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Graphics Nvidia 3xxx series thread

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by The_Crapman, 6 Jun 2020.

  1. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    The timing of 3070 NDA lift is interesting.
    27th - 3070 NDA lift
    28th - AMD Rx6000 series presentation
    29th - 3070 release to public

    What if you bought an actual 2080 Ti with its 11GB VRAM for £510 :p

    I was actually expecting at least some AIB cards, the cheapest, most basic ones, no RGB tax, to be sub £500. But cheapest on OCuk is £519 and £530 seems to be normal. With Asus Strix asking £630, a full £100 extra.

    edit: found a £470 Gigabyte 3070
    https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/compu...70-8-gb-eagle-graphics-card-10217336-pdt.html

    OCuk seems to be asking more than Curry’s.
     
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  2. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Im sitting here really smug.
     
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  3. enbydee

    enbydee Active Member

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    I might be in the minority but still see 4k60 gaming as a luxury for top end systems. The 3070 seems to match that expectation, benching similarly to the 2080ti at 1440p but with a third less power draw and $700 less MSRP.

    Would like to see AMD shift that expectation but I still only game on a 1080 panel.
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I won't be dishing out on a 4k panel for a while, very happy with my 1440p monitor.

    Likewise, i'll be interested to see the competition at my resolution. I think you're right though, IIRC 1080p is still the main resolution on steam surveys (I know that will include laptop panels but still).
     
  5. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Exactly this.

    A CNN/ML review of the 3XXX series would be amazing too as there's non of this information currently!
     
  6. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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  8. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    How much did you buy your 2080 Ti?

    Looking at the FE more closely. I must say, I’m a huge fan of the flow-through design.
     
  9. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    £520 inc. postage and a block from VT for £50. I don't think I could have got a 3070 and block for less.

    Especially not a month ago. :)
     
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  10. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Very nice!

    I bought EVGA XC Ultra version for £510 inc postage. I see on Optimum Tech YouTube showing 3070 FE against 2080 Ti XC ultra. The factory overclocked card edged ahead ever so slightly. Of course, the 3070 FE there is asking £470........ if you can buy one in unicorn land.
     
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  11. sandys

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    You don't need a 4k screen to see the benefit of higher resolution gaming, that's what things like DSR will do even on low res screens if you have the power.
     
  12. thewelshbrummie

    thewelshbrummie Active Member

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    I've only owned one AMD card and that was 10 years ago when I bought a n HD5770 in Jan 2010. The card launched the previous October.

    I specifically remember having problems with Dirt 3 at launch in May 2011, specifically with shades of white being red. The driver was updated fairly quickly to resolve that but it's just something I've nevery experienced with Nvidia cards, in that I've not had any odd graphics issues that have required a driver update (and that's with the 2008 era 8800GT, the GTX 660Ti and the GTX 970). It wasn't anything major but was enough to put me off going with AMD GPUs and I haven't had one since.

    I still wouldn't rule one out for my newbuild but I doubt that for a gaming rig that the VRAM amounts being suggested for AMD 6000 will actually help boost gaming performance, especially at sub 4K resolutions. Otherwise the 3070 looks like being my next card unless something special drops from AMD (and I'm not convinced by the leaks and rumours - I'll wait for the proper benchmarks to come out first).
     
  13. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Well, it's actually as fast as a 2080ti FE. Who'd have thought they were telling the truth. Over to you AMD.
     
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  14. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I had a 5770 as well! Well, two at one point for the CrossFire goodness! :D Like I say, I never had issues (including Dirt 3) but I'm always behind the curve with games so I think I miss out (potentially not a bad thing!) on the issues with drivers. It seems I've been very lucky!
     
  15. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    so at launch they glitch out then after time they have what i call the 150/300 glitch. I've spoke to AMD engineers about this and they deny it exists but google "AMD 150/300" and it will come up with a ton of results.
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  17. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    See, I spoke to an AMD engineer about this and I was told the issue doesn't exist and they have no reports of it. To my knowledge it's at least 5 years old.
     
  18. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Well you learn something new everyday, I'd still purchase an AMD card though, if it had the right performance for its price. Likewise with nVidia. I love a good annoying problem every now and then! :D
     
  19. sandys

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    if you google what you suggest you'll see its a 10 yrs old that issue, or some guy using a defunct setup, blimey, will people be spouting about all the 3080 driver black crash fails in 2030 :D

    Its fair to say I have not used the latest AMD dicrete GPUs but I think the laptop and desktop AMD vega based APUs I have play everything really well, based on that I'd be pretty happy.
     
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  20. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    This was still an issue on 2xx and 3xx cards from AMD. I've not had an AMD card as my main GPU since then so can't attest to if it's still an issue but it wouldn't surprise me
     

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