PCGH showed custom prices for GTX 1080 cards in europe. The GTX 1080 Founders Edition is 789€ (900$)
Custom coolers could be tarting at 665€ (744$). That is the "599$MSRP" from Nvidia. So basically not happening.
GTX 1070 Founders Edition is 500€ (560$) in europe.
I paid less for my GTX 680 (490€) on release date than the GTX 1070 costs. Let that sink in.
But there is a Phoenix GTX 1080 with 1x6pin + 1x8pin for 719€.
That is still 229€ more than I paid for my GTX 680 on release. A 46% increase.
Show me that 6+8 pin STRIX for 619$.
That card is 800€ (900$) in europe.
Don't start with VAT. 1 € = 1.12 $ and the 19% VAT don't make 619$ to 900$
I'd love to order one, except every site that would have them is either crashed or doesn't have them listed. pm me a link and I'll hand EVGA my money.
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saw eVGA releasing CLASSIFIED pictures on Twitter and stuff
eVGA ever launched a CLASSIFIED at the same time as FTW or SC Edition?
or at least that means CLASSIFIED will be released very soon?
Probably true, I was just momentarily optimistic that ASUS had been the first to find a way around the consistent downclocking. I think you're right though that it will be an issue present on the rest of the AIB ranges.
Also what makes you think a $599 1080 is somehow going to be better than the FE? If I had to guess, I would break it down as follows:
- $599 1080s will use the reference board but an even worse cooler than the reference blower, so it's going to overclock even less than the FE
- between $599 and $699 you'll see AIB cards with custom coolers but still on a reference board. Thermals will be much better and power limits might be increased, giving slightly better overclocking
- $699+ you'll see the true custom AIBs with better coolers and a custom PCB
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