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

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gves02 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 8:55 pm
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.
From what I understand it's basically a 1080 ti, but AMD version, at least as far as most consumers should be concerned. I just hope it's priced competitively at least, current gpu prices are ridiculous and have been since 2015. 2014/2015 was like the last good year(s) to buy.
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Raisinlove wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 8:47 pm
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.
Running the same card in 4K. No reason to upgrade right now because it runs everything on High/Ultra with AA turned off.

Rule of thumb for video card upgrades is every 3-4 years, since that is typically the cycle from trough to another trough in pricing/demand. It looks like Summer/Fall 2019 is going to be trough pricing/demand for the semi industry.

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1009.99 x 8% = 80.79
1009.99 x 5% + your province tax rate = xx - 80.79$ ebate = real price

since op is from blainville lets see.
1009.99 x 5% + 9.975% = 1161.24 - 80.79 ebate = 1080,45$

hey newegg has 1009.99$ and only 5% tax, im from quebec so its cheaper i save the TVQ which is 9,975% more. so its cheaper to buy from newegg depending where you are from.
1009.99 x 5% = 1060.49 - 1% ebate = 1040.89$
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Just save your money guys, in 6 months you'll get a substantially better deal.
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Tempting but there is no game that I play that needs me to upgrade my 1070. Playing Oculus and 1440p FPS games just fine.
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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.
Even a 1070Ti is still $600+
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Wow so many hates downvoting this because they can't afford it.
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jeffyjaixx wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 10:29 am
Wait till Division 2 comes out ;)
It can unless it's poorly optimized like when the first one just came out.
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actually ive seen the 2080 for 800 on ebay 15% off. 925 isnt that great of a deal
I can wait to see what prices will be when radeon vii comes out. until then im fine with 1080p gaming.
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Oh wait, you guize, you mean these high prices are just a way to take advantage of early adopters? Who would have thunk
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its not only for early adopters the 1080ti is the same and if not more than when it was released. they need competition to come out with new product to be honest.
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lincoln wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 9:24 pm
Running the same card in 4K. No reason to upgrade right now because it runs everything on High/Ultra with AA turned off.

Rule of thumb for video card upgrades is every 3-4 years, since that is typically the cycle from trough to another trough in pricing/demand. It looks like Sumer/Fall 2019 is going to be trough pricing/demand for the semi industry.
You're pointing to stock prices (nixed the quoted pictures) as an indicator of hardware prices, that's extremely ill-conceived. Stock prices are a random walk, the kind of predictability you're implying would be a riskless profit for arbitrageurs and does not exist over any reliable time-span.

As for systematic price variations (like summer-winter oil demand), that's a separate beast, and you've yet to prove your point w.r.t. GFX cards.

What we do know is that all cards depreciate over time (generally), that's the nature of a progressing technology.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 2:47 pm
You're pointing to stock prices (nixed the quoted pictures) as an indicator of hardware prices, that's extremely ill-conceived. Stock prices are a random walk, the kind of predictability you're implying would be a riskless profit for arbitrageurs and does not exist over any reliable time-span.

As for systematic price variations (like summer-winter oil demand), that's a separate beast, and you've yet to prove your point w.r.t. GFX cards.
Totally incorrect. Cyclical stocks always represent supply and demand dynamics in the industry, which is also reflected in pricing dynamics. You can tell right now that the cycle will bottom in 2019, meaning that will be the cheapest price point for video cards, DRAM, NAND, CPU's and other computer hardware.

Mid 2019 will see Intel's new 10nm CPU's which will be the start of another upcycle for 1.5-2 years before a recession at sometime in 2020-2022.
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