Vycyous
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— Extremely poor value at the moment, mostly because the 1080 cards are pretty much sold out and third-party resellers are trying to rip you off, but it was never really a great value to begin with. Nvidia sold you a mid-range card at a high-end price so that they could later sell you a Titan X, then a 1080 Ti, and then a Titan Xp at ludicrous, exorbitant prices. Nvidia is exploiting you, as the consumer, no small thanks to AMD essentially deciding they won't compete for bragging rights. And all of you not-so-smart people keep buying Nvidia's cards at their high prices, so don't expect Nvidia to change that any time soon unless AMD (and/or Intel) really steps up the competition. However, even AMD is taking advantage of the situation by now selling their flagship Radeon VII card at a ridiculously high price. The graphics card market really sucks and has sucked since around 2010 to 2011 or so, with only a couple of bright spots here and there. Mostly, however, it's been Nvidia exploiting the situation and taking advantage of uniformed consumers and a general lack of competition, particularly at the high-end.

4 hrs ago.
AMD
R9 Fury - Excellent
Graphics Cards

— Excellent card for what it is. Sapphire's Nitro Fury was the one to get, and that's what I have. Currently, with just a 100-110 MHz overclock (super easy to get on my card w/out even touching the voltage), I have the top 6 spots here on UserBenchmark. Even my runs at stock settings (which, on this card, includes a 50 MHz factory overclock), I'm typically sitting around 85%, so I don't know what the rest of you are doing to your cards to make them perform so poorly, but you need to figure it out. The biggest issue with the Fury series cards (Fury, Nano, Fury X, Pro Duo) in 2019 is their 4GB VRAM limitation. It's starting to become a real dilemma in a handful of recent games since these GPUs are powerful enough to run at settings that require large memory buffers. Otherwise, this card usually performs in the same class as the Fury X (and Nano) and, yes, even the 980 Ti, GTX Titan X, and 1070.

19 hrs ago.

— Not the greatest value, but not much (if any) worse than the competition. If you're looking for a high-end gaming card and want to avoid Nvidia, this is your best option. The latest driver release seems to have fixed many of the issues being reported early on. Additionally, with 16GB of HBM2 VRAM, 1TB/s memory bandwidth, and far more raw compute power than anything Nvidia offers, this may not be a bad option for content creators using certain applications. Plus, if games start taking advantage of all that raw compute power, like we see with the extremely well-optimized Strange Brigade, the Radeon VII may prove to be a real powerhouse GPU for gaming.

4 days ago.

— How can anyone give the GTX 970 a good rating?! Nvidia totally screwed everyone over and lied about the specifications and performance of this card... and they were sued for it! It may have 4GB of GDDR5 memory, but due to the way the memory controller works (in layman's terms, because I don't fully understand it), only 3.5GB of the memory will operate at GDDR5 speeds. The remaining 0.5GB operates significantly slower and can cause stuttering if/when a game requires more than 3.5GB of VRAM. Additionally, Nvidia lied about the ROPs count, with the GTX 970 only capable of 56, not 64 as advertised. This is just the kind of thing Nvidia does, and people (like sheep) still by their products. And that is why we have the exorbitantly, ludicrously priced RTX 2080 Ti, because Nvidia knows that there are a lot of non-enthusiast idiots with enough money that will blindly buy whatever they want to sell them.

10 days ago.
AMD
RX 580 - Excellent
Graphics Cards

— The second best value GPU on the market right now, second only to the RX 570. However, I bet the GTX 1060 is still outselling both of AMD's mid-range cards combined, simply because people are like sheep and Nvidia has employed shady and dishonest marketing and business practices over the years, especially their more recent anti-consumer, anti-competitive, monopolistic, opportunistic "GeForce Partner Program." I should know, I used to be one of those sheep, having bought several Nvidia GPUs over the years. Not anymore. They're trying to get rid of any competition and must have felt they'd nearly accomplished that mission as evidenced by the RTX 20-Series card's exorbitant, ludicrous prices (the recently released RTX 2060, notwithstanding). I can only hope that consumers will realize what kind of company Nvidia truly is.

10 days ago.

11 days ago.

11 days ago.

— As USA-User said, which was me, this is a terrible value. Spend just a little more and get about 80% better performance with an AMD Radeon RX 570.

13 days ago.

— Terrible value. To put things into perspective, if we take the RX 570 or RX 580's price and divide it by its average performance, then multiply that number by the performance numbers that Nvidia's ludicrously-priced RTX 2080 Ti puts out, Nvidia's top-tier card should only cost somewhere around $400. That's not a joke, but the current $1,200+ price tag sure is. Anyone who buys one of these should be embarrassed and ashamed. I could buy a few of them if I wanted to, but it would be a huge waste of money. Let's hope AMD can bring some competition back into the extreme high-end consumer graphics card market or that people stop buying Nvidia's overpriced crap.

14 days ago.
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