Originally Posted by maltamonk
Meh 2080ti 250w tdp gets exceeded in gaming in the neighborhood of 280w and peaks all the way up to 360w. 350w.....doesn't bother me
290x was 250w. What did the 295x2 run at? I imagine that most are going to dump power into Navi to get the game clocks close to the boost clocks as they can, performance and power consumption will both increase.
What I'm looking for is a gpu that will feel like an upgrade and not a sidegrade from a 1080ti. I was thinking 2080ti+25% would do the trick, and more is better. And it should be able to show me the great majority of eyecandy in games.
It would be regrettable, but still acceptable to have to pump about 800w combined (with cpu and other stuff added) into my pc to get this. I did that when I put 300+ hours into W3 @4k60 with a couple of maxed out 780tis and I had to leave the door to my room open with a fan in the door to not have runaway air temps. I still have a 1300G2 in my rig so I can handle the watts, but all else being equal I would prefer to just use 500w total gaming.
Even so, if there is a big Navi that can keep up with a hypothetical 2080ti super (raytracing included) with about the same amount of vram for about the same price I would be pretty tempted to get one. Especially if that talk of Navi being able to stay busy easier than GCN translates into alleviating the issues GCN has with poor multicore cpu usage in games not made for good cpu multicore.
Navi seems like it will age the best of the current gpu options. But if Intel comes out with a gpu that performs to my stated criteria, I would probably go with that.