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The RTX 2080 pre-order thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Quartz, 21 Aug 2018.

  1. Quartz


    Joined: 1 Apr 2014

    Posts: 11,750

    Location: Aberdeen

    So, who else has ignored the hype and pre-ordered a 2080 or 2080 Ti?

    Me? I've gone for the Gigabyte 2080 Ti.
  2. Ayahuasca


    Joined: 23 Apr 2014

    Posts: 21,516

    Location: County Durham

    Sure is a lot of threads being created about these new cards considering barely anyone seems to want them due to pricing.
  3. Satchfanuk


    Joined: 24 Jun 2016

    Posts: 778

    Location: Lincoln

    If you've ordered one, you haven't ignored the hype, you've fallen for it hook, line and sinker :D
  4. nomadd


    Joined: 27 Sep 2008

    Posts: 794

    Great, as based on the latest news, you'll be able to run the new Tomb Raider title at 40fps at a lowly 1080p with that card, once you switch RTX on (and it was literally impossible to see any improvement in the game with it on.. ..unless "tanking framerate" was a design goal. :D)
  5. Gregster


    Joined: 24 Sep 2008

    Posts: 38,020

    Location: Essex innit!

    I concur. SO many threads and whilst I am super excited,,,,,,,, NO NEED :D
  6. Klo


    Joined: 20 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,006

    Location: South East

    That's because this is a forum where people discuss things. It is possible to discuss things you aren't going to buy.
  7. spoffle


    Joined: 4 Jul 2012

    Posts: 16,574

  8. nomadd


    Joined: 27 Sep 2008

    Posts: 794

    ..Or can't afford. :D
  9. Rannoch


    Joined: 15 Apr 2012

    Posts: 5,484

    Location: Rannoch / Edinburgh

    Enjoy it. :D
  10. LePhuronn


    Joined: 26 Sep 2010

    Posts: 5,875

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Or more money than brains
  11. SonicB0000M


    Joined: 11 Jan 2016

    Posts: 140

    Location: Derby UK

    I pre ordered the FE RTX 2080 Ti because, well why not? I have the money, and I like having the best thing available
  12. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 May 2012

    Posts: 29,188

    Location: Dalek flagship

    I have started a couple but kept mine locked until they can be of some use.:)
  13. smogsy


    Joined: 9 Dec 2006

    Posts: 7,965

    Location: @ManCave

    i'm going to buy a TI just not sure which one.

    Ive had 2 gigabyte & they become loud over time. im'm thinking EVGA but want somthing small too as Might got Micro ATX or smnaller
  14. hedgey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,483

    a fool and his money are soon parted
  15. IceWind


    Joined: 8 Aug 2008

    Posts: 666

    Until I see some solid number with actual game performance comparison between this and the 10 series im going to hold out.
  16. tyler_jrb


    Joined: 24 Aug 2013

    Posts: 4,312

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Same, I’d like a 2080Ti and will be getting one if the performance is there.

    If it’s barely faster than a 1080Ti then I’ll be sticking with one and wait for something quicker.

    That is the main reason I won’t be pre-ordering just yet. I want to see some actual benchmarks and performance numbers before ordering. Especially something of this costing.
  17. melmac


    Joined: 19 Dec 2010

    Posts: 8,020

    Surely if you ignored the hype, you would have passed on pre-ordering a card that has no reviews but an exorbitant price?
  18. Born_2_Kill_83


    Joined: 10 Nov 2006

    Posts: 8,156

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Oh good another thread for people to whinge in, get butt hurt, and buy consoles instead.

    I have preordered with the intension of not being disappointed on release if they turn out to be good. If less than 20% improvement over my Xp then I'll probably cancel. If they turn out to be 40% faster I'm betting they'll be more orders perhaps less stock and the price will defiantly go up, on some cards it has already, it'll be the 8700k all over again, that got flamed on release, a few weeks later the same people were clambering for them. We'll see, I'm hoping we see benchmarks well before the 13th though.
  19. Tute


    Joined: 24 Jul 2004

    Posts: 22,286

    Location: Devon, UK

    I’m sorry but if you pre-order a card with no idea of performance you are an absolute moron.

    That rule goes for any graphics card from any company.
  20. Born_2_Kill_83


    Joined: 10 Nov 2006

    Posts: 8,156

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Watch the personal attacks my little pedigree chum, I'll spell it out cause obviously you cannot read I will cancel if they turn out rubbish if not then I'll get my card when there's no stock. No money has come out my bank so wheres the problem.