent laptop for cooling a 3080 or a 3070
     
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    What's the TDP for 3070 and 3080 in that model? They could be anywhere from 100-150W or more. It would be crazy; but what if the 3070 TDP was identical or more than the 3080 option? Something to look at for sure.
     
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    off the top of my head i said it was good because they run with full tdp....max power for both 3070 and 3080....it really is a great laptop
     
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    I have the GP76 model, I think the 3070 in the ge76 model runs the 3070 at 125w without boost and 140w with boost. The 3080 runs at 150w normal, 165w with boost.
    the gp76 3070 runs at the 3070 at full speed, 125w normal, 140w with boost.

    I dont know what processor you are going for but make sure you put liquid metal TIM on the processor and undervolt the processor. The bios in MSI laptops have options that can undervolt and slight overclock the processor. My laptop runs at 4.31ghz, its a i7 11800h at 83C running at 100% when I edit videos. I put liquid metal TIM on the processor and mx4 on the gpu with a .060mv undervolt.
    Without it, it runs at 4.0ghz at 93C.
     
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