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What would you buy?

What would you buy?

  • RX 6800 XT / $510

    Votes: 4,297 34.6%
  • RTX 3080 10 GB / $550

    Votes: 759 6.1%
  • RTX 4070 / $600

    Votes: 2,139 17.2%
  • RX 6900 XT / $650

    Votes: 474 3.8%
  • RX 6950 XT / $700

    Votes: 776 6.2%
  • RTX 3090 / $780

    Votes: 469 3.8%
  • RTX 4070 Ti / $800

    Votes: 1,411 11.4%
  • RX 7900 XT / $800

    Votes: 2,095 16.9%

  • Total voters
    12,420
  • Poll closed .

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Since our RTX 4070 reviews are live now, I was wondering what you would buy
 
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Where is the 6800, that card must be like $400 US now.
 
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If I had to buy now it would be a 6800XT or a 6900XT 6950XT (new or used). ;) Still the best deal & enough performance, plus good undervolt scaling.
If not in urge I would wait & see what the 7800 and 7800XT brings to the table. And if AMD can fix the broken FPS capped power usage. Let's hope it's only driver related and no 7000 series hardware flaw.

*P.S.: just checked prices over here. The 6950XT (649€) is even 100€ cheaper than the 6900XT (749€). That's wild! Cheapest 6800XT goes for 569€. With such prices I would pick the 6950XT. Much faster than the 6800XT. And with a nice undervolt you can reach pretty humane power levels, plus the card stays cool & silent. Best bang for the buck right now.
 
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I want to "buy" your prices. For here, you add at least 100$ to every card.

Yeah I second that, cheapest new 6800 XT is around 750 $ where I live. :laugh: 'can't imagine the 4070 being any cheaper when it shows up here'

If I was buying a GPU at the moment I would pick up a second hand 6800 most likely, those can be had around 500 $ in good condition/some warranty left on them.
 
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Considering my actual gpu is not that old, i would buy a 7900xt if i really need to upgrade my 6750xt. But i'm really set with it until RX 8xxx / RTX 5xxx, and even then we will see what the market demands for these cards.
 
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I bought a 7900xt back in January for $900 so I voted for it as I most certainly would buy it now for $100 less.

By the way, its only one data point but AMD is cheaper and faster now than last gen for the top SKUs at launch MSRP:

6950xt $1100 -> 7900xtx $1000 25% faster
6900xt $1000 -> 7900xt $900 20% faster

Let’s hope they keep going in that direction for future gens: faster and cheaper!
 
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I'd go for the cheapest 16GB option.
Truthfully though, the price/performance ratio did not yet shift enough for any of those cards in my humble opinion. I'd rather wait and spend my money elsewhere until this gets better.
 
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I'd go for the cheapest 16GB option.
Truthfully though, the price/performance ratio did not yet shift enough for any of those cards in my humble opinion. I'd rather wait and spend my money elsewhere until this gets better.
In my opinion the 6700XT (and up) would be fine for 1440p. In fact even a 3060 12GB should be fine unless Nvidia does something to hurt performance.
 
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For me, at 1080p, none of these really make any sense to buy. A lot of my friends play at 1440p though, so if I were to recommend one of these cards to them, it would be the 6800 XT, simply really good value. Depending on 6950XT prices, that might also be worth considering. 4070 only really makes sense if they are dead set on RT.
 
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Yeah I second that, cheapest new 6800 XT is around 750 $ where I live. :laugh: 'can't imagine the 4070 being any cheaper when it shows up here'

If I was buying a GPU at the moment I would pick up a second hand 6800 most likely, those can be had around 500 $ in good condition/some warranty left on them.
We just got the prices for 4070 here. The cheapest ones are at the 6800XT price. So yeah, a brand new 12GB vRAM card with DLSS3 or an almost 3 year old card with 16GB and no RT/DLSS, decisions ... decisions.
 
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I picked up a 6750XT for $379 for a 2nd build reusing an older Ryzen 3900x that came back into my hands.. I think the 6700XT/6750Xt are really good for price and performance at 1440p.
 
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In my opinion the 6700XT (and up) would be fine for 1440p. In fact even a 3060 12GB should be fine unless Nvidia does something to hurt performance.
Agreed about the 6700XT being fine for 1440p gaming for now!
I also like to run some GPU-compute every now and then however, and that combined with future proofing means I prefer a bit of overkill in the VRAM department.
 
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iam now looking at these prices and crying in the corner...

sadly my gpu(vega64) died in a really bad time, and i had no option in that time.. :(
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None. I've only once spent ~300€ on a card. Times have changed, and right now I'm willing to go up to 450€.
 
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I saw this disappointing 4070 coming a few months ago and decided to buy a 6800XT refurbed mining card with new fans/memory pads and 24 months of warranty for £450. Coming from a 3070 that had run out of VRAM at 1440p too many times, the performance uplift was bigger than I was expecting. It turns out AMD drivers have slowly improved since all the 6800XT launch reviews and it's now a tiny bit better than the 3080, rather than being significantly behind it.

The 4070 was looking like a big performance cut from the 4070Ti based on the leaked core count and we've already had real-world previews of this configuration's performance with laptop GPUs, so the review scores weren't even a tiny bit of of a surprise. If anything, the $599 price was a nice bonus, ruined by how horribly power-limited all the 4070 cards are. It's cheaper than the $650 we expected because it's been artificially limited more than we expected.
 
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None of them frankly
Cut 100.us off the 4070ti and that would be it.
 
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We just got the prices for 4070 here. The cheapest ones are at the 6800XT price. So yeah, a brand new 12GB vRAM card with DLSS3 or an almost 3 year old card with 16GB and no RT/DLSS, decisions ... decisions.

Just checked and yep same here, for example the Asus Dual 4070 is 785 $ and thats one of the 'cheaper' models.

None. I've only once spent ~300€ on a card. Times have changed, and right now I'm willing to go up to 450€.

That was the exact same for me when I decided to upgrade from my GTX 1070 in 2022 september and even with second hand prices I had to go higher than my usual budget range cause I just couldn't find anything decent to upgrade in that range anymore. 'I also don't really like the idea of going higher than 500$ for a card, thats like an entire month of average wage from a full time job where I live..'
 
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I voted for the cheapest but realisticly I wouldn't buy it. I've never spent more than $200 on a graphics card and after adjusting for inflation I'll probably be looking to spend around $250 next time. In fact, I would've done so a few months ago but all the cards in that price range had reduced performance on my old computer because they had limited PCIe lanes (and so perform poorly on PCIe 3.0) or they required rebar. So I bought a used card that didn't have these limitations.
 
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