AMD's F U to Nvidia

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  1. power

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    i don't even know what this means. i mean i think i know what you mean, but it sounds pretty dumb when you say it out loud.
     
  2. Perko

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    Depends what they're doing. I had some older games go janky after the RTX driver release, but they came right within a week or so.

    If they're expecting a better gaming experience though, I'm afraid they'll be disappointed.

    What it actually means is that RnR's friends are hoping that spending $$$ on hardware will fix their user error issues.
     
  3. power

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    in the face of the review linked above his post it looks even sillier.

    I wonder if AMD can pull a magical working driver from their nether regions if this is what they shipped to tech reviewers.

     
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  4. RnR

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    I haven't questioned them on their decision so I'll plead ignorant on the particulars.
     
  5. power

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    clearly they have avoided all the coverage of this device then.
     
  6. RnR

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    I don't believe so... from this mornings slack talk - " i will likely go zen2 sooner and then navi or vii depending on availability at the time"

    <shrug>
     
  7. power

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    oh well if they are changing cards like underpants, lol

    i'm on a 1080Ti and the only upgrade available is 2080Ti imo.
     
  8. Perko

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    The market's in a shit place for the consumer at present. I reckon I'll go to a 3700X some time this year, but screw buying a new GPU from either side.
     
  9. RnR

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    I think he is on a 970 and has had it for some years now.
     
  10. power

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    not too bad, used 1080Ti's seem like good value.

    2080Ti is mental though, no way am I paying that money the 1080Ti was enough for me.
     
  11. Perko

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    Yeah I'd go second hand if my card dies after it goes out of warranty later in the year and the new stuff is still BS, but the 1080/Gsync combo is working for me at the moment.
     
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    RTX 2070 aren't bad value - at least they come up on sales quite often , but yeah for us 1080ti-ers, nowhere to go without being bent over and.. Yah you get the idea.
    Hard to believe I paid i think $960 for that performance in mid 2017 - rapidly approaching 2 yrs ago now
     
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    Technically the RTX 2070 is still not great value for money.
    Frames per doller your best options are RX570/80 or RTX 2060... Pretty much every other modern GPU gives really poor performance per dollar.. But I guess that's just semantics at this stage.

    Used 1080ti's will always give you better value for money and performance over almost anything new.
    If you have a 1080ti you're right that you're stuck in an awkward position where you can't really upgrade to the latest and greatest without spending effectively double what you did originally which is such a hard pill to swallow, especially when it feels like after 2 years you should be getting way more for the same money..
     
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    Winter is coming soon and investing in a new heater.
     
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    when ur talking about fps vs dollars are u talking 1080p? cause.... like? lol
     
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    A good look at the bigger picture can be found in the steam hardware survey results:

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    Nvidia is falling in market share, down from 74.7% in April 2018 to 74.0% January 2019
    AMD is up from 15.1% in April 2018 to 15.3% in January 2019
     
  17. power

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    ATi AMD is back baby! They're beating Intel look at that! Just wait until they capture the "other" market.
     
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    well at least Ryzen gained almost 2% in the last 4 months.

    If these trends continue...

     
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    Compute would help with stuff like smoke effects, fog, etc, right? Cause I think nvidia only handles it well if it has a lot of power to spare, but otherwise the hit is quite significant. Whereas the hit on AMD is not that much.
     
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    Yeah, kind of. It's more complicated than that though, the difference between AMD and NVIDIA currently in dx11 titles (and some badly programmed dx12 ones) is more about how well the game is coded to use gcn and how well amds drivers are made to work the specific game.

    There are some here that can explain it really well, but it seems it's hard to utilise all the cores effectively on gcn which tends to leave the cards not performing as well as they should.
     

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