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NVIDIA ‘Ampere’ 8nm Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LoadsaMoney, 4 Oct 2019.

  1. robfosters


    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

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    Location: Welling, London

    Sorry, is the 3080 standard 2X8 pin for power?
  2. Kelt


    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

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    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    This is my thinking.

    One really well optimised game is COD WW2.

    I can run that maxed out at 3440x100 (apart from using FXAA, my old eyes are happy with that) and it maintains an easy 60fps locked.

    Afterburner shows the highest memory useage as around 7.5GB, cached or fully utilised, who knows.

    10GB gives a little more leeway, games might never exceed it in the two or three years I plan to keep it, but nice to have anyways.
  3. Kelt


    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

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    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    No, some cards are using 3x8.
  4. dante6491


    Joined: 30 Jun 2006

    Posts: 6,083

    Location: London

    Likewise. Vega56 to a 3080 I suspect. Would like to be able to fully utilise my LG 27GL850 so something that pushes everything at high detail at above 140fps.
  5. gpuerrilla


    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 14,094

    Location: N.Ireland

    I want to see AMD equivalent first before I pull the trigger.
  6. IvanDobskey


    Joined: 2 Feb 2010

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    Location: East Midlands

    Will be waiting for proper reviews and more options before I make any decision.
  7. robfosters


    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 40,466

    Location: Welling, London

    But will those come with an adaptor to convert an 8 pin to 2X8 pin?
  8. bicpug


    Joined: 30 Jul 2013

    Posts: 204

    will we start seeing reviews now or do they only appear once the cards are on sale?
  9. XeNoNF50

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    Location: Surrey

    I've genuinely got 13 fans currently in my case lol
  10. Poneros


    Joined: 18 Feb 2015

    Posts: 5,612

    Yup. Already sold my V64 & been suffering without it for about 2 months now. I was actually happy with the performance overall but lacking DX12_2 annoyed me greatly & I want to start using CUDA programs. If you stay at 1440p imo you don't need more than 3070.

    The extra speed can help - slightly. It's a question of how much extra vram do you really need. If you run out of it then what happens is the GPU will start juggling more memory around and will request more through RAM & storage. In practice this means either slight stutters, or major stutters, or down-right freezing - depending on game & amount required.
    Worst case scenario (look at HBCC off):

    Reviews are probably going to launch when the cards launch, or a day before.
  11. robfosters


    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 40,466

    Location: Welling, London

    Surprised it doesn’t take off!
  12. ihatelag

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  13. Chuk_Chuk


    Joined: 12 May 2014

    Posts: 2,770

    I believe you end up with hitching and a large drops in frame rates.
  14. 3t3P


    Joined: 20 Dec 2006

    Posts: 3,749

    N1 cheers
  15. Born_2_Kill_83


    Joined: 10 Nov 2006

    Posts: 8,328

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Think I'll go 3080 now and brave the 10gb VRAM (which probably won't matter), but I want Cyberpunk performance, then take £100/200 hit on my 3080 and upgrade to the Ti when it comes out.
  16. ALXAndy


    Joined: 23 Apr 2010

    Posts: 10,735

    Location: West Sussex

    It's not my problem you can not find your own posts to back up what you are saying.

    Not sure what I am supposed to have lost, BTW. Please be sure to point it out without twisting what Jen or I said and I am all ears.
  17. TNA


    Joined: 13 Mar 2008

    Posts: 19,355

    Location: London

    I have yet to read up about it properly. Wondering if it is the same as AMD's HBCC or something better?

    Based on what I read I may end up either either a 3080 or 3070S/Ti that has 16GB.

    Wonder if Cyberpunk will make use of it on launch?

    Lol. That cracked me up Gregster. Did you not pay double that around 2 years ago for a much inferior GPU? :p:D

    That said funnily enough I do kind of agree with you, it should have been kept under £600.

    Haha :D

    I have had that comment made about me a few times from girls. The funny thing is I am not even that tall?

    You finally upgrading that 980 SLI setup?

    What you going for?

    I would not be feeling so sorry for him, likely before the year is out he will be rocking a 4 figure Ampere GPU.

    Yeah yeah. Keep crying. Thought you was gona stop posting? Lol.
  18. shamus21

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    Wait for all the bench marks first philmo
  19. deuse


    Joined: 17 Jul 2007

    Posts: 23,545

    Location: Solihull-Florida

    I did look at the zotac 3090.
    But there Boost clock is slightly down, but not much.

    I will go to NV shop.
    Then if things do go pear shaped, then it's only Me to NV...NV to me.
    No messing about send it back to another company.
  20. Bravetart


    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

    Posts: 344

    Location: Reading