After being burnt on their absolute garbage GPUs 4 card generations in a row, it's safe to say any dedicated gpu AMD comes out with is going to be a pile of junk. They've not demonstrated even once that they should be continued to be considered a quality gpu manufacturer.
Yeah, if there were other gpu solutions out there, I'd never touch another Nvidia card for the rest of my life. Hate the company, hate their bad business practices and specifically hate them taking advantage of consumers by charging top dollar for 15% performance increase every two fucking years.
Just wait, they will get stock in mysteriously a day before all the larger vram models show up. Nvidia is fleecing an entire generation of computer enthusiasts on the regular. Manufacturered shortages, purposesly giving bad specs to 3rd party manufacturers, the list goes on and on.
I have a feeling that Nvidia is pushing a failed gpu as well. AND they are double dipping. Releasing cards early with defects AND a misery vram amount. After 6 months of selling shit cards, they going to come out with larger vram cards at 20% more cost and all the chumps who bought early are...
I'm 100% convinced that the 3080 is a ghost card. Regular consumers will never see this card on shelves. I predict Nvidia coming out with another series cards before they manufacturers come close to supplying demand.
Im just going to wait for 4080 while starting an annuity and bots for the 5080...
I fully expect not to see a 30x0 card for 5 to 6 months, but by then bot will buy up all the larger vram models.
I'd say 6 to 10 months before we see ANY 30x0 on physical shelves, and 100% it's going to be the low vram cards no one will want.
All this has basically soured my love for PC gaming. Companies are just soulless profiteering monsters. Selling my rig and just leaving all this behind me. The companies, the rabid fans, the profiteering, it's all about money now and not about games.
Answer is simple, don't buy nvidia. Fuck Jensen and his questionable profiteering business. That prick in a leather jacket has been busted multple times for shittty and questionable business practices. This is one of them.