Question What do you think is the most underrated GPU?

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1080, and 1080 TI's They are already 4+ years old but they are still good enough for most games and they are prices are very good on the used market you can get a 1080 ti for 400-500$ on the used market right now and they are equivalent to a card like an RTX 3070, pretty good cards till this day.
 
1080, and 1080 TI's They are already 4+ years old but they are still good enough for most games and they are prices are very good on the used market you can get a 1080 ti for 400-500$ on the used market right now and they are equivalent to a card like an RTX 3070, pretty good cards till this day.
The equivalent of 3070 is 2080 Ti and the equivalent of 2080 is almost the 1080 Ti.
 
Off the top of my head, I think GTX 980 from an engineering standpoint. This was at a point when GPUs were still on 28nm and the next process node wasn't ready yet. However, NVIDIA managed to make a GPU that checks off all the marks that a next-generation GPU should do (i.e., do things the last gen did, but better), all while doing it on the same process node as the previous generation.
 

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Off the top of my head, I think GTX 980 from an engineering standpoint. This was at a point when GPUs were still on 28nm and the next process node wasn't ready yet. However, NVIDIA managed to make a GPU that checks off all the marks that a next-generation GPU should do (i.e., do things the last gen did, but better), all while doing it on the same process node as the previous generation.
I got the 980 and a 4790K in 2014 and just replaced the 980 this year so it lasted a long time for a video card.

Edit replaced it last year with a 1070 now using a 2080. Both hand-me-downs from my Brother.
 
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The RTX 2000 series GPUs (from the 2060 on up).
Sure, they're a gen old already. Sure, they're NOT very good at ray tracing. But they're probably good enough for 99.9% of your games at high/max settings.
Honestly I think they're fine for RT stuff. It really just depends on who implemented it. After all, if id Tech 6 can get a RTX 2060 Super to run a game with RT enabled at 1440p, mostly max settings, and still get 60 FPS average, anyone else can.
 

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Another one I might say is the Vega 56.
Using the secondary BIOS with a power limit reduced by 25% gets us 159.4W and 32.7 FPS. Compared to the stock settings, just 71.6% of the power consumption serves up 89% of the gaming performance.
That put it at about GTX 1070 performance while using only slightly more power than the GTX 1070. But, it was a victim of two things:
  • The original Crypto Craze
  • AMD pushing the clocks beyond what was ideal because they wanted it to beat the GTX 1070 (which was enough of a problem in Nvidia's eyes that they released a 1070Ti).
 
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For me it was my GTX780. I bought it back in 2013 when 770 was recommended for 1080p 60Hz. It lasted way better than the 770. It was still rocking a solid 60fps in any games at acceptable settings up to the end of 2019 when I upgraded the whole system and went 1440p. That extra 1gb VRAM and performance really set it up to last as a viable option for so much longer.
 

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