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Will we see £500 1080's soon?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by carlazai, 7 Sep 2016.

  1. carlazai

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    That was my exact feeling as well. I have the budget for 1 if I wanted, its the fact I feel that the current pricing by both manufacturer and retailer is tkaing the ****. I bet when the prices went up they went up by a few extra % to increase the retailers margins and subsequently the end of quarter bonus!
     
  2. Dirk Diggler

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    I have a feeling that you are in the same boat as me, able to buy but refusing to buy on principle due to Nvidia greed. I know for a fact I will never own a 1080.

    The OP, on the other hand, is prepared to buy at the right price if it comes along. With it being a 1080 there will inevitably be price reductions due to the ridiculous over pricing to start with, but I'm not convinced it'll ever be a sensible purchase.
     
  3. hyperseven

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    Oh, so you have detailed breakdown of the production cost per unit to justify such a statement, please share with the group :p
     
  4. Cooper

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    Jacking up the price 25% for nothing more than node shrunk, clock bumped Maxwell's was/is rather taking the p on Nvidia's part.
     
  5. llamadal

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    Ok great so you have already decided you won't buy it because *insert whatever reason no one cares about here*

    So why keep coming back to a thread specifically about said product?

    To the OP - once back orders are filled, supply outstrips demand then I imagine Gibbo will have some listed just under the £500 mark, probably take a couple of months.

    From personal experience I've always found the best time to buy a new card is to either pre-order (they often go up once released) or 6 months or so after release. The rest of the time in between is a bit of a lottery.
     
  6. Ste

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    Probably see a 499 this week only in a couple of months especially if the currency goes in the right direction
     
  7. LoadsaMoney

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    Be a while yet before they EOL them.
     
  8. Tropicocity

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    Makes me glad I nabbed a 1070 for 300 lol
     
  9. Dirk Diggler

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    :D
     
  10. DarrenM343

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    Reference 1080 directly from the green team themselves on launch day was £619.99 and it's the same today so no change there.
     
  11. spulse

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    it is considering you can get a 980ti for close to 300quid now.
     
  12. LoadsaMoney

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    The 980Tis only close to £300, as its an old gen card thats been out over a year, and is now EOL, its price now doesn't have any bearing on new card prices.
     
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  13. spulse

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    saying it's 'EOL' doesn't make it any less of powerful card. 2 of them are absolutely storming in any current game at high resolutions. If you absolutely have to have the best that's fine but don't act like it's not the best performance-to-price option for people looking beyond at 1440p and beyond...
     
  14. LoadsaMoney

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    You can't expect a new gen card thats just come out, to be around the now much lower price, of an old card thats been out yonks and EOL'd.
     
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  15. spulse

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    it's only been out for a year and (once overclocked) benchmarks close to the 1080 in loads of situations. how is it hard to expect the price to be relatively similar? Nvidia's grasp on the market & subsequent pricing model is blinding everyone it seems.

    There are 1080's out for 799quid. Don't you think that's absolutely mental?
     
  16. 8 Pack

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    A pointless question as no one who knows will comment on Nvidia pricing policy.

    If you have the money buy the card enjoy it now.
     
  17. LoadsaMoney

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    the 980Ti on release was around £600, its old now, as been out over a year, and its also EOL'd as said, thats why its now down to around £300, you can't expect a new 1080 thats just come out, to only be around that new dropped to £300 price, of that now old EOL'd card.
     
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