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*** HIGH-END 2080TI's NOW IN STOCK: STRIX, TRIO, LIGHTNING, AORUS, WATER-COOLED ALL IN STOCK!!! ***

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Maldoror

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    It would be nice to have Titans for sale here. The Nvidia Store can be an interesting experience - support takes a long time to get a proper response from, there's no proper next day delivery, sometimes shipping emails arrive after the item does, etc. It seems like after GTX Titan Kepler and Maxwell, Nvidia locked Titans down to their store. But now they do seem to be pop up outside again so I assume it isn't something they are enforcing anymore.
     
  2. Kaapstad

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    I am not happy buying anything direct from NVidia as I don't think the support is anywhere near as good as OcUK.
     
  3. kazuya1337

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    Not really the jumps in performance vs price increase will really bring high end gaming PC's to an end and when sales drop so will developer support. Any honest person will admit that generational upgrades are getting more and more an expensive extravagance than a necessity or even just a justified performance boost based on cost.

    The truth is people who grow up playing console generally stay on that platform in adult life, most of us on this forum grew up in a time when PC gaming was vastly superior to consoles and the price difference much closer, when we have consoles which can produce the same level of gaming experience with PC basically providing higher frame rates how many people are going to game on PC when a mid tier PC would cost you over triple the price of the console and high end could easily be 8- 10 times the price, the question we should be asking is how can a console manufacturer put mid-high end hardware into £500-700 console but PC users are priced double that just for a stand alone GPU card.
     
  4. fantasticCG

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    :D:p:D
     
  5. fantasticCG

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    Yup +1 I always get my gear from ocuk only time I don’t is when there’s no stock or they just don’t sell something I’m after.
     
  6. Kaapstad

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    I grew up in a time when PCs were more than 20x the price of consoles and the former are still going strong.
     
  7. Kaapstad

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    Now I think about it my first gaming machine was a console that played Space Invaders, it's strange how things have come full circle with ultra high end PCs also running the game.:eek:
     
  8. Apone70

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    £1500 sounds much better :)
     
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  9. duc999

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    Only question is , FTW3 or Lightning Z ??? :D

    PS That's a serious question by the way and not a whinge about prices :D
     
  10. duc999

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    I saw what you did there :D:D
     
  11. Apone70

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    I would go for the Lightening... I love a bit of RBG and the screen looks ace
     
  12. Apone70

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    Actually I would just get the MSI gaming trio X for £1199 on preorder from somewhere else.. 20% saving for probably less than 0.5% performance
     
  13. duc999

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    Rightly or wrongly I'm seeing the Lightning Z as a real OC enthusiasts card that can get hot and noisy and should probably be under water with a warranty service I know northing about and the FTW3 as clocked slightly lower out of the box but with the same OC potential and has the best warranty in the business? Fair?
     
  14. Apone70

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    Yeah i would say thats fair. Evga do seem spot on regarding warranty. I do also like the fact they send you a replacement (charge your card and refund when received) before they receive the faulty one
     
  15. scubes

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    I’m happy with my purchase if my 2080ti I no ppl don’t like them .but to me I’m happy with my card and can’t say enough about OCuk they have been really exellent with all my rma s with all my kit and I’ll be gettin all my kit of them in future best support ever!.
     
  16. Zeeflyboy

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    Obviously can't disagree with the gist here, and I do agree with you that high end gaming PCs aren't going away any time soon but I personally see (at least) two big things that threaten it in the relatively near future.

    Firstly, you are completely correct that the latency can only be improved by so much, but do bear in mind that there may be other solutions to this both in the near future and others further away that haven't been thought of yet. Microsoft has been making noises about their upcoming gaming cloud infrastructure, and I believe I remember reading that they have been putting a lot of work into splitting the games into latency sensitive and non sensitive tasks, the former runs locally and the latter can be offloaded to the cloud. In theory at least it allows much lower end hardware at the user's end with a lot of the heavy lifting done elsewhere while still maintaining a local-esque latency feel.

    Secondly, what will happen to the high end if the mid range money factory does indeed lose out to the cloud... will the money be there to fund all the R&D required for these high end cards? Obviously someone has to provide the processing clout needed for the cloud servers, but what do the margins look like compared to selling all the individual people their own cards?
     
  17. BigBANGtheory

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    Integrated graphics will cover the low end, Cloud gaming hasn't found its place yet because imho it cannot answer enough of the use cases.

    I think what we'll see is a reluctance from developers to push the graphical demands because the buy-in too high end; PC gaming has never been more niche. So you'll just see these gimmicks and half hearted efforts for the next few years. It is what it is the market has basically stifled its of progression so here we will stay for a good year or two.
     
  18. Gibbo

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    The AMD integrated graphics are now so good its really removed the need for stuff like RX 550's and 1030's which are not far off £100 anyway, so discreet for gaming is now really 1050 and RX 560 upwards. Plus discreet manufacturers prefer making high-end cards, better for both revenues and profits.