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Posted · Original PosterOP

When the GTX 1080 comes out on the 27th, how much will the prices drop for the GTX 900 series? Because the GTX 1080 is nearly twice the GTX 980 on game performance (Apparently) should we expect the gtx 980 to go half price? Do you guys think its worth buying the GTX 980 when it becomes on sale?

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1 minute ago, XXXLovelyXXX said:

When the GTX 1080 comes out on the 27th, how much will the prices drop for the GTX 900 series? Because the GTX 1080 is nearly twice the GTX 980 on game performance (Apparently) should we expect the gtx 980 to go half price? Do you guys think its work buying the GTX 980 when it becomes on sale?

Don´t hold your breath. They´ll stay the same price for a few months then drop $50 at best.

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3 hours ago, XXXLovelyXXX said:

When the GTX 1080 comes out on the 27th, how much will the prices drop for the GTX 900 series? Because the GTX 1080 is nearly twice the GTX 980 on game performance (Apparently) should we expect the gtx 980 to go half price? Do you guys think its work buying the GTX 980 when it becomes on sale?

 

Don't expect the retail prices to drop much, but you can expect used cards to flood the market (including mine :D).  Hell, they've already started.

 

The 1080 figures that you are talking about were specific to VR performance.  The 1080 will more than likely be faster, but not 2 or 3 times faster.


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10xx is gonna obsolete 9xx. Outperform, at a lower price


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2 minutes ago, XXXLovelyXXX said:

When the GTX 1080 comes out on the 27th, how much will the prices drop for the GTX 900 series? Because the GTX 1080 is nearly twice the GTX 980 on game performance (Apparently) should we expect the gtx 980 to go half price? Do you guys think its work buying the GTX 980 when it becomes on sale?

The 1080 will not be 2x 980 performance in normal gaming, that spec is aimed at VR performance where pascal excels. We can't know pricing of the 900 series until we have sufficient, reliable benchmarks for the 1000 series. Prices should drop as 980Ti's are currently $420-480 right now used. 


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3 hours ago, waggythegeek said:

10xx is gonna obsolete 9xx. Outperform, at a lower price

 

Not nearly as dramatically as you're making it sound.


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1 minute ago, waggythegeek said:

10xx is gonna obsolete 9xx. Outperform, at a lower price

It´s going to be a slightly better Skylake jump. Not going to obsolete anything quite yet.

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The best price I've seen for a GTX 970 is $240 at Fry's after MIR.

GTX 960 at $160 after MIR.  980 at $399 after MIR.

 

My guess is the 970 will probably go down as low as $180 and 960 around $120-ish.

It would be suicide for the 980 and 980ti to remain above $370.

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Prices won't drop so much. At least not in your local stores.

But people will be selling old cards, so you will be able to get them kinda cheap.

 

Keep in mind that 1070 and 1080 are much better at VR only. So at real games and benchmarks there probbably won't be such huge performance increase.

 

I mean GTX titan x have score of 4300-4800 at our forum. Do you realy think that gtx 1080 will be able to get 9000 or more points in that same benchmark running at dx11 like most of games today? I don't think so.

 

But hey ... tommorow we will get our benchmarks for 1080 :3 


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Just seen a month old G1 Gaming 980Ti for sale at £320 (£550 new). Wish I had the money for it :(

 

 

 


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retail won't really see price drops. A few liquidation sales, but nothing like the used market. 

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48 minutes ago, Simon771 said:

Prices won't drop so much. At least not in your local stores.

But people will be selling old cards, so you will be able to get them kinda cheap.

 

Keep in mind that 1070 and 1080 are much better at VR only. So at real games and benchmarks there probbably won't be such huge performance increase.

 

I mean GTX titan x have score of 4300-4800 at our forum. Do you realy think that gtx 1080 will be able to get 9000 or more points in that same benchmark running at dx11 like most of games today? I don't think so.

 

But hey ... tommorow we will get our benchmarks for 1080 :3 

A score of 9000 no but expect it to be in the 5k to 6k range possibly 7k if we are lucky. That being said the 1070 is supposed to be faster then a titan X and the 1080 is supposed to be as fast as two 980's in sli.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the clarification guys! the gtx 1080 cant be twice the perfornance of the gtx 980 lol! I actually might buy used gtx 970 or 980s.:)

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3 hours ago, MadyTehWolfie said:

A score of 9000 no but expect it to be in the 5k to 6k range possibly 7k if we are lucky. That being said the 1070 is supposed to be faster then a titan X and the 1080 is supposed to be as fast as two 980's in sli.

 

What benchmark scores are you talking about?


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25 minutes ago, done12many2 said:

 

What benchmark scores are you talking about?

 

This one at 1080p ultra HD preset or something. The one that have the most activity :) 

 

 

 

26 minutes ago, XXXLovelyXXX said:

Thanks for the clarification guys! the gtx 1080 cant be twice the perfornance of the gtx 980 lol! I actually might buy used gtx 970 or 980s.:)

It will be better, but in VR only.

For DX11 games ... probbably a bit better than 980 ti. But keep in mind that it will run at lower temps, and less power consumption.


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7 minutes ago, Simon771 said:

 

This one at 1080p ultra HD preset or something. The one that have the most activity :) 

 

Oh yeah, I know that one.  I must have gotten lucky the day I ran that because somehow I ended up with the highest score. 

 

I agree with your statements of over optimism of 1080 performance. 


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that's not how retail prices work

nVidia already stopped the 900 Series production, so all the distributors already paid for their chips and the price will stay fixed, because they don't want to lose money they already paid.

the retail prices will stay the same unless someone tries to clear the inventory as a last push

 

do expect sad prices in the used market though


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nvidia never does a price drop on previous generation cards they leave that up to retailers some retailers do clearance prices on instore items i know microcenter had 780Ti for like $299.99 when 900 series came out.

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9 minutes ago, Jaggsta said:

nvidia never does a price drop on previous generation cards they leave that up to retailers some retailers do clearance prices on instore items i know microcenter had 780Ti for like $299.99 when 900 series came out.

I can see why that would be tempting.  The 970 was about $80 more with only 0.5gb vram advantage.

However, going from 3.5 to 8gb is a huge leap.

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1 minute ago, Malaki Titi said:

I can see why that would be tempting.  The 970 was about $80 more with only 0.5gb vram advantage.

However, going from 3.5 to 8gb is a huge leap.

people don't realize normal GDDR5 memory is cheap to produce. During 700 series they even released GTX 780 with 6gb vs the 3gb of memory but it was too late 900 series was coming out they should of released 8gb GTX 970 in 2015 since 970 came out September 2014.

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3 minutes ago, Jaggsta said:

people don't realize normal GDDR5 memory is cheap to produce. During 700 series they even released GTX 780 with 6gb vs the 3gb of memory but it was too late 900 series was coming out they should of released 8gb GTX 970 in 2015 since 970 came out September 2014.

I get ram is cheap to produce but why put more ram than what the gpu can handle.  Like the case of the 390.  Had AMD kept the 390 with 4gb of vram (which is all it can handle unless crossfire) then its price could have been cheaper than the 290 and have given the 970 a good beating in sales at least.

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4 minutes ago, Malaki Titi said:

I get ram is cheap to produce but why put more ram than what the gpu can handle.  Like the case of the 390.  Had AMD kept the 390 with 4gb of vram (which is all it can handle unless crossfire) then its price could have been cheaper than the 290 and have given the 970 a good beating in sales at least.

you can max out 4gb of vram easily with 390 and GTX 970 on certain games they are pretty powerful cards still. That's how people found out 970 was only using 3.5gb of memory then slowing down.

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1 hour ago, done12many2 said:

 

What benchmark scores are you talking about?

Was taking a guess at the scores the 1070 and 1080 will have based on the TitanX score you said. The 1080 is probably going to be 20-30% faster then a titanX. Can't really guess what thw 1070 will do but it will probably only beat the titan X by maybe 10-15%. Is my educated guess. Im more interested in the 1060 Hopefully it can proved 980 performance for 200. Not out of the realm of possibility when the 1070 is supposed to at least be on par with a 980ti.


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2 minutes ago, MadyTehWolfie said:

based on the TitanX score you said.

 

Agreed, but I didn't mention anything about a Titan X. I think you've got me and @Simon771 mixed up. ☺


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