It seems like the custom cards with reference PCB and only 1x 8 pin are cheaper than the Founders Edition. There is an EVGA ACX (only 1x8 pin sadly) for 670€~
But the cards with custom PCBs and/or extra power pin connectors are more expensive than those. E.g. the Strix with 1x6 + 1x8 is 800€. So 10€ more than the FE.
My hope for a custom card with 1x6 pin + 1x 8pin or 2xpin for 599€ , for what I hoped for when Nvidia said $599 MSRP, is definitely dead.
Stop spreading these lies. You were posting untrue statements along with the rest about prices, and now you go on again? Cut it out
Examples of cards that cost less than FE but with more pins:
GTX 1080 FE 8pin: £630
GTX 1080 PHOENIX 8+6pin: £570
GTX 1080 ARMOR 8+6pin £570
Zotac GTX 1080 AMP 8+6pin: £579
List of cards