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2020/09/25 11:22:46 (permalink)
Looking at all the factors and variables it seems better to wait it out until after the AMD RDNA2 launch. Personally I'm trying to convince myself to chill and be patient.
-There is a seemingly confirmed 20GB version coming, maybe also with extra cores, etc. A potential 3070 Ti/Super also.
-RDNA2 could cause a price cut to be more competitive
-Stock normalizing in the coming months makes less frustrating to get one at all
-Better driver optimization over time


What other reasons are there to wait and be patient for more developments?
Help convince me it's a better idea to wait it out until after RDNA2 is released.

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 11:24:02 (permalink)
    The 3080 super should be a very nice card
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 11:45:02 (permalink)
    This is what a reasonable person would do but some can’t wait including myself. I’ve never built a pc always used macs and did my first build last month and waited for the new cards to have the newest tech. Now I have a beautiful PC sitting next to my Mac needing a card to turn on and see if it works. I will not pay over 100% MSRP for it amd it leaves me here waiting to become an elite member and have a better chance or for AMD to save the day.
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 11:56:30 (permalink)
    Definitely wait, if possible.

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 11:59:31 (permalink)
    Frankfraga
    This is what a reasonable person would do but some can’t wait including myself. I’ve never built a pc always used macs and did my first build last month and waited for the new cards to have the newest tech. Now I have a beautiful PC sitting next to my Mac needing a card to turn on and see if it works. I will not pay over 100% MSRP for it amd it leaves me here waiting to become an elite member and have a better chance or for AMD to save the day.



    Do remember that some of us are still using cards that are a couple generations old, mine is a 1070 (still working, but it won't be for future games)

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 11:59:35 (permalink)
    The temptation is real!
    My 2070 Super FTW3 Ultra is an excellent performer, runs cool, quiet and trouble free so there is no reason I need to replace it.
    However I have been all about waiting to see what AMD brings with RDNA2.  I have used AMD cards is the past with great success and would have no problem going that route providing they bring a compelling option to switch back. If I do upgrade to another Nvidia card it will be EVGA due to their exceptional customer service

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:06:54 (permalink)
    My system is still rocking with 980Ti, ha! I was so tempted to upgrade to 2080Ti last year,but with the rarity and marked up price, I decided to hold off until now. But I guess I will wait until the dust is settled.
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:08:26 (permalink)
    I didn't think there was any rational people left. ill be dipped

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:10:10 (permalink)
    im gonna wait...  for 4000 gen...
    by then the dust is very  very  settled 

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:10:22 (permalink)
    I thought the same thing when I stuck out on both the 17th 3080 launch, and the 3080 FTW3 launch on EVGA.
     
    Then they worked on the checkout process for the 3090 launch - and, despite my better judgement, I managed to purchase a 3090 FTW3 Ultra. I managed to use an affiliates code (already pre-clicked and applied to my account) for 5% off, and with 172 EVGA bucks I managed to walk away only spending 1674.98... a measly grand more than I intended to spend this upgrade. Ooooof. But it's an EVGA FTW3 card, so I should be set for a good long time at least.

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:11:49 (permalink)
    Anyone with the willpower or ability to wait until at least the Big Navi announcement would be with wisest 
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:20:01 (permalink)
    Miguell
    im gonna wait...  for 4000 gen...
    by then the dust is very  very  settled 


    But the rtx 4000 series may have a dust storm of its own.

    Eventually your gona have to jump in for a ride.. life's full of challenges and they say it's short

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:20:14 (permalink)
    They have been working with Sony and Microsoft to develop consoles. so people might be surprised who knows

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:20:36 (permalink)
    jd63636
    The temptation is real!
    My 2070 Super FTW3 Ultra is an excellent performer, runs cool, quiet and trouble free so there is no reason I need to replace it.
    However I have been all about waiting to see what AMD brings with RDNA2.  I have used AMD cards is the past with great success and would have no problem going that route providing they bring a compelling option to switch back. If I do upgrade to another Nvidia card it will be EVGA due to their exceptional customer service



    To be honest, after the way I was treated by AMD years ago, I can't conceive buying their cards (or anything from them anymore) which is why my only option is to be patient with Nvidia. However, EVGA has been rather faithful to me, so I see no reason not to buy from them.

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:21:22 (permalink)
    I am definitely waiting until around Black Friday / Cyberweek or even later before pulling the trigger... Hopefully the hardware and/or drivers have been sorted out by then.
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:24:24 (permalink)
    https://wccftech.com/amd-...-graphics-card-volume/
     
    October 28 seems to be AMD's launch. NVidia might play their cards and release the 20 Gigabyte 3080 model shortly before or after that date. My guess would be that NVidia releases the 3080 20 Gigabyte model a week before Black Friday then AMD Is forced to change their prices. But that's just my guess.
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:27:54 (permalink)
    I agree and I'm totally not trying to cope because I didn't get one. 

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 12:32:34 (permalink)
    We are going to have to wait, every time they go live all the sites crash leaving you wasting time trying to buy one now

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 13:11:50 (permalink)
    Another reason to wait:
    The red trim will be replaced with black trim

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 13:15:59 (permalink)
    I'd wait if it wasn't for Cyberpunk. I really want one before that game comes out...


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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 13:35:01 (permalink)
    Most people F5'ing and posting on these forums are probably not rational people.
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 13:36:22 (permalink)
    I wanted one bad but now bc of AmpereGate I think I'll wait. It looks like evga made inferior cards compared to Nvidia and Asus

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 13:47:24 (permalink)
    If I could get an ftw3 ultra 3080 i'd buy one asap, any other version I'll just wait.
     
    Between the higher vram model rumors, rdna2, ctd issues... it's ok to just chill for a month or two.
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 13:49:40 (permalink)
    I’m fortunately on the I don’t care how it looks boat. I’m more function over form but I see why others might care.
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 13:50:10 (permalink)
    I'm only waiting for EVGA to restrict 3080s to elite members. That will be my only hope. After being screwed so many times, I cannot take it anymore, so I have given up the constant refreshing. 

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 13:53:09 (permalink)
    I'm just waiting it out for a 3090 Kingpin to go along with my AMD 3990X.

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 13:54:59 (permalink)
    Typically I wouldn't care about looks either but this build I've invested a lot of money into aesthetics. The FE would look silly in my case.
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 14:33:17 (permalink)
    https://youtu.be/x6bUUEEe-X8

    And after watching that I'm glad I didn't get a 3080 yet.
    EVGA is better than the others that cheaped out at least.
    Would definitely prefer 2 banks of the higher quality capacitors like the FE models.
    Probably best for everyone to wait until this is all better figured out.


    Being into content creation and stuff the extra VRAM on the coming 20GB model is something that highly interests me anyway.

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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 14:35:35 (permalink)
    Crazy that supposedly the ASUS cards have all 6 of the “expensive” capacitors,and not just 1 or 2 . The Tuff card is in the same price area as the EVGA’s are right? Give or take a little ofcourse. I know the Strix is on up there but surely it will have all 6 expensive capacitors .
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    Re: Waiting it out seems to be the more rational course 2020/09/25 14:38:10 (permalink)
    Its ALWAYS the best idea to wait to buy the newest toys. 
     
    xxornI'd wait if it wasn't for Cyberpunk. I really want one before that game comes out...

     
     
    The game will still exist for years after it releases. Whether you get a new GPU or not. No harm in waiting longer to play it if you're wanting to wait for a new GPU. You may even hold off on buying the game until you get that new GPU because chances are you're likely to save a few bucks on the game later down the road too. 
     
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