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Many of our colleagues were writing about the shortage of Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 and 1070 cards and they got things mostly right. Our multiple sources close to AIB partners told us that the 1080 is the bestselling high-end card in the history of GPUs.

Everyone we talked to, outside of Nvidia of course, has confirmed that Geforce GTX 1080 launch was the biggest volume high end card launch, that was ever deceived by Nvidia at launch date. This got confirmed by both AIB and retail / etail sources and guess what, it all sold out in minutes. The numbers were much bigger than with Geforce GTX 980 or Ti launch, but it still sold within minutes.


http://www.fudzilla.com/news/graphics/40947-geforce-gtx-1080-sold-out-selling-excellent
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Impossible.

No modern card released today could ever match the 8800 series for sales.

Best the 1080 series could do is 2nd place, the bar is set too high.
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Even if this reached the lofty position of 2nd best selling card, why?
As far as I can tell it's a fairly average release without anything really outstanding in terms of features or performance increases.
Perhaps it's just the market getting larger each year which is always a good thing.
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Impossible.

No modern card released today could ever match the 8800 series for sales.

Best the 1080 series could do is 2nd place, the bar is set too high.

Doubt the AIBs remember those cards tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post

Even if this reached the lofty position of 2nd best selling card, why?
As far as I can tell it's a fairly average release without anything really outstanding in terms of features or performance increases.
Perhaps it's just the market getting larger each year which is always a good thing.

Timing, 1080 gives the best VR performance at the time people are scrambling to buy Vive and Rift. Just like 290/290X were out of stock everywhere for 3 month because of the mining craze.
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Even if this reached the lofty position of 2nd best selling card, why?
As far as I can tell it's a fairly average release without anything really outstanding in terms of features or performance increases.
Perhaps it's just the market getting larger each year which is always a good thing.

That's what I am thinking. As time goes on, gaming becomes more and more accepted, so naturally, the market for hardware will expand to feed that change in mindset.

I do have a hard time believing the 1080 is the "best selling" considering it's only been out for about a month. That's pretty short into the shelf-life for a video card. Also, I would assume that more people are gravitating towards the 1070 since it is significantly cheaper and has all the same features.
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And yet no body can buy them
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And yet no body can buy them

You just need to have nowinstock & distill web monitor running and fast click checkout, I am on my second 1080(ebayed the FE for profit ) and got a 3rd(1080FTW) coming next week . This current one(1080 Xtreme Gaming) is already on ebay with a profitable bid+ 6 days to go rolleyes.gif
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Incredible, if this is true it's pretty remarkable that it's the best selling high-end GPU in history, there has been a lot of amazing GPU launches like the 8800 series.

The market getting bigger is definitely one of the reasons for this.
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And yet no body can buy them
Actually, you can. Stocks are starting to rise. I just went to our local Micro Center, and they have 10 MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X's for sale. I bought a MSI 1070 Founders Edition from Newegg and an Nvidia 1070 from the Nvidia store less than 24 hours apart. In fact you can buy them from the Nvidia store right now, as we speak.

Stocks are there... you just have to know where to look. wink.gif
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