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    Default AMD Radeon 7 what are your thoughts of 16gb & 7nm

    Might be a tad early since no one has tested it yet, it is sure looking really looks promising.
    You think it would be on par with Nvidia 1080ti 11gb or 2080ti 11gb, I just wanted to get some different insight and opinions from the community of fellow Multi-boxers on this card and what they think of it for the future of MBing or just stick with Nvidia.

    I've never had and AMD product and wanted to get consensus on them.



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    Sadly the safe bet is to stick with Nvidia. It's nice to have competition though! I don't have any insights yet either and went through this dilemma a little over a month ago and settled with an RTX 2070 before this was announced and am happy.
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    It's difficult to say without the product having actually been released and benchmarked by third parties to see where everything stands, but...

    The RVII will have twice as much VRAM as the GPU it is supposedly going up against (RTX 2080), and even 5GB more than the RTX 2080 Ti. I've already shown that DX12 eats up a ton of VRAM, so if you're dead set on using DX12 while multiboxing (assuming WoW), then you may want access to more VRAM.

    On the other hand, nVidia is rumored to release a non-RTX (i.e. GTX) 1160 (or 1660 as it is rumored) with the ray-tracing cores disabled. There are additional rumors that nVidia may follow suit for the 2070 and 2080, but we don't know just yet. If that happens to be true (for their entire line-up), then nVidia will be able to price those GTX GPUs into a much more "affordable" price range below their RTX counterparts. However, the rumored GTX 1660 looks to be a cut down version of the 2060, so if nVidia does follow suit with additional GTX cards for the 2070 and 2080, then we might expect them to be cut down, as well, making them a bit boring for high-end users.

    Ultimately, I find it unlikely that nVidia won't try to undercut AMD in some way, seeing as that's what they normally do, so I would imagine that we can expect either some slight price drops from them, or for them to release some non-RTX cards to counter AMD's RVII, but we'll have to wait and see until after AMD releases the VII.


    Personally, I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place with my 1080 Tis, seeing as I want both more VRAM and more peroformance, and so my choices are:

    1) Move to AMD RVII for more VRAM, but same or slightly less performance.
    2) Move to nVidia 2080 Ti for more performance, but no additional VRAM.

    Both choices look like side-grades rather than upgrades, but if I had to choose between the two, given my current situation, I'd probably go with 2080 Tis because, right now, I want more performance than anything else. Or... I could always just grab a RTX Titan and get the best of both worlds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    Personally, I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place with my 1080 Tis, seeing as I want both more VRAM and more peroformance, and so my choices are:

    1) Move to AMD RVII for more VRAM, but same or slightly less performance.
    2) Move to nVidia 2080 Ti for more performance, but no additional VRAM.

    Both choices look like side-grades rather than upgrades, but if I had to choose between the two, given my current situation, I'd probably go with 2080 Tis because, right now, I want more performance than anything else. Or... I could always just grab a RTX Titan and get the best of both worlds.
    I agree, I'm somewhat disappointed that AMD doesn't appear to have found a way to position their 1080Ti/2080 equivalent card as more value, even just $650, instead of $700. By pricing it the same as the 2080, they're betting the performance numbers will tell a different story, but I'm not that hopeful for a significant advantage there.

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