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Started by the-pi-guy, Jul 31, 2014, 02:28 AM

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Newegg has gotten worse. Every single card now comes as a bundle with another item.  Some of those items are really expensive.  Like a few actually included $400-$500 motherboards/monitors.

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Today isn't too bad.  Only a $180 motherboard, included with their $2350 card. Big improvement.   ;D


Best Buy had a drop yesterday out of nowhere.  They've never had one so late in the day, and I don't think they've ever had one on Wednesday.  So I wasn't even watching.  But it seemed like more people were able to get a card than usual. 

I'm kind of thinking of giving up.
Or expanding, and trying to get a 6800 XT.  Would mean no DLSS though.  :(

the-pi-guy

Zotac had a queue for their store, you were randomly assigned into the queue and they would put you through the line.
The line moved about 100 people. The highest number I saw was that someone was about 24,000th in line.

You could be in the queue in multiple spots due to having multiple devices, but I'm assuming that's not many people, and I'm also assuming that the line and the people moving were in a linear fashion with no skipped numbers.

But that suggests to me that demand is absolutely insane for the RTX series. It's kind of crazy that one of the manufacturers can't even get enough cards for 0.5% of the people that were on their store late at night, 6-7 months after launch of the product.

the-pi-guy

Nvidia is supposed to announce the 3080 TI/3070 TI. 

And the leaked MSRP are over $2000 for the 3080 TI. Despite only minor improvements over the 3080. 

the-pi-guy




There might be some good stuff.  

I think this is the first time I will watch.

the-pi-guy

4K benchmarks at ultra maximum settings with super costly AA solution: 35 fps
"The world isn't ready for 4K gaming."

It irritates me so much.  

Legend

4K benchmarks at ultra maximum settings with super costly AA solution: 35 fps
"The world isn't ready for 4K gaming."

It irritates me so much.  
PC gaming has always been a bit elitist but nowadays it's crazy. If every setting isn't maxed it's trash.

On Steam I've noticed this a lot with minimum specs. I view minimum specs as "you can play the game at around 30 fps with everything turned to low but still fully enjoy it" while others expect 60 fps, HD+, and medium settings.

kitler53

PC gaming has always been a bit elitist but nowadays it's crazy. If every setting isn't maxed it's trash.

On Steam I've noticed this a lot with minimum specs. I view minimum specs as "you can play the game at around 30 fps with everything turned to low but still fully enjoy it" while others expect 60 fps, HD+, and medium settings.
it's difficult for me to comprehend "minimum specs" and an expectations of "medium settings"...
          

Legend

it's difficult for me to comprehend "minimum specs" and an expectations of "medium settings"...
With AAA it isn't too bad since people blame their pc. As the visual quality of the graphics drops though, people tend to blame the game instead.

I think it creates a feedback loop where devs bump up minimum specs to avoid unhappy players and then people get used to running games at near "minimum spec" with medium settings.

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