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Nvidia RTX 5 months on-a win or fail?

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

  1. Oblivion007


    Joined: Sep 14, 2015

    Posts: 319

    Location: Scotland

    Got to be a fail. The very name "RTX" with no RTX games available at this point (minus BF) makes it an instant fail in my eyes.
  2. TheRealDeal


    Joined: May 28, 2007

    Posts: 9,447

  3. AMB73


    Joined: Sep 25, 2017

    Posts: 192

    Location: Essex

    I personally feel that the RTX and DLSS tech is great, i purchased my 2080ti to be a part of this new generation and to experience first hand how or if it works.

    I, on the other hand cannot disagree that the delivery and implementation of this into any software so far other than BF5 and 3D Mark has been a complete and utter disappointment, but hey, when it comes ill be ready....
  4. Cosmic Schwung


    Joined: Nov 8, 2012

    Posts: 226

    The sad takeaway here is if the old cards were still available the RTX series would probably be really struggling. To sell an update you either need it to be better value or have a new feature. The value proposition certainly isn't there so nvidia clearly banked on the ray tracing, and although real-time ray tracing is the most exciting development I've seen in ages, it's implementation has been almost non-existant.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
  5. shankly1985


    Joined: Nov 25, 2011

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    Location: The KOP

    The question I have for people that bought RTX what return rate would you be happy with?

    1. Game
    10. Games?

    Ray tracing only or DLSS

    For me for the price and it just works I expect least 10 games by the next RTX GPU

    Having read DLSS might not come to online games either or if it does won't show massive gains in performance because how the AI needs to work it finds it hard to calculate on a random multiplayer game.
    A benchmark the AI can get a predictable calculation every time resulting in performance gains.
  6. Ezyryder


    Joined: Jun 17, 2005

    Posts: 3,293

    Location: Cambridge, UK

    Lets say I am very happy with my 1080ti for £579 and 3 year warranty, with some luck it will last me until the warranty runs out.
  7. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 21, 2012

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    Location: Dalek flagship

    I bought Turing because it is faster than anything Pascal so a success.

    Having said that NVidia pricing is absolutely awful.
  8. Liamz51


    Joined: Jan 19, 2012

    Posts: 144

    I upgraded from an EVGA 1070 FTW to a Founder's Edition 2080. I have really enjoyed tinkering with ray tracing in BF5, it's often subtle, but from time to time it manages to look so good you wonder how you didn't notice the absence of real reflections before - but there really can be no denying that the roll out of RT in games has been a bit of a failure for Nvidia.
  9. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: Jul 8, 2003

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    Location: In a house

    Can't see it being a fail, as its only just arrived on cards, like DLSS, the games using them are a coming, there aren't going to be thousands upon thousands using them overnight, takes time.
  10. JediFragger


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Give me DLSS, clean up the image somewhat and extra frames. Sorted.

    RT is just faaaaaar too early.
  11. D.P.


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,786

    By the same token DX12 must be a failure,

    Even the venerable Radeon 9700pro must have been a failure since there were not DX( programmable pixel shader games available after 5 months. That must have been pixel shaders were destined to failure. Oh, that is right, it took developers time to work the new technology.
  12. Tom B


    Joined: Oct 20, 2007

    Posts: 741

    But the 9700pro was also a huge performance jump over previous generations for a competitive price. Even without new technology it was a great card.
  13. Dinerty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 1, 2004

    Posts: 1,822

    Hopefully this year Nvidia can get developers to create games that enable the cards full functionality, I am absolutely baffled with cost of these cards and just hope this pricing won't become the norm.
  14. Kelt


    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

    Posts: 10,825

    Location: With the færies

    Fail, just like AMD's latest iteration.

    Overpriced, overly prone to breaking and over here.
  15. |cJ|

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: UK

    Happy I picked up a second hand 1080ti a few months back, RTX is low ram, ray tracing is a scam and once it is good this first gen of cards will be to underpowered to use it anyway, NVIDIA must file for bankruptcy soon they are a joke at this point.
  16. varkanoid


    Joined: Dec 31, 2007

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    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    Arguably you could say DX12 is a still a failure as such because the uptake is still poor. More games use DX11 or less than DX12 even now. So devs didnt know RTX was coming ?
  17. Brazo


    Joined: Apr 22, 2016

    Posts: 2,637

    Absolutely unless you count the four DX12 only games as a success? DX12 is. A huge failure. It’s tacked on implementation in DX11 games doesn’t help it either!
  18. ancientmariner


    Joined: Nov 4, 2011

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    Had a 2080 since December, upgraded from a 1080 as the upgrade cost me £70 so went for it. No regrets, card is silent, runs very cool and demolishes most things at 3440x1440. Not bothered about RTX at this stage but DLSS could prove to be very worthwhile if it gets the uptake from developers. I think the GPU prices over last cpl of years are disgusting and there is no way i would have bought one at full price.
  19. D.P.


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,786

    I actually agree that DX12 is a failure but that doesn't stop some AMD diehards proclaiming it to be the second coming of christ
  20. D.P.


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Turing has a very decent jump in performance considering it is on the same node.

    The price to performance ratio does suck though, but that isn't really the discussion of this thread, which is about feature uptake