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Hmm.... Ok AMD now you release prices after you get a market idea of what people will pay for it?

What ever happend to setting the price and then let the market decide wither its worth buying or not, this age of preorders/preselling is so silly on the corporate side.

AMD had to squeeze that extra $30 out of the consumer because they know.

AMD already said the price will be $200-250. MRSP of the 8GB is $230. 4GB variant isn't to profit on making more but to suit a more budget consumer not going past the 2016 performance mark. Think about it, aren't they not losing money appeasing to 4GB users because the dies definitely get their values worth with 8 GB. Plus it's easier for MSI solder on four more GBs.
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What do you guys think? Is the extra 4GB worth it for $30 more?

Exactly where it was anticipated thumb.gif

Should mean that 8GB models of 6+8 pin custom boards should be available at $250 or less. I am sure some factory overclocked models will go for higher for to take advantage of the ignorant
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Yes, Im willing to bet in a year or so AAA titles will be passing 4GB. Plus the 8GB gives better performance at least in synthetic benchmarks.

A lot of games nowadays simply allocate all the VRAM a card has without actually using it. AAA developers care more about sales than graphics and making a game so graphically intense that it needs more than 4GB of VRAM would be suicide as the install base will shrink massively.
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A lot of games nowadays simply allocate all the VRAM a card has without actually using it. AAA developers care more about sales than graphics and making a game so graphically intense that it needs more than 4GB of VRAM would be suicide as the install base will shrink massively.

People have been betting on 4GB not being enough since something with more than 4gb came out. 4GB will serve adequately for a number of years. Especially at the $199 price point.

Game devs likely target 2gb as a hard minimum currently. You can get pretty much ANY game to work on a 2gb card without issues unless you are obsessive compulsive about "max quality!!!".
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Solid pricing, this card is going to be amazing! I'm glad more people will be able to experience this level of performance at a lower price point! biggrin.gif
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Hmm.... Ok AMD now you release prices after you get a market idea of what people will pay for it?

What ever happend to setting the price and then let the market decide wither its worth buying or not, this age of preorders/preselling is so silly on the corporate side.

AMD had to squeeze that extra $30 out of the consumer because they know.

Well played Jonny, you captured literally half the replies in this thread up to this point (this post inclusive). applaud.gif
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I was expecting it to be $249.99. $229 is perfectly fine. You should be complaining about Nvidia charging $60-100 over MRSP for a reference 'blower' cooler with an sub-par phase setup.

Never-mind that, pretty much all the aftermarket cards are selling for that price too. I don't know if it's the demand or if the FE price point became the norm for all of the GTX 1000 series cards.

It is a MSRP after-all but I'm sitting out until they sell for close to their MSRP.
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What do you guys think? Is the extra 4GB worth it for $30 more? I was hoping it would be $220 but I guess they didn't want to cannibalize the 4GB sales.

Wouldn't the answer to that question require knowledge of the power of the GPU to effectively use the memory, as opposed to whether or not 4 GB of GDDR5 is worth 30 munies? I would assume that all the extra space would be for HD textures and poorly optimized stuff and if the GPU can't run those things at 60+ it really doesn't matter.
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Great, 230$ is perfectly fine for the 8 GB version. I was afraid it was gonna be 250$. It looks like I'm buying the reference 8 GB, that cooler design is really sexy. Unless the cooler is really bad.
 
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Exactly where it was anticipated thumb.gif

Should mean that 8GB models of 6+8 pin custom boards should be available at $250 or less. I am sure some factory overclocked models will go for higher for to take advantage of the ignorant

I will pay 250 for the 8 + 6 pin long as it comes with a decent aftermarket cooler.
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