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Evil Scooter

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Stretching the legs on your 1080ti by an O/C is not an 85% FPS improvement like moving to a 3080.

I have 80 hours in cyberpunk. The first 30-40 hours were with a 1080ti optimized as much as I could make it with a mixture of medium and high settings at 3440x1440 at 30-40FPS.

I got a 3080 and cranked everything to max including RTX and get 60FPS. No amount of optimization on the 1080ti was going to make Cyberpunk as enjoyable as the 3080. That being said Cyberpunk is the only game I’ve played were 1080ti was insufficient. So moral of the story — don’t play it unless you want to reignite the fire to upgrade hardware.

Which is why I have 2x 1080Ti's running in SLI.

My main motivation to get a newer faster card is to get off SLI.. it can and has been a pain at times.

But the performance is still pretty darn good. The Fastest 2080Ti could not outrun my SLI setup so I skipped it.

Cyberpunk not on my current play list, going to do Metro Exodus first.
 

Gigantopithecus

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Wow. A 1650 Super I bought from Best Buy on Jan 1 for $170 has been in stock a few times since then. It is in stock now, for $220.

I wonder when this market will "return to normal?" In time for Christmas 2021? I fear this will be a protracted, year-long shortage.

Edit: 5 minutes after I posted this, the 1650 Super went out of stock on Best Buy's website.
 

Westwood

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Perhaps my guess for March is incorrect. Was shooting by then to get something. not looking good though.
 

legcramp

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Wow. A 1650 Super I bought from Best Buy on Jan 1 for $170 has been in stock a few times since then. It is in stock now, for $220.

I wonder when this market will "return to normal?" In time for Christmas 2021? I fear this will be a protracted, year-long shortage.

Edit: 5 minutes after I posted this, the 1650 Super went out of stock on Best Buy's website.

Bitcoin has been breaking out.. due for a slight pullback but if it keeps going into the 50k range.. it's gonna be a while before we see normal GPU prices/stock.
 
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polonyc2

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I wanted a new GPU for Cyberpunk 2077...but that game needs a few more patches so I didn't mind waiting...by the time February/March rolls around the availability should be better and there should be newer, better cards on the horizon as well- 3080 Ti, 3070 Super, maybe TSMC cards
 

Sir Beregond

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I wanted a new GPU for Cyberpunk 2077...but that game needs a few more patches so I didn't mind waiting...by the time February/March rolls around the availability should be better and there should be newer, better cards on the horizon as well- 3080 Ti, 3070 Super, maybe TSMC cards
I wouldn't count on that. Only new card announced is the 3060.

Nvidia has literally zero incentive to sell 102 dies as cheaper 3080 Tis when gamers are seemingly ok with ponying up and buying 3090's.
 
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I don't either, but, maybe we should all start using our machines for it while we aren't using them. I guess, if you can't beat them, join them and try to ride the mining to save up and pay a scalper for a card.

I'd rather invest my time into scamming a scalper. I think I have a good way to do it just not sure how low I want to stoop. I do loathe those slimeballs and don't look at them as real humans so there's that...
 

GoldenTiger

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I'd rather invest my time into scamming a scalper. I think I have a good way to do it just not sure how low I want to stoop. I do loathe those slimeballs and don't look at them as real humans so there's that...
Wow... Just lol. I can understand why scalpers do what they do but scamming is disgusting.
 
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3090s drop all day long on NE for those who want to spend 2k, 3070 bundles in the 700 range are common too. Beats a scalper on ebay by a mile.
 

thecold

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3090s drop all day long on NE for those who want to spend 2k, 3070 bundles in the 700 range are common too. Beats a scalper on ebay by a mile.

3070's do drop, but they stay in stock sometimes what feels like 10 seconds. Todays 3070/3060ti drop was decent and I could have gotten a bundle (they didn't immediately run out). The 3090's on the other hand are pretty easy to get if you are using one of the discord monitoring channels. You also get an occasional card that lasts 10-20 minutes (Example the xfx 6800 (non-xt), it was priced a cool low price of 900 or the 6900xt saphire nitro oc for another low price of 1449)

Random favorite thing is when the zotac usa site gets hammered and turns into a tater tot. Sure sometimes I could add stuff, but actually getting through checkout, never happened for me. I remember the newegg 3080 launch it was awsome.


Looking is over because yesterday I was finally able to get get an rtx 3080 (it's not the strix I wanted, but well whatever). Since I'm not putting it on water, it's not going to make a real difference. The biggest barrier for me getting a card was that I work during the bigger drops.


Originally I was trying to get a 6800xt, but... well...

So like I said earlier in one of the threads, whoever has a card in stock that I can get close to current msrp gets my money.


*yea I'm annoyed msrp went up, but tariff/taxes are always a thing so shrug*
 
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