- Aug 5, 2013
16 GB of superfluous, presently useless VRAM vs ~25% extra raytracing performance? I understand people are concerned about future-proofing but one is a feature that may never matter (ie: DirectStorage/RTXIO/supersampling could alleviate VRAM requirements) and another is one that is useful today. If raytracing becomes ubiquitous, then the RX's performance loss is a global loss across the board.And that right there is what it all boils down to: what the customer prefers. Neither one of these cards is the clear cut "winner".
I'm a VRAM doomsayer (I think the 3080 is going to crash and burn within a year or two) but I wouldn't sacrifice upfront raytracing performance for more VRAM. I would rather gamble on being wrong about my VRAM predictions in exchange for raytracing performance.