The 3080 20GB version will be the sweet spot IMO.I originally thought there would be a 3080Ti with the large price gap but with the performance gap of the 3090 and 3080 being like maybe 15% tops can we really expect a 3080Ti? It almost seems like to me there is a bigger chance of them releasing a 3060 value card.
I’m really new to the PC side of things so maybe I’m way off base. I want to center a build around a 3080. I was going to splurge and do a 2080Ti build earlier this year but some projects came up and then I knew new cards were coming so I waited and I’m so glad I did.
To me the 3080 seems like the sweet spot and I too would be interested in a 3080Ti and when I saw initial pricing I thought for sure there would be one. But after seeing the 3090 benchmarks I can’t imagine shoehorning such a small performance bump in between those two. I must be missing something.
You are not missing anything.. the 3080 has just higher specs than past equivalent generation.
With respect to memory bandwidth, the 3080 has 320-bit, which exceeds the 2080/1080 vanilla, which were 256-bit. The 2080 Ti and 3090/Titan feature respectfully 352-bit and 384-bit. In theory, a 3080 Ti performance would land between the 3080 and 3090... so I agree it would not provide significant additional performance over a 3080.