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You guys don't consider the fact that this card use less capacitors 1 fan instead of 2, 1 shraud instead of 2, 1 pcb instead of 2...so the price is high no matter how you look it, it does not matter if the card use less wats or anything else, they used less material and they make huge profit of it, the real price should be 850 as max.
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Can't wait to pick one of these up for 690/680 SLI on my Asus Sabertooth X79 dual 16x slots
 
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At this stage and current conditions in the World Economy Nvidia decides to Charge nearly $1,000 dollars for a video card that is evolutionary not revolutionary at best. It's an unwise decision and one that doesn't portray the reality of the current world economic decline and conditions.

GK110 was portrayed as a massive leap in performance but in reality all that was due to Mainstream Media influence and Mass Media marketing. Unfortunately it fails to live up to the hype. It was a Marketing Campaign and nothing more.
Edited by 45nm - 5/3/12 at 9:40am
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and i thought I could buy two of these this time instead of tri 680... guess I was wrong lol
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You guys don't consider the fact that this card use less capacitors 1 fan instead of 2, 1 shraud instead of 2, 1 pcb instead of 2...so the price is high no matter how you look it, it does not matter if the card use less wats or anything else, they used less material and they make huge profit of it, the real price should be 850 as max.

Less power, less heat, an extra power phase per GPU than reference 680s is enough to justify the cost. Throwing in a plastic shroud and extra plastic fan in a ziploc bag isn't going to make someone go, "okay, definitely worth it now Nvidia, thanks!" when the performance is already within 2% of SLI'd 680s. People are looking at the performance more than 2 extra pieces of plastic. You're grasping at straws. You say you're not trolling, you say you're not a fanboy...and you come back with a different angle to talk crap about this card. Seriously?

This card isn't aimed at those looking for value or affordability. If you can't or don't want to afford it, then it's not for you. How difficult is it that to understand? The cost issue has been argued relentlessly. I won't feed the troll anymore after this post - i'll just start reporting. There's always someone looking to crash the party, even though this thread has been 99.9% peaceful with the exception of one poster.
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i still wonder if it'll overclock better than two separately cards..


however what I don't know is if I'll see a difference between tri 680 vs dual 690 if I have a 2600k running at 5 gigs redface.gif
Edited by xGTx - 5/3/12 at 9:50am
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You guys don't consider the fact that this card use less capacitors 1 fan instead of 2, 1 shraud instead of 2, 1 pcb instead of 2...so the price is high no matter how you look it, it does not matter if the card use less wats or anything else, they used less material and they make huge profit of it, the real price should be 850 as max.

Video card pricing has nearly always followed a price correlates to performance model. The rare cases where the price came from the cost of materials rather than performance results in a GIANT price drop across the board (4XXX series, I'm looking at you) where they sell the cards for lower prices than the performance would indicate, and rake in profits on volume. nVidia and AMD can't afford to do that right now- 28nm isn't mature enough/ is saturated by everyone and their mom wanting a chance at 28nm fab. To make cards in mass quantities and sell them based on cost per unit basis would be dumb right now- both nVidia and AMD can sell their cards on the price/performance curve and keep up with that demand. If either of them (more so nVidia) went to a price/cost of card scenario, they wouldn't be able to keep up with demand. You and I both know it takes nVidia probably $200-400 to manufacture and supply these cards. If they sold them at $700, they would run out quickly and only have made $400 profit/card. By charging $1000, which is justified by performance relative to a GTX 680/GTX 680 SLI, they're still going to sell out but will make $700 profit/card.

Numbers are purely for demonstration, I don't actually know how much it costs to produce cards.
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I still don't understand how people think this is overpriced. It's basically equal to two GTX 680's in SLI. Previous gen dual-GPU cards were always massive compromises compared to their single GPU counterparts, thus the price was set lower. This time, that is not the case. Even the $700 HD 6990 was double the price of the HD 6970 ($350).

Some of you guys really need to temper your expectations on this one. Stop looking at the price tag, and look at what the card actually is. The price point does make sense for the card being sold and performance given for the card. Nvidia would be stupid to sell this card for $700-800... that would make their flagship card a better value than their fastest single-GPU card... rolleyes.gif
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I think this is a rather nice card, a true dual GPU card.
Now will we see any non-reference cards of the 690? I would love to see what other companies can do with their own dual GPU cards. biggrin.gif
The only problem in this card is that it only has 2Gb per GPU. And that causes a problem for me because I've been waiting so hard to upgrade (from a temp HD5450 mad.gif ) and I've been waiting for a good 7970...... then to a 680 DirectCU II and now to this. So much waiting.
But this card; other than its VRAM, still takes the cake.
I hope AMD doesn't release anything better D: that will just make me wait even longer sadsmiley.gif
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GK110 was portrayed as a massive leap in performance but in reality all that was due to Mainstream Media influence and Mass Media marketing. Unfortunately it fails to live up to the hype. It was a Marketing Campaign and nothing more.

GK110 has not been released yet. It's the 7 billion transistor GPGPU part that NV is going to be teasing at the GPU dev conference in about 10 days.

OT: stellar card, nothing bad to say about it except the price but I think we all saw that coming.
 
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