I was on the fence when dropping about $600+ on my 980Ti Amp Omega when it released. She overclocks really good and out performs 1070s. It was the most I ever spent on a single GPU, even more then I spent on two GPUs for SLI builds in the past.I'm out of the race, been for a long time now... no way I'm shelling €1200+ on a GPU, that's insane IMHO.
The most I ever spent on a GPU was €549 for my MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X when it came out, and that I just sold to upgrade for a Gigabyte 1080 from eBay. The 1080 is just great for 1440p gaming and pretty much everything else, and it cost me nothing second hand when factoring what I got from the 1070, I always do that for GPUS. But even this is becoming difficult, as higher retail prices mean higher second hand prices too... guess I'll just wait even more or stop upgrading, plain and simple! On the other hand, I just upgraded my rig with a MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk, a 3900X and 32GB of DDR4 3600, and it cost me *less* than a brand new 2080Ti...I was on the fence when dropping about $600+ on my 980Ti Amp Omega when it released. She overclocks really good and out performs 1070s. It was the most I ever spent on a single GPU, even more then I spent on two GPUs for SLI builds in the past.
I haven't seen a reason to upgrade from this 980Ti yet. Mostly due to prices having gone way up for top end cards. Any higher end cards that have come out haven't been worth an upgrade in my opinion.
Spend around $600 or so for a GPU that gives around 15-25% performance gain of my 980Ti.
Spend upwards of $800-1200+ for a GPU that gives about 40-60% performance gain over my 980Ti....eh, no thanks. I love gaming on PC, but the prices for GPUs are retarded. I can't bring myself to spend 2-3 months worth of car payments or a mortgage payment just for a high end GPU.
If by some chance AMD or Nvidia (hell, even Intel) brings something out in the 2080Ti performance range and is priced reasonable at under $500, then I'd look to picking up something new. Until then, guess I'm too cheap to drop loads of cash just so I can do maybe 8-12 hours of gaming a week.