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ma33r
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May 9, 2016
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If the GTX 1080 drops to less than $400, I will purchase immediately.
May 9, 2016
kriva
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May 9, 2016
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You expect a discount of 200$ (or about 30%) on a brand new GPU, with brand new technology inside it? If you honestly believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you ;-)
May 9, 2016
ma33r
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May 10, 2016
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I know that it probably won't drop that much, but it would be nice.
May 10, 2016
AntonyFarag
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May 10, 2016
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It won't drop at all and when the real benchmarks start coming out and not just nvidas smoke and mirror show be prepared to be majorly disappointed.
May 10, 2016
Stoplying
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May 10, 2016
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So you can better understand from a business stand point regardless of how new a product is when wholesale retailers purchase ("this community is a wholesale environment if you didn't know") a line of products they're purchasing far far below the retail value some in the range of many be a 20 to 30% markup from the actual OEM vendors cost. So since we as a community purchase in bulk because not one unite is sold one at a time but as wholesale in group orders it should actually in a business sense be 15 to 20 % cheaper then from a retail store like New egg Amazon bestbuy microcenter ect.
May 10, 2016
kriva
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May 10, 2016
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Sure, for relatively mature technology. Not for a brand new GPU for which Nvidia and its partners know they'll fetch top dollar well into the next few months.
May 10, 2016
Stoplying
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May 10, 2016
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I don't doubt they'll get top earning for their 3rd QT Term what I'm trying to say if mass drop is creasing this wholesale order because it is not us that are making the orders on an individual basis but it's mass drop as one retailer creating this bulk order and then having it ship to respective locations. then the price should be 15-20% below MSRP which NVIDAs is 699 for the Founder but MASS DROP is advertising 899 which is shady in its own. If their trying to use that high retail value to "DISCOUNT" it down 699 I would rather purchase from EVGa or NVIDIA directly and get a quicker ship time
May 10, 2016
AntonyFarag
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May 10, 2016
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that would only be if there were margins like you think. on graphics cards though margins are so low already for the manufacturers that it isn't worth it to them to offer discounts till the chips that they buy from nvidia get cheaper.
May 10, 2016
JerrBear7
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May 11, 2016
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unlikley, probably something like 600-700
May 11, 2016
FokkerFace
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May 11, 2016
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MSRP is 599. Who would buy it for 700??
May 11, 2016
FokkerFace
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May 11, 2016
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Did you assume we are hoping to get it BEFORE launch date? I thought this is a voting poll to figure out HOW can Massdrop approach Nvidia. Now, judging by results, I see this like: "Hi Nvidia, this is Massdrop. We want to get 3000 reference GTX 1080 from you. How much off MSRP can you go? What? You can give us 15% discount on 3000 unit order? Great! Ok, so we sell 3000 units for 10% lower than MSPR and keep 5% profit. That's 90000 USD profit. Go for it!"
May 11, 2016
AntonyFarag
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May 11, 2016
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that would be true in normal circumstances not in a graphics card market. this isn't how it work for them. rather it is like this nvidia makes the chips tells board partners ok we have these chips. you can sell these chips in boards you make off our designs for this price at a minimum. then the board partners go out and sell.
May 11, 2016
kriva
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May 11, 2016
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The only reason Nvidia, or any of their partners, would do so, is if they would have more stock than they could sell on launch date. Judging by the current hype-train, the demand will far outweigh the supply. How would it be beneficial for Nvidia to sell their GPUs at a lower margin (for them) than if they were to sell them straight to the customer, if they're sure they can sell all the stock they have easily. Massdrop makes sense for "mature" technology, where the demand is at or below the supply level. It does not make sense when demand outweighs the possible supply. TL,DR: This won't happen for at least a few months.
May 11, 2016
TurK-FX
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May 13, 2016
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Founders edition supposed to be better overclocking cherry picked chips.
May 13, 2016
FokkerFace
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May 13, 2016
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No, it's not.
May 13, 2016
TurK-FX
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May 13, 2016
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Hmm. Ok you are right. Somewhere, I read that this was supposed to be cherry picked. But if this is the case, I would wait for Asus, MSI or Gigabyte with better warranty and better cooling design & Higher clocks. I just got 2x 970 $200 a pop. But I guess I will have to find someone to buy them as these speeds of 1070 is promising.
May 13, 2016
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