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It's a good rant. I used to be all in on AMD. I'd also like them to compete.
Appreciate the analysis! Looking forward to see how AMD’s cards compare...3070...interesting card but I have to question 3 generations of xx70 class cards only having 8GB VRAM as 4k gaming becomes more prevalent. Meets or slightly beat 2080 Ti, but RT/DLSS perf actually slightly worse...and yeah 3GB less of the VRAM also being a 256-bit bus vs 352.
When I had my 2GB GTX 670 back in the day, when it ran out of VRAM the slide show stutter as it switched to system RAM was awful and unplayable. It's a concern.
Personally I think this card is a dud unless you plan to game on 1080/1440 only.
Recent rumors suggest Nvidia canceled plans for a 16GB variant of the 3070 and 20GB version of the 3080. Speculation on my part but I think instead of puting any more eggs in the Samsung "8"nm basket, we'll see an Ampere refresh on TSMC 7nm next year with these variants as well and they will be better with power, clock speeds, and VRAM. Just my guess.
Also, if you have a 1080 Ti, why would you regress in VRAM to 8 or 10GB from 11GB? Especially if you plan to game 4k and we are on the cusp of a new console gen.
I am not that positive on Ampere launch personally. It performs, but there are design decisions that leave one to wonder long term viability of these cards.
Appreciate the analysis! Looking forward to see how AMD’s cards compare...
Came for this and not disappointed. Isn't this like AMD's first thousand dollar card?
I've been chasing price > performance which to me has been the ##70 series. So for example I want to upgrade while my 2070 still commands $300 or more on the used market and upgrade to a 3070, which if a 6700XT was $399 I might make the switch. As it is... I might be shopping 3070's.... if they ever ship.
Can I also just say my computer BLAZES! My god this thing is fast. and this is on a 6th gen.... 6th!!! i7. The video card is just king. Takes so much pressure off the the processor. Still... astonishing... how fast it loads webpages. I love this thing.
So our son has opted to switch over to PC gaming. His friend who has some experience building them put this list of components together. Thought I'd share here to get some thoughts/opinions/advice on the list. I am by no means any expert but would like the PC to be good enough for a couple of years. At the moment he is playing Smite quite a bit and enjoys FPS, i.e. CoD, etc. and said he isn't interested in sports games.
edit - Scratch that list above. It is what he was asking us for as a Christmas present so he was trying to keep cost minimal. After talking it over with mom, we have decided to front him the money to build one and he will pay us back. He is now putting together a new list of components and is very, very excited. Plus, he gets to build it now and it will be a great learning experience for him.
I bought him a Samsung T55 Series 27" 1000R curved monitor for college back in August (upgrade from his old Acer H6 Series 23" IPS). He is going to run dual monitors using the T55 for school work, etc. and looking for a new monitor with 1440p and a 144hz refresh rate. Too bad Samsung's 49" curved monitor is only 1080p. lol