Nvidia rtx

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by JLuchinski, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. JLuchinski

    JLuchinski Well-Known Member

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    Soooo, the next gen of Nvidia cards was announced today: www.nvidia.com/en-us
    Anyone else kind of excited? What are your thoughts? Speculations? Discuss.
     
  2. JLuchinski

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    Hmm, I guess no one is excited lol.
     
  3. Shlouski

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    Not so excited.

    Unfortunately it sounds like these cards won't be delivering huge improvements. NVidia seems to be focused on developing ray tracing, which is in its infancy, and by the time its been better implemented these cards will likely not be relevant anymore. I do though look forward to seeing the future of what this tech can achieve.
     
  4. JLuchinski

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    I'm just hoping it drives down current prices even further lol. Although I am pretty cheap and have trouble justifying spending money on computer parts so I highly doubt I'll see a 1080 for cheap any time soon.
     
  5. Agent Smith

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    I just want a GTX 1060 TI like I planed, but got stuck with a damn 1050 since the Bitcoin mining craze jacked all the prices up when I was in the market for a 1060. I couldn't find one for sale and/or they were so inflated in price I was never spending that kind of money. Bunch of damn BS. Fing Bitcoin miners.

    I may just get a 1080 since I can't SLI two 1060's.
     
  6. Shlouski

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    Dude, mining bitcoin on gpu's hasn't been profitable for years, bitcoin miners use asic miners. I bought a 1070ti and a 1080 end of 2017 to mine zcash, the cards paid for themselves two fold and then I sold the 1070ti and kept the 1080. If you had done a little research you would have known that even an overpriced gpu would likely at least be able to mine back the money you spent on it, so you could have had a free 1060. I think most of these miner haters are just jealous they weren't in the position to mine themselves and most would have happily mined themselves if they could have.
     
  7. Darren

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    They're already down to like 430.

    I bought mine Sept of 2017 for 570 (top end EVGA model). Most were around 550ish. I did see them over 1k for a while during the mining frenzy.
     
  8. Deerling7

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    The price is driving me away. My 1070 is good enough anyways.
     
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  9. Darren

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    Yeah I haven't really paid much attention, my 1080 is still overkill lol.
     
  10. Agent Smith

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    Well dude! Why were GPU prices through the roof about 6 months ago? THEY WERE USING THEM TO MINE COINS! May not be Bitcoin, but it was crypto currency non the less.
     
  11. beers

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    Don't blame the market for you not earning enough money.

    I got my preorder in:

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  12. Shlouski

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    You should have just paid the extra and got it all back through mining, like I did.

    I would never preorder anything I don't have all the facts on.
     
  13. Agent Smith

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    That's money wasted IMO. I don't need anything that massive. My needs are just BF2 with the AIX mod and FSX, but I'd like to buy GTA V and I need at least a GTX 1060, but I might just go ahead and buy a GTX 1080 and then another for SLI. Right now I have my money tied up for a few guns and a drone I've been meaning to purchase. I don't part with money that easily.
     
  14. beers

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    That's money wasted IMO.
    I get it, it's hard when you don't make very much. My condolences.
     
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  15. JLuchinski

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    They're still 700 to 800 here in Canada locally, they only want 1600 for the 2080ti lol.
     
  16. Shlouski

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    This is a bit savage.

    I'm fortunate to be able to afford most the things I want, but being able to afford something doesn't mean I'm going to buy it if I don't really need it, of course people have their loves and hobbies that they make exceptions for, but its agent smith's prerogative, maybe he could afford one, but can't justify the cost. As for the new NVidia cards, I not paying for something we know so little about, I could preorder a 2080ti, I could buy one for each of my 20 or so computers in the house, but I'm not going to, I'm likely not even going to buy one for my gaming PC. Once I see real world benchmarks I will have to decide if buying one is worth the cost to me, its irrelevant that I can easily afford it and considering my 1080 is serving me well, even if its two times faster than a 1080 I don't think I will buy one at that price.
     
  17. Intel_man

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  18. beers

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    I was just being a butthole to @Agent Smith specifically.

    I don't think the gains would be worth the cost, but might make a couple bucks flipping it. We'll see how launch day goes.
     
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  19. JLuchinski

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  20. Intel_man

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    3 of the 4 links I posted have multiple retail stores...
     

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