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Old 04-20-2017, 11:31 PM   #1
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How long until the GTX 1080 drops in price?

Just wondering.
I have tried the GTX 1080 in first hand and I really like this thing. It's powerful but it's also as expensive as an ihpone 7 where I am.

Has anyone observed the videocards long enough to tell about what time they may start to drop the price and how much maybe?
Because I remember when I bought my i7 6700K and about a year later the price dropped about 33% from it's time of purchase (January 2016).

I am still playing on my GTX 670 and there is nothing wrong with it at all. I guess my GTX 670 is a near equivalent of today's GTX 1050. Or isn't it?
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:52 AM   #2
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its price can drop when the next gen or stronger ver gpu is released

gtx1080 went down a little when the 1080ti came out
and again on the launch of the new titan xp (not nvidia titan x(pascal))

nvidia needs to get their heads on straight when naming gpus
geforce gtx titan x = 2015 maxwell
nvidia titan x = 2016 pascal (testers were calling titan xp)
nvidia titan xp = 2017 pascal (re-release of 2016 titan x pascal slightly faster)
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:36 AM   #3
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Yep. They really have to get their naming in order for real.

But what about my other question? How does a GTX 670 compare with a GTX 1050 in terms of performance? Are they both approximately even? I see the GTX 670 is discontinued sort of.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:15 AM   #4
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670-760-1050-1050ti are very close in performance

1050 has faster vram, faster cores, and dx12 support but fewer cores and tmus (under half vs 670)
but needs alot less power, 75w vs 170w
basically its faster cores and smaller fab make up for its fewer cores

http://www.hwcompare.com/32998/gefor...force-gtx-670/

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-...Force-GTX-1050
gpuboss shows 1050 higher only because it uses less power

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Old 04-21-2017, 10:36 AM   #5
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The GTX 1080 already dropped in price by 37,5% from 800 Euro in May 2016 to 500 Euro now.

If you're not just curious but also want to purchase a new card some time in the future, wait for the next generation and get a mid-range card, something like a GTX 1170 (if they keep the naming scheme).

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Old 04-22-2017, 01:08 AM   #6
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Waiting is not a problem. My GTX 670 is doing a great job and I do not consider changing it at any time.

My next purchase would be a new PSU but right now I have 0 budged.

Also if the GTX 1080 is as much as 500 euros in Germany, I'd consider ordering a GTX 1080 from Germany then since the price difference is big enough to make an efficient saving.
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Has anyone observed the videocards long enough to tell about what time they may start to drop the price and how much maybe?
When Apple released the iPhone 7, they didn't continue selling the iPhone 6 at a decreased price. The same applies to video cards. When a newer generation card comes out, stores stop selling the old ones.

If you want to save money I recommend trying to find a used or refurbished card for sale. That's probably your best bet.
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stores sell the older gpus til they are out of stock
the store will discount them til they sell

you can still buy a new ati 5450 and 8400gs from microcenter

http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...ady_Video_Card
http://www.microcenter.com/product/3...x16_Video_Card


even at their price they are not worth buying, any modern onboard gpu is better

the rx 470/480 didnt just poof when the 570/580 came out
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