Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Netherwind, Aug 20, 2018.
Forbes take on RTX 2080
Sep 5, 2018
Vega is looking like an alternative, also isnt Intel releasing a GPU soon?
Haven't read "Soon" anywhere Boy they really pushed those review embargo late..!
I have heard the 17th mentioned for the review release date of the 1080 and 20th for the 2080Ti.
Nvidia, and every retailer will be sure to ship the pre-orders a day or two before the reviews are out. You can guarantee that. They know that many people will want to cancel as soon as they see the reviews. They will do whatever it takes to make sure those video cards are shipped before that happens.
it wouldn't matter if they did, refunds are a thing.
so i don't see your scare mongering being anything more than just that.
While I do agree and want to see if Vega20 really is showing something in AMD's sleaves for gamers, we know nothing about both Turing and Vega, no real benchmarks out for either, hardly anything to talk about actually
And Intel wants to hit the market by 2020 iirc, so we're still years off to see them even trying to bring a GPU that is useful for gamers.
A canceled order is much better for the retailer then a return. Because returned hardware can no longer be sold as unopened/original.
The NDA dates are as follows anyway:
Sept 14th, general Turing architecture
Sept 17th, 2080 Review
Sept 19th, 2080 Ti Reviews
Sept 20th, Official Release
In my experience the cards don't ship until the release day, so you could still cancel on the 19th if you want to (YMMV). Of course if you pre-order only to cancel when reading the review, you should probably reconsider your pre-ordering habbits.
After waiting this long for new video cards, most people will not return them for a refund, even if the performance improvement is not that great. That is the point. Nvidia and retailers know this. People will be much more willing to cancel orders altogether if the performance is not there when reviews come out. If the video cards are already shipped, Nvidia is betting that people will just not bother with returning them since they waited so long for the new architecture to be released.
Honestly, I pre-ordered a 2080 and I was definitely hoping to see some reviews first.
I will probably keep it because I am rocking a GTX 970 and I have been waiting years to buy a new card. Also, there is no way I am going to buy year or 2 year old hardware at this point, so that strictly removes all of AMD and all of the 10 series cards for me. So my choices are wait again...... another year, or buy the new one now.
Yuu dont even know what performance gains(if any) your buying? There $800 you really wanna be a betta tester?
Do I want to be a beta tester, not really. Do I want to actually have a new video card in hand by the end of this month, overwhelmingly yes. I have been waiting too long and I am not going to wait another year for another card to come out, which I will probably buy then anyways(if the gains are big enough).
Just sold my 1080 today, considering my options (1080-ti/2080/2080-ti). I don't intend to preorder anything as i'm really opened to every options.
I need a card for my dual 4K monitor setup by the end of the month and that is a fact !
Doing a similar thing. Just put my 980tis up for sale. Not exactly sure which way I'm gonna go yet, but I've waited out an upgrade for ages so I'm definately grabbing something in the next few weeks!
Depending on stock, you may be forced to buy a 1080Ti if you must have a GPU by the end of the month. I'm interested in seeing how the 2080Ti does in traditional 4k gaming, but after potentially good reviews we may have a hard time getting one.
Techpowerup now has the RTX 2060 listed as well. It shows it as having 8 gigs vram, but only having a 128 memory bus, ouch. This puppy is going to be very bandwidth starved. What a shame for people looking for a "value level video card". It is using the TU106. The page shows that the RTX 2070 is also using the TU106, but fully enabled. If this is all true, then shame on you Nvidia. Using a narrow 128 bit bus on the 2060, and also using the TU106 on the 600 US RTX 2070 is garbage. This is a low end sku. 32 ROPs and 1536 cuda cores is pathetic for an XX60 level card as well. This is cut right down. The greed with this company is disgusting. I would bet that the 2060 is going to cost 379 bucks as well.
Thanks to GDDR6, the memory bandwidth is still above the 1060 however, which only had 192 GB/s, while this one has 224 GB/s (if the specs are real).
This is quite nonsense as well. 1536 cuda cores is a 20% increase in cores over a 1060 (the same percentage increase a 1070 -> 2070 gets, and the 1080 -> 2080 gets even slightly less, only 15%).
Not nonsense at all. Having a narrow 128 bit bus on a card will cripple it in modern titles, especially when using any antialiasing.
Oh man.... 980 Ti, The last great card, IMO. Brings back great, GREAT memories from 2016, 980 Ti SLI, loved it.
What has happened ;o; I payed £424 for each card... before anybody mentions the 1080... for £650.. on a good day.
Well boys... I'm really doing it, I am voting with my wallet. Nvidia are wrecking progress in gaming more than consoles.
I won't answer... so don't bother.
You blame consoles for small garaphics progress? IMO if not consoles we would not see AAA games on PC at all, because no developer would spend millions of dollars into PC in order to develop AAA games when very few people here buy original copies. Also if most PC games would not cry when requirements are higher, then I'm sure developers would include much better graphics settings their PC ports. Right now people are crying when game is not running in 4K and 60fps, so of course developers are not including more demanding settings. I'm sure games like shadow of the tomb raider and new metro will be criticized for ther requirements because these games will use the latest technology.