Originally Posted by ThrashZone
Originally Posted by Cyber Locc
Wanting the future held back, becuase you don't want to move with it, is kind of wrong don't you think?
No but I'm not as I expect quite a few others don't upgrade gpu's every year either, that in it's self is not reasonable rtx or not I do not live to feed NVidia.
Once fps tanks that is when gaming vendors will feel the PO effect [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Well first off launch of 10** and launch of RTX was 2 years apart, not a year.
Secondly, it will likely be another year, before games with Hardcoded RT are a thing, even then they will be few and far between.
So I don't feel bad, that after 3/4 years you don't want to upgrade your GPU.
And you won't even need too, you can either A. Not play those games, or B. Turn the settings / Resoloution down.
Sorry the industry doesn't stop because you bought a product, and want it to work forever. Move with it, or work in your means, those are your options.
They already feel the PO effect, do you not look at the Miniums for alot of new games on release? They are usually current Gen, or at least last gen, mid range cards.
Consoles do the same thing. They come out with refreshes, and old games either do not play or play like crap, then they come out with a brand new console right after that, to render all the games you bought useless.
That's just the world man, it's life, pay the cost, or deal with the downsides.
Besides all that, I am sure that a 1080ti, or maybe even a 1080, will be able to play most of the RT locked games fine. Are you going to be able to max the settings? Probably not, and you shouldn't be able to anyway. If you want to max the settings out, you need alot of the newest tech.
If a 300 dollar single GPU, can max the settings at 4k at above 60fps, or even at 60, in a new game, than what did I pay 2400 for for SLIed 2080tis? The new game has to push the newest best hardware, to it's limits, that's just life.
If you don't want to upgrade Every year, and have the best. Then don't, but don't cry when the new games, work with the Best, Best...
Oh and RTX even with it's high price is actually kind of worth it, when you take into account that rumor has it from knowledgeable sources, that 30** won't hit shelves till 2020/2021, so once again, we have 2 years between cards, however this time I think Nvidia planned it, and raised prices to make up for it.
I am completely fine with a 30-50% price hike, and removing the Tock, so now it's 2 years or more between refreshes, with better gains each time.