Good lord, I know it isn't just me being frustrated and there are a whole lot of reasons, I sure hope the scalpers get their karmic retribution.
I just saw an 6800 xt on amazon for $1799 - and don't doubt it will sell.
Any secret tricks or tips for a fellow forum user on how to...
If a game is trying to handle more textures that fit into Vram then the system has to keep swapping things out, taking the time to load new textures as needed from main ram or the hard disk - this can cause slow downs, stalls, and stuttering.
I play at 4k with texture heavy games. Vram size is an issue for me. I've maxed out the 11gb in my 1080 ti - not going to pay good money go backwards. So long as benchmarks look decent I will likely be picking up an AMD card. I think the price of the 3090 is ridiculous.
It is too early to tell. This could be due to an immature driver and/or firmware.
Be nice if AMD had something to say on the topic. I dont know RT will be a big issue for me. Not much of what I play uses it.
I suspect the graphs are reasonably accurate - I could see over stating performance, not aimed at consumers, but aimed at NVidia... If the 6900 is in the same class as the 3090 (even up to 10% slower) the $999 vs NV $1499 is gonna put a lot of pressure on Jensen. I could even see 3090 sales...