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2016's $400 GPU vs. 2019's $400 GPUs (techspot.com)
33 points by ekoutanov 6 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

My frustration is with the higher end cards right now. At $700, you get similar performance now with an RTX 2080 Super as you would have with a GTX 1080 Ti two and a half years ago.

My uneducated guess is that this is caused by a lack of competition in that range from AMD. I'm hoping Intel shakes things up when they join the market.

Graph the price:performance gain ratio against the global Bitcoin hashing power rate. I think you'll find the beginnings of an answers in terms of price.

Video/podcast version on Steve's 'Hardware Unboxed' YouTube channel for those that prefer listening/viewing on a commute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL7qGkTZgwo

I think Nvidia greatly regrets overproducing the 10 generation. 1070 and 1080 are still flooding ebay, and are credible price-for-perf contenders against the current generation video cards.

1080ti's are still great for a home deep-learning setup, they're pretty fast and have 11GB of memory. The current generation of cards force you to spend a lot more money for an equivalent.

Between 2016 and 2019, display resolution has increased a lot. I suspect people have noticed little or no change in the overall scene quality yet are pushing 4x more pixels.

Also PC game titles tend to be developed primarily for console hardware first, then retargeted for PC.

About 2/3rds of gamers have 1080p displays, with less than 10% having anything more.


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