A few weeks ago, I wrote about how it's a terrible time to buy a graphics card—at least a high-end card. The reasoning is simple: Nvidia's Ampere GPUs are coming soon, and AMD's Big Navi isn't far behind. If you want yet another reason to not buy a high-end card, however, just look at prices. Six months ago, the RTX 2080 Ti could be found for around $1,050, and the RTX 2080 Super was regularly available for $650. Now, you'd be lucky to find either GPU at the original launch prices of $1,200 and $700. If that's not enough to go on, I've heard some companies will have 'final' Ampere GPUs as early as next week.
rjohnson11September should be an interesting month. I'm curious about releases from both AMD and NVIDIA.
kougarThrow in a second stimulus check and you can bet a lot of people will be eyeing a "critical" PC upgrade this fall, since it will be needed for work, or school, or gaming while staying home.
rjohnson11I think the important point here is pricing between Big Navi and Ampere. If AMD can make a video card better than the RTX 2080ti I think NVIDIA will have a problem if Ampere is priced significantly higher.
transdogmifierI've said it before I'll say it again. I won't buy AMD GPU's...Once garbage, always garbage (ATi was garbage..it's still ATi, imo)
rjohnson11transdogmifierI've said it before I'll say it again. I won't buy AMD GPU's...Once garbage, always garbage (ATi was garbage..it's still ATi, imo) AMD admitted early in the year that their GPUs needed improvement to compete with NVIDIA. The 5XXX series is a very good 1080p gaming video card series. Now AMD needs a high end video card. If AMD can release a GPU that beats the RTX2080ti at lower cost I might be tempted to buy an AMD video card this year.
atfricoI see fellow members interested in a upgrade yes🤔Putting the prices up there:Navi beating 2080ti by 15-30% at $799.99😃Ampere beating 2080ti by 15-40% at $1,200🙄I called it😸 ye😼