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AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History

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2019/02/10 02:37:38 (permalink)
https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/285389-amd-nvidia-have-launched-the-least-appealing-gpu-upgrades-in-history
 
While AMD and NVIDIA’s products may be technically admirable, the conundrum is price-to-performance: nobody expected the latter to impress on that front, but now that the former’s Radeon VII has matched "the RTX 2080’s bad price," many have conceded to the idea of the market being "stuck in an unwelcome position."
 
There are two ways to read the current situation. One argues that the current less-than-inspiring crop of GPU architectures from AMD and Nvidia is an oddity. AMD has been operating on a shoestring budget until quite recently, with limited resources to pour into new GPUs. Nvidia may have misread the crypto market. Put the two together, and you have an awkward transition that doesn’t inspire anyone but ultimately doesn’t have much influence over the long-term evolution of the GPU market either. Fast forward 18 months and the market may look much more like its historical trend line.

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    MadmanRB
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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/10 08:44:56 (permalink)
    It is much easier to feel bad for AMD though and for what its worth I think AMD has done what it could considering all the issues they had, but hey the future looks better for AMD right now as the worst is already over.
    AMD almost died in 2016, Ryzen saved it.
    Sure they are still struggling in the GPU market but they may still get a second wind, with the GTX series being killed off and plenty of Radeon Polaris cards out there they will be a good option for budget builders so they can gain market in a area Nvidia is very much ignoring: the budget builder.
    Nvidia has not announced a replacement for the GTX 1050 or 1050Ti and the pricing of the GTX 1660Ti may be a little too steep.
    Plus they still have Navi, the delay in Navi might actually be a good thing if they are devoting more R&D into it so it can kick ass on day one.
    Nvidia i have no pity for, having overpriced cards and selling only on a technology that only a handful of games support.
    Arrogance is a big folly and Nvidia is paying dearly for it.
    For AMD they have my full support as this industry needs to have true competition again, its become stale and AMD's comeback is something that I really like to see.
    Hopefully here soon AMD and Nvidia and intel will all have something great on the table, competition is good.
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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/10 09:38:49 (permalink)
    Least appealing price wise, but the technology on Nvidia's side is very appealing. AMD is just a flat out mess on the GPU side right now.

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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/10 11:02:58 (permalink)
    MadmanRB
    It is much easier to feel bad for AMD though and for what its worth I think AMD has done what it could considering all the issues they had, but hey the future looks better for AMD right now as the worst is already over.
    AMD almost died in 2016, Ryzen saved it.
    Sure they are still struggling in the GPU market but they may still get a second wind, with the GTX series being killed off and plenty of Radeon Polaris cards out there they will be a good option for budget builders so they can gain market in a area Nvidia is very much ignoring: the budget builder.
    Nvidia has not announced a replacement for the GTX 1050 or 1050Ti and the pricing of the GTX 1660Ti may be a little too steep.
    Plus they still have Navi, the delay in Navi might actually be a good thing if they are devoting more R&D into it so it can kick ass on day one.
    Nvidia i have no pity for, having overpriced cards and selling only on a technology that only a handful of games support.
    Arrogance is a big folly and Nvidia is paying dearly for it.
    For AMD they have my full support as this industry needs to have true competition again, its become stale and AMD's comeback is something that I really like to see.
    Hopefully here soon AMD and Nvidia and intel will all have something great on the table, competition is good.




    The technology of the 2000 series does show some very good signs of why we might want the technology it offers. The DLSS test shows that using the AI on the new cards you get Anti-Aliasing without the performance hit. That amazing but of course it takes new games that support it. Ray Tracing is also very good technology and really important to the way games should look in the future to give us the natural lighting effects.
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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/10 11:47:54 (permalink)
    kram36
    Least appealing price wise, but the technology on Nvidia's side is very appealing. AMD is just a flat out mess on the GPU side right now.


    +1


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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/11 14:42:29 (permalink)
    You could slap the Nvidia name on a dog and certain people around here would find it the best thing ever because well Nvidia. 
    post edited by Sajin - 2019/02/11 18:51:41
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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/11 14:47:04 (permalink)
    Brad_Hawthorne
    You could slap the Nvidia name on a dog and certain people around here would find it the best thing ever because well Nvidia. 


    lmao only you Sir can come up with that
    post edited by Sajin - 2019/02/11 18:52:00

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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/11 15:55:30 (permalink)
    I would 100% agree with the article. At least the low-mid range is pretty decent, especially for first time PC builders looking to get into PC gaming. Plenty of cards under $300 that are capable of 1080P with highest detail settings.

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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/11 17:09:47 (permalink)
    You could slap the AMD name on a dog and certain people around here would find it the best thing ever because well AMD.
    post edited by kram36 - 2019/02/11 20:50:11

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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/11 17:15:50 (permalink)
    kram36
    You could slap the AMD name on a dog (Deleted) and certain people around here would find it the best thing ever because well AMD.


    Well of course there are fanboys everywhere,  I only root for AMD for the simple reason we need competition in the GPU space.
    post edited by XrayMan - 2019/02/11 17:38:46
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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/11 17:30:04 (permalink)
    kram36
    You could slap the AMD name on a dog (Deleted) and certain people around here would find it the best thing ever because well AMD.


    At least that AMD(Deleted) will cost half of the overpriced Nvidia (Deleted) you paid already
    post edited by XrayMan - 2019/02/11 17:37:30

    Those who abuse power, are nothing but scumbags!
     The challenge of power is how to use it and not abuse it. When you abuse it, it reverses on you and it hurts you.The abuse of power that seems to create the most unhappiness is when a person uses personal power to get ahead without regards to the welfare of others, people are obsessed with it. You can take a nice person and turn them into a slob, into an insane being, craving power, destroying anything that stands in their way.
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    Re: AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History 2019/02/12 10:10:06 (permalink)
    Brad_Hawthorne
    You could slap the Nvidia name on a dog and certain people around here would find it the best thing ever because well Nvidia. 




    Dogs > Nvidia and AMD
     

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