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3080 12gb

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I think the purpose of the 3080 12gb and 3090ti is to move the price upwards in preparation for the 4000 series release. The cards they replaced were priced far too cheap for as far as Nvidia is concerned. And it would look bad in reviews if the 4000 series doesn’t provide a mass boost in performance but comes with a hike in price.

So hike the price now and hope everyone forgets when the 4000 series rolls around.

Get your lube ready lads:D
 

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I think the purpose of the 3080 12gb and 3090ti is to move the price upwards in preparation for the 4000 series release. The cards they replaced were priced far too cheap for as far as Nvidia is concerned. And it would look bad in reviews if the 4000 series doesn’t provide a mass boost in performance but comes with a hike in price.

So hike the price now and hope everyone forgets when the 4000 series rolls around.

Get your lube ready lads:D
That and more profit for them and their partners now. They know many people are happy to pay scalpers so why not :cry:
 
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You need to do a TLDR summary, because your posts are incredibly convoluted and long-winded to the point where I gave up reading it. No-one likes walls of droning text that do not hold interest; please be more concise and get to the point.

Could say the same for your "Wall of Sig" ;) :D
 
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but AMD put a spanner in the works for Nvidia and they had to move every card up a tier. If you have not noticed that before you should be very aware of it now with the price of the 3080 12GB as that was going to be the 3080Ti in the original plans.

It was the talk about two years ago now when people were buying up 2080Ti's or other high end. The narrative was AMD cant compete so its their fault and the nvidia stronghold continued. Now the 6000 series is here and very capable alternatives thus competing, we still have folk out there buying mega scalped prices for nvidia cards. AMD dropped a sac in the lower tiers under the 6900 they should have had a UK seller and for the RRP, missed the open goal, but if I was buying now and had the 3080 or 6900 in the cart for ~£1300 I would choose the latter.
 
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3080 12gb SHOULD have been called the 3080 Super. It's a decent performance uplift than the old 3080 and 2GB extra VRAM is a nice edition.

Not to mention it's nipping at the heel of 3080 Ti (literally only a few FPS behind) but is considerably more affordable.

3080 12GB is most certainly the high end card to go for right now in terms of price/performance.
 
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Well the FE cards are still the best price/performance but if going for AIB then I am sure it is for the individual to decide if the extra cores + extra 2GB VRAM is worth forking out another 250+ quid. Of course the original 3080 should have launched with 12GB but that is a discussion for another thread (or three) ;)
 
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3080 12gb SHOULD have been called the 3080 Super. It's a decent performance uplift than the old 3080 and 2GB extra VRAM is a nice edition.

Not to mention it's nipping at the heel of 3080 Ti (literally only a few FPS behind) but is considerably more affordable.

3080 12GB is most certainly the high end card to go for right now in terms of price/performance.
Should have not been released in the first place as its basically a 3080ti anyway.
 
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Should have not been released in the first place as its basically a 3080ti anyway.
Yeah, the 3080 (10GB) is still a decent card though for the time being.

Still glad to have got shot of mine for £1100 while they were still fetching decent prices, holding out on a 3060Ti to see what 4000 series brings.
 
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Poor value imo when 3080 Fe can be had for £649 its only translates to few extra fps when the fps is already high you aint gonna notice it and its costing 2x ??? :confused:
 
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You can pick up the 10gb model for around £900-950 so £300+ for 2gb VRAM and 7% more performance is quite steep.

Maybe I should mention it is the Crème de la crème Rog Strix bad boy edition :p

In fact for the same price I could of had a 3080 Ti but didn't want to live with a bottom tier AIB model inside my case for next 2 years.

Mentally I'll be much happier with a Rog Strix 3080 than a bottom tier 3080 Ti
 
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