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Why now is a bad time to buy a high-end graphics card

Postby Hooray » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:18 am

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3561229 ... -card.html
If you follow PCWorld’s The Full Nerd podcast, you might know that my general rule of thumb is that you should upgrade your PC’s components when they’re no longer performing as well as you need. Waiting for new hardware tends to be a fool’s game because in the technology world, faster and better things come out at relatively breakneck speed.

If you’re sniffing around for a new high-end graphics card, however, consider holding off on the purchase for a few months. It’s an awful time to buy one right now.

Don’t get me wrong: Current enthusiast-class GPUs like the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and 2080 Ti kick all kinds of ass. But while AMD and Nvidia haven’t announced any new consumer graphics cards just yet, there’s every reason to believe we’ll see new high-end hardware from each over the next few months. Splurging on a $500 graphics card now runs a high risk of leaving you with a severe case of buyer’s remorse in mere weeks.



https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-Ge ... 098.0.html
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidi ... ll-we-know
Nvidia Ampere At A Glance:

Up to 128 SMs / 8192 GPU cores (for GA100)
The GPUs should be much faster than the RTX 20-series
Nvidia's first 7nm part should be much more efficient than Turing
Release Date: We expect to see Ampere in September 2020
Price: RTX 3080 likely to cost a lot, but we'll have to wait and see
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Re: Why now is a bad time to buy a high-end graphics card

Postby legoboyvdlp » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:49 am

And the good thing is that prices of existing hardware generally drop dramatically :D
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Re: Why now is a bad time to buy a high-end graphics card

Postby Hooray » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:56 am

Basically, a variant of Moore's law ... i.e. you'll get twice as much hardware/power every 18 months, for the same budget.

which is why it's even going to become more important to expose more and more rendering functionality to fgdata space, due to FlightGear's legacy core architecture - everything that goes through XML, properties, effects/shaders can be leveraged by fgdata contributors, without being affected by the core development bottleneck
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