Wynand started his writing career as a Technical Document Writer for a large software company. As time went on he yearned to do a bit more, and started writing descriptions, notices and rules for the Carbonite Forums as he worked his way up to an Administrator of the forums. He went with the flow of things and was pulled into Carbonite News. When not writing, he can normally be found at Carbonite Forums.
Nvidia’s new RTX series made news all over and raised expectations for the brand long before it was released. Gamers were excited and miners were hopeful. Everyone had an opinion on launch dates, apparent benchmarks were “leaked” and people were just about to throw punches about misinformation and opinions being spread as fact. After launch though, it seems like Nvidia might have made a bit of a mistake.
The cards certainly didn’t live up to the hype. We were all excited to see the actual performance of the cards that finally broke the GTX-naming cycle and from the internet we pulled information, how wrong it might even have been, that showed a “50% increase in performance”. Gamers were expecting almost unrealistic increases in framerates which would have been extremely welcoming, but Nvidia failed to deliver.
The launch card, the RTX 2080, launched with a massive price tag, specially in South Africa and when it was revealed that performance is only marginally higher than the...
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