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Why refer to the more expensive version? Pricing starts at $250. That's like comparing the base model of last year's Lexus whatever to this year's model that's fully equipped and crying that it costs 15 grand more.

I was simply referring to Nvidia charging $50 more for virtually no added benefit. I mentioned that fact in my original post. It just ticks me off that they do it, and people actually buy it, either because they don't know any better, or they just don't care.
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Originally Posted by GorillaSceptre View Post

Why the 290X/390X? The 480 is the successor to the 380 class cards, not the high-end.

The successor to the 380 should perform equal to or better than the R9 290X/390X. At least that is how it used to be prior to the launch of the RX 480.

Historically it has been the following:
New big chip = 40-70% more performance over previous generation big chip
New mid chip = 5-15% more performance over previous generation big chip.
New small chip = 5-15% more performance over previous generation mid chip.

The RX 480 broke that mold. It is the first card ever to provide inferior performance compared to previous generation larger chip.
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Fair enough. You just don't seem to be holding it to the same standards as the 480. tongue.gif

I didn't start off condemning the RX 480. It was only until more details were available that I voiced concerns over AMDs inability to compete.
Edited by Slomo4shO - 7/7/16 at 7:44am
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I was simply referring to Nvidia charging $50 more for virtually no added benefit. I mentioned that fact in my original post. It just ticks me off that they do it, and people actually buy it, either because they don't know any better, or they just don't care.

Damn right. I saw that pricing and how poorly they (1080, 1070) perform when OC'd and Nvidia can eat a... I'm not supporting them or Intel any longer with that pricing. Luckily I don't even play games anymore or use my PC for anything other than surfing the net and watching some TV shows so it's not that difficult of a decision. If I did, I'd probably end up wasting more of my money on 2 1080s and 1080 Tis when they drop.

Edit: Good point on people not caring. I think a lot of people who buy the high end do so anyway, as long as the prices aren't that much higher. But even so, Titans sell like crazy with their ridiculous pricing so go figure. Some people just want the best of the best at whatever cost. Props to Nvidia for getting into milking that small segment.
Edited by xxdarkreap3rxx - 7/7/16 at 7:46am
post #94 of 1449
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Originally Posted by Exeed Orbit View Post

I was simply referring to Nvidia charging $50 more for virtually no added benefit. I mentioned that fact in my original post. It just ticks me off that they do it, and people actually buy it, either because they don't know any better, or they just don't care.

But-but its like 90% faster than the 960! rolleyes.gif

I also hate these antics from NVIDIA. They are basically stealing from the cookie jar and people don't call them out over it. Why does the 1080 FE cost $200 more than the 980? Why does the 1070 non FE cost $50 over the 970? Why does the Founder's edition even exist? It's just the GPU on the barely capable PCB with barely capable power delivery all under a barely capable cooler. Why are we paying more for something that sucks?
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Glad I parted out my rig months ago. Since all I do is browse the web nowadays and do school work I'll be running my 780 until the PCIE slot falls off. biggrin.gif
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So is the 3GB version going to cost around $200?
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Nice! AIB and reference models on launch, that is how it should be! Give people the choice, the people that dont care about noise/heat/ocing/throttling and watercoolers can get the reference card and everyone else can get an AIB model from the get go. This is how the 480/1080/1070 launch should have went.
post #98 of 1449
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So is the 3GB version going to cost around $200?
No, more like custom cards (if there will be any 3gb versions, i assume that yes) will start from 250$
post #99 of 1449
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Nice! AIB and reference models on launch, that is how it should be! Give people the choice, the people that dont care about noise/heat/ocing/throttling and watercoolers can get the reference card and everyone else can get an AIB model from the get go. This is how the 480/1080/1070 launch should have went.

1080/1070/480 all launched to zero competition, 1060 launches after AIB 480's.
post #100 of 1449
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Originally Posted by prznar1 View Post

No, more like custom cards (if there will be any 3gb versions, i assume that yes) will start from 250$

So you're saying it's possible that it might cost $200, that's really a great deal seeing that nvidia claims that it's 15% faster than the 480. Only drawback is the vram and no sli support.
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