Originally Posted by Tippy
Wait wait, $1199 NZD = $968 USD.
That's $968 USD
for a card that actually costs $650 USD
It sucks for us NZ'ers. Badly. Even the Aussies have far more sensible prices ($750 AUD+).
Yea PCCG have EVGA reference for $729 and SC editions for $739 (sold out obviously). But then the ASUS reference model is running at a ridiculous $849. What the hell are ASUS and the wholesalers doing? Pricing themselves out of consideration? Or hoping that when the others sell out, people will impulse buy at the stupid price point?
Are there any AU e-tailers who ship to NZ?
I'm actually pretty happy with the GTX780. I wasn't expecting it to only
be $729 here in Aus (making it almost $500 cheaper than the cheapest Titan). Looking at the performance, the price seems somewhat justifiable (10% slower than Titan give or take). Unless AMD slash the price of their 7900 series GPU's and bring the HD7970GE down around the $350 mark then I think the GTX780 is pretty well justified at $729.
If AMD don't want to release a competitor, then more power to Nvidia. At least they gave us a new GPU, whether you agree with the pricing or not. They're not sitting around making huge margins on almost 18 month old hardware. I know people sook about Nvidia pricing Titan and the 780 so high. But lets look at it from the other side; if AMD actually did something and did a Tahiti refresh, then it wouldn't happen. But AMD are content selling their 18 month old 7970's for $450 still (7970GE) and that's just ridiculous.
We are being screwed on both sides by AMD. They aren't giving us anything new, and they are still charging high prices for their 18 months old cards. I honestly don't understand why Nvidia gets all the flack. This pricing structure has been set by a lack of competition on AMD's side, not because Nvidia are just trying be bastards. If Nvidia were trying to be bastards the GTX680 wouldn't be around the same price (+/- $25) of the Ghz Edition 7970's. This pricing is simply the result of AMD dropping the ball and not doing enough to compete with GK110. Maybe its because they can't create a Tahiti based product to compete, but even if that is the case, slash the prices on your 18 month old GPU's.
But they are doing neither. So in all honesty, we should be supporting NV. The GTX780 isn't priced completely outlandishly, and its not like they even had to release the GTX780, they could have just done what AMD are doing and wait. But at least they gave us a more accessible GK110 equipped card and priced it rather reasonably. I know a lot of people will flame me for saying that, but its the reality. Nvidia are a business, they have shareholders, they are growing at a rapid rate, and even with a total lack of competition, they priced their new product within the realm of reasonable. So good on Nvidia for not completely raping our wallets (which they could have with the GTX780).Edited by Vengeance47 - 5/24/13 at 1:58am