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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition

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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is the green team's answer to AMD's recent Radeon launches. In our testing, this 12 GB card basically matches the much more expensive RTX 3090 24 GB in performance. The compact dual-slot Founders Edition design looks gorgeous and is of amazing build quality.

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OUT OF STOCK!!!! :nutkick:

Too soon? :roll:
 

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As expected, not that this gpu matters alot, unless availablity is good and it won't be
 
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This card will end up at probably 2500-3000$, who in their right mind would pay this kind of money ?
With 500$ you get a PS5/Xbox and still have 2000-2500$ to get a lot of games that will keep you busy for years.
The best thing you can do to end this is to NOT BUY ANY VIDEO CARD AT ALL, just forget for a few years that you can game on a PC, play on a phone, buy a console but just ignore PC gaming for a few years until they are dirt cheap.
 
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This card will end up at probably 2500-3000$, who in their right mind would pay this kind of money ?
With 500$ you get a PS5/Xbox and still have 2000-2500$ to get a lot of games that will keep you busy for years.
The best thing you can do to end this is to NOT BUY ANY VIDEO CARD AT ALL, just forget for a few years that you can game on a PC, play on a phone, buy a console but just ignore PC gaming for a few years until they are dirt cheap.
But can you do the same things on a console as you can on a PC?
I guess the answer to that is no.
Not that you need this graphics card, but even so, it's an odd comparison.
I don't just play games and watch movies on my PC, I actually use it for work, as well as a lot of other things that a console can't do.
 
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When scoring PS5 for MSRP (if you exclude the cost of bundled games, accessories etc) is much easier than any GPU out there.
 
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But can you do the same things on a console as you can on a PC?
I guess the answer to that is no.
Not that you need this graphics card, but even so, it's an odd comparison.
I don't just play games and watch movies on my PC, I actually use it for work, as well as a lot of other things that a console can't do.

With that kind of cash you might as well buy a pre-built that already comes with a high end Ampere card close to this GPU, these prices are just stupid.
 
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Holy moly 99 degrees on the memory!?! I was really tempted to try and grab the FE as it will be MSRP but that high memory temp is giving me serious cause for concern. A shame the AIB cards will be so damned expensive.
 
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With that kind of cash you might as well buy a pre-built that already comes with a high end Ampere card close to this GPU, these prices are just stupid.
Yeah, not arguing about the stupid pricing, just that a console can't really replace a computer.
So you either end up with a console and a PC, or a better PC.
That said, it's not as if consoles are readily available either, but at least there aren't too many scalpers now.
Expect pre-built PCs and laptops to go up in price soon too, as the component shortage and increased shipping prices are hitting those companies too.
In Taiwan there's a local laptop shortage now, at least for anything sub US$1,000, as the wuhan virus finally struck, so everyone's buying new gear here too now.
 
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5-10% performance increase over 3080 with >50% MSRP increase. Good job Nvidia.. good job.
 
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Holy moly 99 degrees on the memory!?! I was really tempted to try and grab the FE as it will be MSRP but that high memory temp is giving me serious cause for concern. A shame the AIB cards will be so damned expensive.

According to the HWiNFO developer, GDDR6X modules are rated to throttle at around 110°C. They're toasty and consume a lot of power, any 3090 owner will attest to that :D
 
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Another zero-effort GPU "launch" for a product that's technically desirable but owing to pricing/availability pretty much irrelevant for the shelf-life of the product.

By the time consumers can get GPUs again, Ampere will be "last-gen".
 
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I don't care about the price or availability since I never buy cards these expensive anyways, but tell me, why
  • the energy efficiency vs. the previous gen RTX cards hasn't improved one bit?
  • the energy efficiency is even lower than for RTX'less previous gen cards like 1660 Ti?
It looks like the RTX 30 cards are running at their maximum possible clocks and downclocking them could make them a lot better in this regard.
 

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I don't care about the price or availability since I never buy cards these expensive anyways, but tell me, why
  • the energy efficiency vs. the previous gen RTX cards hasn't improved one bit?
  • the energy efficiency is even lower than for RTX'less previous gen cards like 1660 Ti?
It looks like the RTX 30 cards are running at their maximum possible clocks and downclocking them could make them a lot better in this regard.
And that they do actually, you can quite easily reduce power consumption with 50w or more while the performance loss is negligible, almost unnoticeable.
I can quite easily drop my power consumption on my 3070 down from 240w to 180w with a performance loss of ~3%, 1980Mhz down to 1910Mhz for a much lower power consumption
 
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I don't care about the price or availability since I never buy cards these expensive anyways, but tell me, why
  • the energy efficiency vs. the previous gen RTX cards hasn't improved one bit?
  • the energy efficiency is even lower than for RTX'less previous gen cards like 1660 Ti?
It looks like the RTX 30 cards are running at their maximum possible clocks and downclocking them could make them a lot better in this regard.
This is what you get when you try to maximize performance gains.
 
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If we are here we can agree most of us have a computer, i just said DON'T UPGRADE YOUR GPU FOR A FEW YEARS.
GPU's on pc are mostly bought for gaming, a tiny % use it for work like me but even so, for video editing i can edit almost anything except cinema files from RED cameras.
For the amount of money they want to charge we can forget for a while that we can game on PC, it's simple, we wait a few years and when everything settles we might consider buying a GPU.
 
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Hard to get excited about a GPU that cant be found anywhere near the MSRP. Even if it is probably the best gaming GPU in the world.

The 3080 MSRP was $699 and the ti jumps up $500 for single digit percentage fps improvements? Remember when the 1080ti was just $100 more than the 1080. And the 1080ti had a nice 20-30% performance jump over the 1080.

But I cant blame Nvidia for the pricing. I would sell them for as much as I could and they wont be able to keep shelves stocked with these things.

I sound bitter because I am bitter. I am ready to upgrade my 1080ti and dont see that happening anytime soon.

Crypto currency may just be the death knell for pc gaming.
 

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But can you do the same things on a console as you can on a PC?
I guess the answer to that is no.
Not that you need this graphics card, but even so, it's an odd comparison.
I don't just play games and watch movies on my PC, I actually use it for work, as well as a lot of other things that a console can't do.

A console can to a decent degree replace a modern gaming computer though.
 
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Hard to get excited about a GPU that cant be found anywhere near the MSRP. Even if it is probably the best gaming GPU in the world.

The 3080 MSRP was $699 and the ti jumps up $500 for single digit percentage fps improvements? Remember when the 1080ti was just $100 more than the 1080. And the 1080ti had a nice 20-30% performance jump over the 1080.

But I cant blame Nvidia for the pricing. I would sell them for as much as I could and they wont be able to keep shelves stocked with these things.

I sound bitter because I am bitter. I am ready to upgrade my 1080ti and dont see that happening anytime soon.

Crypto currency may just be the death knell for pc gaming.

That was my original opinion a few months back when the tariffs kicked in on top of the scalping. If you want to kill PC gaming, keep on keeping on. It'll become ultra niche and then there won't be enough people bothering at the low or mid-range to support the high end getting parts, either. They're throwing the baby out with the bathwater and shrugging about it. Profits are nice, though. They won't be as nice once everyone's moved on.
 
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