Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 26 Oct 2017.
Nice... basically a GTX 1080 for less. NVIDIA, always finding a way to shaft its customers.
Be interesting to see if they are locked down on clocks or not (a the rumours suggest), I reckon a heavily overclocked vanilla 1070 at £350 would be a better buy still, or chump up the extra £20-30 and get a 1080...
This product makes no sense. -128 cuda cores, -8 texture units, lower boost clock, GDDR5 instead of GDDR5X - all that for a $50 saving compared to GTX1080 ?
It uses up yields of not-quite 1080s to presumably beat Vega 56 at a lower price than the 1080 does it for. You can definitely ask "why bother", but you can also ask "why not?".
I mean it would make sense - but not at $50 price difference, which is less than a typical difference between various models of various manufacturers. $100 difference, we can start talking. But at $50 it is really pointless.
Yep, silly or not, people will buy them.
Create an intermediate card and make a bit extra from those 1080 dies that didn't quite make the grade
"Nvidia says that it offers twice the performance of the well-received GTX 970, evidently in a bid to compel owners of said card to consider the upgrade."
I'm still waiting. I bought my 970 at $350. It will be replaced by a $350 card again, it's just a matter of how much improvement the replacement will be that's worth using my credit card with potentially paying interest....
What time is the nda lifted for reviews?
Early afternoon as usual at a guess
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