Originally Posted by Defoler
The 980 TI came out at 650$
The 980 came out at 550$
The 780 came out at 650$
The 1080 mspr (outside of FE) is 600$.
There was no "instead of $500" for at least 4 years now (only the 680 was the last top card to be released at 500$ for nvidia, that is 4 generations).
Also it is not just nvidia who have done it. Where were everyone who are yelling at nvidia, when AMD raised the price of their top end from 380$ for the 6970 to 550$ of the 7970, or 550$ for the 290x, or 650$ for the fury x?
They did not raise the price (except with the FE). Stop saying they did. If you want 1-2 months you can buy them at a reasonable price (considering).
There are sellers in amazing trying to sell the 1080 for 920$ in the US. Is that the real price of the card or just for the people foolish enough to rush and buy them?
To remind you that you are not actually buying the card directly from nvidia. They only set a certain price, and from there the chip goes 2-4 hands before it even reach the site you click "buy" on, and with market hype it might inflate the prices, but it is not nvidia who does it.
Also, the whole price ranges have been going to overall.
CPUs, monitors, TVs, GPUs, cars, simple things even, they have all gone up in price in the last 5-6 years. Some people here are dropping 4000$ on a 4K oled tv, or a 1000$ on a CPU they barely really use, and you talk about 50$ difference in the GPU? That
is the problem?
I'm not pro higher prices. I'm all about lowering the prices.But stating false information is wrong.
The same as cheering for AMD for bringing "cheaper" cards when they increased the price by 44%, but because it was cheaper than nvidia, it is a good price.
BTW, the main price increase was actually AMD if you look at the mspr prices.
When AMD introduced the 7970, they increased their top end price by 44%.
Nvidia actually put out a cheaper card (the 680), which forced AMD to reduce the price.
So you might actually thank AMD for starting those price tag wars.