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Gigabyte 3090 Gaming OC vs Asus 3080 Strix OC

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First off want to say I am sorry I am in this dilemma, because I know others are having problems just getting one. However, I cannot find a comparison and really would like your opinion.

I currently have a Gigabyte Gaming OC 3090, which I happen to stumbled upon near MSRP. While this was not my first choice of manufacturer, I was happy to just find one near MSRP. Then I was digging around and appears some have power connector issues (mine has the new plugs), but also only has 2 x 8 Pin PCIE, which will limit its overclocking potential. With the power connector, lack of Gigabyte quality, flaky software, and not excited about the looks of the card, I was wishing I had just paid for what I really wanted, and got the Asus Strix, which was my first preference. Now I don't have any "need" for the 3090 as all I do is game, but can afford the 3090 so I thought, why not.

I did a bad thing, and decided not to wait on playing the F5 game. I found a new Asus 3080 Strix OC on eBay that had a lower price than most, but still quite a bit cheaper than what I paid for my 3090. I absolutely love everything about the Strix. My question is do you think it would be better to hang onto the 3090 and deal with its shortcomings, or stick with the 3080 Strix and sell the 3090? I currently game at 1440p, but have plans to go to 4k eventually. Not sure how close the Strix can get to the 3090 Gaming OC. Also unsure if future proofing is a thing with both of these not really being able to do 4k @ 120hz consistently. Thanks in advance.
 
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I would say no, don't, you have a really good card, when you buy something else you have no idea what you are getting....you may get one that can't be overclocked.

BUT! If it's in your head that it's not what you want and you can't sleep easy cus it keeps gnawing away at your brain then say change the card for the sake of making the demons go away. Or maybe get some pills for the OCD. Whichever is cheaper.
 
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Not sure how close the Strix can get to the 3090 Gaming OC. Also unsure if future proofing is a thing with both of these not really being able to do 4k @ 120hz consistently. Thanks in advance.

The Asus Strix OC is in a tier all on its own right now.

In terms of build quality its the card to have, regardless of the chip that's on the board.

In terms of whether it will be close performance wise to the Gigabyte, it depends on the game i.e. if i were playing lots of Warhammer at 1440p theres going to be nothing in it, you won't see the extra 3090 perf. on the screen, you will only see it on review bar-charts.
 
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The private seller sent me his invoice for the 3090 and it is now registered. So 4 year warranty is in place. Think I am going to just keep the 3090 as the 3080ti will be here shortly and will beat out the 3080 (at least from a vram standpoint) and I am sure the buyers remorse will set in (especially since I overpaid for the 3080), once again. Lol. Thanks for the advice everyone.
 
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