Not sure what it's like everywhere else but In the UK most base level third party 3080 boards start at £50+ over RRP with the OC boards starting at about £800 and going up to almost £1k. We can't get founders edition cards here at all so. They don't count.Assuming AMDs offerings roughly match RRP they'll be at a decent advantage price wise so I'd expect them to do rather well in the consumer space over the next year or so
The shop I just went to had a 3080 box sitting on display in the window.However, a look at the price lists revealed no 3xxx GPUs on offer at all. Best you could have gotten there was the 2070. Such a tease! Anyway, I was there because my 2080 Ti seems to have shortened the lifespan of my somewhat aging power supply. Considering it is now basically a totally eco friendly low power card compared to the new generation it would seem advisable to factor in a decent new one to go with your shiny new electricity-guzzling unobtainable GPU.
Over-speccing your PSU is generally prudent - particularly if you tend to run machines for a long time. With a highish end CPU and a 3080/90 you're looking at maybe 500 watts just to keep the lights on - to me that says get a posh 1kw PSU
Please note if you plan to buy AMD 6000 series, substance is currently only supported with Nvidia RTX. I have asked this in Allegorithmic forums - https://forum.substance3d.com/index.php?topic=35587.new#new
Only raytracing will not work? Just using the program SD/SP will just work with AMD 6800, correct?
I'm not really sure I understand why though... AMD has said their new cards just use the DX12 raytracing API, nothing else, nothing special. So saying their cards aren't supported is saying DX12 isn't supported?Or am I missing something?