Good news and bad news here.
Good news - Pascal holdouts will get better performance and better pricing with this refresh, this new series brings a noticeable performance increase over the initial Turing lineup.
Bad news - Early adopters of the overpriced Turing cards back in October will feel like they’ve made a bad decision. Some on Guru 3D already feel like they’ve been ripped off.
At the least, it seems like AMD’s new cards are actually potent enough to warrant this new lineup, but it also shows AMD’s struggles in making a good GPU as Nvidia is able to respond to and even top their every move. Though the much vaunted benchmark showing Navi being dead-on-arrival is heavy on Gameworks tech, which is designed first and foremost to be used with Nvidia cards.
Still, this is a nice sight for consumers.