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Topic # 240872 30-Sep-2018 20:31
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EVGA RTX 2080Ti NZD $2500-2600, even after currency conversion that is a $700-800 markup. This is absurd, what justifies that pricing? 


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  Reply # 2098923 30-Sep-2018 20:48
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NVIDIA have thousands upon thousands of 10 series cards to get rid of. 

 

I think the 20 series will be inflated for a while.


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  Reply # 2098924 30-Sep-2018 20:50
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Profit margin, CGA, occupancy of shelf space, etc.

 

If you're happy to have no CGA coverage, pay the duty and import the card yourself, you'll save yourself about $500.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2098930 30-Sep-2018 21:06
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Profit margin, CGA, occupancy of shelf space, etc.

 

If you're happy to have no CGA coverage, pay the duty and import the card yourself, you'll save yourself about $500.

 

 

 

 

$500 for CGA coverage? Ugh. I suppose the low NZD does not help. If the NZD strengthens do prices get adjusted or does the price get set at whatever the currency conversion was at the time the suppliers place orders?


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  Reply # 2098934 30-Sep-2018 21:38
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If you don't really need it, get the 1080 Ti and wait ...




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  Reply # 2098954 30-Sep-2018 21:45
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Batman: If you don't really need it, get the 1080 Ti and wait ...

 

 

 

I already have the 1080 Ti, more just trying to understand the RTX pricing. The RTX 2080 Ti is selling roughly for around the same price as the 1080 Ti did at launch in the US. It seems like we're way overpaying. 


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  Reply # 2098956 30-Sep-2018 21:49
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1080ti was $699usd at launch, 2080ti is $999usd, it's a major price hike.

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  Reply # 2098958 30-Sep-2018 21:56
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Yeah, the price hike is standard nVidia MO - no one can beat their performance at the lower price brackets, and they have a lot of pascal cards out in the wild, so why not sell the newer tech at a premium?

 

It's win win for them - they can easily clear the shelves of Pascal/10-series parts without having to firesale them and give the retailers rebates, while also making massive amounts of money off of the must haves (game devs, tech reviewers, madlads who need the newest bits), while waiting for AMD to catch up, which at this stage doesn't seem likely any time soon, given that Navi is slated for early next year and is targeting GTX 1080 performance levels at similar power draw levels and a lower price point.

 

It's looking like AMD's next release is going to be a rehash of the RX 480, where it just couldn't trade blows with the big nvidia parts. Us lucky nerds get to suffer for it. It's basically what Intel was doing anyway during the whole Bulldozer era in the CPU space - keep releasing a newer, slightly more expensive part with a whole bunch of extra bells and whistles that aren't of much use for the average consumer, and hike the price a bit.

 

Don't expect the pricing to come down this year, and certainly AMD is going to have to pull an elephant out of their hat to get the RTX pricing down, so I'm not holding my breath, and just counting my blessings that my GTX 1080 is still scarily relevant today, given it's almost 2 years old at this point.


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  Reply # 2099047 1-Oct-2018 00:03
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I'm just really glad one of my mates sold me his 1080 TI very cheaply in preparation for these coming out.. A decision I suspect he may regret lol





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  Reply # 2099073 1-Oct-2018 07:32
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I must be getting old....... I'm happy with my R9 280X and not planning on upgrading at all.

 

 





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  Reply # 2099091 1-Oct-2018 09:11
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I am happy with the GPU built into my i5-4250U processor and my Xbox One S


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  Reply # 2099395 1-Oct-2018 14:16
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Hopefully AMD can do in the GPU market what they did in the CPU market with Ryzen. Will be great to see NVIDIA forced to cut prices dramatically to compete with AMD.

 

 


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  Reply # 2099420 1-Oct-2018 14:33
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msreef:

 

Hopefully AMD can do in the GPU market what they did in the CPU market with Ryzen. Will be great to see NVIDIA forced to cut prices dramatically to compete with AMD.

 

 

Unfortunately not likely to happen, Navi (AMD's nextgen) is fairly widely rumoured to be aimed at the middle of the market, and not taking Nvidia on at the higher end.





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  Reply # 2099608 1-Oct-2018 19:44
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If the RTX 2080 Ti was $2600 US would the yanks still buy it? Just saying :/


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  Reply # 2099609 1-Oct-2018 19:49
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Kol12:

 

It seems like we're way overpaying. 

 

 

So nothing new then? :)





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  Reply # 2099627 1-Oct-2018 20:00
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lNomNoml:

 

Kol12:

 

It seems like we're way overpaying. 

 

 

So nothing new then? :)

 

 

 

 

Guess not but the RTX 2080 seems even more hiked up than usual.

 

 

 

So do you guy's find overpaying in NZ frustrating or do you accept it?


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