When do the next generation GPUs drop?


#3489

That would be really nice, but I’m not holding out hope.


#3490

haha, well then what stusser said. The bottom guys are okish in terms of price per performance, you can sometimes get the older cars, 1070ti, for even cheape but I think they’re almost out of those.


#3491

AMD dropped the Vega56 to $279 in attempt to complete.


#3492

Theoretically, you can’t actually buy one. It runs hotter and louder anyway, I would still get a 1660 at the same price.


#3493

Isn’t that like $40 MSRP higher than the x60 usually MSRPs for? Maybe that’s not wildly over priced but it seems like saying it’s reasonably priced is normalizing the price increases.


#3494

Well based on someone who doesn’t want to wait, they’re a lot more reasonably priced than the other end. I mean that freaking top card is 1200 dollars… a steal at 1100 or 1k… dear lord.


#3495

I posted in the hardware thread, but I’ll link it here also. $150 msrp OFF a RTX2080 + anthem and bf 5


#3496

The 1060 launched at $249 so the 1660 is a $30 premium. It’s definitely price creep, but nothing like the absurd increases we saw with the 20 series, more like what I expected to see from Nvidia this generation.


#3497

This 1070ti is okay but I’m already itching for something faster. Will there be a 1680?


#3498

It does come with Division 2, RE2 Remake and Devil May Cry 5, though.


#3499

That would be a compelling argument if you could buy one for $279.


#3500

There’s an interesting trend in the high-end mobile parts this cycle:

The 2080s are almost all Max-Q designs (in the thin 15 & 17” categories, they are all Max Q)
The 2070s are almost all more readily available in the full fat, non-Max-Q designs.

The performance between these two models appears to be really, really close.

The price difference between them is vast — usually at least $500. MSI has one of the best-reviewed compact 17” models so far, and their prices are:
2070, 16GB RAM, 512SSD: $2299 EDIT: this is also a Max-Q (darn)
2080 Max-Q, 32GB RAM, 512SSD: $2999

If you’re willing to “settle” for a full-fat 1080 (albeit in a larger & heavier footprint), you can pick up the previous generation models for an additional $500 off on average (like the Alienware 17, which I’ve seen around $1700 on sale from Dell).

Interesting choices. The notion of fitting a 17” gaming laptop into a 15” laptop bag is pretty appealing, so I’m eyeing the MSI 2070 model.


#3501

17" gaming laptops fit nicely in backpacks.


#3502

I was wrong about the 2070 in that MSI – it is a Max-Q. There are much cheaper laptops using the full 2070 (like this no-frills model on Amazon for $1799 nicely-configured).


#3503

DLSS in Battlefield 5 is apparently trash.


#3504

This generation continues to look like such an overpriced turd.


#3505

GTX1660ti is a good buy, if you’re looking for 1440p or lower. RTX2060 is a marginally acceptable pricepoint for its performance level. Any faster than that will cost 'ya.


#3506

Yeah I am sad they couldn’t get the Radeon 7 out at $599. It would have caused at least some price pressure on Nvidia, at the mid-high end.


#3507

Yeah, it’s really frustrating. I’m all ready to pass my current system down to my kid and build a new one targeting my monitor (3440 x 1440 @ 100Hz, which is a bit much for my current i5-3570k + GTX 1070). But the big price jump this time around for the same level parts makes it hard to pull the trigger on it.


#3508

Not at all. The 1660ti is the same performance as your old 1070, and it starts around $275. GTX1070 launched at $380.

A GTX1660ti or RTX2060 should handle 3440x1440 no problem, but it won’t get to 100Hz in most games unless you turn down the settings. You probably need a RTX2080 to get there comfortably, and that’s coming into big bucks.