Gaming Hardware discussion (& Hardware Sales) thread

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  1. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    This thread is intended chiefly for discussion of the processing components in gaming-- the CPUs & GPUs (i.e. video cards)-- made by the major PC/Console hardware manufacturers: Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA.

    Nevertheless, feel free to post anything else related to gaming hardware here: sales, news & reviews from the gaming hardware world, individual PC components such as those you'd use to build a PC, gaming peripherals (ex. controllers, keyboard, mice, gaming chairs, monitors/TVs, etc), upcoming game consoles and their specs (ex. Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo), more obscure gaming consoles or emulation machines (ex. NVIDIA Shield, Arcade1UP Cabinets), handheld devices (ex. Vita, 3DS), mobile products that cater to gamers (ex. Razer Phone 2, MOGA Pro Power), and other rumors or fun stuff related to gaming hardware.

    We have a few megathreads for similar discussion:
    • The PC Build thread is intended for discussion of custom PC builds and build strategy
    • The Gaming Laptop thread is intended for discussion of everything related to that niche.
    • The Gaming Headsets thread is one of the few dedicated threads we have for peripherals since it also includes headphone discussion that interests the Headfi community.

    For PCs and Laptops processing components (Windows, Linux/SteamOS, MacOS) these are the major benchmark references we use to determine gaming power:
    1. http://www.userbenchmark.com/ (CPU & GPU)
    2. https://www.3dmark.com/search (Time Spy, Fire Strike, Sky Diver)
    For Mobile & ARM devices (iOS, Android, Linux or Windows tablets/hybrids/phones) these are the major benchmark references to determine raw gaming power:
    1. https://gfxbench.com/result.jsp (Off-screen tests: Aztec Ruins High Tier, Aztec Ruins Normal Tier, Car Chase, 1440p Manhattan, 1080p Manhattan 3.1, 1080p Manhattan)
    2. https://www.3dmark.com/search (Ice Storm, Slingshot)
     
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  2. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Now, the reason I decided to finally get off my ass and create the thread today. Intel is entering the discrete GPU game. This is huge, and it didn't fit with the Ryzen theme.
    Intel teases its own discrete GPU ahead of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 launch
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    I keep refreshing Newegg hoping the 2080 can be pre ordered today, nothing yet.
     
  5. jefferz Steel Belt

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    That Asus card look thicc
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  6. Rygu R.I.P. Obie

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    Arrrgh me want
     
  7. jefferz Steel Belt

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    That's the one i'm going for.
     
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    Nvidia better not fuck us over.

    Rumors are gtx 2080 is going to be basically 1080ti prices. Gonna be pissed if they charge 1.5 year old 1080ti MSRP and then only make it like 10 to 15% faster......... (with no competition from AMD + them releasing the Ti at the same time, I'm predicting where all about to get the shaft !)
     
  9. jefferz Steel Belt

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    Preorders are up
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/20-series/
    2070's $600 2080's $800 2080ti $1200
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  10. xcvbn Gold Belt

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    $799 RTX 2080
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    $1199 RTX 2080 Ti
     
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    well seeing as I was told i cant possibly render videos on my windows vista cpu. i just need a faster computer. (people made videos long before windows 11)
     
  12. 560ti Brown Belt

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    Jesus christ, it's worst than what was rumored. It was rumored at 1080ti MSRP and its according to that link $100 higher than the 1.5 year old MSRP..........

    Brace yourself boys, the shafting is about to begin
     
  13. jefferz Steel Belt

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    They'll probably keep the prices high until they can liquidate all the 10 series cards, then drop the price.
     
  14. xcvbn Gold Belt

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    I'm not so optimistic. I can't see the 2080 down to $499 and the 2080 Ti down to $799. Maybe $699, $999 but I think higher GPU prices are here to stay. Could even see an even longer period between card releases too(following a possible refresh in 12-18mo)
     
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    And they were making them at super low resolutions of the time too.

    I have no problem doing simple 1080p stuff on my laptop.

    It’s the complex 4K stuff is high frame rate slow mos at 1080p that my laptop looks at me stupid and starts acting funny in lightworks and shit gets out of sync because it can’t keep up especially if I’m doing it on my 24” monitor. It just shakes it’s head.

    It’s all relative , your simple stuff should be no issue.
     
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    Prices seem to be coming down already my local micro center has some good deals afoot.

    Rx 580’s sub 250 after rebate.
    1070 ti’s 450ish on some models etc.
     
  17. The Sole Survivor Banned Banned

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    This is truly why we have a console market...
    I wonder how long it will take for mining to drive the prices up further once they actually come out :(
     
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    $1140 Canadian for a 2080 good lord
     
  19. 560ti Brown Belt

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    You've always had a premium for enthusiast hardware, the 8800gtx back in 2006 is easily over $700 with inflation.

    It's not need though. The 7870XT Tahiti was only $135 when the xboxone/ps4 came out and it's 2x faster than the GPU they use
     
  20. The Sole Survivor Banned Banned

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    So you can play on a GPU alone? No CPU, motherboard, memory,harddrive, OS,etc? Save your argument for the war thread if you cant admit PC parts are overpriced.
    I love PC gaming, its expensive though hence my first comment.
     

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