Seriously though fuck nVidia. No, I can't help it, I need to autistically screech about something.
I generally come to detest them as a company and what I can gather is a supremely toxic corporate culture that is really the ones directly responsible for fucking us in the ass. nVidia on their own probably contributed 20% mindshare towards me growing so jaded with Capitalism, as well as other tech companies and just the videogaming industry in general. They've been consistently trying to normalize utterly absurd price gouging every generation, and now due to the market being totally fucked and people being complete idiots paying for it anyway, between silicon shortages, scalpers, cryptomining and all the other bullshit, we are never
going to see a $500 midrange graphics card again.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsNL3y6YBXg
Also just everything about them kind of sucks and people only put up with it because of certain productive tasks and their decade long streak of great raw performance that just ended. The problem with that is, nVidia always played this con on people to come out with "the fastest GPU" like some shitty Titan or 80ti cardin terms of actual price to performance 2080ti is trashit had driver issues and bugs on release too so between a $400 AMD card and a $1100 nVidia card, I'd be a lot more upset about the other card being fucked with higher expectation of general quality
just so they can say "we have the fastest GPU" because they knew the average gamer was dumb enough to associate a 60 level card with "being faster." In reality, AMD had a strong hold on the segment most people buy cards at for years.
I will say though that some of their older cards from really great lines like Maxwell although they couldn't even help but to fuck that up and get sued too
and Pascal will work great with just a i7 3770k or 4770k or something like that, or even some cheap AMD chip back when they were a dumpster fire. Even so, 3.5gb will age like absolute shit and basically I can't think of a reason to buy from them at this point unless you have oligarch wealth to burn. I do like at least somewhat effort to push certain things forward in tech but I still do not see the reason to adopt raytracing and find it absurd they're pushing upscalers that only even exist because their gimmick ran at 30 fucking fps at 1080p on a 2080ti without it.
Just imagine that. Imagine paying $1200 on a graphics card because you got hoodwinked by some gimmick and finding out you're getting 30fps at 1080p with it. Meanwhile they deploy DLSS1.0 which is an insult on top of a joke.
Needless to say I ultimately made the full system switch for a reason, although I still don't find as much wrong with Intel other than the premium pricing while falling behind not just in efficient speed but also ridiculous feature sets like top m.2 disabled on a $50 more expensive board, no PCIe 4.0, overall shittiness with lanes and functionality and so on, and then they didn't even include a cooler. I'm still leery of one company having control over all this stuffwhich is why we should root against the ARM deal
but AMD really is pulling through as the better GPU choice too.
I basically see it as entirely their bullshit "protecting the brand" mentality over raw substance, which was always true to one extent but now I feel like there's nothing underneath it. Ampere was a shitshow. RT is just not compelling enough an argument for me to get first price gouged by nVidia, and the price gouged again by their AIBs. Case in point, I almost spent over $600 on a 2070 super. I just wanted my precious triple fan setup but they all looked like shit to meh. EVGA had the least worst one. Then I really delved into reviews and realized I'd basically be paying $200 extra for maybe couple fps better performance in a few games and a gimmick I didn't actually care about and year later still don't. I almost never encounter it and when I do it's some random thing like Amid Evil where I don't care anyway.
Basically to me the whole point boiled down to having that green GTX logo on some level. That's really pretty much it, and it's still kinda a waste of money even used, and that is accounting for when AMD used to be shit at making GPUs. I've been thankful for getting my RDNA card ever since, with each month making me more and more grateful I didn't do something stupid like waste money on nVidia or JustWait for the next gen launch. Even just looking back on all the older cards it's clear to me that unless you're buying like a used 1080ti or 980ti for something reasonable then the better choice would've been me going for RX 480 or a 570 or something like thatwere it not for mining fucking everything
Yes I think their software sucks. Because it does. There's a reason everybody uses a program literally called MSI Afterburner and not their own software, which I'm happy about Adrenalin 2020 in a way I never would've imagined. I actually use it literally every single day. It's fantastic. This is a far cry from the mindblowing shittiness of something like Catalyst.
I can understand if you're doing all kinds of video editing and productivity wanting it, or some kind of highly specific AI research, but otherwise what a scam.
Someone I think brick asked if Tesla and all that self driving stuff was a complete scam and who was doing the swindling, and yes the answer is partly nVidia from what I understand. Complete shitshow of a company, wrapped in fancy looking green LEDs and a shiny box. Well, if the box doesn't suck. It's incredibly trivial but my ASRock card's packaging and materials felt premium as well, and I had premium performance ever since. The thing still beats an RTX 3060 ffs.
At this point I am basically just waiting for RDNA3 to launch and am somewhat excited about it, although the MCM design does make me kinda leery. I have no idea how latency or any kind of driver or other problems could end up impacting it by them starting to switch to a chiplet design, but hey they already proven themselves with Ryzen so unless it costs as much as a used car I'm thinking of getting a 7800XT or 7700XT in like a year and switching to a 4k 144hz panel if I can.
All that being stated they are all soulless money grubbing companies of course and also you really don't need super high end hardware imho. Basically everything I play should work on a GTX 970 at 1080p with few exceptions, and it wasn't that big a deal to me playing at 900p or lower for years.>>59600
Yeah it was you.
Sorry you had to see this. I just see that and immediately think yeah, fuck
nVidia. We put up with them just because of performance and them not being so openly brazen as Turing came out fucking everyone. Now I see all these idiots trying desperately to pay $800 for a 3060 because durr durr "da green one go fasta" and actually getting worse performance than I do, and probably partly because all the prebuilts have the exact same shitty 3060's in them, usually EVGA, sometimes Asus or a 3070 or something. Of course AMD actually has to have some available too. This gen I would've bought a 6800XT no doubt no regretsbut only if it cost me under $700
. But it would be pointless because there's maybe like one or two games I even have that would have a point without getting a new monitor.
God I love technology so damn much. Why does tech have to suck such fucking ass.