Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Apr 6, 2021.
Why the surprise? My 1080Ti is alive and kicking!
And to think i won it here!
My 1080ti FE with Accelero Xtreme cooler is still happily gaming with an Ultrawide 1440p screen at max res!
This card has life like no other.
I see them selling locally. And getting sold. This is not some ad crap. All I know is thankfully I got lucky both times the mining bubble burst.
I bought a brand new R9 Fury in 2017 a week before it went crazy. Was $247 new. A week later. $450 used.
Same thing with my 5700XT. Bough it just in time. Honestly, I didnt truly need it. I had a vega 56 and was doing well. But the extra fps the 5700xt got at 3440x1440 was worth it.
wait 1xxx series is already eol? when this happen?
It hasnt, see link in the op.
oops, I misread your post, thinking you said 1xxx series is back in production already.
So what is different?
They're people 'screaming' the shortages can partly be attributed to a lack of components to assemble the cards... beyond the chip itself.
Refresh my memory, doesn't the GTX1080Ti use capacitors and other surface-mount ICs as well?
If they have the will to refresh this card, then they should also have parts to assemble the later cards.
The way I see it, If true the aim for this would be to keep the price of the 3060 up at the current absurdly high levels for as long as possible.... sticking all the "old" stuff at lower price brackets to justify having a medium range video card priced as an ultra high end part.
I don't see what's the point of doing this, people don't want to upgrade backwards. And the scalpers will probably still go for it anyway. All we want is an increased production of the RTX 3k series. Yeah, they "know" about it, but their solution ain't exactly the right thing. It's not like the GTX 1080Ti will suddenly become more affordable as of how things are going right now. I'd bet it would still be overpriced way beyond its original MSRP when it came out a few years back (even if adjusted for inflation). Call me pessimistic but this isn't what most people want right now. I'm not going to spend $900 (Canadian) on a 5 years-old card (will turn 5 years-old this coming May).
If it weren't for all the ray tracing stuff/dlss, I would likely still be very satisfied with my at launch bought 1080Ti. It's likely the best (price/performance) card I have ever and will ever own. I still got mine on the launch price, before the first mining craze, incredible luck really as it happened soon after.
And it's insane to think that after 4 years I could sell it now at a profit! But the flipside would be to buy a 3080/3090 at 4x launch price... I don't know, as it crazy as it sounds, I might do that if a 3080Ti comes out.
The way it's meant to be mined.
Cannot wait for the gtx 8800 Ultra to be resurrected too
Both AMD and Nvidia seem to have tapped into 'client desperation' with a willingness to now play games to keep prices elevated beyond the pandemic effect.
Asian markets...as indeed their workforce are largely back to production normals and have been for some time.
I'm sure there are many of us here that wish we could go back in time and buy a 1080ti. It really is the best GPU ever made.
Mining, how that energy all consuming activity has penalised gamers. I upgraded my gaming rig last November after 7 years, I'd hope that if I was upgrading now that I'd pay the same amount for the ASUS Rog Strix 3080 OC. I see the supply situation no better on the website of the company who built my gaming rig for individual NVidia card purchases, no doubt better for complete systems?
The problem is allocation, pre-covid and post covid is completely different.
That said .... Say a voodoo 3000 reproduction would be sweet to build a pure retro gaming system ! Hell honestly most likely if they do not price it insanely i will decorate such card ! Just a shelf with voodoo 2 &3 geforce 256. The first radeon ! Radeon 9700 pro gtx 8800gt r9 290x and 1080ti all in a row and name that shelf ... The shelf of legends! Sure there are more legendary cards but those are the bigger legends in my mind
RTX 1080 Ti could be very interesting.
No, it was 700 USD$ on release and it is the lowest price seen for this card.
I was thinking of used market.
Holly crap...! Whoever said im dead is all marketing Naughtyshit