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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/16 23:12:26 (permalink)
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I'm in the market for a 3080 and i am a huge fan of EVGA but are these are some of the ugliest cards i have ever seen from you guys. there is absolutely nothing that strikes me as remotely close to ok looking. what were you guys thinking? lol




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I mean, let's be realistic here. People spend a ton of time and money on aesthetics, from color scheme, case design (most which have glass panels now), etc. Many gamers go beyond that to stuff like deskmat, custom mechanical keyboards, mice, etc. There's a whole sub dedicated to battlestations. If you spend a ton of time at your desk, the aesthetic quality can have a positive influence on you. Basically, a lot of gamers do care about both form and function.
 
And in this case specially, there's no reason to believe EVGA's offering is going to be any better than anyone else's, and this time even Nvidia's is providing good competition. So it might really come down to aesthetics and stuff like warranty.
 
I'll be blunt and say I agree that EVGA's cards this generation are ugly as heck, but I also don't care and never have. I mostly only buy EVGA not for the quality but because of the warranty, and the fact that it's transferable. This really helps EVGA cards in particular keep their value in the used segment, though I imagine if supers and TIs come out (they will), the resale value of the regulars will probably be pretty nix anyway.
 
So I'm not sure why you're so surprised people aesthetics. 
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/16 23:22:20 (permalink)
According to Jacob on twitter there will be some "news" in tomorrows 10am pst stream regarding the red accents

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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/17 05:37:52 (permalink)
I have looked at everyone else's cards and they are even worse looking in my opinion... it seems like none of the manufacturers put much effort into the first gen versions of these new 30XX series.
 I'll bet when the 'Ti' or 'Super' versions come out ,we will see some improved design aesthetics across the board ....

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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/17 05:50:23 (permalink)
I would like to add that this is not the worst looking video card. The ATI Radeon HD4870 is far uglier unless you like having a bright red blower cooler on a bright red PCB.

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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/17 07:44:40 (permalink)
Jayz2Cents confirmed there will be options to change the color of the red accent.  Details of exactly how will be revealed later.  Guess all of the complaints got through to EVGA.  Now we wait to see what exactly those options are.  There were like 6 colors in his vid. Not bad. 

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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/17 08:12:20 (permalink)
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Jayz2Cents confirmed there will be options to change the color of the red accent.  Details of exactly how will be revealed later.  Guess all of the complaints got through to EVGA.  Now we wait to see what exactly those options are.  There were like 6 colors in his vid. Not bad. 


I saw Evga_Jacobs tweet and it looks like we finally knocked some sense into them! Did Jayz2Cents confirm this in one of his videos or in a tweet? I’m trying to find where he stated this.


*Nvm I found it

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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/17 11:16:53 (permalink)
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I'm in the market for a 3080 and i am a huge fan of EVGA but are these are some of the ugliest cards i have ever seen from you guys. there is absolutely nothing that strikes me as remotely close to ok looking. what were you guys thinking? lol




This has got to be the most American post I've seen in years... Summary: Form over Function. "One Nation Under-educated"
**Sit down and have another beer!


  • He never said anything about performance; he mentioned aesthetics. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
  • Having an opinion isn't uniquely American, and given that aesthetics are inherently subjective, education isn't a factor here.
  • No one attacked you, so it's not appropriate for you to attack him or anyone else for that matter.
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/17 15:26:51 (permalink)
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It honestly looks like a 17 year old's first honda civic, it's a NOS sticker away.


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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/17 18:07:44 (permalink)
Unfortunately changing the red accents for the FTW3 cards won't help what they did to the hydro copper block.
I mean, it'd be one thing if it were color neutral, black and greys or silvers like before. 
You can't do anything green theme for your case with that card. It'd look out of place.
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/19 08:32:19 (permalink)
I agree the hydro copper is one ugly block as well.
I am going  to get a FTW and put a other brand waterblock on it, one of the reason people setup water cooling is for esthetic, who would when a ugly water block in is waterloop.
 
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 10:13:59 (permalink)
my guy there are alot of options. Some people like the designs
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 10:16:33 (permalink)
I'm thinking that the later variants of the cards will have improved looks as part of their selling point.
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 10:20:07 (permalink)
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Agree, 100%.
 
This new look is pushing me to a FE card. That and the cooling solution on my 1080Ti seems almost identical to what they are slapping on the 3080. Doesn't seem like the AIB's are adding much to design any more.

Why change the cooling design if it's not broken? Plenty of test showing the AIB cooling workout just as well if not better than FE design.
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 10:29:04 (permalink)
with the caveat of "I hate RGB", I don't generally care about looks, more care about performance..but that's me heh
 

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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 14:39:54 (permalink)
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I know EVGA sees all the negative criticism about the looks of their cards and always just says it's a vocal minority and only unhappy people post their opinions online. But really there would be a lot less negative criticism if they would pick a look and stick with it. They change it so drastically every generation so people are always going to be more upset than if they had an idea of what to expect. Add that in with the fact that EVGA historically had the most understated looks to their cards and now seemingly have gone completely the other way it's understandable people would reject such major changes. I wish EVGA would just go back to their old design philosophy (or so it seemed) of less is more.


I agree with this.  I think some of the other manufactures have done a better job of picking an aesthetic and holding to it throughout various lines.  Would love to see the FTW get a signature look that carries over card generations. 
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 15:06:39 (permalink)
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 15:11:33 (permalink)
I don't think these cards look bad at all. What would look better?
 
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 15:47:30 (permalink)
If I'm being honest, after owning a 2080 Ti Black and then getting a Strix 2080 Ti, the cooler on the Black editions had terribly loud fans. From the looks of these new EVGA 3080 Blacks, I'm hoping they are much better. I don't really care about the look so much as the noise. 
 
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 15:51:00 (permalink)
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True, most of the EVGA 10xx series cards were the best professional, industrial looking cards made..really nice.
 I also think these new NVIDIA FE cards are very well made & look solid professional...
 
Most all aftermarket manufacturers 30xx series cards are not all that good looking... The EVGA FTW3 would be my closest pick.,. ( if you could remove that red trim piece at the end )


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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 16:00:41 (permalink)
I think it's great and will fit nicely into my system when my step-up completes.
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 16:06:18 (permalink)
Not sure if you have gotten a card yet, but I thought the same thing at first. After seeing a video of the card my mind completely changed. The product photos on their website are not the greatest.
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/26 16:14:52 (permalink)
This is why I am going with EVGA over Asus this time. I feel like every other company wouldn't give a crap if we didn't like their design
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/27 15:27:39 (permalink)
OP is just dead wrong.  The Colorful are far worse.  I actually like the look of the FTW3...other than the lipstick.  

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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/27 15:36:57 (permalink)
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OP is just dead wrong.  The Colorful are far worse.  I actually like the look of the FTW3...other than the lipstick.  


Those colorful ones are awful.. They remind me of the old aftermarket car cd players...
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/27 15:50:43 (permalink)
To be honest I kindove like the design of the evga ones even with those striking red accents. 
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/27 15:50:56 (permalink)
With RBG off I actually thing the FTW looks great
Not a fan of the red accents though

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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/27 15:54:25 (permalink)
I haven't seen it in builds enough to judge yet. I hate the rainbow RGB look, I'd like to see it installed with a static colour for my all white build.
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/27 17:30:09 (permalink)
Have a few drinks and it will look alot better.  Just be prepared in the morning when you wake up.
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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/27 17:35:48 (permalink)
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Have a few drinks and it will look alot better.  Just be prepared in the morning when you wake up.


Sounds like you are speaking from experience.  
 
Other than the red lipstick, I like the look of the FTW3.
 

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Re: This has to be the ugliest cards i have ever seen 2020/09/27 17:39:04 (permalink)
I actually really like the look of the EVGA FTW cards. Aesthetically, it is between that or ROG Strix for me.


 
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