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  1. Easy Rhino

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    lul wut? companies like nvidia get massive shipping discounts because they ship in bulk and have contracts with couriers. also, this comes out of the marketing budget, not R&D. :nutkick:
     
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  2. W1zzard

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    same day courier in germany is like 150 usd.. maybe nvidia got a discount because the guy has to bring the boxes to other reviewers too.
    i offered nvidia to drive down to munich today to pick up the card.
     
  3. btarunr

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    I think this packing is just for the press (GTX 590 was sent in a 50 cal ammo box IIRC), and same day shipping is because NV wants reviews out by May 03.

    If you want a GTX 690, you will pay at least $999.99 + your national/state taxes + shipping (unless shipping is free/you're buying from a ground store). So ballpark $1200.
     
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    No one gives discounts for sameday shipping. Nextday air for Screws will cost 50.00.
    Sameday is hundreds of dollars.
     
  5. Easy Rhino

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    companies like nvidia pay shipping contracts usually per month. this same day shipping cost no more than a typical 5 day shipping since it is all a wash at the end of the month.
     
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    Britons will be staring at a £829 price-tag, and continental Eurozone buyers at 829€

    £829 = 1019€
    829€ = £674
    What a corperate rip off because you live in the UK = £155
    you cant tell me it cost an additional £150+ to ship 1 card a further 26 miles from mainland europe to the UK

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    20% VAT plus £100 for you living on that miserable island.

    """ SHAME ON YOU NVIDCRAPA """

    WHY DO PEOPLE NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TAXES THESE DAYS
     
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    That's nice and all but if they shipped that to me in the US I would go outside to pick it up and probably get sacked by Homeland security agents wanting to know why I am getting "weapons grade" GPU's from Nvidia and what terrorist organization I'm working for.
     
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    Well, they tell you all day and night that your freedom 'isn't free' so you shot yourself, lol
     
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    That card looks really heavy? But I'm pretty sure its actually quite light lol. Right?
     
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    Looks so nice :) . Ill made review for SLI so send me 2 PLZ:D
     
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    thanks NVIDIA, u send first sample for TPU, so i will sold my two ATI card's and buy one of your new cards.
     
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    That's a secsi card! So, if I open a new IT related site specially for benches, do I get 1 for free also?? :D
     
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    At $999, if I import from US it would be a 12% import tax AND 20%VAT. Comes to about £830.

    The conversion prices are fine when taxes are factored in and everyone pays taxes, except the Greeks and look at the mess they're in.
     
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    The Article Didn't say the UK price was inclusive of VAT Unfortunately we British are used to being ripped off and
    "We Expect the price to be + VAT" ( £829 + Vat )

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    Did Nvidia include a Thermal Nuclear reactor in the box ?

    Just asking cause supposively the GK104 succesor to the 460/560 TIs was original their mid chip and somehow power comsumption got lost in the translation when it outperformed the 7970.

    I like looking at things from a different angle but If the GK104 was originaly to compete with the 7870/7850 cards. Power-wise it would have fallen short. Is it strange that Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo will all carry ATI/AMD GPUs when the Nvidia ones seam to perform better.

    I'd like to go back a few years when review sites were covering IQ test and making sure image quality was not being manipulated in post processing or being altered via drivers tool recognition. I know its time consuming but most Tech/Enthusiast site have been deluted to the same basic stuff.

    The card does look nice but did the wooden crate include wooden screws ?
     
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    Because they are cheaper and produce a bigger margin of profit? You seem to be deluded into thinking corporations are there to please you by taking a hit on their bottom line. I would sell an abacus for $9000 if I thought I could. Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo are just selling $9000 abacuses.

    By the way welcome to TPU. I'm TheMailMan.
     
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    Nah....to much bling.....will wait for the 7990......
     
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    I wonder if a 850W PSU would be enough for a SB system with two of those babies in SLI.
     
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    This is a sweet looking card (and packaging):toast:
     
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    This guy says it pretty well too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBgAQc-MnGM
    It always cracks me up that he has to say at the end: This is not a love song! :laugh:

    For real, now, what a beast. That's the best looking video card ever and it's also the best performing ever. :respect::respect: They did a good job on this one, too bad I won't be able to afford it but a 680, well that might just be my next card...
     
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    Profitability isnt exclusive to those 3 companies/corporations. Which in-directly willingly or not you make my point.

    1) Was the GK104 so power hungry to begin with they couldnt lower its power envelop further. Can only imagine how power hungry the supposed GK110 would be.
    -GF104 introduced at 150 - 200
    -GF114 introduced at 150 - 170
    -GK104 introduced at 195 - ? < Something very fishy considering its still with-in the revisions they do for previous --4 SKUs
    Couple of explanations.
    No GK110, This is best they could do hence the increase power usage and the large price hike everyone is paying for them. Still the consumer gets the short end of the stick like always.

    2) AMD went for power consumption sacrificing performance and it cost them in comparable performance.
    -Barts introduced at 127
    -Pitcairn introduced at 130


    Now AMD has driver issues and Nvidia looks like it wants to go back to the old GeForce bundle when it use to do calculation dumps with driver recognition.
    Its like politics. As a consumer you want to go with the least sleazy one out of the two.

    My sugguestion is why not look into it from both camps.

    Now if Nvidia introduces this card the GTX 690 at above 365 you know they are just screwing everyone over, some more willing then others ofcourse.
     
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    Love the PR packaging.

    Thats awesome. nVidia marketing guys are genius :)
     
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    If one is available when the pay check deposits.....on the couch for a month but everyone needs at least one needless object in thier life
     

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