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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, 18 Nov 2020.

  1. p_nut_uk


    Joined: 19 Nov 2020

    Posts: 20

    Yeah honestly at the same price point I dunno why you would go AMD
  2. ICDP


    Joined: 30 Dec 2011

    Posts: 3,387

    Location: Belfast

    Yeah, saw that one myself and thought £810 for a GPU that is not actually in stock. No thanks.

    This must truly rank as the worst PC hardware release in history and AMD really did have to eff up big time to beat some of the other doozys.
  3. Kashinoda


    Joined: 27 Apr 2004

    Posts: 453

    What price point?

    People keep talking about value and features with these cards, I don't get it, It's nye impossible to get either, they're both terrible value.
  4. AmokBSN


    Joined: 25 Nov 2020

    Posts: 9

    Surely a larger benefit to going AMD would be for the VRAM alone? That's pretty much my main decision
  5. LordV


    Joined: 25 Nov 2020

    Posts: 15

    I may just do the case mod I had planned to increase air flow, wring a bit more out of my 1070ti and revise my FPS expectations until March next year.
  6. PESolution


    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,753

    Location: Teesside

    i cant see the listings?
  7. 413x


    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

    Posts: 23,279

    Location: Llaneirwg

    I kind of hope people leave the pc gaming space if people keep buying why should anything change?

    I'm not sure what other streams nvidia generate profit from. But amd obviously have the hardware wrapped up in consumer consoles..

    I've never seen anything like this in the years of pc gaming.
    Pre owned 1080ti on ebay for 400 with bids?

    No thanks
  8. MrNoodles


    Joined: 9 Oct 2020

    Posts: 40

    Last edited: 25 Nov 2020
  9. mattyfc


    Joined: 28 Sep 2009

    Posts: 27

    Just wait till next year I guess. No stock so prices are ridiculous now.

    It's really not surprising given there is plenty of 5 series stock to clear first. Guess AMD have prioritised the consoles for now.
  10. wayne1676


    Joined: 31 May 2014

    Posts: 4

    These prices are not making any sense. I love gaming and building systems but these costs during Covid are ridiculous, maybe Covid is having an effect on production.
  11. treacle


    Joined: 19 Jun 2013

    Posts: 172

    I need flashing lights lol
  12. TheMoeBlob


    Joined: 15 Nov 2018

    Posts: 163

    Don't hold hopes for next year, brexit is going to **** up everything distribution wise
  13. Gabbatek

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Feb 2011

    Posts: 1,683

    Location: Norwich

    buying a 3090 seems more apealing each time a release date is missed, i know one store thats taking preorders too.
  14. TroyH


    Joined: 18 Nov 2020

    Posts: 12

    At these price points for AIB I'll just wait on a 3080 for DLSS etc... The NVIDIA features are more feasible for the medium-longterm longevity of this purchase to me than the 10 vs 16gb VRAM. Either way the wait for any GPU is ridiculous at the moment. AMD may have just shot themselves in the foot
  15. Tinek


    Joined: 16 Aug 2017

    Posts: 375

    Or 6900XT when it's released (in tiny numbers most likely). With the MSRP for that one it's actually barely any more expensive than AIBs for 6800XT or 3080.
  16. ScottiB

    OcUK Systems

    Joined: 16 Nov 2007

    Posts: 2,962

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    @Tinek is 100% correct. All of the 3080 cards which hit MSRP at launch were based on back end manufacturer, limited quantity, price support. We oversold on every one of these, yet we honoured the price despite not having enough support to cover it.
  17. KentMan


    Joined: 14 Dec 2016

    Posts: 958

    You can buy the top end EVGA FTW 3080 for cheaper than the average 6800XT... thats how bad it is... i think i'll be buying direct from EVGA, will sell my Freesync screen if its not Gsync compatible and get something that is, probably ditch my 3800X and X570 as well for Intel, atleast those are in stock!
  18. varkanoid


    Joined: 31 Dec 2007

    Posts: 12,244

    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    well they didnt have 10 if you have to wait 38 days :)
  19. p_nut_uk


    Joined: 19 Nov 2020

    Posts: 20

    Do you honestly think you'll get one for near RRP?
  20. Zernath

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Feb 2019

    Posts: 1,306

    Location: Ost Angelnen

    Distribution was **** before Brexit, just another excuse for incompetence.