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all technology is getting cheaper only GPUs are up

kinda wierd
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post

they carge that much case they can... have you ever thought about how much profit intel makes off of every CPU slod? they are prity cheap to make and some cost 2k+ (xeons)

Cheap to make, Expensive to design. BTW: Corporations worry about buying 1TB of ram, 4k$ worth of CPU's is like a penny comparing the total cost of a Xeon server.
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They've always been this expensive. Top end cards always got $600+ pricing. 8800 GTX Ultra was hilariously expensive back in the day.
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Cheap to make, Expensive to design. BTW: Corporations worry about buying 1TB of ram, 4k$ worth of CPU's is like a penny comparing the total cost of a Xeon server.

The real cost of enterprise hardware is not really the hardware, it is the software licenses. ECC RAM may be more pricey than the consumer RAM we buy but the fact is that it pales in comparison to software licenses that are sometimes tens of thousands of dollars per core.

They are cheaper by all accounts. The 8800 Ultra came out at 829 USD retail and settled at about 700. This is about as expensive as the dual GPU cards in nominal terms but taking into account inflation the 8800 GTX Ultra would be a 900 dollars card today. Although silicon lithography has improved the die sizes have no really gone down in GPUs, if anything they have gone up.
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post #15 of 20
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all technology is getting cheaper only GPUs are up
kinda wierd

I figure GPU architecture changes on a very frequent basis, manufacturing facilities constantly have to be retrofitted for newer die sizes, etc.

Plus I imagine more and more money is being spent on research and development now that GPU-makers are competing for marketshare.

That said, the newest release of cards is always prohibitively expensive for non-enthusiasts.. wait at least 3-6 months to get a more accurate price. They charge that price because they can, enthusiasts are going to buy them for benchmarking and reviews
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They've always been this expensive. Top end cards always got $600+ pricing. 8800 GTX Ultra was hilariously expensive back in the day.

lol wasn't the 8800ultra like $700-800 at some point, it was freakin crazy.
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post #17 of 20
You can get a 6850 for like $140, overclock it and you're good.
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personally I think it's cheaper than ever. Can max nearly every game at 1080p for under $170 (6870 and such)...
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Nvidia needs to lower their prices before I get cash, or Im switchin XD
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post #20 of 20
they are going down, its just that more and more powerful cards comes out and take the places of previous high end cards, pushing the past high end card to mid range card and so on. Tell me if you understand, cause i couldnt understand what i just typed reading it out loud.
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