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EricHiggin said:
JEMC said:
It will be interesting to see the reviews for both the new Ryzens and Navi, to check if the performance claims are real or just PR talk.

It's a shame that the new cards are so expensive, tho. In my opinion, they should be $50 cheaper, but I guess AMD is going after the money, not marketshare.

Nvidia has a strangle hold on the GPU market and even Navi at $50 cheaper isn't likely to change that much. AMD might as well profit as much as they can without losing too much market share. At least they can use that to up their R&D budget going forward. As long as you have enough people thanking AMD for forcing GeForce prices down so they can buy that Nvidia product they've been waiting for, AMD should just keep pricing slightly below Nvidia's. Worst case scenario, Nvidia basically takes the entire market, then eventually slacks off on the tech advancements and jacks the prices up even more so, and creates the opportunity for another fewer core Intel vs higher core Ryzen at half the price scenario.

I've got a couple buddies who've been AMD/Radeon fans for as long as I can remember, and while they have Ryzen rigs now, they kept their existing Radeon cards for a couple years, and they both bought RTX 2000 cards last boxing day. Neither was willing to wait for Navi and neither says they plan to move back to Radeon anytime soon, even after the 5700 information we have now. There isn't much point in AMD trying to beat Nvidia for the next while. They might as well make bank and PC gamers can either change their minds and save a few bucks, or learn a hard lesson eventually.

Contrary to Intel, Nvidia has no real reason to stop their tech advancements, because their main focus isn't gaming, but workstations, an area that is still demanding more and more compute power. That's why they usually reveal their new architectures showing their compute and workstation parts, and then the cut down gaming versions.

Also, despite how bad was AMD in the CPU front, it managed to hold at least a 20% marketshare or close to that number. AMD has already gone below that number and only bounced back a bit because they rule the low and mid market thanks to its good price/performance ratio. If they start increasing prices, they'll lose that advantage, and they may lose a lot more ground to Nvidia up to a point where they'll be meaningless.

And it's not that AMD is going to launch $50 cheaper products, it's that, as Barkley showed yesterday, they may be even more expensive than the Nvidia counterparts. Mostly so if Nvidia lowers the price of the "older" RTX parts once they launch the Super versions.

Your friends not changing back to AMD is understandable. At best it would be a side-grade rather than an upgrade so, unless you have money to burn, it's not worth it.



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Let's go with another edition of the news that, since the number of articles has (thankfully) fallen to reasonable numbers, goes back to its usual style.

SALES & DEALS

The Witcher 3 has sold more than 20 million copies
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-witcher-3-has-sold-more-than-20-million-copies/
The Witcher 3 is making its way over to Switch, which is neat but not really in our wheelhouse, but accompanying the news of the port are sales figures for the series as a whole, as well as the third installment. Not surprisingly, they're quite high.
40 million copies of the series have been sold, which started in 2007 with an ambitious but incredibly buggy RPG built using a modified version of the engine from Neverwinter Nights, though you'd never know to look at it.
The Witcher 3 is by far the most successful of the trilogy, apparently accounting for more than half of the series' sales. That puts it at over 20 million, an astronomical number for one game.

Epic Games Store extends weekly game giveaways to the end of the year
https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-games-store-extends-weekly-game-giveaways-to-the-end-of-the-year/
When the Epic Games Store Mega Sale got underway in May, Epic upped the frequency of its free game giveaways from one every two weeks to one per week. With the sale almost concluded—it wraps up on June 13—Epic has announced that it's going to extend that one-a-week freebie offer all the way until the end of 2019.
The announcement was fairly low-key as these things go, crammed into a rundown of upcoming Epic Games Store releases that were announced at E3, along with a reminder that EGS freebies are yours to keep once claimed. Kingdom New Lands is the current free game on Epic; beginning June 13, it will be replaced by Enter the Gungeon, which will be up until June 20.

This Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters PC should be locked away forever
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-planet-coaster-ghostbusters-pc-should-be-locked-away-forever/
To mark last week's launch of the Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters DLC, Frontier is giving away a custom PC themed around the crossover. This isn't something I'd normally write about, except I've not been able to get this horrific creation out of my mind. Just look at it.
>> You'll need some drawing skills and a reddit account. The prize includes the PC (it has good specs), the game and the Ghostbusters DLC.

At Steam there are two legit daily deals and two Midweek Madness deals:

On the Humble Store, there's the Hamble's Retro Paradise Sale, with classics from the 8-bit up to the 128-bit (Dreamcast) era, or with that graphic style, up to 75% off for the next 5 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/hambles-retro-paradise-sale/.

And at Fanatical, there are two new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Nvidia's streaming software GeForce Now adds automatic highlight recording in select games
https://www.pcgamer.com/nvidias-streaming-software-geforce-now-adds-automatic-highlight-recording-in-select-games/
Nvidia announced today that a new update for GeForce Now, the company's game streaming service, introduces a highlight recording system. In select games, including Fortnite and PUBG, exciting gameplay moments like "clutch kills and match wins" are automatically recorded.
Nvidia's Highlight system has been around for a few years, but this is the first time it works with games being streamed via GeForce Now. For those unfamiliar, Nvidia Highlights works a bit like the original highlights system from Overwatch, which would automatically save a recording of your Play of the Game (or otherwise best moment) from each match. Interestingly, Overwatch isn't on the list of supported games for Nvidia's highlight system (perhaps because it's unnecessary due to the in-game tools).

Steam Library overhaul is just weeks away
https://www.pcgamer.com/steam-library-overhaul-is-just-weeks-away/
The Steam Library is getting an overhaul, with a public beta only weeks away. We've been anticipating it since the update was announced in March, and a leak last week gave us our first look at it. Valve's now confirmed it's coming soon and has given developers a quick tour.
According to Valve, the new Library "brings together a player’s experience with a game and new content/communications from the developer and community in a richer, more visual layout."

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GAMING NEWS

Cyberpunk 2077 will officially support Ray Tracing, first RTX screenshots revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cyberpunk-2077-will-officially-support-ray-tracing-first-rtx-screenshots-revealed/
Last year, we informed you about the possibility of Cyberpunk 2077 supporting real-time ray tracing effects. And today, we are happy to report that CD Projekt RED’s highly anticipated RPG will be indeed supporting Ray Tracing.
>> And here are more screenshots.

New E3 2019 trailer for Remedy’s Control showcases Ray Tracing effects
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-e3-2019-trailer-for-remedys-control-showcases-ray-tracing-effects/
NVIDIA has released a brand new E3 2019 trailer for Remedy’s upcoming supernatural game, Control, showcasing its real-time ray tracing effects. Control is powered by the Northlight Engine and Remedy will be using real-time ray tracing for reflections, contact shadows, diffuse global illumination and transparent reflections.

Seiken Densetsu 3 Remake, TRIALS of MANA, has been announced, coming to the PC in early 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/seiken-densetsu-3-remake-trials-of-mana-has-been-announced-coming-to-the-pc-in-early-2020/
Square Enix has announced TRIALS of MANA; a remake that brings the beloved story and characters of Seiken Densetsu 3 (the third game in the Mana series) to the modern gamer. This new JRPG features turn-based battles and will be arriving to Steam in early 2020.
>> A lot of the "small" games that were revealed during yesterday's Nintendo E3 Direct are coming to PC, with this one being the first with an article about it.

Shenmue 3 will be coming to Steam after its Epic Games Store release
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/shenmue-3-will-be-coming-to-steam-after-its-epic-games-store-release/
Deep Silver has announced that Shenmue 3 will be coming to Steam after its Epic Games Store release. The publisher did not clarify when this Kickstarted game will come out on Valve’s distribution service, though we expect the Epic Store timed-exclusive deal to be between 6 to 12 months.

Nightwolf: Survive the Megadome, vehicular battler inspired by Twisted Metal & Vigilante 8, is now available on Steam
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/nightwolf-survive-the-megadome-vehicular-battler-inspired-by-twisted-metal-vigilante-8-is-now-available-on-steam/
CyberPho, an indie studio composed of industry mainstays, announced the launch of Nightwolf: Survive the Megadome. Nightwolf: Survive the Megadome is described as a high-tech cyberpunk tribute to classic vehicular battlers such as Twisted Metal, Rogue Trip or Vigilante 8.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy is coming to the PC on September 3rd, official PC requirements revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/spyro-reignited-trilogy-is-coming-to-the-pc-on-september-3rd-official-pc-requirements-revealed/
Well, we knew it was coming. Activision announced yesterday that Spyro Reignited Trilogy is officially coming to the PC on September 3rd. In addition, the publisher has revealed the game’s official PC system requirements via its Steam store page.

Konami announces the next canonical part in its CONTRA series, CONTRA: ROGUE CORPS
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/konami-announces-the-next-canonical-part-in-its-contra-series-contra-rogue-corps/
Konami has announced the return of the Contra franchise with CONTRA: ROGUE CORPS. As the press release reads, players will experience the series that inspired countless shooting games since its 1987 debut with the new title releasing on September 26th.

Here are 8 minutes of new gameplay footage from the E3 2019 build of Dying Light 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-8-minutes-of-new-gameplay-footage-from-the-e3-2019-build-of-dying-light-2/
YouTube’s ‘MrRedRivers’ has shared a video, showing 8 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 build of Dying Light 2. Unfortunately the stream quality is not that great, however it will give you an idea of how this new Dying Light game plays like.

Twin Mirror has been delayed until 2020, will be timed-exclusive to Epic Games Store
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/twin-mirror-has-been-delayed-until-2020-will-be-timed-exclusive-to-epic-games-store/
DONTNOD Entertainment has announced the signing of an exclusive PC distribution partnership with Epic Games. The PC version of Twin Mirror will be released exclusively via Epic Games store for a 12-month period.

Here are 12 minutes of brand new gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of Watch_Dogs Legion
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-12-minutes-of-brand-new-gameplay-footage-from-the-e3-2019-demo-of-watch_dogs-legion/
YouTube’s ‘jackfrags’ has shared a video, showing 12 minutes of brand new gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of Watch_Dogs Legion. Watch_Dogs Legion is the third part in the Watch_Dogs series that is set in a post-Brexit world in which society, politics and technology have changed and altered London’s fortunes.

Here are 38 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 build of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-38-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-the-e3-2019-build-of-tom-clancys-ghost-recon-breakpoint/
IGN has shared two videos, showing 38 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 build of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a military shooter set in a diverse, hostile, and mysterious open world that you can play entirely solo or in four-player co-op.

Here are 18 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-18-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-the-e3-2019-demo-of-vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2/
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines fans, here is something special for you today. IGN has just shared a video showing 18 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of this highly anticipated RPG.

Empire of Sin is a new character-driven strategy game from John Romero
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/empire-of-sin-is-a-new-character-driven-strategy-game-from-john-romero/
Paradox Interactive has announced a new character-driven strategy game that is being developed by Romero Games. Titled Empire of Sin, the game will have players build their own ruthless criminal empire as one of 14 distinct bosses vying to run the seedy underworld of organized crime in the city.

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is receiving a remaster for PC
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ni-no-kuni-wrath-of-the-white-witch-is-receiving-a-remaster-for-pc/
Bandai Namco is working on a Nintendo Switch version of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, as well as a remastered version for both the PC and the Playstation 4. Due to the success of the sequel on Steam, Bandai Namco have decided to invest in a PC port for one of Studio Ghibli’s greatest forays into gaming.

Here are 11 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-11-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-the-e3-2019-demo-of-obsidians-the-outer-worlds/
IGN has shared a video, showing 11 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds. The Outer Worlds is a player-driven story RPG in which your choices affect not only the way the story develops, but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.

Here are 11 minutes of new gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-11-minutes-of-new-gameplay-footage-from-the-e3-2019-demo-of-sniper-ghost-warrior-contracts/
IGN has shared a new video, showing 11 minutes of brand new gameplay footage from the E3 2019 build of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts aims to deliver tense, mission-based scenarios with CI Games’ best sniping ever.

Here is your first look at eFootball PES 2020, first gameplay footage from E3 2019
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-is-your-first-look-at-efootball-pes-2020-first-gameplay-footage-from-e3-2019/
IGN has shared a video showing the first gameplay footage from Konami’s upcoming soccer game, eFootball PES 2020. eFootball PES 2020 will feature a new dribbling technique (called finesse dribble), upgraded trapping mechanics, context-sensitive kick accuracy, more realistic defence, improved ball physics, as well as new skills and abilities.



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Part two of the news:

'You should be able to buy games where you want to buy them' says Microsoft exec
https://www.pcgamer.com/you-should-be-able-to-buy-games-where-you-want-to-buy-them-says-microsoft-exec/
Microsoft has been haphazardly trying to court PC gamers for a while now, but this year's E3 seemed like more of a sincere effort. Old PC franchises are being resurrected, we've got old and new Halos on the way, and there's a new app to replace the terrible Microsoft Store. Head of gaming Phil Spencer says Microsoft's not trying to replace other stores, however, and the publisher's approach will be an open one.

Phoenix Point nails down September release date, will be on Xbox Game Pass for PC
https://www.pcgamer.com/phoenix-point-nails-down-september-release-date-will-be-on-xbox-game-pass-for-pc/
Phoenix Point, the upcoming X-COM-alike being developed by original X-COM creator Julian Gollop (technically Snapshot Games, the studio he co-founded in 2013), will be out on September 3, the developer announced today. And with the new date now carved in stone, it also released a new cinematic video illustrating the changing nature of the war against the alien invaders.

Souls-like vampire ARPG Code Vein brings giant anime swords to PC this September
https://www.pcgamer.com/souls-like-vampire-arpg-code-vein-brings-giant-anime-swords-to-pc-this-september/
If you like Dark Souls and fantastically huge anime swords—and by my count, a lot of you sure do—post-apocalyptic vampire ARPG Code Vein is once again on the horizon. Last year's E3 trailer said it would be out in September of 2018, but that came and went. And here were are again, at E3, with another trailer and another September release date, only it's 2019. Hopefully this time they mean it.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War gameplay shows four players stomping zombie heads
https://www.pcgamer.com/zombie-army-4-dead-war-gameplay-shows-four-players-stomping-zombie-heads/
The Zombie Army Trilogy is a series of stand-alone Sniper Elite campaigns where the Nazis are replaced with Zombie Nazis—basically the same thing, except there are more of them and they move slower. At the PC Gaming Show yesterday, Rebellion announced a fourth game in the series, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, with a stylish cinematic trailer. Today, it's showing off gameplay.

Microsoft Flight Simulator alpha and beta test signups are open
https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-flight-simulator-alpha-and-beta-test-signups-are-open/
The return of Microsoft Flight Simulator, revealed with a stunning trailer at the Xbox press event at E3, stirred up a surprising amount of interest around these parts. And if you got the same sort of nostalgic twinge when you saw those big hangar doors sliding open, you can now sign up for the Flight Simulator Insider Program, which offers behind-the-scenes updates on development through private forums and "exclusive" weekly newsletters, plus—this is the big one—opportunities to take part in technical alpha and beta builds.

Get a Halo-inspired Spartan Ship Set for Sea of Thieves for free this week
https://www.pcgamer.com/get-a-halo-inspired-spartan-ship-set-for-sea-of-thieves-for-free-this-week/
Sea of Thieves is essentially a fashion show. It's a ton of fun, especially when you've got a good crew to go sailing with, but when you get right down to brass tacks the goal is to do piracy so you can make money so you can buy stuff so you can look good. That's it.
For the duration of E3, however, you can make yourself look good (in a very specific way) just by showing up. Anyone who plays either Adventure or Arena within that time frame will be given the Spartan Ship Set, inspired by Halo and developed "in partnership with" 343 Industries.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is coming to PC later this year
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-tactics-is-coming-to-pc-later-this-year/
The Dark Crystal is a 1982 fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, and while its Muppet heritage is unmistakable, it is definitely not a movie about the ongoing adventures of Kermit and co.
All of this is relevant now because En Masse Entertainment, the publisher of Tera, announced today that a strategy-RPG called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will be released later this year. The game will actually be based on the upcoming https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80148535">Netflix prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, with an 80-mission campaign across a diverse range of territories in which the Gelfling "seek to restore light to the world and fulfill the prophecy."

Quite a few Epic Store 'exclusives' are surprisingly coming to the Microsoft Store
https://www.pcgamer.com/quite-a-few-epic-store-exclusives-are-surprisingly-coming-to-the-microsoft-store/
Buried in the deluge of E3 news this week was a story that caught my eye: Metro Exodus is available to buy on the Microsoft Store. Wait—the same Metro Exodus that became an Epic Store exclusive earlier this year, shortly before it was released?
Metro Exodus isn't alone. There are actually quite a few Epic exclusives either already on the Microsoft Store or coming to the store in the future. "Exclusive" may have less to do with only being available through Epic's launcher, and more to do with not being available on Steam, obviously Epic's biggest competitor.

You can finish Cyberpunk 2077 without killing anyone
https://www.pcgamer.com/you-can-finish-cyberpunk-2077-without-killing-anyone/
During the lastest hands-off demo of Cyberpunk 2077 at this year's E3, it was confirmed that you'll be able to finish the entire game without killing anyone. CD Projekt Red tells us that this is a change the team made based on fan feedback and survey cards handed out at E3 last year.
"Right now, every weapon and every cyberware has a nonlethal option," lead quest designer Paweł Sasko told PC Gamer. Then he revised it a bit.
"I think I can say everything. There's one thing: only weapons that are lethal by definition, so let's say you shoot someone with a bazooka in his face. You shoot his head off. That's typically lethal."

Keanu Reeves can appear throughout Cyberpunk 2077, because he lives in your head
https://www.pcgamer.com/keanu-reeves-can-appear-throughout-cyberpunk-2077-because-he-lives-in-your-head/
During the E3 trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 we saw Keanu Reeves appear as Johnny Silverhand, an iconic character from the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop RPG CD Projekt Red is basing the game on. But something unusual happens at 3.45 in the trailer: there's a visual glitch, and for a second Keanu's not there. You can see powerlines right through him just fine, so it's not a problem with the protagonist's cybernetic eyes, but something stranger.

George R.R. Martin wrote Elden Ring's 'overarching mythos'
https://www.pcgamer.com/george-rr-martin-wrote-elden-rings-overarching-mythos/
If you were wondering how involved George R.R. Martin was with FromSoftware's next game, Elden Ring, it sounds like he played a big part.
Yesterday, we picked some juicy details out of a Microsoft interview with FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki—namely that Elden Ring will be very big—but there are more details on the collaboration to discuss.

FromSoftware didn't think George R.R. Martin would actually agree to work on Elden Ring
https://www.pcgamer.com/fromsoftware-didnt-think-george-rr-martin-would-actually-agree-to-work-on-elden-ring/
Expectations are very high for Elden Ring, thanks entirely to the names behind it: The open-world action-RPG is being developed by Hidetaki Miyazaki's FromSoftware in collaboration with Game of Thrones guy George R.R. Martin. That's a pretty promising team-up. But as Miyazaki explained in this Xbox Wire interview, he didn't actually think it was going to happen at all.

Elden Ring's open world will not have towns, will be traversable on horseback
https://www.pcgamer.com/elden-rings-open-world-will-not-have-towns-will-be-traversable-on-horseback/
Elden Ring, the forthcoming fantasy RPG by From Software, will boast a conventionally sprawling open world, rather than an interlocking Metroidvania style map. It'll be a departure from the likes of Dark Souls, Sekiro and Bloodborne, but it won't feature towns, according to game director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Star Control lawsuit settled, both sides will cooperate on current and future games
https://www.pcgamer.com/star-control-lawsuit-settled-both-sides-will-cooperate-on-current-and-future-games/
Well over a year after it began, Star Control Origins studio Stardock and original Star Control creators Paul Reiche and Fred Ford have announced that they have reached an amicable settlement in the legal dispute between them. The settlement arose from a direct phone call from Reiche to Wardell, in which they spoke at length about bees and related matters before moving on to talk about the case.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 will see the return of Spec Ops cooperative mode
https://www.pcgamer.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2019-will-see-the-return-of-spec-ops-cooperative-mode/
Since the official reveal of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, studio Infinity Ward has only discussed the game's campaign component. But during an E3 Coliseum event today (embedded above), the game's narrative director Taylor Kurosaki revealed that the series' Spec Ops mode will be making a return.



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WCCFTech claims to have inside knowledge about Nvidia's upcoming SUPER cards

EXCLUSIVE: NVIDIA’s SUPER GPUs, Unleashing Monsters
https://wccftech.com/exclusive-nvidias-super-gpus-unleashing-monsters/

There are no tech details, but the summary is that all the range goes up by a notch.

2060 SUPER => around 2070 performance

2070 SUPER => almost 2080 performance

2070Ti SUPER => higher than 2080 performance

2080 SUPER => around 2080Ti performance

2080Ti SUPER =>new highest performing card



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JEMC said:

WCCFTech claims to have inside knowledge about Nvidia's upcoming SUPER cards

EXCLUSIVE: NVIDIA’s SUPER GPUs, Unleashing Monsters
https://wccftech.com/exclusive-nvidias-super-gpus-unleashing-monsters/

There are no tech details, but the summary is that all the range goes up by a notch.

2060 SUPER => around 2070 performance

2070 SUPER => almost 2080 performance

2070Ti SUPER => higher than 2080 performance

2080 SUPER => around 2080Ti performance

2080Ti SUPER =>new highest performing card

They seem more than just a refresh I was expecting, Definitely interested in seeing the pricing of them.



Switch: SW-7938-9367-7572

^Indeed, it looks more like a new range of cards than just a refresh.



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Wasteland Remaster looking pretty nice and confirmed for Xbox One.



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JEMC said:
EricHiggin said:

Nvidia has a strangle hold on the GPU market and even Navi at $50 cheaper isn't likely to change that much. AMD might as well profit as much as they can without losing too much market share. At least they can use that to up their R&D budget going forward. As long as you have enough people thanking AMD for forcing GeForce prices down so they can buy that Nvidia product they've been waiting for, AMD should just keep pricing slightly below Nvidia's. Worst case scenario, Nvidia basically takes the entire market, then eventually slacks off on the tech advancements and jacks the prices up even more so, and creates the opportunity for another fewer core Intel vs higher core Ryzen at half the price scenario.

I've got a couple buddies who've been AMD/Radeon fans for as long as I can remember, and while they have Ryzen rigs now, they kept their existing Radeon cards for a couple years, and they both bought RTX 2000 cards last boxing day. Neither was willing to wait for Navi and neither says they plan to move back to Radeon anytime soon, even after the 5700 information we have now. There isn't much point in AMD trying to beat Nvidia for the next while. They might as well make bank and PC gamers can either change their minds and save a few bucks, or learn a hard lesson eventually.

Contrary to Intel, Nvidia has no real reason to stop their tech advancements, because their main focus isn't gaming, but workstations, an area that is still demanding more and more compute power. That's why they usually reveal their new architectures showing their compute and workstation parts, and then the cut down gaming versions.

Also, despite how bad was AMD in the CPU front, it managed to hold at least a 20% marketshare or close to that number. AMD has already gone below that number and only bounced back a bit because they rule the low and mid market thanks to its good price/performance ratio. If they start increasing prices, they'll lose that advantage, and they may lose a lot more ground to Nvidia up to a point where they'll be meaningless.

And it's not that AMD is going to launch $50 cheaper products, it's that, as Barkley showed yesterday, they may be even more expensive than the Nvidia counterparts. Mostly so if Nvidia lowers the price of the "older" RTX parts once they launch the Super versions.

Your friends not changing back to AMD is understandable. At best it would be a side-grade rather than an upgrade so, unless you have money to burn, it's not worth it.

Correct, but do you really think Nvidia would put much effort into the cut down gaming versions if they basically had the entire gaming market to themselves, with Intel and AMD fighting for the last 5-10% of the market?

Well is RTX really worth it over the features that the RX 5700 series is bringing to the table? RTX is extra, and what's going to become the next big thing in the future, but how often has Radeon provided extra capability that would be useful down the road, especially as drivers mature and devs take advantage of it, yet it didn't really do much for them for some odd reason.

Radeon can continue to put up a decent fight and continue to lose, or make bank and lose, and hope Nvidia pulls an Intel so they can get their foot back in the door due to a lot of angry gamers and worthy future tech and good will from Radeon. I don't blame AMD because while they're making their CPU comeback, they are just getting started with the GPU's now, but don't have the same luxury with Nvidia that they did with Intel.

It is understandable, which is part of the problem. When long time buyers of your brand who aren't what you would call hardcore, finally switch, and who and are content with the change, that's really bad news. I'm sure AMD knows this, and is probably a big part of the reason for the higher prices. If you're only going to stagnate at best, if not continue to lose market share, yet again, you might as well price gouge while you can.

Maybe in the future AMD will have to become the go to CPU brand with some GPU capability, and Intel will have to go head to head with Nvidia and have CPU's to sell as well.



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EricHiggin said:

I've got a couple buddies who've been AMD/Radeon fans for as long as I can remember, and while they have Ryzen rigs now, they kept their existing Radeon cards for a couple years, and they both bought RTX 2000 cards last boxing day. Neither was willing to wait for Navi and neither says they plan to move back to Radeon anytime soon, even after the 5700 information we have now. There isn't much point in AMD trying to beat Nvidia for the next while. They might as well make bank and PC gamers can either change their minds and save a few bucks, or learn a hard lesson eventually.

Basically been my messaging for over a year now, that it isn't worth waiting for Navi as it's just a Polaris replacement, aka. Mid-range part.

JEMC said:

Contrary to Intel, Nvidia has no real reason to stop their tech advancements, because their main focus isn't gaming, but workstations, an area that is still demanding more and more compute power. That's why they usually reveal their new architectures showing their compute and workstation parts, and then the cut down gaming versions.

nVidia also has a big incentive to sell more hardware to it's own customers... Added value incentives like Ray Tracing is just one tactic for that.

JEMC said:
^Indeed, it looks more like a new range of cards than just a refresh.

nVidia is certainly not going to allow AMD to garner any advantages it seems.

AMD's response will be that they will do the same (I.E. 16Gbps GDDR6 vs 14Gbps) and higher clocks thanks to maturing manufacturing... Or price drops across the entire Navi Lineup.

What I really am looking forwards to though is a half-height, single slot GPU that is a step up over the Geforce 1030 for my Core 2 Quad rig.