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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    And Asus is currently running a £50 cashback promo for Strix GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 buyers.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    And Asus seems to be the only company who hasn't dropped prices, so many cards are still cheaper even if you take the £50 cashback into account!

    Cheapest Asus on Scan £578 (528 after a lengthy cashback process)

    Yet there is an Inno3d for 475 and a Gigabyte for 494 and an MSI for 500 - all without cashback required.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    I have the cash and I want to power, but I refuse to pay that much on principle. I'll be getting the 2nd tier VEGA I suspect for around £350.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    And Asus seems to be the only company who hasn't dropped prices, so many cards are still cheaper even if you take the £50 cashback into account!

    Cheapest Asus on Scan £578 (528 after a lengthy cashback process)

    Yet there is an Inno3d for 475 and a Gigabyte for 494 and an MSI for 500 - all without cashback required.
    Asus have history as being higher priced than other GPU brands

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    I have the cash and I want to power, but I refuse to pay that much on principle. I'll be getting the 2nd tier VEGA I suspect for around £350.
    Yes, crazy prices! Some competition is needed and hopefully it will be here sooner rather than later.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    I have the cash and I want to power, but I refuse to pay that much on principle. I'll be getting the 2nd tier VEGA I suspect for around £350.
    Yes, crazy prices! Some competition is needed and hopefully it will be here sooner rather than later.
    My thoughts exactly

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    Price drops across the board thread.

    Whinging responses.

    Free 1080 cards for everyone thread.

    People whinging about having to pay for Postage. AMD wouldn't charge you for Postage !! Rage @ Nvidia, how dare they !!

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    £430 from Amazon.it, though waiting for stock to come back in:
    https://www.amazon.it/gp/offer-listing/B01GELBPGG/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy14 View Post
    Price drops across the board thread.

    Whinging responses.

    Free 1080 cards for everyone thread.

    People whinging about having to pay for Postage. AMD wouldn't charge you for Postage !! Rage @ Nvidia, how dare they !!

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    (quote)People whinging about having to pay for Postage. AMD wouldn't charge you for Postage !! Rage @ Nvidia, how dare they !!(/quote)

    Ah, yes, but would AMD charge people 450 UKP + VAT for the postage? That's the question!

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    I have the cash and I want to power, but I refuse to pay that much on principle. I'll be getting the 2nd tier VEGA I suspect for around £350.
    I see nothing wrong with those principles, I just refuse to pay that much for a graphics card, regardless of who makes it. Considering years ago I could have gone for dual cards for SLI / Crossfire and still had change from that £500+ for a single card? I'll pass. Mid range will do me just fine for my 1080 gaming.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    Can't wait for some cuts all around

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    Quote Originally Posted by Irien View Post
    (quote)People whinging about having to pay for Postage. AMD wouldn't charge you for Postage !! Rage @ Nvidia, how dare they !!(/quote)

    Ah, yes, but would AMD charge people 450 UKP + VAT for the postage? That's the question!
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    My son got loads of money on his birthday (he wanted cash only) so i know he wanted a new graphics card even though his AMD 280 was fine for nearly all his games so i said wait for the AMD GPU's to come out and prices will drop but that money burnt a hole in his pocket and he got the 1070 for £380.

    Fast forward to now and the 1080 is getting to those prices and i think they're going to drop a lot more, hes not totally happy with the 1070 i must admit i didnt think it was that much better but it is noticable in Skyrim and GTAV but not £380 more noticable lol.

    He wants to save up for a 1080 now i dont know..

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest View Post
    My son got loads of money on his birthday (he wanted cash only) so i know he wanted a new graphics card even though his AMD 280 was fine for nearly all his games so i said wait for the AMD GPU's to come out and prices will drop but that money burnt a hole in his pocket and he got the 1070 for £380.

    Fast forward to now and the 1080 is getting to those prices and i think they're going to drop a lot more, hes not totally happy with the 1070 i must admit i didnt think it was that much better but it is noticable in Skyrim and GTAV but not £380 more noticable lol.

    He wants to save up for a 1080 now i dont know..
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 price cuts in UK better than expected

    Raven's Nest - it is generally a bad plan to keep buying "incremental" updates - saving for a 1080 when you have a 1070 will result in spending a lot of money for barely 20% speed increase. That isn't going to be noticeable, esp if playing at 1080p etc. Going from a 280 to 1070 was probably a reasonable upgrade, and more significant than 1070-1080.

    Your son would be far better advised to wait for future generations, where 1080 prefermance will be available for 1060/1070 prices. For example, I believe the current 1060 generally outperforms the older 980 for much less money.

    If you could find a buyer for the 1070 at sensible price, that's about the only scenario where a 1070->1080 would make sense. In other words, if your son only had to pay a further <100ukp on top of second hand price of 1070, then he might feel OK with it. Otherwise, he's likely going to feel robbed.

    You also don't say what PC he's putting it in. If it is a fairly poor CPU/RAM or no SSD, then putting an expensive graphics card in the system isn't a magic bullet. For example, I wouldn't suggest putting a 1070/1080 in anything less than a fairly recent i5 (or Ryzen) with 8Gb RAM minimum. You could arguably feed it with a skylake+ i3, but you probably wouldn't be getting the best out of it (certainly for AMD GPUs).

    Bottom line - high end GPUs are something of a "mugs game" in terms of value for money. I tend to bite the bullet every couple of years, but there's always something new on the horizon. The 1080ti is looming large, and then in six month's there's be an 1100-series (or whatever) to replace that.

    The best advice I can give is to use what you have for as long as you can bare it, then make a big jump to the best you can possibly afford. This will give the biggest jump in experience, and probably the longest lifespan of your current card (ie. value for money).

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