AbsolutSurgen Posted August 21, 2018 Share Posted August 21, 2018 I don't know. Should I be excited? Ray tracing looks like the new hotness... However, I'm still going to play a lot of "traditionally rendered" games. GTX-1070 -- Launched for $379 in 2016 w/ 5.8 GFlops; RTX 2070 -- launched for $499 in 2018 w/ 6.5 GFlops GTX-1080 -- Launched for $549 in 2016 w/ 8.2 GFlops; RTX 2080 -- launched for $699 in 2018 w/ 8.9 GFlops FTX 1080TI -- Launched for $699 in 2017 w/ 10.6 GFlops; RTX 2080TI -- lauched for $999 in 2018 w/ 11.8 GFlops It will be interesting to see the performance of these cards in games -- however, they cost a LOT more, and are coming out ~2 years later. They are only marginally faster -- in fact a GTX-1080 might actually be faster than a RTX 2070. Now for ray tracing, there are some big games that will support it (Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V) -- but there doesn't appear to be ubiquitous support. So, we could be a year away from it becoming something that is supported in most games. So we may actually be buying these primarily for Xmas 2019 games. Now, here is where I get into full speculation, not based on fact, but complete theory that may make sense only to me. This Nvidia generation could be short cycled and only be about 1 year long. 1) Last gen was extended as Nvidia (and AMD) supported the crypto currency boom 2) Launch of manufacturing of GDDR6 may have come later than anticipated, delaying the launch 3) The XX80Ti is launching at the same as the XX80 (it had been launching later and later in each gen for the last 3 gens, and was 10 months later for the 1080Ti) 4) The 10XX generation lasted over 2 years (ilo the 1.5 year gens from before) So could a 2180 be out by Xmas 2019? I was uber excited about these cards earlier today, but after some sober-second thoughts. I think I may be saving up and waiting for a 2180Ti. (I could easily flip-flop after reading reviews though...) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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