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[Amazon Canada] ASUS GeForce® RTX 2080 - $1009.99 + 8% ebates = $929.20

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[Amazon Canada] ASUS GeForce® RTX 2080 - $1009.99 + 8% ebates = $929.20

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Good price.
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I guess mining isn't worth it anymore or else you wouldn't find it in stock
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NoCountry4RFDer wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 2:15 pm
I guess mining isn't worth it anymore or else you wouldn't find it in stock
Not even worth it with almost free electricity.
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Mining is dead. Prices should come way down. Really not worth it to mine
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Not bad considering people still trying to sell used 1080ti for $750. Gonna wait until more title support ray tracing
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Id wait until the Radeon 7 is out which competes against the 2080 and let the price competition bring either card to me :)
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Coresu wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 3:11 pm
Id wait until the Radeon 7 is out which competes against the 2080 and let the price competition bring either card to me :)
Don't think that'll happen unless radeon 7 somehow blow the 2080 out of the water in performance despite Lisa's "underwhelming" presentation at ces lol
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My recommendation if you are going to spend this much, get the STRIX. I think those will be easier to resell down the road.

Yup the AMD presentation was rather underwhelming, even the CPU side. Will present games really take advantage of Radeon 7's 16GB of memory? I would think the eye candy stuff (ray trace, etc), although few games have them, would be more in demand.
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engmsf wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 4:08 pm
My recommendation if you are going to spend this much, get the STRIX. I think those will be easier to resell down the road.

Yup the AMD presentation was rather underwhelming, even the CPU side. Will present games really take advantage of Radeon 7's 16GB of memory? I would think the eye candy stuff (ray trace, etc), although few games have them, would be more in demand.
I have to agree with this, the Radeon 7 even though marketed as a gaming card seems to be more of a compute card that runs games. They could have really got an aggressive price point if they gave it 8GB of HBM instead of 16GB which is overkill for pretty much everything curently. And HBM is expensive. Its 8GB for 150 bucks last I checked around.

If the Radeon 7 came out with 8GB HBM that 699.99 MSRP would be like around 550.....
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meh...

Performance per $$ is abysmal

I'll tell you what. A true RDFer, i mean a true one, would get a GTX 1070 or a 1070ti or an AMD card.

True story.
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Coz4k wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:46 pm
meh...

Performance per $$ is abysmal

I'll tell you what. A true RDFer, i mean a true one, would get a GTX 1070 or a 1070ti or an AMD card.

True story.

RFDers are also enthousiasts. I have a 1070 myself. Honestly, it's getting a little long in the tooth with some high end supersampled VR games and it's hardly keeping a Gsync 1440p165 monitor fed on newer games. I agree that price points aren't ripe ATM for an upgrade. Let's hope either Radeon 7 or GTX 11 series cards can help bring down prices.
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Still rocking my asus GTX 970 strix.. which I bought back in 2014 for $300.. I'm appalled that the best deals to get similar performance in current day is to grab like an RX 580 for around $250-$300. Pretty sure it wouldnt overclock as well as my 970 has anyhow. I'm getting better than stock 980 performance out of mine, and have been since week 1 with a moderate overclock on the cores to 1450mhz with boost to 1550mhz.
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8% rebate is about $81. With 13% tax it’s actually roughly $1141-81 =$1060.
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Coresu wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 3:11 pm
Id wait until the Radeon 7 is out which competes against the 2080 and let the price competition bring either card to me :)
For context I am an AMD fanboy, and I feel that the Radeon VII while good, doesn’t really deliver enough.

This is basically a tweak of the Fury -> Vega -> Radeon VII

It makes tweaks to a Vega chip, which was an improvement of the Fury chip.

To squeeze out and tweak the performance out of a basically 2015 chip is remarkable.

But sadly AMD over the last few years has been forced to rebrand, and tweak current architectures.

I believe they really hit the max potential of the Fury chip and need to redesign Fury/Vega/Radeon VII from the ground up and introduce some changes for ray tracing and replace the again GCN architecture.

That said I believe this is a stop gap and proof of concept for their 7nm process. Navi and hopefully a redesigned Vega will introduce some major changes to the architecture later this year that can really push the evelope with not just performance but texture/color compression, Async compute, Ray tracing etc.

Personally, I would hope there’s something I’m missing about Radeon VII as I really want it to perform well.

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