Looking back, was the 20 series the last decent nvidia line up or was it the beginning of the end? Posted on May 24, 2023 by Anonymous Looking back, was the 20 series the last decent nvidia line up or was it the beginning of the end?
1000 was the last with decent value.
3000 and the 2000 supers salvaged the bad value of 2000.
This is my guess. I don't buy cards new so I wouldn't really know.
3000 series is good it's just hilariously overpriced. 4000 series is LITERALLY nvidia trying to rip everybody off by bumping all the tiers down a peg to hide the price bump.
3000 is fine, would be one of the greatest if the cryptotards didn't ruin the market
>8nm Samsung die
>high power draw
>lack of VRAM
>price increase compared to previous generation
>worse price/perf generational uplift than Maxwell
It was/is shit. RDNA 2 would have been the one if AMD didn't fuck up the MSRP and launches.
It was a huge step forward for performance in all price classes unlike Turing and Lovelace
It really wasn't. Not even at MSRP (which most of these cards never hit or at least the 3060 and 3080, which were the only "good deals"). The 3070 was like a 20% boost over the 2070S, whereas the 1070 was a 50% boost over the 970. Not only that, but it had the same amount of VRAM as the prior generation. The only reason why you console babbies remember it as such is because it's probably the first GPU reveal that you've gone through and you got all hyped about "$500 3070 beats $1200 2080 Ti" even tho the latter was a fucking joke and the mid range 70 series is now priced at the level of a high range card. And then there were the following abortions such as the 3050, 3070 Ti and the 3090s. If you were into PC building for more than the last 3 years you would know just how fucked the market is.
20 series sucked. They were overpriced compared to the 10 series and can't even do raytracing well so the RTX gimmick isn't even worth considering.
30 was great if you could get them near msrp but most people couldn't.
40 series is a fucking joke.
Yeah except a 2060 is beastly powerful compared to a 1060.
Likewise for 1080ti vs 2080ti.
30 series would have been fine at MSRP
>Likewise for 1080ti vs 2080ti.
for ai? sure
for everything else? not really, it was like a 30% improvement in performance with a 40% increase in price
so when do I buy a new card. I still have an r9 290 from 2014 and I don't game much,
and it pisses me off nobody else has real time video interpolation anymore.
I bought a ROG 2080 Ti 11GB open box from a local distributor for $280 Canuck bux, that's $207.38 USD for you Amerimutts. With g-sync engaged I haven't noticed any signs of this beast letting up to the naked eye, my only worry is how long it will last until it starts to struggle with future games. To be honest, Hitman 3 all maxed out with RT but without DLSS already murders it.
With a 3080 I turn off RT. 1440p/120fps>4K/60 with meme special effects
4000 is fucked overall, anything other than the 4090 is a total fucking scam.
3000 was a pretty decent value for the time if you could get it at msrp
2000 was mostly fucked, 2080 Ti was the only thing worth buying because of all of the vram
1000 was kino, 1080 Ti was insane value for msrp
20 series was a large price hike and generally mediocre.
4060ti 16gb is the lowest $/gb vram card I can recall nvidia actually releasing other than the 3060 12gb. I don't see nvidia releasing a cheaper card with 16gb vram for years.
4060 is a square deal really given the state of the tech. It's a nice discount and decently better and cooler tech for the GPUs.
Gen sucks otherwise generally. They did shit like take the 3080 and re-release it as the 4070 for the same price. I don't think there's a lot of momentum left in the hardware industry though boys, R&D spend is about to get utterly fucked and I don't think gamers have the wallets to demand premium silicon.
Only really good things about this generation are low power usage, AV1, and DLSS3.
Nobody cared about vram in 2018
Nobody cared about vram the year that nvidia, being nvidia, released GPUs with 3gb/6gb memory against GPUs with 4gb/8gb memory and nvidia, being nvidia, utterly crushed AMD?
Everyone avoided the shitty 1060 3GB
Beginning, RTX is a meme and should've been a gimmick for enthusiast cards. Having something like the 16xx series for normal people would've been the best.
The last time they released a card worth considering started with a 16 not a 20, so no.
2000 series was shite the 3000 series would have been good if not for scalpers/miners
Why the fuck do they have to have a release every fucking year holy shit. They are not smartphones just release a good fucking product with good improvements. But hey, money talks louder than logic i guess
Not sure if clueless or zoomer but GPU generations used to be a thing once every year in the 2000s, technology was just evolving very rapidly and companies did not want to get left behind. Nowadays it's closer to once every 3 years, with a shit load of products with a convoluted naming scheme being released in that span.
AMD wants to release good products before another company starts a price war and buys up the best silicon and prices AMD out of the market
Jensen is a chad and refuses to allow AMD to ever to release a better product than Nvidia and thus releases around the same time AMD does. Jensen has succeeeded at staying ahead for AMD for like, fucking ages lmao.
Performance-wise the 20 series felt like the 10 series with Tensor, Ansel and RTX glued on. Technology wise RTX/DLSS on the 20 series walked so that RTX/DLSS on the 30 and 40 series could run.
Overall, the 20 series wasn't great but it was a good series (except the absolute cash grab that the super variants were).
It wasn't the beginning of the end nor was it the last decent nvidia lineup. It was a sort of "warning", a clear before the storm.
I have a 2060 and don't use RTX often since the performance is abysmal but NVENC and DLSS work like a charm.
beginning of the end, 1600 series was the last time nvidia released a non meme product