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A lot of those cards, like the Strix, FTW, and Amp!, are cheaper than the FE.

And if you want a quiet card that exhaust out of the case you need to go Hybrid anyway so you get the best of all worlds
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Sure it is, but you are still paying less for a better card, not more.

That is the thought process that lead us to the current pricing dynamic... "Titan performance for only $699!!!" rolleyes.gif


Edited by Slomo4shO - 5/28/16 at 7:55pm
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That is the thought process that lead us to the current pricing dynamic... "Titan performance for only $699!!!" rolleyes.gif

Exactly, and the next titan will launch at $1,299. Why? Because it's the new king of gpus and nothing will be able to rival it's performance.

I think I'm just going to spend more on my motorcycles instead of gaming.
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post #4094 of 6175
True enough. The FE price is functioning exactly as Nvidia planned it to, making people think any card that costs less is an absolute bargain (and forgetting all about the supposed $599 MSRP in the process). Amazing the lengths people around here will go to justify anything Nvidia does even when the results are as underwhelming as they are with this 1080. Is it the highest performing card available at any price right now? Sure is, but just...
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Define "better"? Its not looking promising that these AIB cards are actually going to add much if any OCing potential for air or water. For sub-zero sure, but almost nobody does that...

Better cooling at the very least, which should lead to less throttling. Maybe better overclocking with the power, but that's yet to be seen. Still, hard to see how spending $80 less on a Strix is not "better".
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Originally Posted by Slomo4shO View Post

That is the thought process that lead us to the current pricing dynamic... "Titan performance for only $699!!!" rolleyes.gif

Roll your eyes all you want, but it's still a better choice than the alternative, if you are looking to buy a 1080. Don't want to spend that much, buy something else. We all want the 1080 to cost $99, but at some point it costs what it costs and all the complaining in the world isn't going to stop people that want one from buying one.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

True enough. The FE price is functioning exactly as Nvidia planned it to, making people think any card that costs less is an absolute bargain (and forgetting all about the supposed $599 MSRP in the process). Amazing the lengths people around here will go to justify anything Nvidia does even when the results are as underwhelming as they are with this 1080. Is it the highest performing card available at any price right now? Sure is, but just...

Cards like the Strix and FTW have always been more than MSRP, and they still are. The FE didn't change anything about the price of those cards. A $619 Strix is still better than a FE even if it cost $599.
Edited by Forceman - 5/28/16 at 8:00pm
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Better cooling at the very least, which should lead to less throttling. Maybe better overclocking with the power, but that's yet to be seen. Still, hard to see how spending $80 less on a Strix is not "better".
Roll your eyes all you want, but it's still a better choice than the alternative, if you are looking to buy a 1080. Don't want to spend that much, buy something else. We all want the 1080 to cost $99, but at some point it costs what it costs and all the complaining in the world isn't going to stop people that want one from buying one.

That's part of the issue though, no alternative, at least for the near future. Nvidia can control the market and there's nothing you anyone can do if they want the best performance.
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Define "better"? Its not looking promising that these AIB cards are actually going to add much if any OCing potential for air or water. For sub-zero sure, but almost nobody does that...

Better temps, better noise levels??? Better because it is cheaper? biggrin.gif
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Well we have to wait until the guys around here actually get there hands on these cards to know for sure but based on the preliminary LN2 results I have been seeing this card may not even break the 980Ti records which is a disappointment. I think 2100MHz is basically like 1500MHz on the 980Ti and you won't see people going much over that on air or water no matter what they do with custom power and bios's...

But ultimately, it's about FPS (and acceptable noise levels and for the price) to most of us. This card seems to take a larger than usual step up in that regard than some past generations, no?
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Better because it is cheaper? biggrin.gif




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Well the Strix and FTW cards have historically been two of the more mediocre of the "custom" cards, with each manufacturer always making better (and more expensive) customs like the Classified and the Matrix. Sure they are better than the Fanboy Edition but the FTW isn't even really significantly cheaper either...
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