Desktop builder & OC
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: British living in Japan
@ Keikei:If money was no object then yes, RTX 2080ti it would be. But every gen since Fermi (GTX 580) I have always updated to the top card, every gen, usually xx80ti. For Pascal and before that maxwell I got two of each, first the top non ti e.g GTX 1080, then and still have as main card GTX 1080ti Evga ftw 3. Seeing as I have one gaming rig and three others, one dedicated to folding they are all used.
Any how, the 2xxx series is the first time for many years that I have not eagerly upgraded. Cost is one reason, but the main reason is excluding ray tracing rtx cores, it's not really justified at 1440p gaming - just yet. I am very happy with my 1080ti and will skip the current gen.
Another reason is that ray tracing and the tech to drive it smoothly for everyone, is still in it's infancy. More games are using it sure, but I feel in a year or 18 months approx, the 3080ti (guessing the name) will be a decent jump in traditional graphics power. Plus ray tracing will be better, and implemented more, and hopefully can be optimized by game devs. (except ray tracing my main comparison is pascal vs 3XXX series btw.)
That will be a real jump I assume, and will finally (hopefully) do all 4k monitors at high refresh and without the current issues that many seem to be mentioned, going by posts everywhere. (But it's improving?)
Still, the RTX 20xxti are of course better than pascal, but just not quite enough - yet. Then there is price and still some issues with faulty
cards. NV really pushed current tech (rtx) hard, that's business, but not sure if it can be justified for customers. Especially those like me with
1440p or 1080p screens.
I think, well, hope I suppose that the next 3xxx series is the gen that will make these new techs run smoothly, cool and viable for a much larger market segment.
4k is now properly viable, but with limitations, of course. If NV release a really solid, improved implementation of ray tracing for instance, and raw power - way above pascal It could be a big leap when game devs catch up. Notice the word, "could," then there is pricing too.
That's just my current opinion and I am sure quite a few folks will disagree. That's fine though.This post is opinion and speculation mostly.
I do hope that folks who have spend big to get a top level RTX 2XXX card can really enjoy it. Be great if AMD could give some real stiff competition too!
i7 8086k de-lidded @ 5.20GHz. GTX1080ti ftw 3. Taichi z370. Trident z cl15 2 x 8GB sticks. Acer XB270HU 1440p 144Hz IPS 27 inch G-Sync
Last edited by AndyG; 04-24-2019 at 06:22 AM.