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Which NVIDIA Ampere card would you buy?

Which NVIDIA Ampere card would you buy?

  • RTX 3090

    Votes: 5,036 9.3%
  • RTX 3080

    Votes: 11,737 21.7%
  • RTX 3070

    Votes: 6,502 12.0%
  • Will skip this generation

    Votes: 3,868 7.2%
  • Will wait for RDNA2

    Votes: 22,325 41.3%
  • Using AMD

    Votes: 2,758 5.1%
  • Buying a next-gen console

    Votes: 1,810 3.3%

  • Total voters
    54,036
  • Poll closed .

W1zzard

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NVIDIA just announced the GeForce RTX 3090 ($1500), RTX 3080 ($700) and RTX 3070 ($500).

Do you feel like Ampere is for you? If yes, which card are you most interested in? Or sticking with Turing? Or AMD?
 
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Will wait for AMD, but so far it looks like 3080 is a viable option.
 
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The 3080 but I highly doubt you will be able to get it (unless you pre order) for $699 as the 2080TI is still $1600 (Canadian) and I don't see Newegg selling 2080Ti for $600.
 
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I will wait for the reviews first. Everything looks great on paper but nobody should trust marketing.
From what seen, nvidia tends to been legit with thier claims and its been amd having suspect marketing. With that said AMD just got a huge shot cross the bow of the RNDA2 ship with this launch.
 
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I'm mostly interested in a RTX 3080 but I'll wait for reviews.
I will probably buy MSI again.

AMD RDNA2? I don't know with these driver issues everytime with AMD and I have a G-Sync monitor.
 

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for a 2070 user with only 7.5TFLOPS, 30 TFLOPS 3080 looks insane. if it translates to 4x more performance.
 
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3090 or maybe 3080 but yes i will also see review first :)
 
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Will wait for AMD but in general, whatever thats best for my max 400$ budget at the time of buying. 'after taxes and prices in my country aint good with 27% VAT'
 
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NVIDIA just announced the GeForce RTX 3090 ($1500), RTX 3080 ($700) and RTX 3070 ($500).

Do you feel like Ampere is for you? If yes, which card are you most interested in? Or sticking with Turing? Or AMD?
We need a "waiting for reviews" poll option, or you need to make the poll clear that this is speculation based on current rumours only.
 

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3090. My 1080ti is getting tired and my 2070 maxq is a little underpowered for 240fps.

Might dump the main gaming rig and just use the blade with a 360hz external monitor and a 3090 over TB.
 
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3080, worried about the 10gb tho, doubt it'll be enough to skip 1 gen (which i usually do)
 
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Realistically the 3070, but not surprised people are [insert skeleton waiting for RDNA2 meme].
 
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Not planning to touch the 3080 in anticipation of a 3080Ti down the road. Will wait for RDNA2 before making any decision but the 3090 is on my radar if the non-rtx performance is a big enough jump over 2080ti.
 
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I don't like partially unlocked chips. I'll wait for the 3070 Ti/SUPER, especially the EVGA Hybrid series (I hope it's gonna be a thing).
 
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3090 for sure
 
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3080 has my money... cant wait to see reviews to confirm the numbers on the marketing
 
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3080 because is the best cost benefit price/performance gpu, I want more gddr memory, 10gb is not enough, I like Nvidia cooling design however I will have to wait for reviews and then decide which 3080 to buy, 3080 nvidia reference cards will only come with 10gb, so need to wait and see which company will pack more gddr and have the best cooling solution.

3070 = $499
3080 = $699
3090 = $1499

3090 is too expensive for the performance it will give, I mean is better to buy 2 x 3080 and put on sli, I dont think the 3090 will be even 50% faster than the 3080.
 
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Will wait for AMD but in general, whatever thats best for my max 400$ budget at the time of buying. 'after taxes and prices in my country aint good with 27% VAT'
Same for me except I probably won't go beyond 300eur. Which only leaves AMD as there's no Ampere in that price range. Maybe they'll launch something by the time Rdna2 is launched as well. I just hope AMD does a full-ish stack launch and not just top tier cards (for them at least) like with Navi 10
 
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Same for me except I probably won't go beyond 300eur. Which only leaves AMD as there's no Ampere in that price range. Maybe they'll launch something by the time Rdna2 is launched as well. I just hope AMD does a full-ish stack launch and not just top tier cards (for them at least) like with Navi 10

Yea to be honest 400$/340 euro is the max I'm willing to spend/save up for a card which is about the 5600xt-2060 non super range here if brand new.

Second hand market is okay with me but only if the card has at least 1-2 years retail shop warranty. 'I bought my Rx 570 used with warranty till 2020 december'
So if the new cards drop the used prices then thats not bad, win-win for me I guess.:)

RTX 3060 could be promising but I don't really hope for good pricing here, hoping that AMD will have something a bit cheaper maybe.
 
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Yea to be honest 400$/340 euro is the max I'm willing to spend/save up for a card which is about the 5600xt-2060 non super range here if brand new.
I end up buying $400 cards for power consumption reasons, I don't have air conditioning and for about 8 months of the year I really don't want a 320W graphics card dumping that heat into my room.
 
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Wait for RDNA2 announcements in November, and then wait for 3085 launch in June.
 

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If Nvidia store page allows me, I will get a 3080 asap. I have a strong feeling they will sell out instantly, and take weeks to get back in stock, and then its just going to be rolling dice hoping you get lucky enough to buy one...
 
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