There are some who will jump on the 4090, but most reviewers have said it's a great GPU, but not needed by most people and they generally recommend against it for gamers. Especially since we still haven't seen RDNA 3. Most of the people I have discussed this with are not interested in $1000+ GPUs. They are anxious to see what AMD unveils in Nov. Everyone is hoping for a 3080 class card for around $600 or a 3090 Ti class card for around $700-800, but with better RT performance. I don't think people want to give Nvidia as much money as you think. There's always someone who will pay tons for a top of the line GPU, but that's not me.We must live in different words, because except for some light comments here and there about the price of a 4090, everyone seems to have their pennies ready for Jensen,
The 6900 XT can be found for under $700, but most models I saw at Newegg were going from $730-770, which puts it squarely in the price range of the 3080. I think most people are still in a wait-and-see position. At least until we see what AMD has to offer.They are and they did. Hell, its even cheaper now (a 6900 for 699) and even Tim and Steve said it was not cheap enough.
Yes, I think RT is still in its infancy. I think people are thinking about future proofing. Whether anything but the 4090 will deliver acceptable RT performance remains to be seen.Agreed and depending on the game with FSR they do provide that, to a point.
That said, personally, I dont understand the damned obsession with RT now, especially when I think we are at least 2 more hardware generations away for a cheap enough main stream GPU that can provide good performance levels.
Well, realistically, most everyone running a 750W or below PSU is likely to have to upgrade in the next year or two. Everything is becoming power hungry, which is really odd given all the concerns over global warming.I agree on that one, but I hear more people already saying that they will upgrade the PSU because the 4090 is their priority.
No, not mixing, just saying that AMD is being viewed as an expensive CPU upgrade with Zen 4. I would have thought that AMD would have been all over the mobo manufacurers to have lower cost boards at release and, it is AMD's fault that they provided no support for DDR4, unlike Intel.Wait, now you are mixing CPU with GPU's and once again, ignoring AND blaming AMD for the prices dictated by the mobo and RAM sellers.
Thats exactly what I am talking about, Nvidia and Intel seems to always get a free pass and AMD gets blamed for everything even when they are either not guilty or are actually offering was is requested from them.
I mentioned GPUs as a means for AMD to come out looking like the less costly upgrade for GPU, which might help drive CPU upgrades as well. If it matters, I think Nvidia is being viewed as the more expensive GPU option right now.