Originally Posted by Leopardi
GPU advancements seem to have slowed down to CPU-style stalemate status after GTX 1000-series as well, so this pace of advancement definitely isn't going to change to faster -- maybe even slow down from what the last 5 years have been.
I disagree. GPU performance hadn't slowed down. It just got more expensive. And CPU advancement got stagnated because of lack of competition. AMD's competition to match intel is what drove intel into making 8/16 for the main stream. Without AMD's competition, the 9900K would still be 4/8.
GPU wise, while in the past you got 25% more performance on a similar price tag, now you get 25% more performance on a much higher price tag because it is possible to increase the price tag.
Once competition kicks in (like it does in the CPU market), it will reduce the price and give us more options.
If there was actual competition, nvidia would not release just a RTX version, but a GTX version of the 2080 TI, without tensor cores, smaller die, and lower price tag, to fight AMD. But since AMD are fine with sticking to the mid and lower end, it doesn't happen, which is why there is a slow down on the same price points.