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3000 Series Nvidia Cards Coming

Discussion in 'Off Topic - All other stuff here' started by Zed, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Zed

    Zed VR Simming w/Index Gold Contributor

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    With a process shrink to 7nm, there’s rumored to be significant performance gains in both compute power and power consumption. Saw one discussion prices should be lower but as always, we’ll know when they tell us.

    Found a current article that compares Turing 2070, 2080, and 2080Ti specs with what’s rumored about the 3070, 3080, and a speculated but not yet announced 3080Ti.

    For VR riders it could be that mainline dose we all crave.

    https://videocardz.com/newz/rumor-first-nvidia-ampere-geforce-rtx-3080-and-rtx-3070-specs-surface
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    I will believe a cost reduction when I see it!

    But as always the top end cards are always of interest for VR, cost notwithstanding. But I do hope consumer grade eye tracking can help mediate that cycle a bit.
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    I know what you mean. Unfortunately, the trend has definitely been to more expensive. Only thing on our side is the process shrink should allow smaller area / less expensive chips. Maybe that will help keep the increase down a little?

    I love the promise of eye tracking and foveated rendering. I wonder if Sony might surprise everyone and use it on the PS5 coming out this fall with a new VR headset. And possibly Microsoft as well for the new XBox. It won't be their first VR headset now so maybe they will make that leap? Should be an interesting fall.

    I haven't heard anything about new PC headsets, though haven't been following too close recently. Anything coming that would have tracking? Haven't heard anything about RTX cores on the 3000 series either but Jensen said those could be used for foveated rendering back when they were announcing the 2000 series.

    At any rate, even with the performance of a rumored 3000, I don't think we'll get high resolution, high framerate VR in modern sims without it.
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    The Vive pro already has eye tracking available.

    Pimax is getting an eye tracking module, but that has been a long time coming.

    Th Pico Neo 2 demoed at the recent CES has native eye tracking, but is geared toward enterprise use.
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    Isn't the Vive Pro Eye eye tracking more for gaze select, though? I thought it wasn't "good enough" for foveated rendering purposes?

    But I've been a little out of the loop. All the anticipation for each headset when we get what we get when it is ever available. :)
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    Speaking of foveated rendering, you guys see this yet?
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    There’s no doubt foveated rendering is the future, though. Computers just don’t have the power to brute force too much higher resolution than we have now, and I bet we might not get new headsets until the pieces are all in place. Even as compute requirements are mitigated by foveated rendering, there was talk about the 2000s that the RTX cores and variable rate shading weren’t a perfect fit. Don’t know the details. Maybe the 3000s will be more capable? But if new graphics cards are going to be needed to make it all work well to allow higher resolution displays it still ends up being high end. OK by me but it probably slows new products. This process has turned out to be way slower than I had thought/hoped. I’d just like built-in motion cancellation. :)
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    2020 will be a interesting year for new graphics cards.
    AMD already have Navi cards with 7nm chips.
    Although these are currently mid-range, there will be a high end card later this year.

    Apparently AMD are developing graphics chips for the next gen. Xbox & playstation.
    So cost will come down for these (in 2021) because they will make them in large quality.
    These are rumoured to support hardware ray tracing (like top end Nvidia).
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    My budget allows me to afford a 2080ti, but considering we're relatively close to the potential 3000 series releasing I don't want to have to deal with buying a 3000 series card and selling the 2080ti.

    My strategy is to buy a 2080 Super this month and then a "3080ti" next Fall. Considering the 2080 Super is almost 40% less I won't be as tied up in selling the 2080 when I get a 3080ti.