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  The RTX 2080 Ti, on the other
  hand, is like a Porsche 911.
  It's very fast, handles well,
  expensive but not ostentatious
Since when is a Porsche 911 not ostentatious? It's a sports car in $100K+ territory and functionally impractical / limited.

Only compared to a car which costs millions could it be considered reasonable and not ostentatious.

Guess I'll be sticking to my "poor mans" 970 GTX :p






This is distracting from the original topic. Literally picking on the analogy for no other reason than to show its absurdity. Has nothing to do with RTX 2080Ti.

> Since when is a Porsche 911 not ostentatious?

I feel like he answered that question directly, by comparing it to an ostentatious computer. ;)

“And if you think I'm going overboard with the Porsche analogy, you can buy a DGX-1 8x V100 for $120,000 or a Lambda Blade 8x 2080 Ti for $28,000 and have enough left over for a real Porsche 911. Your pick.“


Depends where you're from I guess. For example, a BMW 328i in Los Angeles is like a Honda Accord in other cities.

Compared to e.g. a Lamborghini, it's not nearly as loud in appearance and can almost pass for a normal car in a grocery store parking lot, as long as it's not fire-engine red or something. But I think this analogy breaks down a little when applied to graphics cards.

> Compared to e.g. a Lamborghini, it's not nearly as loud in appearance and can almost pass for a normal car in a grocery store parking lot

Kinda depends on which Lamborghini; an Urus probably does a better job at paying for normal in a grocery store parking lot (and is better for actually carrying groceries) than a 911.


To extend the analogy, things are going to get even more interesting when this kind of hardware hits the Honda Civic Si or VW GTI (ie 25-30% of the price of the Porsche) pricing levels, but with the same tiny6 performance delta.

If you make 3-4 Porsche 911s a year (not uncommon in these parts) then probably it does not feel ostentatious.



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