HP now says they won't have the card available to send until March :facepalm:
If I'd known Kyle was still looking, I'd have tried to send it to him! (Are you still looking? Would you take a 2080 to add some variety to your space invaders collection?)
I am still using my 1080 Ti. However, someone in my family got an HP pre-built system with a 2080 included. The video driver started crashing during GPU-intensive tasks, there was one incident where it would draw what looked like chicken wire on the screen, then the occasional BSOD, and finally...
With the continued cashflow of this project, I would expect they'd have little trouble finding a buyer. But a big publisher would mean hard deadlines and creative control, and I don't think Roberts is ready to admit he can't deliver.
This is what will happen when you purchase a knock-off middle-eastern processor! /s
But in all seriousness, this is another thing in the back of my mind when I consider purchasing AMD. While HTC has a horrible track record in terms of product support, product testing, and product pricing as of...
I did. This may be a different take from you guys, but I hope they don't ship for release day delivery, so I can cancel if the benchmarks that come out on Friday are bad.
Edit: I also ordered on the 11th, not the paper launch day.
Devil's advocate: in this day and age of sealed warrants and warrant canaries, can we trust denials from Apple and Amazon, especially if this is an ongoing investigation? Hell, the companies involved might be under pressure for purely diplomatic reasons even if the intel is cold.
The cringiest moment for me was when he used the long radiator screws (intended for use with fans) to secure the radiator to the case. "These are really long because they've got to go all the way through."
Next video: "Why is there a puddle under my PC?"