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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti comes at incredible pricing of $399, yet beats the GeForce RTX 2080 Super in rasterization, and even the RX 6800 in raytracing. In our RTX 3060 Ti review, we found that NVIDIA picked a fantastic cooler that's extremely quiet, yet fits everywhere because of its dual-slot design.

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That power efficiency is pretty good. Wonder if AMD cards in this perf segment can beat it
 
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Good review!

As expected, 12-15% below 3070.

A good 1440p/144Hz card, or 1080p/240-360Hz! Will sell like hotcakes, if stock is good

Looking forward to see 6700XT vs 3060 Ti
 
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Well, that came out of the blue. Good to see an actual hard launch, and competition seems to be working given the good price/perf of this GPU. Also a sentence nobody would have expected a year or two ago: it's nice to see Nvidia catch up to AMD's efficiency! XD Here's hoping supplies last at least a little.

This makes me very hopeful for the RX 6700 and 6700 XT - the RX 6800 is rather weirdly priced, even if it does beat the 3070 overall, so I'm hoping Nvidia being early with a good contender at $400 forces AMD's hand in making the next tier down a $400 GPU as well. Anything above that would be disappointing, even if it's faster.
 
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Stock will probably be abysmal, but I'm hoping that the sales of 3060ti and 3070 will take some heat off the 3080s so I can eventually snag one in early 2021.
 
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Well, that came out of the blue. Good to see an actual hard launch, and competition seems to be working given the good price/perf of this GPU. Also a sentence nobody would have expected a year or two ago: it's nice to see Nvidia catch up to AMD's efficiency! XD Here's hoping supplies last at least a little.

This makes me very hopeful for the RX 6700 and 6700 XT - the RX 6800 is rather weirdly priced, even if it does beat the 3070 overall, so I'm hoping Nvidia being early with a good contender at $400 forces AMD's hand in making the next tier down a $400 GPU as well. Anything above that would be disappointing, even if it's faster.

3070 beats 6800 on perf per dollar, when looking at msrp pricing but 6800 is priced several hundred dollars above it's 580 msrp and nowhere in sight because of no stock, making it an even worse deal (halo product for now). Several retailers already said that AMD stock won't become normal before deep into 2021, this includes upcoming 6700 series too

So.. Easy win for Nvidia - Going Samsung 8nm paid off it seems, AMD can't deliver chips because TSMC 7nm is overused at this point
 
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Cheers for all the reviews @W1zzard, you must have been uber busy!
Great reviews as allways!
Lets hope people wanting this card can get it.....
 
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3070 beats 6800 on perf per dollar, when looking at msrp pricing but 6800 is priced several hundred dollars above it's 580 msrp and nowhere in sight because of no stock

Easy win for Nvidia - Samsung 8nm paid off it seems, AMD can't deliver chips because TSMC 7nm is overused at this point

Easy win for nobody because there are none....
 
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Pretty good card overall. Even though it's still relatively pricey compared to prices of mid-range GPUs from 4+ years ago, but compared to current gen, it's great value. Of course, I'm talking about the announced MSRP here. Who knows how much these cards go for in the current market.
 
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Looks decent and balanced, well priced. The first truly good one in this line up.
 
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That power efficiency is pretty good. Wonder if AMD cards in this perf segment can beat it

Literally, I have no doubt that they will
 
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3070 beats 6800 on perf per dollar, when looking at msrp pricing but 6800 is priced several hundred dollars above it's 580 msrp and nowhere in sight because of no stock, making it an even worse deal (halo product for now). Several retailers already said that AMD stock won't become normal before deep into 2021, this includes upcoming 6700 series too

So.. Easy win for Nvidia - Going Samsung 8nm paid off it seems, AMD can't deliver chips because TSMC 7nm is overused at this point
... so Nvidia is delivering? Where? How? At what prices? Both pricing and availability are about equally bad for both parties, though Nvidia has had slightly longer to fix things due to their earlier launch. I also never said the 6800 beat the 3070 in terms of value, only in terms of overall performance - and my opinion of the 6800's pricing should be rather clear from my stated desire in the post you quoted for this to force 6700-series pricing down, no? You're writing this as if you're arguing against me, yet nothing you're saying actually makes sense in that context. Also, you seem to have missed the part in the conclusion commenting on the MSRP for this also likely being make-believe.

As for 8nm being a good choice for Nvidia - not from what we've seen so far. It's a process they're essentially alone in using, yet they're still not managing to come close to meeting demand. Hopefully this levels out, but so far Samsung 8nm for Nvidia looks exactly like what it is: a choice they were forced to make as it was the only reasonably high end process they could get access to in the relevant time frame. For that it definitely isn't bad as long as yields/wafer output increases, but we still don't know when that will happen.
 
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So just a cheaper 2080 super essentially, Is it available to buy in the UK from 1400 on 02/12? Doesn't seem to be even listed anywhere yet today?

Having a look at big UK retailers, OCUK, SCAN, Amazon etc. There isn't stock of any mainstream graphics cards at all, just super expensive 3090 or 2080 ti, very low end and pro cards.

These are strange times indeed.
 
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3070 beats 6800 on perf per dollar, when looking at msrp pricing but 6800 is priced several hundred dollars above it's 580 msrp and nowhere in sight because of no stock, making it an even worse deal (halo product for now). Several retailers already said that AMD stock won't become normal before deep into 2021, this includes upcoming 6700 series too

So.. Easy win for Nvidia - Going Samsung 8nm paid off it seems, AMD can't deliver chips because TSMC 7nm is overused at this point

"AMD Can't Deliver chips"....you're saying that as if Nvidia can deliver chips or has been delivering chips? Nvidia is just as bad, only at least with AMD, they need to use the same supply for CPUs, GPUs, and two brand new, extremely popular consoles....Nvidia literally has zero excuse for their supply shortages, and according to Moore's Law is Dead, who has been correct on just about everything for over a year now, Nvidia has done this purposely to drive prices up....it was a bait a switch, the MSRPs were purposely made attractive to alleviate the anger from Turing, but they purposely held back stock to drive the price up to satisfy AIBs who, at the MSRP, would have razor thin margins, so with short supply, the AIBs have been able to drive prices up and increase profit margins. Then on top of that , there's news reports, from reputable outlets, that Nvidia has been selling $100+ million in cards directly to crypto miners...I don't like taking sides, and while it's abhorrent that both companies don't have stock, it seems as though AMD's lack of stock has at least an understandable reason, whereas Nvidia's is just up to something nefarious. AMD, if they could, would absolutely want to have as much stock of GPUs to capture market share, so I don't see any reason for this shortage to be "manmade" on their end, whereas with NVidia, unless Samsung as the worst yields ever known in the history of microprocessors, I can't think of a legitimate excuse for their shortage.
 
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3070 beats 6800 on perf per dollar, when looking at msrp pricing but 6800 is priced several hundred dollars above it's 580 msrp and nowhere in sight because of no stock, making it an even worse deal (halo product for now). Several retailers already said that AMD stock won't become normal before deep into 2021, this includes upcoming 6700 series too

So.. Easy win for Nvidia - Going Samsung 8nm paid off it seems, AMD can't deliver chips because TSMC 7nm is overused at this point
So true! Whatever they lost in efficiency by going Samsung, they will more than make up for in actually delivering the cards and for the next round where I expect them to go TSMC 5nm, they will be unparalleled once again.
 

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@W1zzard Nice spread of reviews. Now you can rest and enjoy... No, wait... one more AMD card to do! :D
 
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2160P not even impressed. My 2x 1070Ti's in SLI still spank the newer stuff unless its 2x 3090's in Sli. 4k gaming is where it's at and the problem is without SLi it like running in slow motion. I pushing my games around 100 fps in SLi. Heck I bet my 660 Ti's in SLI would beat the 3060ti in 1080P benchmarks. I understand directx 12 does not support it much but most games today still running dx11. Imagine if two 3060ti's was allowed to run SLi it would be 800.00 ish for same performance of a 3080 or better. But Nvidia is not only allowing the super rich afford 4k gaming.
 
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2160P not even impressed. My 2x 1070Ti's in SLI still spank the newer stuff unless its 2x 3090's in Sli. 4k gaming is where it's at and the problem is without SLi it like running in slow motion. I pushing my games around 100 fps in SLi. Heck I bet my 660 Ti's in SLI would beat the 3060ti in 1080P benchmarks. I understand directx 12 does not support it much but most games today still running dx11. Imagine if two 3060ti's was allowed to run SLi it would be 800.00 ish for same performance of a 3080 or better. But Nvidia is not only allowing the super rich afford 4k gaming.

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To each their own, I guess...
 
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2160P not even impressed. My 2x 1070Ti's in SLI still spank the newer stuff unless its 2x 3090's in Sli. 4k gaming is where it's at and the problem is without SLi it like running in slow motion. I pushing my games around 100 fps in SLi. Heck I bet my 660 Ti's in SLI would beat the 3060ti in 1080P benchmarks. I understand directx 12 does not support it much but most games today still running dx11. Imagine if two 3060ti's was allowed to run SLi it would be 800.00 ish for same performance of a 3080 or better. But Nvidia is not only allowing the super rich afford 4k gaming.

Too bad SLI is history...
 
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SIngle cards are fine for 1080p even 1440P not much difference but when you goto 4k everything changes. Take battlefield 5 as an example with two 2080 super in SLI and one in single config. at 1080P both do an average 120 FPS in the game. When you goto 4k then you notice the difference the single card averages about 80 to 90 FPS while the SLi you see the biggest gains upwards of 140 FPS because one card is rendering the bottom 1080P and the other is rendering the top 1080P. I'll stay with my 1070's in SLi till I see something better. Maybe the 4060 4070's single card will produce 4k better.

playing at 1080p is better then letting yourself to fall into hardware maker trap that want people to play at 4k and ask them to get expensive gear for it.
Ya might be an issue since my native res is 2160P on my monitor
 
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