wtf_man wrote on Jun 12, 2019, 10:57:
Dev wrote on Jun 12, 2019, 10:40:
Why are people talking about $1300 cards? The 2070 is like $450 or so, and I picked up a 2080 for $650 or so. Those will do RTX just fine
Also, by the time this comes out, there will be the next gen of RTX cards out. I plan to sell mine and make that step up, and it shouldn't be much difference in cost. I used to keep my graphics cards for many years, but I'm going to try the sell and buy route now to upgrade.
Because (for me) I don't trust the future-proofing / investment length of the current 1st gen RTX. I've been burned before hoping on a new feature.
If the next gen is out by then... and the mainstream card is a quantum leap in performance from the current one... I'm aboard
Right it simply has to be understood and accepted you cannot buy an RTX card today (unless something unknown to us is about to happen) that one would consider it future proofed for RTX.
That said, I'm not buying a Nvidia card now for RTX, that is a bonus to me. The raw standard 3d power of their cards for everything else is still the best in most cases. RTX is feature that is looking towards the future BUT has to start somewhere. This is the somewhere it started at.
No reason to complicate things. If one is against RT, you have become old and don't accept how major feature changes will evolve, you used to and you were happy buying the new, but you've lost that loving feeling. Don't worry, we'll carry you and someday (you won't thank us) you will enjoy those that fostered the tech.