- Aug 6, 2017
- 7,412 (5.40/day)
|System Name||Purple rain|
|Processor||10.5 thousand 4.2G 1.1v|
|Motherboard||Zee 490 Aorus Elite|
|Memory||16GB 4133 CL16-16-16-31 Viper Steel|
|Video Card(s)||RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio|
|Storage||SU900 128,8200Pro 1TB,850 Pro 512+256+256,860 Evo 500,XPG950 480, Skyhawk 2TB|
|Display(s)||Acer XB241YU+Dell S2716DG|
|Case||P600S Silent w. Alpenfohn wing boost 3 ARGBT+ fans|
|Audio Device(s)||K612 Pro w. FiiO E10k DAC,W830BT wireless|
|Power Supply||Superflower Leadex Gold 850W|
|Mouse||G903 lightspeed+powerplay,G403 wireless + Steelseries DeX + Roccat rest|
|Keyboard||HyperX Alloy SilverSpeed (w.HyperX wrist rest),Razer Deathstalker|
|Benchmark Scores||A LOT|
They took a gamble going into developing AI and RT acceleration instead of raw compute power,time will tell whether that was a good decision in the long run, they're a smart company though they are ruthless at the same time.I am not an nVidia fanboy but wow, so much nVidia bashing. Are the prices too high? I don't know. It really depends on your situation. According to the CEO they spent 10 years of R&D (definitely with numerous failures) to get to this point. It is just like pharmaceutical companies charge a lot of money for a new drug. They spent a lot of time with trials and failures to get the products market ready. They have to recoup the cost somehow. It is called capitalism at work. Don't like it, don't buy it. But calling others sucker for buying them? That is sour grapes.
We pre-ordered 2 because of one thing - tensor cores. Previously to get 600 tensor cores we had to shell out for Titan V @$3000 each. Now the 2080 ti packs the same tensor cores count at less than half the price. We have to try them out to see how they fare. It is a bargain in my opinion, but like I said, it depends on your situation. For gaming though, if they can do 4k very well, then I think it is an okay deal if you can afford it.
There are no better alternatives, gaming or work load-wise. AMD has nothing that is even close at this point.