Agreed, CPU side AMD did decent. While not tons of stock there was still had stock. But GPU side, not good at all.AMD CPU launch didn't feel like a paper launch, low inventory yes but seemed like significantly more units available. Considering Memory Express's website said don't even bother asking us because we have none... I think Nvidia did a better job on the GPU side of releasing things
The actual proper custom AIB cards that most of you are probably going to be interested in, they won’t be releasing for another week. So 25th they become available. Probably again in limited numbers. It won’t be until a few weeks before start seeing strong availability.
I would certainly appreciate this in reviews, and I'm not sure why it hasn't happened already. Ultrawide users are certainly increasing.It would be nice for review sites to test 21:9 though as I think it's becoming more popular. 16:9 @ 1440p seems to becoming less common now with 4K replacing it.
What would have been AWESOME is if they sent everyone a unique link/code so that only one email could buy one unit to make it even harder for scalpers. They still would have run out of stock, but it probably would have caught the bots off guard.Release day.....yippy
Yeah so I just received a friendly email from AMD, seeing how I am a team red member. I guess I'm on their mailing list for this and that basically. Anyways I was offered an early crack at a 6800 or 6800 XT graphics card, just click on the link so I did. After a couple minutes waiting for the page to download.......
Lo and behold there it was, the 6800 XT and its features listed as was the price and the line that read "out of stock"
As someone else already pointed out, the bit of comparing 1440 to 1440uw to 4k, 4k is way more demanding than 1440uw. As for your other points, with FreeSync, you don't really have to worry all that much. A 3070 or a 6800 will suit your needs just fine. At 1440 or 1440uw, the AMD card gives a little bit more, but you lose out on DLSS and some ray-tracing, along with any other nvidia only features you want (if you use them at all). If you're debating the step to the 6800XT vs the 3080 it's a very close call once again! But for just a single 1440uw, the more expensive options are really overkill today unless you're a fps snob and expect it to stay above 140 fps. Your current 16:9 144hz with FreeSync don't need anything more than the 3070.Well, the competition has arrived. Choices get harder, and prices should get more interesting finally. I have looked at a few video and written reviews and the game choices make such a difference in the performance, and conclusions.
Well, back to reading and watching. I am not sure which card to buy. I play slower paced aRPG games and simulators usually. I think I will be sticking with 1440p but I might do some investigating at the Ultra Wide screen, and it appears that higher pixel counts still favour the NVidia cards. I hope to see some ultra wide benchmarks, but I am using 4k as an indicator of performance as well. For you ultra wide guys, do you find performance is more in line with 4k than with 2560x1440p?
sorry. I set my expectations that I didn't even try on launch, I'm waiting for 3rd party cards to hit the channel before I even think about one being in stock. I have a backorder on a 3070 which is keeping me calm as at least I'll get something at some point without having to use stock tracking to try and get in.Yeah, I watched that this morning and left for work depressed. I`m home now and still depressed