- Raise the prices and wait for the effects and sell GUPs to cryptocurrency mining
- "Miningis is over", show the new series, raise prices even twice
- Suddenly, the players consider the same price range as expensive but they are ready to pay as much as 50% more because despite the huge increase, $ 800 still seems better than $ 1200 when the product cost $ 600 (Very weak, limited market competition).
GTX 1080 offered ~ 60 frames in 2K VH settings in many of the most demanding games like Crycis 3 (~ 50) and Witcher 3 (~ 70). RTX 4080 offers ~ 60 frames in 4K in the most demanding games like Cyberpunk 2077 (~ 50) and Dying Light 2 (~ 75). Quite fair after about 6 years and three series as long as the price would be similar.
The performance in 4K with RT is 30-70 few frames in games like Cyberpunk 2077, Metro, Control. Without DLSS 3.0 it's below or on the verge of performance and this is the newest card and the most expensive series, so is it a card for years? Only with DLSS 3.0 because without it the increase in performance in general but also with RT techniques is good, but not overwhelming.
The GTX 1080 was $ 200 more expensive at launch than the GTX 980, but the increase in performance was 40 to 60% which can be considered a big performance boost, but quite expensive (reviews says about good performance but high price).
The RTX costs $ 1199 and there are no arguments why its price should be so much (cryptocurrencies, pandemic, targeting other markets rather than home pc players), almost double the price. Did we get a pure performance boost with and without RT in the form of double the frame rate? And what if in two years, maybe not in the next, but the another one after series, DLSS 4.0 will appear and half of the games will require a new version ? While DLSS 3.0 is not available for the GTX series, why two of the three RTX 20xx and 30xx series have not received 3.0 support? Will this not happen again in the 50xx or 60xx series? And if so, what's the point of paying twice the price right now? Since the $ 200 increase for more than 50% performance on the GTX 1080 was considered as a big price increase, how would you call the RTX 4080's price twice as high - a "robbery"