Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 comes out tomorrow, and reviews are starting to hit the internet. Ours isn’t quite ready yet – it still needs a little more time in the benchmarking oven – but so far the praise has all been very glowing. And why wouldn’t it? When your initial pitch is twice the performance of the RTX 2080 for the same amount of money, it’s effectively a slam dunk for Nvidia’s PR and marketing teams.
And yes, I’m sure the whole 2% of Steam users who actually own 4K displays are well up for the RTX 3080. But what about the folk who already own an RTX card? I’d be feeling pretty annoyed if I’d spent £700-odd on an RTX 2080 card in the last year or so only for this to come along now, and I feel particularly bad for the people who bought RTX 2080 Tis, whose £1000 / $1000+ graphics cards are soon going to be shown up by the RTX 3070 when it launches for literally half that amount next month.
So, RPS asks: are all these RTX 3080 reviews giving you buyer’s remorse?