Every since nVidia released their financial results last month nVidia has lost over $100 billion dollars in valuation due to poor sales of the RTX GPU's compared to sales of Pascal GPU's. This is the biggest drop in valuation in nVidia's history. The other being back in 2008 when they released the GeForce GTX 200 series only to be beaten by AMD with their HD 4800 series which undercut the 200 series in price and matched it in performance. Also, nVidia having all those defective GPU's played a role at the time. This begs the question. Are gamers that not interested in RTX GPU's? In terms of performance this was the worst performance increase in generation to generation wise. Yes, even worse than the GeForce FX series. In non ray traced games the GTX 2070 is only 5 - 10% faster than the GTX 1080/Vega 64. An overclocked custom GTX 1080/Vega 64 can easily close the gap. The GTX 2080 is only as fast a GTX 1080 Ti. The only significant improvement was with the GTX 2080 Ti which costs freaking $1200. Most of what I am hearing is that it's priced too high and not enough performance increase.
So, is this the worst GPU series launch since 2002/2003 when the GeForce FX 5000 series launched? I just think that nVidia tried to push the industry forward and most gamers aren't buying into Ray Tracing yet. I commend nVidia for doing it. It's kind of like when the Fury X launched, AMD pushed technology by introducing HBM and most gamers didn't care and also similarly it was priced to high. Too me it's just too expensive and the price increase doesn't justify the performance.
So, is RTX GPU's that bad?