Thank you for this, inspired me to think that the 8 GB of VRAM on my 3070 isn't that bad to begin with. Hell I was even lucky to find this at 6 AM in stock at MSRP, because my 2070 had just died on me at the worst time.I am new here. Hello everyone.
This discussion appeared in a search when I was looking at GPU prices. My vote on purchasing a video card is based on 20 years of building computers for myself and family. Today's (out of stock) and high prices on video cards is worse than ever. I am using a GTX 1070 Ti which I bought in 2017 for $530.00 from Amazon (new). That card new today is double the price, if you can find it. I don't blame the manufacturers for this crazy market; I blame it on scalpers and bitcoin miners. Such a waste of money IMHO for people to persue this notion that crypto-currency is going to make them rich. Gamers and other types of PC users who need powerful video cards really get the wind knocked out of us when we see these prices. It's just sad. I am glad I do not need a new video card ATM and even more fortunate that I have a used GTX 1080 X for a backup. Glad I am not in the market for a new card; I feel badly for those who really need one.
My system plays all my games and does all my work fast and reliably. I doubt I will build a new computer for several more years.