Originally Posted by J7SC
Gaming is one thing, and I certainly can and do enjoy the 2080 TIs for that. That said, they also carry a business / productivity role with us, and I find the (extensive) workstation GPU comparison vid linked below very telling... From that perspective and taking price/performance into account, I find 2080 Tis are a great deal and (currently) the best all-rounder, though I'm sure there are folks who feel differently.
Also note inclusion of some RTX 'on/off' benches (ie Octane), though it is obviously early days for RTX optimizations.
It is the only reason I am considering 2080ti due to finally being able to memory pool without spending 5k+ (with GPU rendering at least), and the benefit RT cores are proving in GPU rendering. Still overpriced for gamer cards. This kick in the nuts to current RTX owners reminds me when they released the better Titan X Pascal, literally flipping off the current owners. I was preorder on the first 1080tis, and after seeing that move I learned to just wait as it would definitely happen again. And here we are.
Over on the Redshift forums, beta testers on 3.0 engine are reporting 40%+ speed increase on scenes with rtx on vs off. Still no NVLink support, but it's coming soon.
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