That's great your AMD has less 'quirks'."Better buy even if the alternative is faster" -- huh? what?
The RTX is the better buy for the same price.
I actually liked the Radeon VII, but to make up for all its shortcomings AMD needed to price it about $50-$100 cheaper, this was also stated by many reviewers who tested it , and that's why it flopped.I recall when the Radeon vII was slightly slower than RTX 2080 ... six months later I checked a new review and it was a fair bit faster. Same thing happened with Rx 580 (or was it 480?) vs 1060. AMD continues to improve driver support for titles in older cards ... something Nvidia doesn't do so you will upgrade more often, and spend more money over the long haul. I don't like that tactic.
Unfortunately , AMD's reputation for having more issues, less polish and an inferior overall package is true, and that's why you have the Steam results and discrete market GPU share you have today at every price point. It's been pretty common knowledge for the better part of 10 years. Are things different lately? Is it a much closer comparison then it used to be?"Raw performance isn't the deciding point now ..." - don't be silly - that sounds like the Intel fanboi
I need to get back into gaming myself, look into online forums with various builds like overclock.net and see if things are starting to change. As we speak right now, its still a 75/25 discrete GPU domination, and about 80-90% of Steam users have Nvidia GPU's, at every price point.
I don't care who you are, what build you have, or what you think is correct.
If you truthfully believe AMD's GPU's have been as good, with the same amount of issues or similar, with comparable features/stability, why in the world are they getting COMPLETELY OWNED? Because [them being as good] that's not true, or at the least, it hasn't been true for a LONG TIME.
If things change, great.
But until they actually and truthfully do, you WILL NOT SEE a change in discrete GPU share or Steam results. Nothing I say or anyone else says in the comments is going to change what is, and what has been for a long time.
Not saying change is not in the air or that it won't happen, but for now, until I see otherwise, 80% market share and 90% of steam users at all pricing layers ENDS ALL ARGUMENTS, THE END.