AMD, NVIDIA Have Launched "The Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History"

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by Megalith, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. oopspowsurprise

    oopspowsurprise [H]Lite

    Jan 21, 2012
    There can be a fix to this....

    RTX 2080 --- $399
    RTX 2070 --- $299
    RTX 2060 --- $199
  2. _mockingbird

    _mockingbird Gawd

    Feb 20, 2017
    LOL, NVIDIA wouldn't go that far even with aggressive pricing.

    At best:

    Geforce RTX 2080 Ti -- $699
    Geforce RTX 2080 -- $499
    Geforce RTX 2070 -- $399
    Geforce RTX 2060 -- $299
  3. Pieter3dnow

    Pieter3dnow [H]ardness Supreme

    Jul 29, 2009
    I blame youtube :) . Find this one amusing:

    A run down of why you should upgrade from a R9 290X all the options costs money (more then half (the original price you paid for your R9 290X) in some cases) and does not have life spawn of the original card.
  4. illli

    illli [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 26, 2005
    I only I saw the 2060 as a $250 part. In past generations the x60 part would be on par with the previous gen x80 part with around half the cost. This generation we do not see that. It feels like NV bumped the number up a tier, while increasing the price (the 2060 slotted where the 2070 should have been sold at for example)

    It is strange b/c if NV wants RTX to be adopted by a wide audience, they kind of priced it too far out of reach for a lot of people. I contend that the only marginally usable RTX card is the 2080, the lower ones struggle too much. So that leaves us with.. DLSS as the only real perk for 2070 and below, which doesn't seem to justify the $100 or so bump in price of the the 2060 (vs 1060)
  5. Night_Hawk-19

    Night_Hawk-19 Gawd

    Jun 20, 2004
    Try canadian prices 2000 bucks for 2080ti. Can get 1080ti under 900 bucks used. Cheapest 2080ti about 1700 bucks used. Stick with my two 1080tis till raytracing has couple refreshes.
  6. Pabuchok

    Pabuchok Gawd

    Jun 8, 2000
    This article is completely spot on and this is why I'm considering a second 1080TI instead of a new card as my upgrade this year...
  7. 5150Joker

    5150Joker 2[H]4U

    Aug 1, 2005
    Intel won't initially compete at the high end unfortunately but in a few years it might. Intel loves high margins like nVidia so who knows if they will really be much of a value. They also stated they plan to build proprietary features like nVidia does so if anything we will probably get nVidia 2.0

    Also keep in mind intel has lost its technology lead in manufacturing process with tsmc having 7 nm so I don't see them competing with nVidia for the enthusiast segment though they make inroads in the midrange which could hurt AMD and nVidia. The attach rate for dgpu isn't big enough to support 3 companies long term so someone will eventually fold.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  8. funkydmunky

    funkydmunky 2[H]4U

    Aug 28, 2008
    2080ti's can be had for a little less then that. NewEgg has models starting at $1580+tax NEW. Still too much and $600-700 more then a 2080.
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  9. shad0w4life

    shad0w4life Gawd

    Jun 30, 2008
    Eh, the Radeon VII looks VERY compelling, I can overclock it 50Mhz and drop the power usage to around 284W(80w less than stock), seems to have a LOT of untapped potential once they fix the drivers and wattman.

    Plus freesync 2
  10. wizzi01

    wizzi01 [H]ard|Gawd

    Apr 25, 2008
    Yeah Canada has some crazy prices. I was looking for a air fryer for a guildmate. The price between and for the same fryer was $100 more in Canada.

    SPARTAN VI [H]ardness Supreme

    Jun 12, 2004
    I think the fact that I'm playing more games in 4K on my PS4 Pro than on my two gaming rigs (GTX 1070 and 1080) speaks volumes about the price-to-performance conundrum we're seeing with the latest GPU releases. Yeah, it's technically powered by a Polaris-based GPU, but that's kinda the point, aint it.
  12. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

    Jul 26, 2005
    Not even used.
  13. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

    Sep 2, 2004
    Sucks, because I would like to get a replacement for my 1080 so I can put this in a dedicated VR machine, but a 1080 Ti doesn't seem worth it for the price they are going for currently, and everything newer is way overpriced.
  14. funkydmunky

    funkydmunky 2[H]4U

    Aug 28, 2008
    Although I would perfer an AMD card with 16GB as it will keep its value and excel in the future, I am buying explicitly for VR myself. AMD hasn't mentioned VR much, if at all in their promotion of R7 and failed to include the usb-c port that says "VR".
    Now previous Vega cards have shown their worth and competitiveness at the price, they have not shown the same performance on VR. Sadly. I think it is just AMD picking their battles and VR is just too small so far.
    So now I own a 2080 which I paid even more then I higher RAM specs of 1080ti last gen. It has some modern features that are sure to be a joke one gen from now, and half the RAM of a R7. But I have a warranty and the VR software is sure to support.
    Some times you have to bite the bullet and lead with the mind, not the heart.
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  15. Maddness

    Maddness [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 24, 2014
    I'm totally in the same boat as you. I need a new card, had to give my old one to my son. I really want to get an HTC Vive pro. I can't find any useful info anywhere on the Radeon 7 and VR. I haven't bought an Nvidia card for years, but i kind of feel i have no choice atm.
  16. deton8

    deton8 Limp Gawd

    Sep 27, 2007
    "Raja Koduri's about to make you his Bitch!"

    But seriously, I would be shocked if Intel came out of the gates packing the kind of heat you're talking about *next year*. Sure would be nice though.