The RTX 2080 Ti is worth the $1200
So I know this post is going to set some people into a rage but I believe the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is worth the $1200 price tag. Let's start with that at the moment, no not 12 months from now or whenever 7nm comes out, but today that the RTX 2080 Ti is simply the fastest gaming card you can buy right now. The RTX 2080 Ti even beats a Titan V, granted Nvidia would be glad to remind us the Titan series is NOT intended for gamers. Yet at $1200 you are getting a card that beats a $3000 card in gaming and has tensor cores, machine learning, NGX, and DLSS, making it really a value compared to the Titan V in some crazy way. The card on average in traditional rasterized games is 20%-30% better than the GTX 1080 Ti at high/ultra settings w/ no HDR and fixes the performance loss with HDR on. At 4K the 2080 Ti is really the only one card that can produce true no compromise 4K 60+Hz. While I am personally bearish on ray tracing, the RTX 2080 Ti does offer it and frankly is the only card that can run ray traced games but with some serious compromises. Ray tracing more of a party trick at this time more than anything. However DLSS has super huge potential in advancing game performance. While there are no games out yet (only demos), the projected 30%-40% increase with DLSS on on top of what we are already getting with the 2080 Ti to begin with would be huge if it has any merit. That means in theory RTX cards and games that support DLSS would have a huge advantage over Pascal.
Sure $/FPS is better on Pascal but the GTX 1080 Ti $/FPS wasn't exactly stellar either, granted the RTX 2080 Ti is in it's own league in terms on poor value, but if you want the best that money can buy, 4K game or want to in the future, or buy into Nvidia's future tech then yes IMO the RTX 2080 Ti is worth $1200
Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts