Reviewing a product he bought knowing it was going to be bad and then trashing the company for it. GN doesn't like pre-builds, so why buy one for review? There's a difference.
All of this is nonsense, unprofessional child like behavior GN also engages in.
It's gets more hypocritical than that. You can look at his library and find countless times he went after companies for offering a bad product/service.
He makes it a duty to rip apart pre-built PC companies causing them to suffer financially, but what TT did is going too far. Ridiculous.
This is Steve's strength. If there's something negative to say about a product, service or person, he'll have a full write up finished by lunch.
We have to always remember, never wish for someone else to fail, because the failure of the person that wishes it will be greater.
Nvidia is the main driver of AIBs losing money. I also say it in the context of not wanting to buy any new stuff. Each AIB has either raised prices, lowered quality or has poor support. There are no more awesome AIB companies left.
One thing I learned about GPUs, buy them at or close to launch to get max value. The Ti and Super models have a shorter shelf life or marginal performance boost.
A 4090Ti model will definitely arrive within a year so I would wait for that. It most likely will have DP2.0 "for future proofing" for...
One thing I noticed using DLSS 3.0 is GPU utilization goes down to 85-92%, saving about 50W in power. DLSS 225W vs Native 275W in 2077, and the DLSS image looks better because of the ability to apply sharpness.
More than double the frames, less power usage so the gpu runs ~8C cooler and the...
I'm a RT snob and if that is important in 4K I would go for the 4090.
I have a 4080, with RT maxed out and I play at 3440x1440.
If you (OP) plan on turning down the RT settings then a 4080 is the better choice.
I really like DLSS 3.0. It really has improved my experience in Cyberpunk.
It's still has texture glitches in some areas but the game is smooth.
I think people really want tech that is baked into the game.
Hardware dependent tech locks people out price and brand wise.
I remember when MSAA came out, made a lot of games unplayable anything above 2xMSAA. As cards get faster, experiences improve. MSAA runs smooth on any card today.
There's a cycle to this and acceptance of RT will be here soon once consoles make use of it.
Give it time.
I got into PC gaming because I saw Crysis in a gaming magazine. Never thought a game could look like that.
The XBOX 360 already had games with amazing gameplay. I switched to PC because of visuals/framerate.
Cyberpunk with RT is my current Crysis of today.
Current GPU coolers used this orientation is obsolete. No one makes single fane blower designs.
I tried using my FT03 with a 3070 FTW and it almost cooked itself. Then, installed a 3090 Trinity and it stayed above 82C while gaming.
Now I have a 4080 in a Cosmos C700, reverse orientation like my...
There's a video of an AMD rep that knew the 4080 performance before release, then positioned the 7900XTX into the same pricing tier.
Nvidia also began GPU "sell through" in September-October and AMD followed right after.
Looking at the frame gap in DLSS3, I wouldn't pay more than $450-500 for a 3090/Ti right now.
As this start to roll out to more games and frametimes continue to improve, people will shift over to 4000 series.
Now that DLSS3 is available for Cyberpunk, I went from happy to extremely happy.
Going from the 3090 40-55fps to the 4080 120-140fps, makes my purchase well worth it.
3000 series is very very overpriced now.
Compared to frames before DLSS3 with a 4080, I'm seeing a 85% frame increase at my resolution. Feels smooth as glass.
I can run this game above 70fps, no DLSS, maxed psycho settings with frame generation (even on Jig Jig street).
With DLSS Quality, frame gen on, I'm near 140-145fps in regular...
One good bit of advice I heard was, “If you already bought the product, don’t look at reviews.” I already know I’m an idiot to those that said don’t buy a 4080, but life is best when you just enjoy what you like instead of competing on who got the best deal/value.