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Originally Posted by CombatusBecause price-wise this isn't a straight replacement for the GTX 970 - it costs £150 more than it did at launch and Nvidia won't be releasing anything cheaper for a while. So really, it doesn't have much to lose if indeed there's still plenty GTX 970 stock kicking around - they're cheaper, yes, but they're significantly less powerful and not ideal for 4K or VR. The real issue will be with AMD's next move, which is slated to be very affordable, so that's what I'd be concerned with if I was a retailer with thousands of GTX 970s sitting on the shelves.
Originally Posted by LennyRhysQuote:Originally Posted by DbDThe 970 was about £260 new
In reality it was much closer to £300 for OCd vendor cards, with £260 being the absolute cheapest for vanilla stock. I paid £230 for a good overclocked 770 just before the 970 came out, and I was somewhat relieved to see the price of the 970 when it hit the shelves. But you make a good point about the 970 holding its price for a long time, which it did.
Nice performance from the 1070 and I'm sure the price will soon be very attractive for people looking to upgrade from 970/980.
Originally Posted by DbDThe 970 was about £260 new
Originally Posted by DbDWell I say £260 because that's what I got mine for 1 month after it came out (which was an o/c non vanilla card). Pricing is definitely going the wrong way as the 8800GT I bought after it came out was only £170, and while you might say the 1070 should be more expensive actually the power usage, and physical chip size are about the same and just like the 1070 it was the *budget* high end card.
Originally Posted by rolloThe later option not able to afford it. PC high end has become a very expensive hobby. Want the latest 10 core that's £1400 please makes Nvidias asking sound reasonable lol.
ZEN fails welcome to price gouge central, I'd start praying about now.
Originally Posted by Vault-TecI'm not the biggest fan of capitalism myself but in all honesty the PC market is probably one of the worst examples of it I have ever come across. Even audio gear is reviewed honestly and there are plenty of stinkers on What? Hifi.
Originally Posted by perplekks45The personal audio market is the best example for what is going to happen to the graphics card and CPU market over the next couple of years.
When I bought my first portable audio player based on sound quality and supported formats not flashy screens and features as well as my first proper headphones (2011: Cowon C2 and Grado SR125i) there were no players for more than 500 Euros (that I know of) and two pairs of headphones for over 2k Euros (Sennheiser Orpheus and Stax SR-009) around. Today the most expensive player is priced at over 4.5k Euros (A&K 380 Ltd. Edition) and there is hardly any price segment between 1k and 5k without at least two or three overlapping headphones. Hell, even universal (read: NOT custom) in-ears go up to over 3k Euros!
The 1070 presents great bang for your buck compared to its predecessors (faster than a 980Ti at a lower price) but the amount of money required to even enter this new generation is obscene. People will pay, as we have learned from the personal audio markets mentioned above. This does not mean it is okay. As long as people buy this stuff at inflated prices the prices will keep rising. And you can easily see nVidia's willingness to lower prices when looking at Massdrop's recent offers of 1070 and 1080 Founder's Edition cards for MSRP (plus shipping if you live outside the US). If even Massdrop cannot get nVidia to prepare a proper offer... well, we're screwed. ;)
Originally Posted by Harlequinif the gtx 970 sold so well , why do the major etailers still carry a lot of stock when they knew the replacements were coming?
Originally Posted by rolloIt's nothing to do with reviews, bit tech will probably not post there views for this article but I'd imagine it's sub 5000.
Originally Posted by YaddaIt's all very neat. I wonder why AMD haven't released any parts in the higher price bracket, and why Nvidia haven't released any in the lower price bracket?
That would be competition. As things are, they might as well be two brands owned by the same company.
Originally Posted by YaddaI wonder if AMD and Nvidia will ever release similar cards again, at the same price-point and at the same time?
It would be nice for a change.
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