GeForce "GTX" 2080

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  1. erek

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    This is a horrible share for me because it's unique and less than MSRP for the RTX 2080... this is essentially a 2080 before they even decided on the RTX branding ... the backplate doesn't even specify "RTX 2080" and the LED says GEFORCE GTX ...


    i don't feel right giving this away by linking to it, but i don't think i'm going to bite...


    (Not mine)


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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/nVidia-GeF...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
     
  2. Rvenger

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    Probably a sample photo they used from google images. ;)
     
  3. erek

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    prove it
     
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  5. TFchris

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    thats pretty cool i guess. no sure its worth anything extra for a G instead of a R, but still pretty cool.
     
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  6. erek

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    that's the problem, it's hard to say... definitely unique and rare, but i just don't know... it's a lot of cash especially after another FX 5800 Ultra already... can't do it
     
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    he does seem to have pretty solid feedback. lol. May be PM him and ask him to explain the picture.
     
  8. Rvenger

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    Chances are once you start bragging about it after purchase, you will likely have Nvidia barking at you to get it back. Might be able to get a 2080ti in exchange.
     
  9. Armenius

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    There is also the box on the IO bracket that says "RTX 2080" that isn't there on the retail card. Seems odd that if it was only used for a week that the clip covering the NVLink fingers would be removed, as well, unless it was a second card in a SLI setup that isn't wanted anymore.
    The other auctions he has up use the same angles and setup as those pictures. There is something funny about the play of light and shadow on the second fan, though. I can't put my finger on it. It looks flat and 2D instead of 3D, you know what I mean? There is also more noise in the image over the back 2/3 of the card that isn't there in the other pictures the seller has taken.
     
  10. erek

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    heh
     
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    It's cool. You can always look back in a few years and remember, "That one time, when I could've bought a gtx2080 for $xx. Can't even touch one now..."
     
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  12. erek

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  14. erek

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    there's a lack of style and history compared to what i did choose too.

    (pictures from seller)

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  15. dexvx

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    You'd be surprised how many ES items end up at the local recycler because someone misidentified, miscategorized, etc the item.

    I've picked up an ES Radeon 6970 and FirePro v8750.
     
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  16. erek

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    what's your opinion on this GeForce GTX 2080?
     
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    Very high chance it is ES. Only other possibility is Chinese knock-off RTX style GTX shroud. But that seems unlikely.
     
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  18. TheOne&OnlyZeke

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    I think this one would be a good buy, but will only be worth it in many many years to come
    If I had the spare cash I'd definitely snap it up
     
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  19. dexvx

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    Did he just add the GPU-Z screenshot?

    Because the subvendor says Nvidia, which seems somewhat unusual. Most manufacturers will have their own subvendor_id populated like the following below. Of course there maybe some lazy ass vendors that just copy/paste the firmware without bothering to modify it. But from the looks of it, definitely not a 'major' brand.

    Asus
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_RTX_2080_Ti_Strix_OC/36.html

    EVGA
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GeForce_RTX_2080_Ti_FTW3_Ultra/36.html

    Gigabyte
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_RTX_2080_Gaming_OC/36.html

    MSI
    https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/126545-msi-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-lightning-z/?page=2
     
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  20. erek

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    yah he added the gpu-z

    and more description
     
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    Dude you getting me pumped to do coin/bill collecting again. I know how you feel on this one.
     
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    Lowered price. Can't sell it seems. Not worth the price.
     
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  24. erek

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    :'(
     
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    To me, the only thing showing it as a GTX is the picture. Everything else says RTX and there are no details saying otherwise.

    I think it's a canned picture of a GTX.
     
  26. dexvx

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    I don't think its a canned/marketing shot. It's clearly on a white table (which is common for eBay sellers trying to get decent pics of items). I mean, the table isn't 100% clean, you can see random bits on it.

    The lower price is probably because the average buyer is hella spooked that the card says "GTX" instead of "RTX".

    For reference, as a cookware noob, I bought an All-Clad D3 cookware set. I was really annoyed/worried by the fact that the box of one set didn't have "D3" on it, even though the SKU clearly matched the D3. So I ended up probably paying $30-50 extra for a box that clearly said "D3".
     
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  27. erek

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    any regrets?
     
  28. doubletake

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    What's unusual about that? If you buy reference cards from Nvidia, the GPU-Z subvendor tag will say exactly that. The description says that it was a review sample that was passed around, so it must have come straight from them.
     
  29. TFchris

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    Unless it is an important piece of history, all electronics depreciate in value over time. Other than a sentimental value, this isn't going to bring any sort of profit in the long run. It's not even the flagship gpu for gamers sake.
     
  30. dexvx

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    Well review sample definitely means ES. I forgot Nvidia got back into selling GPU's.
     
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