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not worth, not because it's a bad card, but because Nvidia will kill this product with drivers as they did before. Advent of second gen RTX cards are upon us, future drivers will be mainly focused on optimisation on RTX based cards. I wouldn't buy really 1080ti even if card would go for £350.

it was a good buy for last 2 years but not anymore.
I know what nvidia did to my 2 generations old 980ti when RTX got released, never ever again.
I am sure Asus will have at least a 3 year warranty on the card, so as a minimum you should get the balance of the warranty, so its not like you are buying a pig in a poke. I build systems and as such I am in the lucky (or unlucky!!) position of having all of the cards on hand referred to here. If it helps at all, here would be my take on them.
RTX 2060 £270. Very similar performance to a GTX 1070, slight uplift, but wouldn't notice in real life, but for extra £70-£90? I would go with a re-furb 1070.
RTX2060 V GTX 1080 (non ti)? I would go with the 1080 for a similar price point, again extra small increase in performance in the 1080. So at £249 the 1080 is a better deal.
Remember these 2060's, even though they are RTX cards, the RTX is virtually unusable, so forget RTX at this price point for the time being.
1080 v 1070. Non Ti's. Again 1080 a little quicker than a 1070. 1080 at £249. 1070 at £200. 1070 every day of the week. Put the £50 towards some other element in your PC, or keep in the Bank until later in the year to put towards next gen, if they deliver what they promise.
5700's etc? Do you REALLY want the hassle of the drivers, crashes etc etc? Also if you do any emulation whatsoever, stick to NVidia.
2060's are over-priced, because they can be, with AMD being so poor.
1080 2nd hand and 1070 2nd hand holding up in value as they are akin to the 2060 performance wise.
Summing up.
£200 to spend? Get a 1070
£240ish, get a 1080
£270 get the 2060, but they are bad value by comparison.
Best Value by a Country Mile for GPU still, 2 years or more later? GTX1080ti. Very little if anything it won't cope with. Pick one up for £400 or so and it'll thrash the life out of anything referred to in this post... over one and half times the power of a 2060, for example.
Or be lucky enough to pick up the 590s on here yesterday for £109!!! What a bargain!! Maybe that will be repeated... Lesser performance, but for no money at all.
It is a particularly bad time for buying GPUs to be honest... The only 'real' value seems to be in the 2nd hand market at the minute in terms of frames per £..
Hope this might help some of you make a decision?
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15% better than a 1070. Not worth it for me..but maybe a good deal for some? Now that we are getting a big increase in performance at the end of the year, it might be worth waiting 1 year or so if you can.
navisoul0207/03/2020 00:24

15% better than a 1070. Not worth it for me..but maybe a good deal for …15% better than a 1070. Not worth it for me..but maybe a good deal for some? Now that we are getting a big increase in performance at the end of the year, it might be worth waiting 1 year or so if you can.


A better perspective would be to compare it to the 5700 or 5600xt (correct me if im wrong but I assume the 5600xt and 1080 are in the same price range) this is better value, however its on par with a 2060, so whatever you get a better deal on. Also this is a great price. Used 1080s go for this price.
It seems like a reasonable deal and about the money the card is now worth. We're seeing brand new RX 5700 cards for £270 or so which is basically a match for this. On the Nvidia side you really need the RTX2060 Super which is considerably pricier. I'm not sure I would buy anything at the moment but you could do worse.
not worth, not because it's a bad card, but because Nvidia will kill this product with drivers as they did before. Advent of second gen RTX cards are upon us, future drivers will be mainly focused on optimisation on RTX based cards. I wouldn't buy really 1080ti even if card would go for £350.

it was a good buy for last 2 years but not anymore.
I know what nvidia did to my 2 generations old 980ti when RTX got released, never ever again.
I wouldn't get this, it's rare to have a situation where a new card at the same price isn't better and that's true now. 5700xt is a better option or a 2060.
navisoul0207/03/2020 00:24

15% better than a 1070. Not worth it for me..but maybe a good deal for …15% better than a 1070. Not worth it for me..but maybe a good deal for some? Now that we are getting a big increase in performance at the end of the year, it might be worth waiting 1 year or so if you can.


I've heard this every single year and it's just lies and expectations: 680 .> 780 > 970 > 980 ti > 2080. They have never delivered the price / performance upgrade you may think is possible. Oh maybe this time It'll be different, I already have my doubts.
Tired.Ben.Affleck07/03/2020 01:29

not worth, not because it's a bad card, but because Nvidia will kill this …not worth, not because it's a bad card, but because Nvidia will kill this product with drivers as they did before. Advent of second gen RTX cards are upon us, future drivers will be mainly focused on optimisation on RTX based cards. I wouldn't buy really 1080ti even if card would go for £350.it was a good buy for last 2 years but not anymore. I know what nvidia did to my 2 generations old 980ti when RTX got released, never ever again.


What did they do?
Tired.Ben.Affleck07/03/2020 01:29

not worth, not because it's a bad card, but because Nvidia will kill this …not worth, not because it's a bad card, but because Nvidia will kill this product with drivers as they did before. Advent of second gen RTX cards are upon us, future drivers will be mainly focused on optimisation on RTX based cards. I wouldn't buy really 1080ti even if card would go for £350.it was a good buy for last 2 years but not anymore. I know what nvidia did to my 2 generations old 980ti when RTX got released, never ever again.


All of these gimping accusations have turned out to myths and lies over the years. Onlt Apple has done something like that and they've just been fined for doing it.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 7th Mar
MBeeching07/03/2020 03:55

I've heard this every single year and it's just lies and expectations: …I've heard this every single year and it's just lies and expectations: 680 .> 780 > 970 > 980 ti > 2080. They have never delivered the price / performance upgrade you may think is possible. Oh maybe this time It'll be different, I already have my doubts.


Notably, you've missed 9xx to 10xx. The 1070 matched/beat 980Ti performance at a fraction of the price. I went from 970 to 1070 and had a massive boost. Performance of industrial Nvidia cards have leaked and are indeed pointing to large performance gains due to large increase in transistor density on Nvidia's 7 nm node. However, for prices to drop, AMD needs to bring some serious competition at the high end. Big Navi will be better, but indications are pointing to Nvidia retaining its performance lead. Similarly, the recent AMD driver debacle is another reason for Nvidia to keep prices high.
Jacinto_Fernandes07/03/2020 01:09

A better perspective would be to compare it to the 5700 or 5600xt (correct …A better perspective would be to compare it to the 5700 or 5600xt (correct me if im wrong but I assume the 5600xt and 1080 are in the same price range) this is better value, however its on par with a 2060, so whatever you get a better deal on. Also this is a great price. Used 1080s go for this price.


This is a used 1080.
Pointless can pickup 2060 or 5700 for around the same price with warranty.... if this dies youre paying another 300 quid for a card. Soon the 2060 will be pulled from stores with the 3000 release. If you want a bargain get a 2060s or cheap 2070 now. Amd cards just have too many issues to bother going for. Amd said they will focus on some omega drivers in the next months so maybe the 5700 will get big gains or eventually be stable but they've said this for years.
Tired.Ben.Affleck07/03/2020 01:29

not worth, not because it's a bad card, but because Nvidia will kill this …not worth, not because it's a bad card, but because Nvidia will kill this product with drivers as they did before. Advent of second gen RTX cards are upon us, future drivers will be mainly focused on optimisation on RTX based cards. I wouldn't buy really 1080ti even if card would go for £350.it was a good buy for last 2 years but not anymore. I know what nvidia did to my 2 generations old 980ti when RTX got released, never ever again.


There is a easy fix, don't update your drivers, I did it with my 970 and if memory serves me correctly i kept the driver at 398, just under the 400 mark drivers which were for the newly release RTX cards.
I am sure Asus will have at least a 3 year warranty on the card, so as a minimum you should get the balance of the warranty, so its not like you are buying a pig in a poke. I build systems and as such I am in the lucky (or unlucky!!) position of having all of the cards on hand referred to here. If it helps at all, here would be my take on them.
RTX 2060 £270. Very similar performance to a GTX 1070, slight uplift, but wouldn't notice in real life, but for extra £70-£90? I would go with a re-furb 1070.
RTX2060 V GTX 1080 (non ti)? I would go with the 1080 for a similar price point, again extra small increase in performance in the 1080. So at £249 the 1080 is a better deal.
Remember these 2060's, even though they are RTX cards, the RTX is virtually unusable, so forget RTX at this price point for the time being.
1080 v 1070. Non Ti's. Again 1080 a little quicker than a 1070. 1080 at £249. 1070 at £200. 1070 every day of the week. Put the £50 towards some other element in your PC, or keep in the Bank until later in the year to put towards next gen, if they deliver what they promise.
5700's etc? Do you REALLY want the hassle of the drivers, crashes etc etc? Also if you do any emulation whatsoever, stick to NVidia.
2060's are over-priced, because they can be, with AMD being so poor.
1080 2nd hand and 1070 2nd hand holding up in value as they are akin to the 2060 performance wise.
Summing up.
£200 to spend? Get a 1070
£240ish, get a 1080
£270 get the 2060, but they are bad value by comparison.
Best Value by a Country Mile for GPU still, 2 years or more later? GTX1080ti. Very little if anything it won't cope with. Pick one up for £400 or so and it'll thrash the life out of anything referred to in this post... over one and half times the power of a 2060, for example.
Or be lucky enough to pick up the 590s on here yesterday for £109!!! What a bargain!! Maybe that will be repeated... Lesser performance, but for no money at all.
It is a particularly bad time for buying GPUs to be honest... The only 'real' value seems to be in the 2nd hand market at the minute in terms of frames per £..
Hope this might help some of you make a decision?
aidan.conway07/03/2020 06:43

I am sure Asus will have at least a 3 year warranty on the card, so as a …I am sure Asus will have at least a 3 year warranty on the card, so as a minimum you should get the balance of the warranty, so its not like you are buying a pig in a poke. I build systems and as such I am in the lucky (or unlucky!!) position of having all of the cards on hand referred to here. If it helps at all, here would be my take on them.RTX 2060 £270. Very similar performance to a GTX 1070, slight uplift, but wouldn't notice in real life, but for extra £70-£90? I would go with a re-furb 1070.RTX2060 V GTX 1080 (non ti)? I would go with the 1080 for a similar price point, again extra small increase in performance in the 1080. So at £249 the 1080 is a better deal.Remember these 2060's, even though they are RTX cards, the RTX is virtually unusable, so forget RTX at this price point for the time being.1080 v 1070. Non Ti's. Again 1080 a little quicker than a 1070. 1080 at £249. 1070 at £200. 1070 every day of the week. Put the £50 towards some other element in your PC, or keep in the Bank until later in the year to put towards next gen, if they deliver what they promise.5700's etc? Do you REALLY want the hassle of the drivers, crashes etc etc? Also if you do any emulation whatsoever, stick to NVidia.2060's are over-priced, because they can be, with AMD being so poor.1080 2nd hand and 1070 2nd hand holding up in value as they are akin to the 2060 performance wise.Summing up.£200 to spend? Get a 1070£240ish, get a 1080£270 get the 2060, but they are bad value by comparison.Best Value by a Country Mile for GPU still, 2 years or more later? GTX1080ti. Very little if anything it won't cope with. Pick one up for £400 or so and it'll thrash the life out of anything referred to in this post... over one and half times the power of a 2060, for example.Or be lucky enough to pick up the 590s on here yesterday for £109!!! What a bargain!! Maybe that will be repeated... Lesser performance, but for no money at all.It is a particularly bad time for buying GPUs to be honest... The only 'real' value seems to be in the 2nd hand market at the minute in terms of frames per £..Hope this might help some of you make a decision?



ASUS warranty goes off date of manufacture so it is most likely close to expiring, if it hasn't already. On top of that ASUS support is pretty terrible. For roughly £30 a 2060 from Amazon is a safer buy. You get a 5 year warranty (Zotac) and better driver support going forwards with future games being more optamized for Turing too. Their performance is overall very similar.
Edited by: "3anana" 7th Mar
I have a strix 1070 OC I’m guessing I won’t see much difference between that and this???
A 1080 of unknown age, and unknown warranty? It's a lot of performance for £250. But there's definitely an element of risk here.

Accounting for the risk, £250 seems appropriate TBH.
I guess I must be lucky, I’ve not had a single driver issue with my 5700XT (flashed from a vanilla 5700). Have issues been blown out of proportion ?
iceburglettuce07/03/2020 09:54

I guess I must be lucky, I’ve not had a single driver issue with my 5700XT …I guess I must be lucky, I’ve not had a single driver issue with my 5700XT (flashed from a vanilla 5700). Have issues been blown out of proportion ?


Looking at amazon reviews for lots of different 5700 card I'd say the issues look real. But in this world of fake news and reviews ... who knows
2060 supers for about 40 quid more kill this dead, nice if you only have 250 to spend and the warranty MUST be 12 months from date of purchase as it dont say anything else so "assume" thats the case ;-)
Edited by: "philjstephenson" 7th Mar
aidan.conway07/03/2020 06:43

5700's etc? Do you REALLY want the hassle of the drivers, crashes etc etc?


If you're going to spread fud at least keep it up to date. Adrenalin v20.2.2 fixes a wide range of problems with a lot of feedback stating the black screen issue has gone away for them. Not everyone had problems but if you did it obviously would have been annoying, but making sure there are no leftover files from other drivers by running DDU first also helped.

aidan.conway07/03/2020 06:43

Best Value by a Country Mile for GPU still, 2 years or more later? …Best Value by a Country Mile for GPU still, 2 years or more later? GTX1080ti. Very little if anything it won't cope with. Pick one up for £400 or so and it'll thrash the life out of anything referred to in this post...


I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a Pascal based card today. It's mssing support for variable rate shading plus keeping drivers for older generation gpu's optimised isn't a concern Nvidia are known for.
davem07/03/2020 10:28

If you're going to spread fud at least keep it up to date. Adrenalin …If you're going to spread fud at least keep it up to date. Adrenalin v20.2.2 fixes a wide range of problems with a lot of feedback stating the black screen issue has gone away for them. Not everyone had problems but if you did it obviously would have been annoying, but making sure there are no leftover files from other drivers by running DDU first also helped.I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a Pascal based card today. It's mssing support for variable rate shading plus keeping drivers for older generation gpu's optimised isn't a concern Nvidia are known for.


Would you class being completely unable to use your current gen £350+ gpu on multiple titles because of micro stutter and constant black screens simply "annoying"? I have a 5700XT and the issue persists after the 20.2.2 update (yes DDU was used as well as a complete reinstall) as it has for a lot of people, the AMD patch notes even reference that they know it will still happen for some people.

As always if you are going to spread "fud" it's probably best to not candy coat it. It took AMD 7 months to address issues that by all account effected a lot of 5000 series buyers. Hardware Unboxing did polls and the problems are still effecting 20% of users post v20.2.2
Edited by: "poonsies" 7th Mar
aidan.conway07/03/2020 06:43

I am sure Asus will have at least a 3 year warranty on the card, so as a …I am sure Asus will have at least a 3 year warranty on the card, so as a minimum you should get the balance of the warranty, so its not like you are buying a pig in a poke. I build systems and as such I am in the lucky (or unlucky!!) position of having all of the cards on hand referred to here. If it helps at all, here would be my take on them.RTX 2060 £270. Very similar performance to a GTX 1070, slight uplift, but wouldn't notice in real life, but for extra £70-£90? I would go with a re-furb 1070.RTX2060 V GTX 1080 (non ti)? I would go with the 1080 for a similar price point, again extra small increase in performance in the 1080. So at £249 the 1080 is a better deal.Remember these 2060's, even though they are RTX cards, the RTX is virtually unusable, so forget RTX at this price point for the time being.1080 v 1070. Non Ti's. Again 1080 a little quicker than a 1070. 1080 at £249. 1070 at £200. 1070 every day of the week. Put the £50 towards some other element in your PC, or keep in the Bank until later in the year to put towards next gen, if they deliver what they promise.5700's etc? Do you REALLY want the hassle of the drivers, crashes etc etc? Also if you do any emulation whatsoever, stick to NVidia.2060's are over-priced, because they can be, with AMD being so poor.1080 2nd hand and 1070 2nd hand holding up in value as they are akin to the 2060 performance wise.Summing up.£200 to spend? Get a 1070£240ish, get a 1080£270 get the 2060, but they are bad value by comparison.Best Value by a Country Mile for GPU still, 2 years or more later? GTX1080ti. Very little if anything it won't cope with. Pick one up for £400 or so and it'll thrash the life out of anything referred to in this post... over one and half times the power of a 2060, for example.Or be lucky enough to pick up the 590s on here yesterday for £109!!! What a bargain!! Maybe that will be repeated... Lesser performance, but for no money at all.It is a particularly bad time for buying GPUs to be honest... The only 'real' value seems to be in the 2nd hand market at the minute in terms of frames per £..Hope this might help some of you make a decision?


You where going so good till you turned into a That fanboy . Hot for price ,cold for bang for buck (factor in old tec) .voted hot
3anana07/03/2020 06:55

ASUS warranty goes off date of manufacture so it is most likely close to …ASUS warranty goes off date of manufacture so it is most likely close to expiring, if it hasn't already. On top of that ASUS support is pretty terrible. For roughly £30 a 2060 from Amazon is a safer buy. You get a 5 year warranty (Zotac) and better driver support going forwards with future games being more optamized for Turing too. Their performance is overall very similar.



You could always buy it with a Credit Card and pass the risk of failure off to them. I cannot imagine they would expect to sell a card of that value without a warranty in any case? I think you are giving the 2060 FAR too much credit. Have you tried one? Sorely disappointed comes to mind. Then knock on the ray tracing and get literally unplayable framerates just to see fancy reflections in the water. I appreciate it's the way forward. EVENTUALLY. It'll be in the new gen consoles etc and games will be optimised for it, but the 2060 is ahead of its time to some extent... Try one, THEN buy one if you can tbh...
Ornatas07/03/2020 06:37

There is a easy fix, don't update your drivers, I did it with my 970 and …There is a easy fix, don't update your drivers, I did it with my 970 and if memory serves me correctly i kept the driver at 398, just under the 400 mark drivers which were for the newly release RTX cards.



My old 970 still etears away nicely out in the office. It's on 400+ drivers, I always install them as they come and haven't noticed any degradation? Not that I am an avid gamer, mind? Where should / could I check if it is affected? I might try for the fun of it?
madmarman07/03/2020 11:33

You where going so good till you turned into a That fanboy . Hot for price …You where going so good till you turned into a That fanboy . Hot for price ,cold for bang for buck (factor in old tec) .voted hot



Ah, come on. Be nice. It's the weekend!! ;-p
aidan.conway07/03/2020 11:35

You could always buy it with a Credit Card and pass the risk of failure …You could always buy it with a Credit Card and pass the risk of failure off to them. I cannot imagine they would expect to sell a card of that value without a warranty in any case? I think you are giving the 2060 FAR too much credit. Have you tried one? Sorely disappointed comes to mind. Then knock on the ray tracing and get literally unplayable framerates just to see fancy reflections in the water. I appreciate it's the way forward. EVENTUALLY. It'll be in the new gen consoles etc and games will be optimised for it, but the 2060 is ahead of its time to some extent... Try one, THEN buy one if you can tbh...



I've previously had a 1080 and I've used a 2060, they are more or less the same, RT isn't worth much in its current implementation and the performance of these cards. But given you are getting peace of mind I would definitely in this instance pay a little more and get the 2060, or a superior RX 5700 if you don't want to stick to just green.

The 1080 is a good card, but approaching 4 years old, and ASUS' support is just too dreadful to risk a chance for a ~£30 saving for a similar card.
Edited by: "3anana" 7th Mar
poonsies07/03/2020 10:56

Would you class being completely unable to use your current gen £350+ gpu …Would you class being completely unable to use your current gen £350+ gpu on multiple titles because of micro stutter and constant black screens simply "annoying"? I have a 5700XT and the issue persists after the 20.2.2 update (yes DDU was used as well as a complete reinstall) as it has for a lot of people, the AMD patch notes even reference that they know it will still happen for some people.As always if you are going to spread "fud" it's probably best to not candy coat it. It took AMD 7 months to address issues that by all account effected a lot of 5000 series buyers. Hardware Unboxing did polls and the problems are still effecting 20% of users post v20.2.2



Yes and others are saying upgrade to 32Gb RAM to get rid of micro stutter and tearing too? Expensive ownership / risk / lesson!
Blue13807/03/2020 09:17

I have a strix 1070 OC I’m guessing I won’t see much difference between tha …I have a strix 1070 OC I’m guessing I won’t see much difference between that and this???



No, save your money for another while!
Why would anyone buy this? A 2060 is faster accross a 21 game average and can be had brand new for 260/270

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Granted it's 2% faster, but as others have said above for the driver support the difference is worth it.

Or better still just get the rx5700 at £270 right now, whcih comes with 2 free games you can flog on ebay for £40. Making it cheaper than this card, but a solid 10% faster, and that's before flashing an XT BIOS
poonsies07/03/2020 10:56

Would you class being completely unable to use your current gen £350+ gpu …Would you class being completely unable to use your current gen £350+ gpu on multiple titles because of micro stutter and constant black screens simply "annoying"? I have a 5700XT and the issue persists after the 20.2.2 update (yes DDU was used as well as a complete reinstall) as it has for a lot of people, the AMD patch notes even reference that they know it will still happen for some people.As always if you are going to spread "fud" it's probably best to not candy coat it. It took AMD 7 months to address issues that by all account effected a lot of 5000 series buyers. Hardware Unboxing did polls and the problems are still effecting 20% of users post v20.2.2


send it back ,get a better brand or swap sides .Dont live with a fault that is not present for 80% of owners
I'm still running my 970 G1 and still on the fence it's still a beast of a card 5 years later lol
Scottc12307/03/2020 05:14

Notably, you've missed 9xx to 10xx. The 1070 matched/beat 980Ti …Notably, you've missed 9xx to 10xx. The 1070 matched/beat 980Ti performance at a fraction of the price. I went from 970 to 1070 and had a massive boost. Performance of industrial Nvidia cards have leaked and are indeed pointing to large performance gains due to large increase in transistor density on Nvidia's 7 nm node. However, for prices to drop, AMD needs to bring some serious competition at the high end. Big Navi will be better, but indications are pointing to Nvidia retaining its performance lead. Similarly, the recent AMD driver debacle is another reason for Nvidia to keep prices high.



Yes indeed, and the 1080ti was WAY more powerful than anyone expected. I don't think they meant it to last as long as it has. How many people do you know that won't go to a 2080 from a 1080ti? Loads... To be fair to AMD, they usually sort the drivers out within 3 or 4 years. The old 580s and 590s are performing better now than they ever have! So in way, buiy the 5700xt today and it will be relevant in 2024, not between now and 2024, but from March 2024. ;-p
This is a joke btw, in case team red fans get upset...
madmarman07/03/2020 11:42

send it back ,get a better brand or swap sides .Dont live with a fault …send it back ,get a better brand or swap sides .Dont live with a fault that is not present for 80% of owners


The point would be that its unacceptable that 20% still have it - obviously that only a poll of 20,000 or so, it's hardly set in stone as a figure but it's still worryingly high.

I am in a luxurious position where I love the 5700XT and got to shove it in my wife's PC (who plays a different selection of games and is therefore less beholden to the driver issues). I can live with my purchase knowing the problems and hoping it will be made better with future driver updates. Others should be able to make they decision with the correct information.

The bottom line is if you want a 5000 series GPU you still run the very real risk of having a totally unusable card in lots of major games.
aidan.conway07/03/2020 11:39

Yes and others are saying upgrade to 32Gb RAM to get rid of micro stutter …Yes and others are saying upgrade to 32Gb RAM to get rid of micro stutter and tearing too? Expensive ownership / risk / lesson!



More fud, I've just googled plenty of easy solutions if this happens.
Grant_Stovold07/03/2020 11:42

I'm still running my 970 G1 and still on the fence it's still a beast of a …I'm still running my 970 G1 and still on the fence it's still a beast of a card 5 years later lol


I'm still on 290x from 6 years ago still no problem with any game at 60+fps 1080p ultra settings (slightly less for sum) when I can get a card for £220 (price I paid )with double the average fps of this card i will bite
Edited by: "madmarman" 7th Mar
davem07/03/2020 11:58

More fud, I've just googled plenty of easy solutions if this happens.



And isn't this just exactly the point. 90% of people plug the card in, go to website, download drivers and away you go?
The whole world is full of fud, or them that makes excuses for poor workmanship / programmers!
Perhaps you will post 20 lines of code next for everyone to use as a simple solution?
Point is, there IS a problem. Count yourself lucky if you can get over it. Not everyone can! In fact MOST people cannot and shouldn't be expected to!!
ANYHOW!! Thank God, they are out of stock until 28th May. I think AMD asked them to hold off selling them for a few more months until they sort the drivers out!! ;-p
Edited by: "aidan.conway" 7th Mar
Clearing stock as AMD are releasing the new tech and you can guarantee Nvidia will have a big inprovment too. Add to new drivers killing older models soon and I'd consider it a poor investment.
Ornatas07/03/2020 06:37

There is a easy fix, don't update your drivers, I did it with my 970 and …There is a easy fix, don't update your drivers, I did it with my 970 and if memory serves me correctly i kept the driver at 398, just under the 400 mark drivers which were for the newly release RTX cards.



dosn't work anymore, certain Triple A games won't even launch without latest drivers.
RDR2, Activision Games, Origin Games etc, they all require latest drivers at certaint point if your drivers become obsolete enough, game won't even start.
Edited by: "Tired.Ben.Affleck" 7th Mar
davem07/03/2020 11:58

More fud, I've just googled plenty of easy solutions if this happens.


Even AMD admits in the driver release notes there's still no solution for a number of users. I do not know how it can be in any way acceptable for a significant number of users to have a £300 card still not working satisfactorily nine months after release? And why on earth should users be expected to resort to crowd-sourced fixes on Google, no matter how simple, to make it work?

If you're #2 in the market, you really have to try harder than this.
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