- Jul 18, 2003
That's a good point I had also considered. I do work pretty close to a Microcenter, so I have that advantage with finding a card at or near launch. However, I really want to get a 3rd party card with better cooling and standard PCIe power plugs anyway if I'm going to get one, so that pulled the timeline out even further. Another unknown is I'm pretty satisfied with the 2080 Super and may pick up another older card if there's a fire sale on older cards. I'd like to have one more card to replace a 1660 ti in yet another son's PC, and gaming at 1080p isn't stressful enough to really warrant a 1080 ti or 2080 Super, which would be the potential hand me downs.For sure. It is also unclear how patient you might have needed to be - like the Series X and PS5, it seems to me that there are going to be a lot opportunists buying for the immediate flip.
If you don't want to play that game you might be waiting until sometime in Q1 2021. Another reason to hope that AMD is competitive on the GPU front, as that will create more stock of cards worthy to buy and put nvidia to work getting as many cards in channel at MSRP as possible.
Edit: Having a 1660 ti as your worst gaming card in 4 PCs is really a 1st world problem. Right now we have a 1660 ti, GTX 1080, GTX 1080 ti, and RTX 2080 Super...guess this winter we won't have to run the heat much.