Rumor: Nvidia moves RTX 3080 Ti launch to February because Big Navi offers little threat

loki1944

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I'm quite tempted by a 3080Ti but I dunno, except for Cyberpunk, I still don't have a reason to replace my 1080Ti, next round maybe?

Hopefully AMD can turn up the heat on ray-tracing performance next round.
Yeah no real reason, not a very impressive difference from my foxhole, but even worse is the ridiculous pricing. Even my 980Ti can play pretty much anything on high settings @45-60 FPS @1080p and my 1080 Ti 50-60+FPS Very High to Ultra @3440x1440. 1080Ti was the last truly impressive card imo in a line strectching back thru the 980Ti, 780Ti, 680, and 580.
 

JaredTheDragon

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Now, when I used to do CGI work the effects of true RT are very impressive ... however, for games, I see no strong need for it. I think it will need a few more years before it starts to make a real difference.

Really? What CGI programs did you use that actually utilized the RT cores? I can count them all on one finger. V-Ray 5, which just came out this year, and they don't do much at all. Less than 1% of the rendering hits those silly little cores. They're simply overshadowed entirely by the main CUDA cores.

I think you may be confusing gaming raytracing with, you know actual raytracing which we've had for well over 20 years now.
 

JaredTheDragon

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"Big" navi, Not a big deal. over blown hype. that said, amd's new marketing team sure knows how to market people into a frenzy of hype.

So finally catching up to Nvidia and in many cases surpassing them is "hype"? It's a good thing you designed, fabricated, and sell your very own Geforce-crushing GPUs then I suppose, and I'm so glad I was able to purchase one of yours at such a great price.
 

mrSister

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No threat? Yeah sure. That's why on average the Radeon cards are faster at 1080 and 1440 than the nvidia competition.

A shame the availability is poor and hence the prices skyrocketed, because these cards should have taken a nice % of market share from nvidia in any other regular year.
 

JimboJoneson

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Nvidia: 'We won't be launching 3080ti until February because the 6800xt isn't a real threat to our sales like we had expected it to be -- everyone just stay focused on RT instead of rasterization''

Also Nvidia: 'We will continue to have major supply issues so won't be able to sell you any cards until February - but that has nothing to do with us pushing back the launch of the 3080ti until February'
 
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Amariami

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Yeah I'm not sold on 4k to be honest, unless you spend a load of money on the screen, most 4k monitors have a horrible HDR implementation as well so I'm still surprised to this day to see so many people talk about it.

I've got a decent 4k TV but it's not quite big enough for the distance I sit so I'm hard pressed to see the difference from a 1080p Blu-ray vs a 4k (although a good HDR implementation on the movie does make a big difference)
nah you must read it before buying random trap HDR TV/Monitor
https://appleinsider.com/articles/2...playhdr-are-and-what-they-mean-to-apple-users
 

ddg4005

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The RTX 3080 Ti is tempting, but it seems as though the RTX 3080 will be more than enough for some time. If the Ti costs $1,000, I might settle for the RTX 3080 since I game at 2K.
 

loki1944

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Yeah I'm not sold on 4k to be honest, unless you spend a load of money on the screen, most 4k monitors have a horrible HDR implementation as well so I'm still surprised to this day to see so many people talk about it.

I've got a decent 4k TV but it's not quite big enough for the distance I sit so I'm hard pressed to see the difference from a 1080p Blu-ray vs a 4k (although a good HDR implementation on the movie does make a big difference)

Ultimately, I don't care for 4k performance, 1440p is really where it's at and they don't quite wow me performance wise still, kinda feels like we're going backwards at times when you need to turn on DLSS on a 1440p monitor to play the latest games.
Spot on.
 

loki1944

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Nvidia: 'We won't be launching 3080ti until February because the 6800xt isn't a real threat to our sales like we had expected it to be -- everyone just stay focused on RT instead of rasterization''

Also Nvidia: 'We will continue to have major supply issues so won't be able to sell you any cards until February - but that has nothing to do with us pushing back the launch of the 3080ti until February'
Lol, awesome
 

Myflag

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Really? What CGI programs did you use that actually utilized the RT cores? I can count them all on one finger. V-Ray 5, which just came out this year, and they don't do much at all. Less than 1% of the rendering hits those silly little cores. They're simply overshadowed entirely by the main CUDA cores.

I think you may be confusing gaming raytracing with, you know actual raytracing which we've had for well over 20 years now.
I am just seeing your reply.

I believe there was a misunderstanding. I did not use RT cores to processing the ray tracing, in regards to the CGI work. It was all operated on a CPU renderer.

I was referring to ray tracing in general.