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The card (FE) is 50$ more, that's the issue.

Again, that's a marketing thing. That bares no meaning on the look of the PCB itself. They could tape the die to a potatoe and call it FE and charge $50 more if that's what they wanted to do.

Whether that is worth it or not is up to the consumer. Either way, the PCB was engineered to run that chip at set specifications. What the marketing team says after that is out of the engineers hands.

Marketing doesn't know or care about a product until the engineers tell them it is finalized. It doesn't work the other way around. They didn't tell the engineers "Hey! We're gonna charge $xx more for our reference cards so make it worth it!". The engineers built a product that achieved their goals and the marketers thought "Hey! We can charge more for our reference design since we will be first out the door and people just eat them up anyway! Lets see how much price abuse our market is willing to take!"
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Yeah, the PCB looks super gimped. I'm sure it'll work just fine but it really shows you where nvidia's mind is.
post #83 of 108
I heard it still has 6 phase, nvidia found a way to implement software vrm so they only had to put 3 on the board.
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I heard it still has 6 phase, nvidia found a way to implement software vrm so they only had to put 3 on the board.

Ha ha +1
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PCB is light because the card is not a guzzler like the 480
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PCB is light because the card is not a guzzler like the 480

Thanks for the most informative post in the thread! The epitome of what this sites users have to offer at this point!
     
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PCB is light because the card is not a guzzler like the 480

The concern is 3-phase VRM vs 6 on the 480 (unless the card is 75W, this is a lot worse engineering for power delivery to the GPU), 2 missing VRAM slots (was the card rushed for release? Was it originally meant to be a 980+ tier card but the 480 forced Nvidia to cut its BOM and make it a $200-300 product to compete?) and the 6-pin stuck on the cooler.
post #88 of 108
I wouldn't worry about the pcb, nvidias x60 cards have been 'throw away after a year' for 2 gens now, dx12 makes this one even more certain to be just that.
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I wouldn't worry about the pcb, nvidias x60 cards have been 'throw away after a year' for 2 gens now, dx12 makes this one even more certain to be just that.
yeah, you'll throw away a card thats ~980 level or close to that

genius

I guess if its beats 480 then you'll throw away the 480 in ~9 months


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The concern is 3-phase VRM vs 6 on the 480 (unless the card is 75W, this is a lot worse engineering for power delivery to the GPU), 2 missing VRAM slots (was the card rushed for release? Was it originally meant to be a 980+ tier card but the 480 forced Nvidia to cut its BOM and make it a $200-300 product to compete?) and the 6-pin stuck on the cooler.
none of those are problems so long as the FE card is working fine

and customs will have diffrent power phases & cooler/6-pin
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yeah, you'll throw away a card thats ~980 level or close to that

genius

I guess if its beats 480 then you'll throw away the 480 in ~9 months
none of those are problems so long as the FE card is working fine

and customs will have diffrent power phases & cooler/6-pin

Of course it will work. Are you being obtuse on purpose? rolleyes.gif

The issue here is Nvidia is asking a premium for this card. $300, which is comical from a component quality POV. For comparison, the much-better 480 PCB is in a product that costs $240 and has 2GB extra memory. Why do Nvidia get away with it? Because people keep making excuses for them.
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