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so currently i game at 1080p i know 1440p would be better but i bought my 1080p display used for 40$. anyhow im on disability and cant cant always afford to upgrade every time a new piece of tech comes out, so anytime i upgrade it has to laste me several years or at least till i can save up the money to upgrade. for example when i first build my ryzen system back in august of 2019 i was still using an RX 470 anyhow i digress. currently i run a 3900X 16 gigs 3733mhz ram and an rx 5700 sapphire pulse that struggles in a few games at high or ultra settings, now assuming i plan to keep my gpu for say 4-5 years, or at least keep it till it no longer runs the games i want to play at decent frame rates/settings. im torn between the 6800 or 6800XT. i know the 6800XT it the more superior card but something tells me a 6800XT would be a waste price wise for 1080p gaming.

i guess im just having trouble trying to decide if i should buy a 6800 or 6800XT? i have a 750 watt seasonic psu if it matters below is a list of the games i currently play so you can help me decide which card is best for me also if it matters i have 800$ to spend so which card do you recommend for me and why

shadow of the tomb raider
AC: Odyssey
AC: valhalla
control
RDR2
resident evil 3 remake
doom eternal just to name a few
 

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For what you want the 6800XT is not worth the extra and even the 6800 is worse deal compared to the 3070
Hell you could wait for the 3060 Ti which is going to be about what the 2080 Super is

In AC: Odyssey the 2080 Super is able to run the game in 1080P at 84 FPS the 3070 at 95 FPS the 6800 at 100 FPS and the 6800XT is somehow slower in that game
In Control its 92 FPS for 2080 Super 105 FPS for the 3070 and 107 and 122 for the 6800 and 6800 XT

IMO the 3070 is the best value and 8 GB of VRAM is not going to be problem at 1080P
 

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6800 xt if you plan to keep for some time.
 

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Considering I was just making this decision and ended up with an RX 6800 for 3440x1440 144hz, this is very weird to me. (Of course TBF it was made for me when the XT was impossible to get)
I'm gonna side with shilka on this one, but if you're adamant about AMD then yeah the 6800 I guess.
I'm assuming your monitor is only 60hz too? I'd be very surprised if it took a 6800XT to hold a mere 1080p60 for 5 years.
But then I guess taking into consideration that you already have a 5700 and the price difference between a 6800 and 6800XT in the US is minimal, maybe the 6800XT is worthwhile idk.
 

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Considering I was just making this decision and ended up with an RX 6800 for 3440x1440 144hz, this is very weird to me. (Of course TBF it was made for me when the XT was impossible to get)
I'm gonna side with shilka on this one, but if you're adamant about AMD then yeah the 6800 I guess.
I'm assuming your monitor is only 60hz too? I'd be very surprised if it took a 6800XT to hold a mere 1080p60 for 5 years.
But then I guess taking into consideration that you already have a 5700 and the price difference between a 6800 and 6800XT in the US is minimal, maybe the 6800XT is worthwhile idk.
You can also enable RT at 1080p. Also, I am sure AMD will release fewer vRAM models.
 

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6800 = better price/perf.
6800XT = better longevity.
 

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I'd go with the 3070 having to abide by the info given. That said I wouldn't spend $500+ to play on a $40 monitor, but that's just me.
 

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You can also enable RT at 1080p. Also, I am sure AMD will release fewer vRAM models.
I mean I'm not sure how it will play out long term but it seems right now if you were looking for 1080p RT, the 3070 would still be optimal. But how long a life RTX and DLSS gets and then what AMDs RT can really do with console and specific optimization remains to be seen I guess. It would be a difficult bet to make, really hard to say what the right choice is here.

That said I wouldn't spend $500+ to play on a $40 monitor, but that's just me.
With you on that tbh, seems like with a 5700.. your $500 is better spent on an IPS 1440p or 1080p 144hz freesync monitor. Adaptive sync and just a nicer to look at monitor with better latency and the like will drastically improve your experience in a way an OP GPU on a bad monitor just won't. And you'd have money left over to start saving for a 6700XT later on.
 

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I'd wait until the full RDNA2 and Ampere lineup is released
 
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Well, if you're gonna overkill, might as well go full:

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Why start a new thread about the same thing? Were you expecting different results?

If you wanna upgrade, go for it. However, it really makes no sense to me to drop ANY money to utilize a $40 monitor more than your current 5700 does; especially if strapped for cash.

Just lower some settings. 99% of the time unless I'm standing still, I cannot tell the difference between ultra and high, much less a mixture of ultra+high settings to maximize perf:IQ.
 

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Keep your current card (RX 5700), it's more than fine for 1080p even 1440p it runs quite OK.

You can't buy anything newer than RDNA1 and Turing anyway. So practically you're already on latest generation unless you want to camp in front of physical stores in countries that allow this.
 

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so currently i game at 1080p i know 1440p would be better but i bought my 1080p display used for 40$. anyhow im on disability and cant cant always afford to upgrade every time a new piece of tech comes out, so anytime i upgrade it has to laste me several years or at least till i can save up the money to upgrade. for example when i first build my ryzen system back in august of 2019 i was still using an RX 470 anyhow i digress. currently i run a 3900X 16 gigs 3733mhz ram and an rx 5700 sapphire pulse that struggles in a few games at high or ultra settings, now assuming i plan to keep my gpu for say 4-5 years, or at least keep it till it no longer runs the games i want to play at decent frame rates/settings. im torn between the 6800 or 6800XT. i know the 6800XT it the more superior card but something tells me a 6800XT would be a waste price wise for 1080p gaming.

i guess im just having trouble trying to decide if i should buy a 6800 or 6800XT? i have a 750 watt seasonic psu if it matters below is a list of the games i currently play so you can help me decide which card is best for me also if it matters i have 800$ to spend so which card do you recommend for me and why

shadow of the tomb raider
AC: Odyssey
AC: valhalla
control
RDR2
resident evil 3 remake
doom eternal just to name a few
The 6800 is looking like the newest contender for best high-end option. It's slower than the XT, but not by enough to warrant the slight hike in price. Plus it casually beats out the green team.
 

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so currently i game at 1080p i know 1440p would be better but i bought my 1080p display used for 40$. anyhow im on disability and cant cant always afford to upgrade every time a new piece of tech comes out, so anytime i upgrade it has to laste me several years or at least till i can save up the money to upgrade. for example when i first build my ryzen system back in august of 2019 i was still using an RX 470 anyhow i digress. currently i run a 3900X 16 gigs 3733mhz ram and an rx 5700 sapphire pulse that struggles in a few games at high or ultra settings, now assuming i plan to keep my gpu for say 4-5 years, or at least keep it till it no longer runs the games i want to play at decent frame rates/settings. im torn between the 6800 or 6800XT. i know the 6800XT it the more superior card but something tells me a 6800XT would be a waste price wise for 1080p gaming.

i guess im just having trouble trying to decide if i should buy a 6800 or 6800XT? i have a 750 watt seasonic psu if it matters below is a list of the games i currently play so you can help me decide which card is best for me also if it matters i have 800$ to spend so which card do you recommend for me and why

shadow of the tomb raider
AC: Odyssey
AC: valhalla
control
RDR2
resident evil 3 remake
doom eternal just to name a few
What monitor?
This matters a lot. Are you going to be using Blur Reduction strobing?
 

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so currently i game at 1080p i know 1440p would be better but i bought my 1080p display used for 40$. anyhow im on disability and cant cant always afford to upgrade every time a new piece of tech comes out, so anytime i upgrade it has to laste me several years or at least till i can save up the money to upgrade. for example when i first build my ryzen system back in august of 2019 i was still using an RX 470 anyhow i digress. currently i run a 3900X 16 gigs 3733mhz ram and an rx 5700 sapphire pulse that struggles in a few games at high or ultra settings, now assuming i plan to keep my gpu for say 4-5 years, or at least keep it till it no longer runs the games i want to play at decent frame rates/settings. im torn between the 6800 or 6800XT. i know the 6800XT it the more superior card but something tells me a 6800XT would be a waste price wise for 1080p gaming.

i guess im just having trouble trying to decide if i should buy a 6800 or 6800XT? i have a 750 watt seasonic psu if it matters below is a list of the games i currently play so you can help me decide which card is best for me also if it matters i have 800$ to spend so which card do you recommend for me and why

shadow of the tomb raider
AC: Odyssey
AC: valhalla
control
RDR2
resident evil 3 remake
doom eternal just to name a few
What monitor?
This matters a lot. Are you going to be using Blur Reduction strobing?
 
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Wonder if this monitor only capable of 60mhz. For $40 can't complain but if buy $500 gpu capable of much more then monitor is bottlenecks.

I try elmb and I dont think I like it too much I know it supposed to be good technology. :)
 

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also no strobing i dont even use motion blur half the time
Goodness. Is it plugged in with HDMI or with DL-DVI? because 144hz on it is only supported over DL-DVI, itll be stuck at 60hz over HDMI 1.4. There's also no VRR.. and its TN. Doesn't even have basic anti-flicker/eye strain stuff.

Even this would be a huge upgrade to your overall experience: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-24G2-Fra...qid=1605945150&s=arts-crafts-intl-ship&sr=1-1

and then something like this no doubt you could be happy with for a very long time.
 
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