Originally Posted by Brimlock
In what way is that different from the 1080? The 1080 exceeds the performance of the 980 Ti and people just complain because its not as high of a performance increase as they want it to be. The 1080 isn't built to succeed the 980 Ti, but it still out performs it. Where as the 480 is the same performance as the predecessor except for VR performance at what would be the same price of the 380/380x if the 480 was a true successor card.
Well for one we don't have final performance on the 480 or its OC capability. We do know it will be substantially faster than a 380/380x and at least on-par with the 390x whilst coming in at the 380/380x price-tag. The 1080 is substantially faster than the 980 and beats the 980 Ti as well whilst coming in at or above the 980 Ti price-tag. The Founder's Edition sticker-shock makes a more exacting comparison with the 980 Ti an imperative for that particular model because we're talking about two products at the same price. The 480 will match or beat the 390x at a lower price. That's the difference. I'll stress here that I'm not complaining about the 1080, I'm making assessments as objectively as I can based on price and performance.
Originally Posted by sugarhell
If the price was like a mid range chip then they wouldn't complain. Especially on europe this card cost up to 800-900 euro. For this price and after staying to 28nm for almost 5 years many people expect 50%+ increase because nvidia markets this card as the new 16nm flagship with double (vr) performance. The price makes the gpu. Too high price and the gpu is a fail. Too low and the same gpu is a performance king. I am not going to say that the 1080 is a fail gpu but the price yeah is a fail for the people that have experience on the gpu market for over 10 years. But yeah the card will going to sell no matter what because marketing and capitalism
And that is what people see and why the 1080 to 980 Ti comparison becomes more important.