Discussion My 3 sons and I finally all got their upgrades to 3000 series. 3D Mark Time Spy flex. :-)

Golgatha

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Just a fun screenshot. I've done a ton of wheeling and dealing to get video cards over the last couple of years. We can now enjoy the latest and greatest for the next few months :)

So who needs to be adopted?

P.S. Adding in my laptop and HTPC, we collectively have 54 core or 108 threads of CPU processing power in our household.

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Just a fun screenshot. I've done a ton of wheeling and dealing to get video cards over the last couple of years. We can now enjoy the latest and greatest for the next few months :)

So who needs to be adopted?

P.S. Adding in my laptop and HTPC, we collectively have 54 core or 108 threads of CPU processing power in our household.

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Did you take out a second mortgage?
 

Golgatha

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Did you take out a second mortgage?
Ha! No, it was certainly expensive at times (e.g. bought a 3090 because that's all that was available at the time) and annoying. I spent a lot of time looking for available cards, and tried to time the market a bit with my buying and selling of GPUs over the last couple of years. I mainly got lucky with the eVGA que a couple of times and open box items at my local Micro Center. I kept a spreadsheet for my own information; summary below.

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The cliff notes of it is I built 2 new computers during COVID lockdowns for fun and stay at home schooling. Also, the 3060 Ti in Son1's computer is for him to keep. It's a computer he built for himself that he'll use when he goes away to college this fall. I bought him the video card for his senior year gift. He's pretty talented at building as well. :)

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Golgatha

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Just in time for the 4xxx series to hopefully come out! :D

My 9900k is rocking my 3090 fine though. I play at 2k and max settings great.
This is true. I think the 4000 series will not offer much value, in terms of $ spent per FPS, like the 2000 series didn't. I hope I'm mistaken for everyone's benefit though. Still, I think my household can "get by" on 3080 or better GPUs. :D
 

ViviTheMage

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We shall see. If rumors hold true, we are supposed to see double performance for 4080 and 4090. IE 4080 is twice as fast as a 3080. To be fair, my 3090 has zero issues with any game at 2k. I might throw in a 49" 120hz widescreen though at some point, and see how that plays.
 

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