When do the next generation GPUs drop?


#3469

Supposedly for very specific workloads (8K video rendering) it’s faster, so they’re going for the home 8K video editor that also likes to game. Seems like a small niche to me.


#3470

The Radeon7 makes sense if you do machine learning, rendering media, etc.

If you’re just a gamer, don’t buy it under any circumstances. It’s louder, hotter, and slightly slower than the RTX2080 for the same price. And while ray-tracing and DLSS is underwhelming so far, I’d rather have 'em than not.


#3471

Apparently Metro Exodus is looking to be the premier RTX game, utilizing both ray tracing and DLSS for 4k ray tracing goodness.


#3472

Well, “4k”. Not 4k.

DLSS works hand-in-hand with RTX, because it reduces the resolution.


#3473

Sounds like AMD alright.


#3474

It’s super frustrating to see AMD completely unable to capitalize on a golden opportunity here. Of course, Nvidia probably knew they wouldn’t be able to, hence the RTX robbery.


#3475

Yeah. Be nice to see them put a little pressure on.


#3476

So, still slower than my 1080 Ti. What’s the point?


#3477

It’s pretty great for machine learning, rendering offload, scientific calculation, etc. Don’t buy it exclusively to game.


#3478

Stusser, with the advice we really need


#3479

Haven’t read either review but these guys say the DLSS support sucks…

https://www.dsogaming.com/first-impressions/metro-exodus-dlss-real-time-ray-tracing-rtx-first-performance-impressions-comparison-screenshots/


#3480

DLSS exists because Nvidia’s GPUs aren’t fast enough to play games at ultra quality with raytracing active at resolutions higher than 1080p. DLSS fixes that, but it ain’t magic, it’s another trick like checkerboard rendering.


#3481

That, and they put all these pro features like tensor cores which have no use for games otherwise, so they’re using them in a marketing feature that’s a technical dead end because it’s so limited.


#3482

The 1660Ti drops today, MSRP of $279. Benches comparably to the 1070.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/13973/nvidia-gtx-1660-ti-review-feat-evga-xc-gaming


#3483

Yep, this is pretty much what the 20-series should have been the whole time. Now they just need to release properly priced 1670s and 1680s and we’ll be back on track.


#3484

Still trying to decide on the best upgrade from my GTX970 for gaming at 1440p.

I held off from getting a RTX2060 to see how the GTX1660 would compare. It seems be be ~20% slower at 1440p and has the potential to be more noisy (my 970GTX will shut down the fans when not gaming. One of the 1660 reviews mentioned it doesn’t support that feature while the 2060 does).


#3485

Is there something driving your decision to update? It might be worthwhile to just skip this round.


#3486

The 1660 is basically a 1070 and the 2060 is basically a 1070ti. Both cards are reasonably priced, unlike the rest of this generation.

Fan spindown depends on the AIB partners, I’m sure some will do that.


#3487

The 970 is starting to struggle at 1440p and I’d like to be able to play new games (eg Division2 when it launches) at 1440p at high settings.

Also I want something new and shiny.


#3488

Either GPU should be capable of 1440p at high settings.

Not ultra settings and 120+fps in the newest games, but high settings and around 60fps, yes.