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Do I really need a 2070 or 2080 Graphics Card?

Ok, were building a HTPC to rip and play movies. I probably have 800 Blu-Ray's and 1000 DVD's. I have a JVC NX7 and stream with a Apple 4K TV.

I have a number of the movies already ripped from my old HTPC. I"m going to be upscaling them using madvr and have read a number of threads where the 2060 graphics cards is good but now I'm seeing posts of 2070 or even 2080.

I do not game so bottom line is 2060 the way to go or do I spend another $100+ and go 2070?

Thanks for your insight

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You could get away with a 1060.

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Thanks for responding so if I use a 2060 card with !6 gig of ram I should be good
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If you don't mind buying used there are a lot of GTX cards flooding the market. I don't think MadVR can really take advantage of any of the RTX advanced features but honestly don't know. You can buy a used GTX 1080ti for third or less then the cost of equivalent RTX cards. From the benchmarks I have seen the 1080ti is only a little behind the RTX 2080ti for the majority of uses.

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If you don't mind buying used there are a lot of GTX cards flooding the market. I don't think MadVR can really take advantage of any of the RTX advanced features but honestly don't know. You can buy a used GTX 1080ti for third or less then the cost of equivalent RTX cards. From the benchmarks I have seen the 1080ti is only a little behind the RTX 2080ti for the majority of uses.
I appreciate the input. I pulled the plug and just ordered a 2060 Super. All of my parts should arrive today and tomorrow and start the build. Hopefully it will last a while.

I'm kind of excited.

Thanks again
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If you don't mind buying used there are a lot of GTX cards flooding the market. I don't think MadVR can really take advantage of any of the RTX advanced features but honestly don't know. You can buy a used GTX 1080ti for third or less then the cost of equivalent RTX cards. From the benchmarks I have seen the 1080ti is only a little behind the RTX 2080ti for the majority of uses.
I appreciate the input. I pulled the plug and just ordered a 2060 Super. All of my parts should arrive today and tomorrow and start the build. Hopefully it will last a while.

I'm kind of excited.

Thanks again
I just upgraded to the RTX 2060 Super, from the GT 1030.... Although not the same exact situation you are in but I felt it would add some value for me to share my experience.

Night & Day. Loving the 2060 so far
.. what a difference!
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