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I'm not a fan of NVIDIA, mainly because promoting harmful practices among developers by violating standards and then being praised for a final product will only work properly on their hardware.
The few open source projects that they have are hard to maintain and are then replaced by "better" proprietary software, such as VDPAU for giving an example.

In fact, their hardware it's actually very good. But their practices are the worst, let Linus Torvalds tell us why:

RTX/OptiX for gaming is a dick move, that's all, nothing more. Said functionality belongs to Quadro and Tesla GPUs.
In video games you can do things that look better with few resources, even if they are not 100% realistic.
 

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Nvidia goes Super. They are ( already ? ) refreshing their RTX line and the new names are the following: RTX 20x0S ( replace the x with 6, 7 or 8 ). Maybe they are feeling Navi is the GPU that will actually burn their greedy arses. Back on topic, the RTX 2060S will have 8GB of ram with the ( rumoured ) performance of a current RTX2070, so that's the only refresh I find actually interesting.
Source: https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-s-mysterious-GPUs-are-looking-increasingly-less-Super.423124.0.html

Speaking of Navi, The first GPUs are reported to be launched in July. The first one should be named RX5700 and AMD claims it's 10% faster than a RTX2070. However, no other Navi GPU has been announced and no laptop variant too. So, like the Radeon VII, it looks like it will be a single GPU launch ( *sigh* ). AMD NEEDS to stop that. It makes it look like they are releasing in a rush unfinished products, or at least, unfinished products lines.
Source: https://www.pcgamer.com/amd-claims-navi-based-radeon-rx-5700-is-10-percent-faster-than-an-rtx-2070/
 

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Well the Radeon VII more or less was an unfinished launched product.... Hopefully they will learn with NAVI, that said performance similar to an RTX2070... Its quite different from what they said as in navi being midrange, i really hope its not another Radeon VII mess all over again...
 

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Radeon VII in my conspiracy brain was a testing product of the new node. They paid for the silicon and did a few shakedown runs, might as well sell it off to keep shareholders looking like they are doing something.

5700XT looks interesting, somewhat. Let's see where the R&D went.
 

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Radeon VII was one of their business/production cards stripped down so that they show people they are still alive till navi, i don't think any share holder was pleased since it was sold almost at a loss.
 

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Navi is a modern card, has a lot of candies like input lag reduction, sharpening, target frame rate power saving, signal compression for high resolutions/refresh rates, decoding/encofing support, PCIe 4.0 etc.

I would prefer it to the GTX 10x0 series, definetelly. If the price will be right might catch one. OTOH nVidia might deliver price drops with their rumored "Super" refresh. This summer will be interesting. :cool:
 

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Navi is a modern card, has a lot of candies like input lag reduction, sharpening, target frame rate power saving, signal compression for high resolutions/refresh rates, decoding/encofing support, PCIe 4.0 etc.

I would prefer it to the GTX 10x0 series, definetelly. If the price will be right might catch one. OTOH nVidia might deliver price drops with their rumored "Super" refresh. This summer will be interesting. :cool:
You know, I have no problem with AMD proposing interesting architectures. What bothers me is their half-assed product lineups. They need to correct that. And to propose solid laptops versions of their GPUs. For the moment, Nvidia has the upper-hand, especially when you talk mobility.
 

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Meanwhile the folks that had already jumped on the RTX hype train and bought the stock RTX 2000 series cards will be very pissed to hear that the Super versions will go for around the same price...
This couldn't have been the best answer to AMD's Navi, could it? I don't have a problem with the refreshing the series, it's the fact it's screwing over folks that were eager to buy the RTX cards at launch. The cards are direct replacements of the non-super one's, making them obsolete. This was a dick move on Nvidia's part, really is a big fuck-you to the folks already stuck with the normal RTX cards since they payed full price for them- which is more or less the same price as the better Super cards are now. If anything, this will anger enough people to refuse buying the cards, which will hurt Nvidia in the long run- although they do have the die-hard Nvidia fuccbois who are willing to throw money at anything Nvidia makes. It's almost as if they knew that they could get away with a refresh because such a fandom exists.
Funny that, just a few years ago, AMD were being grilled for doing pretty much the same thing with the RX 400/500 series cards and everyone was quick to point that out...

This is why you should never buy things in or around the launch time of products. Why are people so impatient and not wait at least 6-8 months? Same can be said for the i9 9900k circlejerk- and that cpu is pretty much fucking dead now.

Anyways, good job AMD, full credit to them.
 

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This is why you should never buy things in or around the launch time of products. Why are people so impatient and not wait at least 6-8 months? Same can be said for the i9 9900k circlejerk- and that cpu is pretty much fucking dead now.
Because that's when i had money to upgrade and the RTX 2060 was quite more nicely priced then the 1070, so of course you'd buy the better performing RTX card, this "Super" move is indeed questionable to a degree by nvidia, but things aren't black and white as a customer, by the time "Super" would have been out i wouldn't had the money to upgrade for example. So i don't regret my decision, and even with 6 Gb of Vram, the 2060 honestly answers very well to my expectations. The RTX lineup at the start of the year was just more nicely priced compared to the older 1XXX generation, of course people would start buying them if needed to upgrade, its not about waiting or not, its about getting the best bang for your buck at that period of time, when the newer generation of cards performs better then the old one and is priced the same or better of course you'd buy them.

PS: though i do feel it would only be proper for NVIDIA to allow me to download more VRAM as compensation.
 
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