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With the release of NVIDIA's Turing Architecture in the consumer space, we've seen the introduction of two new technologies in the gaming space -- Ray Tracing (RT) and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). Both of these techniques make use of the new RT cores and Tensor Cores, respectively, with the former core making its debut with Turing and the latter having been around in the pro workspace for some time with NVIDIA's Volta architecture. This has a few caveats, however, in that a) RT and DLSS are both brand spanking new to the Gaming Industry and extremely lacking in support (to this date, not a single game has launched with either of these features), b) The inclusion of Tensor and RT Cores vastly increases the size of the die per card, reducing yields, c) core performance boosts had to be sacrificed to include this tech and d) Prices go up on the flagship tier cards due to the reduced yield and "hurr durr gotta pay a premium for them sweet lookin graphics". As such, do you think it's a good idea for NVIDIA to release products in this space at this pricepoint (the three Gaming cards currently out with Ray Tracing, the 2070, 2080 and 2080ti are priced at an eye-watering $500, $800 and $1200, respectively) with only a minimal boost in performance compared to last gen? Discuss here.
I don't like what Nvidia is doing, but since AMD is sleeping they can go about doing whatever they want.

My only hope is that AMD is actually not sleeping and 7nm Vega will come out soon, but hopefully this time it will be able to compete performance wise with Nvidia's best GPU and not only second best like Vega 64 was.
While it's true that AMD is sleeping, I really doubt that a Vega refresh will do much unless they introduce an even higher tier SKU (eg Vega 72/80). The clock gains from the node shrink will be minimum and support for new and emergent tech (no matter how unlikely it is to be adopted) means the 2070-2080ti still has the advantage. We'll realistically need Next Gen for any form of competition to happen, and that assumes that AMD doesn't just sell RTG off by that point (which I am a massive proponent of due to their budgeting constraints).