Originally Posted by Defoler
"Close enough" would only tip the scale if you are "AMD fanboy".
If you are unbiased, you should choose the 2080.
When presented with two chairs, you sit on the one that is most comfortable for you, not the one that is "just not as good, but almost" just in the name of principle, and sometimes feel a little bit off when sitting, knowing, that you could be so much more comfortable on the chair you should have chosen in the first place.
If the games you play are not tipping the scale to AMD, but play a verity of games, then "close enough" is not good enough.
Simple as that.
Any other choice is based on preferability. You like brand A or brand B. haagen daz or b&j. You like AMD or Nvidia.
If that is a legitimate choice, than the claims of "fanboy" targeted at one brand while reseting it about another, are absolutely stupid.
But those are subjective choices. If you want to be objective, then it is simple. Choose the one that is first place, not second best.
Not everything is about absolute FPS, or did you just ignore all the other points I made in RVII's favor? Price can be a BIG determining factor and as I said, on balance, the RVII's can be had for cheaper than the 2080's. But even if you decide to only look at the few $700 2080's available, then there are other factors at play such as the doubling of the VRAM over the 2080 (and not just twice the memory, but much faster memory as well), the advantage of having the newest available technology (first 7nm gaming GPU, HBM2, etc), and the higher build quality (GN did an in-depth video regarding the high-quality and consequently high-cost mosfets used in the RVII).
Look, I have said multiple times that I personally recommend the 2080 over the RVII to most people that are comparing the two cards, but the point I was making in the above post was that it is asinine to claim the 2080 is just so far and away superior to the RVII in every way that you'd have to be a fanboy to even consider the Radeon card. We are talking about 5 measly percent here, not 25% (or even 15%). Put another way, if the 2080 gets you 100 FPS in your favorite game then the RVII will get you a wholly "catastrophic" 95 FPS on average. There is also the fact that game performance varies from title to title and there are plenty of games that the RVII not only beats the 2080 in but also comes uncomfortably close to the 2080Ti (and vice versa of course; there are games where the RVII is closer to the 2060 than the 2080).
Overall, I personally give the edge to the 2080 as the better gaming card (right now anyway), but make no mistake it is by a very thin margin, and any number of factors outside of pure FPS consideration can easily swing that balance the other way round.