Review: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB

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  1. Aura89

    Aura89 Ancient Guru

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    GPUs should cost more then CPUs, they have a ton more material.


    A number does not matter, the value it is at is what matters. So why would inflation not be part of a conversation?

    If you don't include inflation to compare the past to the present, then none of it matters.

    Inflation/value is everything, a number is pure and simple, nothing.

    Materials are not everything. R&D is a massive part of costs, but it's hard to quantify how much R&D "costs" to an individual item.

    If a device costs $300 in parts, and they only expect to sell 1 million of those devices, and R&D + general labor(customer service, general employees not part of R&D, CEOs etc.) meant they would break even if they charged $300 over parts, at 1 million devices, they would break even, then charging another 100-200 would not be unreasonable. Heck, if they charge $800 for the device, "technically" making $500 over parts costs, but only sell 500k units, they would lose that money.

    But point being is simple. Costs to produce a product is not everything. R&D, Customer support, utility bills, general employees, management, resellers cut, shipping, packaging, device technical support (drivers and etc. team), rent/building costs, etc. etc. etc. All of this stuff goes into what determines what a business want, return wise, to make an ACTUAL profit.

    I mean heck, if you only take into consideration costs of the materials, digital games are almost %100 profit at that point.
     
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  2. sneipen

    sneipen Member Guru

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    Whats hard to understand, nvidia overprice the products. Titan showed up in kepler (?) 680? Chip performed very good compared to previous chip. They sold the midend chip for high end price, with titan for allot more. Ti shows up √łater on.
    They have somewhat followed this lineup since.

    Im saying since they can, they sell mid end for high end prices. Current state of the marked considering amd does not have anything to compete they can do this.
    You also have 2 titan card now, pre Ti titan and the ver. that came now. You should think titan was the full chip. But not in this case. Its a bit strange.

    If you say so....
     
  3. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    You know Kepler had three Titan cards.
     
  4. pegasus1

    pegasus1 Master Guru

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    Either buy or do not.
     

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