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NVIDIA ‘Ampere’ 8nm Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LoadsaMoney, 4 Oct 2019.

  1. TNA

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    Nah. Can't see that being the case. It will likely offer much better RT and a good 10% better performance at least. Not to mention be more efficient running with much less power and heat. Oh and at least 6gb more ram.

    So yeah, if I can sell this GPU for the price I got it for towards the end of the year, then I will have upgraded and got some money back.
     
  2. imginy

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Aug 2012

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    How much are they going for now?

    I'm tempted to sell mine for cash buyer if I can get plus £200 more than what I paid for it. I paid £690 i think and all ready had the card like 6 months.

    I wanna upgrade next gen as well to get the ray tracing performance. I know not everyone likes ray tracing but for me it adds whole new level of immersion. I also really like 4k now, so really need like 100% more ray tracing performance.
     
  3. Stu

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    If you sell it now then you might have a big gap without a current gen GPU. Have you still got your 1080Ti to fall back on?
     
  4. TNA

    Capodecina

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    Best wait at least another 6 months before selling otherwise as mentioned you will be without a high end card for quite a while. I mean if you are like me and played all the games that require a lot grunt already and have nothing to look forward to the rest of the year then by all means.

    Not sure exactly how much they go for now. But I will probably sell mine on here for the price I bought it towards the end of the year unless stock situation greatly improves. I got mine cheaper than you (FE at msrp) so hopefully won't be too hard. Then I can move on to playing games like Hades that do not require much grunt until next gen is out and be ready waiting snap one up near release. I do think a 3060Ti would be a good card to have while waiting as that would play like 95% or more of my steam libarary maxed out at 4K anyway. I mean it is better than a 1080Ti which people are still paying £300+ for second hand. Lol.

    That said might just get a 1070 for £100 or there abouts if available. Even that would play most of my steam library just fine.
     
  5. Stu

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    1070s going for > £250
     
  6. TNA

    Capodecina

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    They were £150 last I checked. Plus if they are going at that price by end of the year then my 3080 may just have to be sold elsewhere for a profit :p

    Besides, makes no sense to by a card like that at that price relative to a 3060 or something brand new.
     
  7. Stu

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    Actually, they might have dropped more recently with the 3060Ti coming out... around Christmas time I was tracking prices for the Asus 1070 Strix, which I have, and they were averaging £280 on ebay.
     
  8. Grim5

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    each to their own, where I am I can buy the kingpin but no one sells galax
     
  9. Th0nt

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    I didnt mean you btw, it was following on for Richard Dog to welcome him to his mugs selection. :)

    I only quoted you as it was the irony of all irony.
     
  10. TNA

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    I know you didn’t mean in ;)
     
  11. chrcoluk

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    Your last few lines hit home with what I have been telling people, but will never happen with AAA devs, the way they develop games is they initially dev on super high end kit thats way above any consumer kit, and then its scaled down in the last weeks before launch, so they are used to taking liberties with hardware. Sadly that culture has rotted in now, which is why we seen with games like cyberpunk the hardware requirements go through the roof for minimal visual gain.

    It isnt just in the gaming industry either, developers I work with in the web space generally have the attitude if the code doesnt run fast enough the solution is to get more powerful hardware.

    If Nvidia could release a gpu tomorrow with 4x rasterisation boost and double vram, I am sure within a year a AAA game would be released making the card struggle to hit 60fps.
     
  12. Th0nt

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    Are you taking me for a mug? :p

    So far my mugs edition has been helping with the outlay:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. TNA

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    Nah. You don’t seem the type :p

    That is actually quite a bit better than expected. Nice :)
     
  14. Stu

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    Just read this on tomshardware, which made me chuckle:

     
  15. Th0nt

    Capodecina

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    Yeah I dunno if your laughing at Tom's HW or me/miners? But I have been mining on GPU's since 2012. If you look after them, keep the temps low, clean them often dont put stupid high clocks (i.e. run them efficieantly, undervolt + low power slider) they dont 'wear out' quicker than any other user that gaming on them.

    I know of old ones that I either have in old rigs still or people that bought them off me that are still running. Yes you can abuse them or neglect them if your a nutter, and even have a bad batch but thats the same for anyone owning a GPU.