RTX 2080 Super Upgrade Worth It

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  1. darkmage87

    darkmage87 Newbie

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    Hello,

    I ordered a new Alienware M17 R3 Laptop from Dell for $3,535.99 CAD ($3,995.67 CAD including tax) with the following specifications:
    • 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
    • 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
    • NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) RTX 2070 SUPER(TM) 8GB GDDR6
    • Windows 10 Home 64bit English
    • Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Initial Year
    • Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis, 1 Year
    • Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis, 2 Years Extended
    • 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10875H (8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
    • 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz 9ms 300-nits 72% NTSC color gamut with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology
    • 6-Cell Battery, 86WHr (Integrated)

    The laptop comes with a RTX 2070 Super but Dell is offering me an upgrade to the RTX 2080 Super for $500 CAD more.
    Would the 2080 Super be worth it for that amount of money over the 2070 Super?
     
  2. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    Not worth it. You purchased the laptop at the worst possible time, with massively faster RTX 30 series laptops just around the corner. Save the money for the upgrade.
     
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  3. darkmage87

    darkmage87 Newbie

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    The RTX 3000 series video cards for laptops will cost a hefty premium when they are released though, I doubt they would be affordable until late summer/back to school sales.
     
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    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    There won't be any "cards for laptops". It's true that RTX20xx is indeed heavily discounted at the moment as they are clearing the deprecated stock, so yeah - RTX30xx will be more expensive in comparison, about the RTX20 level from before the clearance.
     
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    darkmage87 Newbie

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    So I guess you are saying that the mobile RTX30xx is not worth waiting that long for until they go on sale.

    So what do you think of the 2070S or 2080S (for $500 CAD more) for 1080p 144hz laptop gaming?
     
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    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    2070 is the sweet spot. If you have the extra $500, you will be able to afford a vastly superior 3070 laptop in January.
     
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    Aroc Notebook Consultant

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    To me the 2080S isn't appreciably faster in frame rates and benchmarking scores to make it worth it. Sometimes 2080S is 10 frames per second better sometimes it is 1 frame per second better. It depends on the benchmark, game, machine, and test conditions. I would rather put that $$ into the new laptop fund or buy a AGA and use a desktop GPU with it. But that is me.

    Would I wait for 30 series? No.
     
  8. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    They are buying a laptop today though? Who upgrades every 6 months?
     
  9. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    3 months, but good question otherwise. People who don't upgrade often and don't want to have a deprecated laptop in a couple of months should wait.
     
  10. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    3070 laptop in January... Yoo believe in Santa Claus?:D
     
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