- Jan 18, 2016
1080Ti and whole Pascal range did not bring unified shaders or any other features that we had before (at least mayor - there might be some minor features related to VR gaming which was hot thing at the time - who cares XD) . Just another good high-end GPU. GTX 980Ti before it was very similar in term of generational improvements as are other high-end GPUs before it.Fair enough. I was considering throwing 2080 ti in my list for introducing RT in a real way, but 1) GTX 1080 ti has had longer staying power thus far, and 2) RT and DLSS has not brought real impact to gaming yet (where as unified shaders gave an immediate, massive bump in performance and affected all subsequent APIs). There's also the notable price increase on the 2080 ti which, disregarding my prior criteria, left a bad taste in many people's mouths and set a precedent for ever-increasing prices.
Turing generation on the other hand is something which not only introduced most features since like forever ago but literally forced evolution in computer graphics hardware. Given AMD's current features and their implementation and overall opinion on RT I bet that if it wasn't for Nvidia then Playstation 5 and Xboxe Series series of consoles would still have the same DX12 feature set that previous generation of consoles had.
Cyberpunk 2077 is the first game that truly shows why RTX is indeed revolutionary hardware so adoption is rather slow but for all it is worth it is first generation of new generation whareas anything after GTX 680 and Radeon 7970 was just iteration of all the same. Besides Turing cards will stay relevant far longer than any pascal card was when it comes to ability to run games at expected quality or run them at all. Mark my words