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NVIDIA Announces the GeForce RTX 20 Series | RTX 2080 Ti 2080 2070 | Discussion

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. c4dderly

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    So which flagship cards did you purchase for under $700 on release? And when?
     
  2. power

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    it's not a thing, peoples memories are too short - thankfully the waybackmachine never forgets! Who remembers the Ti4600?? The below is from 2002

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    how about an LCD to go with that?

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  3. PsychoSmiley

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    Did I ever say I bought on release though? I will agree the $700 figure was stupid to peg as an absolute limit because I'm certian you can wiggle around that, but the 9700pro, and 4870x2 didn't break my bank account when they were top of the pile and I wasn't wealthy student at the time.

    EDIT: I now genuinely regret turfing all my receipts prior to moving to NZ because I did have the majority of those things kept because I now want to know what I paid then. I do recall pulling $600-$700 out in cash for the 9700pro and walking on foot to Scorptec to get it on a Friday afteroon after catching the train.

    Looking at stuff even the end of 2008 the 9800GX2 and GTX280's were obtainable for about $750AU.
    Jump to Oct 2009 and a 2GB GTX295 was about $650.

    I'd like to see a graph with the state of the dollar vs. the high end market over the years becuase there is big diffences looking from year to year.
     
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  4. power

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    9700 pro wasn't a flagship. 9800 was. Also it was released in 2002, your memory is foggier than you thought.
     
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  5. darkbastard

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    Pretty sure it was also, as I think at the time I had both the 9700 pro and then the 9800 pro.
     
  7. joerandom

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    Not $700 but i got my 1080Ti for $850aud hehehe,
    There was a weird dip in prices for a short while... got in at the right time!
    I can probably still sell it for more than i paid haha.
     
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  8. nope

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    yeah i remember that dip i was kicking myself at the time for not getting one but im glad i held off
     
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  9. dzajroo

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    it was indeed ATI Radeon 9700PRO/XT ....9800 came waaay later (1 year+ after 9700), remember that very well as I purchased 9700 and it was a beats and came with Half-Life 2 coupon code to download the game via steam (WTF is steam ? where is my HL2 CD ?) :D
     
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    I think it was the overclocked 9700pro that got me inside the top 60 in the world 3dmark rankings :leet:
     
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  11. Sledge

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    i remember getting a tseng labs ET6000 for $500..
    was disappointed
     
  12. gtarmanrob

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    FYI Computer Alliance on eBay has 20% off. Just got myself a Gigabyte 2080. Finally :) the old Titan X was starting to feel it with newer games running maxed settings
     
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  13. joerandom

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    Gigabyte 2080Ti windforce OC for AU $1,559.20
    Not bad, not bad. I'd pull the trigger but benchmarks in VR show the 2080Ti not doing any better (even worse) than 1080Ti... I just want 90FPS in a rift lol. Pimax on order (maybe).
     
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  14. nope

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    fuck i got the non oc one for that shipped still pretty happy
     
  15. WallySimmonds

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    Yeah I'm tossing up between the Windforce OC, Inno3d X3 and Galax White OC which all sit around the 15 mark (or just above). Running the Dancase A4 so width is a definite problem (have a FE 1080TI atm).

    The 1080TI is still going pretty strong but this is the longest I've ever had a card without upgrading (bought at release). I'm not really seeing a lot on the horizon either, other than potential cheaper prices for the 2080ti
     
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    +1 for the gigabyte card 4sho the cooler is suprisingly good and quiet, i dunno how a dual fan one would fare
     
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    Ah so it is.
     

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