Just adding again my thoughts on RTX, its too little too early, too expensive too early too … unless you desperately want to see some limited RTX effects in a few supported games at low FPS because of this.
Or so I’ve read in my research … remember what happened to PHYSX though and we had dedicated cards just for that, it never took off, bit of a chicken and egg situation there … the old 3DFX stuff too, perhaps?
If nobody buys into RTX Games and nobody buys RTX enabled cards, it will die … and it wont be the first time something like this has happened. So fair play to those of you that have supported RTX if it has a future.
Reading there is a strong possibility Nvidia may release non Raytracing cards on the 11** series but may gimp them too, as in slightly disable the performance and or reduce available VRAM on them slightly to not take away from their flagship RTX cards … all rumours but strong ones from sources I trust … and they will still be way to uber expensive
Then of course we have AMD fighting the corner again with a strong new graphic card at last for us performance freaks, its supposed to be on par with a RTX 2080, but slightly slower than a Ti version?
We’ll know soon, but these new AMD graphic cards will likely be expensive too and very limited production to start with, priced just below Nvidias similar performing cards I guess and that wont be cheap
If you are on say … Nvidia 10** series cards, preferably a 1080 Ti or Titan X Pascal as I have, then I really would hold out for a long while yet … I don’t have performance issues, even in VR … I really used to upgrade every year, but getting old and jaded now and tired of seeing a 5% performance increase or less each year … Its going to be worthwhile waiting for real performance increases from now on, GPU and CPU especially.
If you are on much older hardware and in need of an upgrade, stay one step behind too if you can