I wanted a 6800XT, but couldn't get one. So I bought the 3080 today. I was disappointed that I couldn't get the AMD GPU, because I wanted a full AMD built because of nostalgia I guess. I totally forgot the fact that my monitor is one of the older Gsync monitors that doesn't support Freesync, so...
I went to Micro Center on Friday at 7am and I was 16th in line. I was able to get a RX6800. They didn't have any RX6800 XT in stock.
I actually wanted a 5900X and a 6800XT, but ended up with 5800X and 6800. I haven't installed them yet because I need to water cool the GPU and I don't want to...
I still rock my 1080ti... I guess that was the best purchase I've ever made. I was even able to get one during the mining craze in 2017 for MSRP. But to be honest, I finally want something new, not because the 1080ti is too slow, but it's just time.
I also was a little hyped about the 3080, but...
I think for the next 2 years, a 8 core CPU should be the sweet spot for gaming. I wanted also the 12 core, but really thought about it and came to the conclusion that it won't bring me any real benefit. If you really need more cores in the future, you can just buy a new CPU down the road. JUst...
It is no paper launch. There were CPUs available. I bet they will come back in stock soon. Just check Microcenter everyday to get an idea if there is stock at all or not, even if you don't have a Microcenter near you.
I went to Microcenter in Westmont IL at 9:30am
All 5900X were sold out, I was 10 minutes too late. I was disappointed and watched review on my phone and got to the conclusion that the 5800X is enough for gaming. I asked them and they still had a couple 5600X and 5800X so I went with the 5800X
The more you buy, the more you save. Folks... it's that simple. The more you buy the more you save. It just works.
I'm afraid we will see the same next week with Ryzen 5000 and later this month with RX6000 :(
I just want to finish my build. I mean I still rock my 1080ti and it still runs pretty...
I really hope the Lemmings won't really care about the RX6000 launch, because they think Nvidia is king, but this was said about Ryzen too, everyone thought Intel is King and look where they are now.
The same could happen to Nvidia if they don't pull their heads out of their butts.
I think if AMD can beat Nvidias 3090 but it costs "only" $999, you could not only call that a win, you can call it ass whooping.
My prediction is
6800XT will be $649
6900XT will be $999
My wish is
I was excited to get my hands on the new GPUs, but right now, I don't really care anymore. My current GPU is still holding up OK. COD warzone and other games I'm playing are still running fine. Also AMD coming up with stuff, so we'll see what happens.
I think it will come close to the 3080. But only time will tell. If AMD can deliver cards, which I doubt, they can outsell Nvidia, because they have almost no cards available. I guess the Ryzen 5000 launch will be a good indicator of availability.
I think this terrible launch has multiple reasons, Nvidia switching to Samsung 8nm (might have low yield rate), the corona virus lockdown still slows things down, bots buying up stock and high demand in general, because a lot of people are staying at home right now and want to play games.
I always wonder what is going on at the marketing departments of those companies. It started with Zen and the 1000 series, after that they started to mess it up by calling Zen + the 2000 series, those CPUs should just have been called something like Ryzen 7 1700X+ instead of Ryzen 2700X. With...
Yeah that would be nice. My last AMD card was the 7970 which was actually pretty good. Hopes are up, but can they deliver enough stock? I guess the new Ryzen CPUs, will show the direction, if they will be available it could be a good indicator for RDNA2.