Beamer wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 12:01:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 11:49:
Definitely not worth the $200+ over the 1070 MSRP.
Of course I just bought my 1070 for $230 used, which makes it an awesome bang for buck.
Why compare it to the 1070? Pricewise it's a replacement for the 1080, not the 1070.
I agree, it has awful bang for the buck, but so did the 1080 and some here still bought it.
Because I'm comparing directly to the performance boost over last gen... the extra 200+ for what you get isn't worth it, IMO. If it was like a 2x boost... then yeah... but it's not. We're used to getting a decent boost each gen (within the same-ish model as the last gen) with a similar price point for the next gen. Especially since the last gen is 2 years old. Is the RTX 2070 a decent performance boost? Yes. Is it worth a $200+ premium over the last gen? Hell No. The techspot averages a 27% increase in performance compared to the 1070, but the MSRP price is 57% increase ($380 -> $599). Even $380 to $499 is a 31% increase in price. So the price is way out of wack.
What one is really paying for is early access / future proofing of ray tracing, which never pays off. By the time there will be enough ray tracing games to support, the tech will be in 2nd or 3rd gen from the current RTX 20xx.
Nvidia is smoking some good shit with this pricing.This comment was edited on Oct 16, 2018, 13:39.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!