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Next gen GPU worth the price bump?

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  • Jul 15th, 2018 11:44 am
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Next gen GPU worth the price bump?

First off I don't follow the segment and operate under the premise that next gen is better which has proven to be detrimental in past cases. I heard Nvidia is coming out with the successor in a few short months and it's not going to be cheaper or same pricing as the current gen cards. I think if 1080ti drop in price even a little bit I'd probably go that route unless the enxt iteration is truly next level game changing and isn't just hypebeast fair.

I think the jump from my 480rx would be noticeable with either upgrades.
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At the moment the yet unnamed "1180/2080" is 1.5x as fast as a 1080ti. The 1080ti is already much faster than your 480
the reported price is $700USD so expect >$1000
The current gen prices are dropping quickly because bitcoin mining is less profitable -
thank goodness, VR might get a push
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I'd say it depends on what resolution you play at and what game. If you're on a 1080p monitor, the RX480 is pretty good for that resolution right now. If 1440p then the upgrade will be more significant performance gain.
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lostintransit wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 9:08 am
At the moment the yet unnamed "1180/2080" is 1.5x as fast as a 1080ti. The 1080ti is already much faster than your 480
the reported price is $700USD so expect >$1000
The current gen prices are dropping quickly because bitcoin mining is less profitable -
thank goodness, VR might get a push
There is absolutely no way it will be 1.5x faster than a 1080ti.

Historically the ti to the next gen XX80 has been 15-30%

780ti to 980 was only about 5% faster in benchmarks. Though 18% faster in FPS.

980ti to 1080 was about 23% in benchmarks but only 9% in FPS.
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OP things are quite uncertain right now. Prices look like they are going up, and I am also hearing that Trump is going to slap massive tariffs on China which is predicted to hit PC hardware prices pretty hard. I'm not sure if that will affect us here in Canada, but I'm guessing it probably will.
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Price bump? If anything prices need to go DOWN! This shit is getting ridiculous already. I'm glad I have about zero time for gaming anymore, so it really doesn't matter much anymore.
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ES_Revenge wrote:
Jul 14th, 2018 6:18 pm
Price bump? If anything prices need to go DOWN! This shit is getting ridiculous already. I'm glad I have about zero time for gaming anymore, so it really doesn't matter much anymore.
Realistically, how often would someone need to upgrade?
If you already have a 1080ti as an example, it should be able to hang with the new card for a while.
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ES_Revenge wrote:
Jul 14th, 2018 6:18 pm
I'm glad I have about zero time for gaming anymore
You say glad, I say sad. Disappointed Face
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Jaytee wrote:
Jul 15th, 2018 9:26 am
You say glad, I say sad. Disappointed Face
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I'm still stuck with my 460 GTX Hawk from 2009, which is really really starting to show is age even in mid-range titles. I just can't bring myself to pay the ridiculous prices, so hopefully they adjust.

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