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GTX 1080 and RTX 2080 confusion

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The 1080 is costs more mainly because 10 series cards are out of production so supply is slowly dwindling. The 2080 has been shown in reviews to perform closer to the 1080Ti. Like you mentioned, if ray tracing is something that you are lookiing to use, definitely choose the 2080 especially since in the case above, it is cheaper.

So, I'm building a new PC, and trying to determine what GPU to go for. I'm looking at the GTX 1070, 1080, and RTX 2080 and am confused on how pricing seems to be done on these boards. Most of the 1080's seem to be very comparable in price to the 2080's despite the specs being lower across the board for Cuda Cores, clock speeds, etc. on the 1080's, then I found the below 2 boards... Am I missing something? why is a 2080 $150 less than a 1080 with lower specs everywhere?  Is it all due to the botched release of the RTX, and the fact that most games don't support it yet? If that's the case, I would assume that more and more games would be supporting ray tracing down the road, so getting the 2080 would pay off to get that support for when things are more refined.
 
Also, another factor to think about, do most people think Ray Tracing is the future of graphics?  I've watched a lot of the videos and read a lot of articles on it, and while the technology seems impressive, at least the current state of it doesn't seem to offer clear cut better results then regular display technologies.

EVGA GTX 1080 - $850.00
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-487...

EVGA RTX 2080 - $699.00
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16...

Has anyone had experience with choosing between the 1080 and 2080? what have your experiences been? why did you choose one over the other?
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Because productions for 1080s has been stopped, so now there are fewer cards available 

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The 1080 is costs more mainly because 10 series cards are out of production so supply is slowly dwindling. The 2080 has been shown in reviews to perform closer to the 1080Ti. Like you mentioned, if ray tracing is something that you are lookiing to use, definitely choose the 2080 especially since in the case above, it is cheaper.

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9 minutes ago, gloeffler said:
Also, another factor to think about, do most people think Ray Tracing is the future of graphics?  I've watched a lot of the videos and read a lot of articles on it, and while the technology seems impressive, at least the current state of it doesn't seem to offer clear cut better results then regular display technologies.

If you look throughout technology history, people thought many things we use today and take for granted were going to be a fad or it wouldn't catch on.

 

Now I'm not saying that ray tracing is a guaranteed success, but considering that real-time ray tracing has been pushed for a while as the "holy grail" of graphics rendering, I'd say it has a much better chance at sticking around than Tamogatchis.

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The 2080 is better. I wouldn’t even consider a 1080 if you want the best card you can afford. Which I assume if you even looked at getting a 2080. 

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RTX 2080 is a GTX 1080 Ti stripping down all the RTX stuff so obviously that's what you want.

 

If you're looking on retailers brand new cards the GTX 1080 will be expensive simply because it's EOL and those few last stock always gets stuck.

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