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That's a fair answer and if you're able to budget for that, more power to you. You have to admit however that your situation is anything but typical no matter how normal it seems to you.if the feature is used in games and makes it look better then its not a frill or pointless feature.
youre missing my point, if im gonna drop a grand or more on a graphics card, the top tier options, then I want the best one possible, the one that will handle whatever a game can throw at it to the best of its abilities. A person could offer me a truck with 1000hp or sportscar with less power but I'd pick the car because I wanna be able to do more than a straight line.
if my goal is to run a game at ultra which it is I dont care that one card/brand does great at one thing then falters at all the others, if its competitor has the ability to run all those frills instead then in my eyes its the winner, sure to some those features are pointless but I'd rather be able to utilize them than talk myself out of regretting a purchase later.
now if were talking about lower budget cards then I can agree with you, because those buyers probably dont care about all the bells and whistles, its why we have options, but at the top of hill space is limited so I want the best.
There is one other thing that I think you missed though. The RTX 4080 isn't at the top of the hill and it's not the best. If you want to be at the top of the hill and have "the best", then you're better off spending the extra $400 for the RTX 4090. THAT is the card at the top of the hill, not the RTX 4080. To say that you want "the best" when talking about a card that isn't "the best", it comes across as weird. Maybe you have an RTX 4090 already and I've simply misunderstood you. If that's the case, I apologise.