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Has Nvidia saturated the market?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Rapyer, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Rapyer

    Rapyer Master Guru

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    Have they released too many versions of cards to confuse the hell out of customers? THere are literally dozens cards with minimal performance differences to confuse the hell out of potential buyers. Wonder if nvidia could go back to 4-5 core cards like they have 5-10 years ago instead of releasing tweaked versions every month
     
  2. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    AMD is just as guilty of this as Nvidia. So is Intel and AMD with their processors. The more options consumers have the better.
     
  3. Gripen90

    Gripen90 Master Guru

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    Well I don't know. I do know that I think that releasing GTX 660Ti with only 192bit is not my cup of tea. I had really hoped they would have released a 3rd high-end single GPU with 256bit ram.
    However I can't see why we would need a GTX 650 Ti ?.
     
  4. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    Maybe for people that can't afford a 660ti. Not everyone wants to go out and spend $300+ for a GPU.
     

  5. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

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    To fill the gap in the market

    [​IMG]

    @Rapyer, I think it's better for consumers to have a product for each price point.
     
  6. Chrysalis

    Chrysalis Member Guru

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    is too many, but this is a trend on all electrical devices now days.
     
  7. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    That was a very interesting (in a way) chart. Thought there would have been a bigger performance difference between a GTX260, 460, 560, and 660.
     
  8. iFRAC7UR3

    iFRAC7UR3 Master Guru

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    its too many for the noobies like i recently were, but not for the core
     
  9. Sr7

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    If someone is willing to spend $275, but you only have GPUs at $250 and $300, they'll by the $250 gpu and you lost $25 you could've had.

    Additionally, not every chip that is manufactured is capable of reaching the "full chip, high clocks" spec that AMD and NVIDIA want to compete for benchmarks with. So you've already made those mostly functional chips, and because they don't meet the standard, are you going to throw them away? That's hugely wasteful. Instead they just make a new official SKU, save up the "not meeting the top requirements" chips over the course of some months of making the top end version of that chip, and then disable the broken bits and sell the partially functional chips as a lesser SKU. This way almost 100% of the chips that are made are sold. In this case it's profitable to be green :)
     
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  10. vejn

    vejn Maha Guru

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    When gtx prices drop in autumn/winter season ?
     

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    OMG, what a paranoic
     
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  13. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    The more cards the better, more choice is always better than less.

    That way you can find a card in your budget, and not be forced into moving to something more expensive.
     
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    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    How is that paranoic?
     
  15. wubbles

    wubbles Maha Guru

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    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    It still didn't sell me the idea of having more choices is a bad idea.

    Ofc. we are not all the same, but I actually enjoy the decision part of buying ritual. And as for buyers regret connected with plenty of choices, as opposed to few choices - that's not a very compelling argument.
    Because that ideal buy you somehow missed, would have not even been in few choices scenario to begin with.

    Having plethora of choices is one of the good things in capitalism :)

    All in all this is just another white whine

    [​IMG]
     
  17. WhiteLightning

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    Sounds great, do you have some info on that ?
     
  18. Redemption80

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    I doubt he has since it sounds like a jealous rant, but if they do i will definitely be sticking with Nvidia next year, even a polished less blurry TXAA would be nice.

    If AMD start brining out some good exclusive features for their cards then i will move back to them though.

    As for buyers regret, unless your loaded and have everything then everyone will have always have abit of that, and for me having more choice would decrease the chance of buyers regret.
     
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    As long as the numbering scheme is clear, it's a good thing. More choice is good, for customers at least. Nvidia probably too, less surplus.

    But the real problem I think they have is this TI business. No one else uses TI as a moniker. Pro? GT? Sure, those are okay, but TI, normal people don't know.

    Brands should come down to numbers. If you need to, go with 5's.

    GTX 670, 665, 660, 650, 640 etc.

    If you absolutely have to revise a card, how is 667 less clear than 660ti?

    Honestly, higher number should be higher performance, no screwing around with letters.
     
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    This new features will be on drivers with all 4/5/6xx series or only on Maxwell 7xx series?
     

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