New NVIDIA GPU coming out on September 20th! Now would be a good time to keep track on people selling their older graphics cards...

reverse_harem

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I don't know if anyone is going to read this but imma post it anyways because I wanted to share this.
NVIDIA announced the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti , RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 which are purportedly supposed to be multiple times as powerful as the fastest, leading graphics card right now (Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti) according to specifications. Release is set to occur on the 20th of September and prices are set at $1999 , $799, and $599 respectively. I know that for the average casual gamer, they probably wouldn't ever have the need for a powerful graphics card such as this but they can however pick up a pretty powerful, used graphics card for pretty cheap on sites like ebay or amazon now. Just the other day, I saw a GTX 1080 Ti go for $200 dollars on ebay and thought that it was a ridiculously crazy good deal considering that new GTX 1080 Ti's still go as much as upwards of $800.

Here's some links to a couple of articles explaining the new GPUs:
https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidia-turing
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/20/...ce-rtx-2080-event-live-stream-watch-time-date
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/24/nvidia-turing-rtx-2080-2070-specs-price-release-date/
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/what-graphics-card-should-you-get/1100-6448758/

Just a note, these GPUs usually have CRAZY resale values and ever since the dawn of the Crytocurrency Hype era, their prices have skyrocketed to unimaginable heights.
If you play on pc or are thinking about wanting to switch to pc gaming in the future, NOW would be the time to pick up one of the older used graphics card. Let's just hope that the bitcoin/ethereum/ripple miners don't end up sniping up all of the used graphics cards and saves some for the rest of us. Have fun gaming! ~~~ (✿◠‿◠)
 

chikorita157

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I don't plan on upgrading as I switched over AMD GPUs, specifically a RX Vega 56 from a GTX 1070 since I had issues with Nvidia with my hackintosh with their crappy drivers. The pricing on the RTX cards are high due to Nvidia having a strong grip on the GPU market and the fact that AMD Radeon is uncompetitive. $1200 for a RTX 2080 Ti is ridiculous. Not to mention, they pulled the Geforce Partner Program as a way to abuse their monopoly. I highly doubt Ray Tracing will become mainstream anytime soon since accelerated ray tracing is new technology and most current games don't support it yet.

Radeon Technology Group needs to release a competitive GPU on the high end soon to bring back some competition so Nvidia can't abuse their monopoly.
 
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