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    EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

    I think this means that there is little compelling reason to buy these over a FE card. Maybe this is exactly what nvidia want. Surely they can make more money selling directly instead of using the likes of EVGA.

    This release must really be annoying the vendors!

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    I think this means that there is little compelling reason to buy these over a FE card. Maybe this is exactly what nvidia want. Surely they can make more money selling directly instead of using the likes of EVGA.

    This release must really be annoying the vendors!
    Yep, especially as the vendor margins are so small anyway. They're <10%.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

    The MSI 2080ti is only £50 more than the FE version (if you're forking out the money £50 is not a much bigger stretch). If you are going to stay with fans and not liquid cool the extra performance the extra cooling gives an AIB version, and the further reduction in fan noise (as reviews have reported) is desirable.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Safetytrousers View Post
    The MSI 2080ti is only £50 more than the FE version (if you're forking out the money £50 is not a much bigger stretch). If you are going to stay with fans and not liquid cool the extra performance the extra cooling gives an AIB version, and the further reduction in fan noise (as reviews have reported) is desirable.
    Yeah, but the extra performance isn't there. In the context if this review, the AIB is a bit cooler, marginally quieter, more expensive, more unwieldy and pig ugly.

    The RTX cards are laughable at current prices anyway and EVGA has added nothing to improve desirability.
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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    The RTX cards are laughable at current prices anyway and EVGA has added nothing to improve desirability.
    If the 2080ti FE is beyond the pail for you then why would care what any of the AIB versions are like?
    And beauty is a very subjective thing. The MSI 2080ti's visually look entirely reasonable to me for a card that is trying to have a cooler that large on it.
    I can't imagine any of the AIB cards selling well though.
    Last edited by Safetytrousers; 23-09-2018 at 08:17 PM.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Safetytrousers View Post
    If the 2080ti FE is beyond the pail for you then why would care what any of the AIB versions are like?
    And beauty is a very subjective thing. The MSI 2080ti's visually look entirely reasonable to me for a card that is trying to have a cooler that large on it.
    I can't imagine any of the AIB cards selling well though.
    I think they need to go down the route of watercooling. These prices are already so excessive that only those for whom money is no object are going to be serious contenders. Give Nvidia are producing a good product at a lower price, you can only add features and so you may as well add watercooling to justify the insane pricing.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

    And there's an advert for an RTX card at the top of my screen "equipped with an LCD screen and upgraded armour!"


    ARMOUR?!! LCD SCREEN? It's an ASIC on a PCB that plugs into a motherboard with a great big heat sink. Not a product placement tank.

    Honestly, I just don't understand the world around me anymore. Is this what it's like to have a stroke?

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

    I pre-ordered the 2080Ti from EVGA (the XC Ultra) just because the FE was already sold out. I plan to remove the stock cooler as soon as I get it out of the box so for me there was no point in getting an AIB card over an FE one. It's not like they are binned or similar.

    On the other hand, I know that EVGA customer support is great and that gives me more peace of mind.

    AIBs will need to work hard this time to get ahead of Nvidia in terms of sales. That is, unless the FE cards supply is short or non existing.

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    Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming

    I like EVGAs attention to noise levels and turning the fans off, with such massive coolers, passive cooling should take care non gaming use.

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