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  • Can the Mighty T-Rex Save NVIDIA from RTX?


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 30:42

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    Originally recorded December 2018

    Show Notes

    We have a lot to cover in this episode where we look at more than just RTX 2080 performance and the promise of Ray-Tracing beyond simple reflections but at the current state of the Nvidia stock.  As many of you may have heard instead of launching “down-market” graphics cards for the Holiday season we have been hit with NVIDIA T-Rex or Titan RTX.  Honestly I think someone was sucking on the eggnog when they came up with that name. OR, maybe it really is a throwback to the T-Rex mining control software for NVDA graphics cards.

    Either way Titan RTX at $2500 bux is laughable at best until you remember that Titan isn’t a consumer “gaming” card but a professional workstation graphics processor.  It has a very niche following but has always been the full realization of the current GPU architecture.  I’m sure a few overclockers will be lopping of the VRM in hopes of setting some world records while the rest of us are left scratching our head as to “why”.

    Oh, and “Is this good for the company?”

    Most investors would say no and an over 50% drop in the stock price (in one day) is a very solid reflection of that. 

    On the positive we finally have an RTX 2080 in the Hardware Asylum Labs and it is good!  Be sure to check back for our review of the ZOTAC RTX 2080 AMP Extreme.  It isn’t a Ti edition card but, in all honestly it should prove to be a powerhouse in the gaming market both from raw performance and the ability to be in the budgets of most gamers and hardware enthusiasts.

    Related Links:
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 AMP Extreme 
    Nvidia buys out 3dfx graphics chip business
    NVIDIA to Acquire AGEIA Technologies
    NVIDIA Readies TITAN RTX Graphics Card
    Nvidia’s Titan RTX is the first full Turing GPU with 24GB of memory @ Digital Trends
    NVIDIA Unveils “Titan RTX” Video Card: $2500 Turing Tensor Terror Out Later This Month @ Anandtech
    T-Rex miner for modern NVIDIA GPUs

    Episode 94 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)