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ColoradoDriver

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Considering these were $400 used a couple years ago, meh. But still, not a bad way to go. For the money, will beat the $400 2060 Super no contest.
 

7eregrine

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It's like Fortnite but good. :D
Not a big fan of BR games but I like Apex: Legends. It's all about killing, not building a house. Looking at you lame Fortnite...
 

ColoradoDriver

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I just keep playing 7 Days to Die.

Have you guys seen the latest Ampere rumors? Top end 3090 (presumably 2080 Ti replacement)....$1399. 😂

Also, supposedly the triple slot FE cooler:


Not sure I buy that this is the cooler, looks very odd (and there is another fan on the back of the card). And the proportions just look off with that 2080 comparison.
 
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ColoradoDriver

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Yea, that's insane. This could be my last Nvidia card. :D
2070 right? That's what bothers me about Nvidia. They release the 2070 and 2080 and then a year later here's the Supers which is what you really should have gotten at the beginning. The Super series is all the proof you need for Nvidia just sandbagging lol.

Yeah AMD or Nvidia, I am willing to spend maybe $700 max this gen to upgrade my 980. And that up to $700 better buy me at least 20%+ better performance than the 2080 Ti. Probably wishful thinking on my part.
 
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ColoradoDriver

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Planning out new build. Already decided on a Zen 3 platform.

Graphics will be whatever looks good in the $500-$700 range from either AMD or Nvidia.

Case I am looking at either the Fractal Design Meshify S2 or the Lian Li O-11 Dynamic (not sure if regular or XL at this point). I think I am leaning towards the Fractal case since every watercooler and their mother seems to be doing the Lian Li case to death.

And I am never using EK blocks for watercooling ever again if I can help it. Their plating is shite.
 

ColoradoDriver

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So 3080 reviews are out. The more I see it, the less impressed I am considering the huge increase in power draw. Would have been better if they were able to manufacture on TSMC 7nm instead of Samsung 8nm which is really just a half-node from Turing and a refinement on Samsung 10nm.

Will have to see what AMD throws out in October, but I am already getting Fermi (GTX 480) vs HD 5000 (5870) vibes again 10 years later.
 

ColoradoDriver

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I mean I only read one but it was pretty damn impressive?!?!
Sure it's top dog, but its basically 15-30% more performance over 2080 Ti for 15-30% more power draw? That's not impressive from a technical/architectural level. Also means higher electricity costs over time, and heat the hell out of your room.

I think the power draw gives AMD an opportunity to potentially be competitive on the perf/watt space and would be a clear winner if they can match the 3080, unless you require RTX/DLSS 2.0. That said, their driver debacle with the 5700 series leaves me weary of them.

I'm going to wait and see what Big Navi brings to the table. I'll probably end up with an Nvidia card, but who knows. As a watercolor, not really thrilled about the increased power draw/heat of the new series. Just more heat dumped into the room I don't need.
 
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