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None of the last 4-5-6 gens of nvidia gpus have been less than 500$.

Really?
This and this:

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If so, why did I buy the mighty Radeon HD 4890 top of the line GPU for only $195 brand new back in summer 2009?

Look, if nvidia says " you pay as much as we wish", you answer: "F**k you, nvidia!" and buy something else for a normal asking price ;)
I paid 520 for 2x Radeon HD 5850. I bought a GTX 970 for 350. Then I upgraded to a RTX 2070 for 430 which I said would be the highs I would pay for a gpu to then now pay 525 for my 3070. Of course I did pay $425 for a BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC AGP card in the early 2000's.. lol I was holding on to my old p2 400 rig.. haha About 6 months later I bought a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 for my new Socket a Athlon XP 1600+ for only 119 in Walmart of all places.. lol They had it on a discount rack for 145. I took it up to the counter and it rang up for only 119 and I ripped the clerks arm off.. lol It completely murdered my 6800 GT. haha

Prices are crazy now but I remember one of my friends buying the GTX 690 for around 650 bucks and I told him he was crazy. I can't name all of the GPU's that I've bought over the years because this would be a really long post.. lol One of my favorite ones was the ATi 9700 Pro. I'm totally derailing the thread with my poor buying decisions... haha
 
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There has been no x80 card (280, 480, 580, 680, 780, 980, 1080, 2080, 3080) below 500$(499$ some of them).

So all the answers below 500$ should be removed entirely.
 
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The poll poses a trick question - because it does not ask users what to them is a realistic price, but what would they pay for an RTX 4080. To that? 400 USD is a perfectly viable answer, even if NVIDIA actually loses money on selling one.
Does it though? You can just ignore that data. It doesn't necessarily render the rest of the data invalid.
 

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There has been no x80 card (280, 480, 580, 680, 780, 980, 1080, 2080, 3080) below 500$(499$ some of them).

What if nvidia decides to label a potato an "x80" card like it did with the fake "4080 16GB" and "4080 12GB" which was actually rebadged once again because it was too obvious ?
 

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There has been no x80 card (280, 480, 580, 680, 780, 980, 1080, 2080, 3080) below 500$(499$ some of them).

So all the answers below 500$ should be removed entirely.
My GTX 285 was under 500. It was $380 msrp at launch. It was a great card.
 
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The x80 indicates performance tier, not size of die or anything else.
A x80 card should perform ~75-90% of the best card of the lineup, as it's always been doing, and cost accordingly to the x80 tier, taking into account a few factors like inflation, manufacturers cost on specific node etc.

The 4080 16GB is a true x80 card but it's ridiculously priced. nVidia can price a 4080Ti and a 4090 2-3K. That's fine. They are halo products that target specifi people. But the x80 is just a high end card and should never exceed the 499/599/699/799$ taking into account all the factors.

The 780 cost 649$ nearly 10 years ago. You must be crazy if you expect that the latest x80 card should cost the same 10 years later.
 
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What are you smoking? SLI disappeared because it was a driver-tastic nightmare and relied too heavily on developers. Nvidia didn't drop SLI to charge more for single cards - that's the worst apologist excuse I've ever heard. Are you trolling?
Sucks that AMD had that solved with Polaris but abandoned it for Navi.
 
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My GTX 285 was under 500. It was $380 msrp at launch. It was a great card.
Yes but it released 6+ months later than the original 280 which cost 649$.

And I remind you. GTX 280: 649$ in 2008.
 

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A x80 card should perform ~75-90% of the best card of the lineup

Today it's this range, tomorrow nvidia could decide that the range is 45-90%...
It's nonsense.

Yes but it released 6+ months later than the original 280 which cost 649$.

And I remind you. GTX 280: 649$ in 2008.

GTX 280 was the top single GPU card. Today RTX 4090 is the top single GPU card.
 
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My GTX 285 was under 500. It was $380 msrp at launch. It was a great card.
Hi,
Wow 1gb memory :eek: just shows back then "in memory lane" nv prices were way worse :laugh:
 

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Yes but it released 6+ months later than the original 280 which cost 649$.

And I remind you. GTX 280: 649$ in 2008.
I wasn't saying you were wrong. I was just adding that Nvidia has given us some gems in the past after they were caught off guard by AMD. I just hope RDNA3 is the successer we need. lol Has everyone forgotten about the FX cards price vs performance? lol Now that was a shit show. I had a FX 5500 for a short time and it was terrible performance and price wise.

Hi,
Wow 1gb memory :eek: just shows back then "in memory lane" nv prices were way worse :laugh:
Yepper.. lol
 
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Hi,
Think about 12+ years ago I bought a 1gb 1 little bitty fan gt640 for like 99.us for a 775 socket q9550 system just for photoshop to work lol
 

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Should I have made it clear that I was referring to best single gaming card of the gen?
No I shouldn't...

The theory that you show about possible ranges and performance tiers are ok but the problem is that this so called "RTX 4080 16GB" leaves a sour taste in one's mouth, and people are very actively refusing to accept it as a normal offer.
 

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I found a couple of my cards in my server room. To my surprise my old 285. lol

8800 GTS - $400-450
GTX 285 - $380
AMD HD 6950 - $299
AMD HD 5850 - $259

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My personal problem is that I cannot get rid of nVidia gpus.
Apart from the fact that I do like the RT tech and would never buy an alternative with lower RT performance, the CUDA acceleration for the CAD/Civil Engineering apps cannot be ignored.

If only AMD had something similar that would be useful to most of us.
Because right now we have no alternative.
 
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The theory that you show about possible ranges and performance tiers are ok but the problem is that this so called "RTX 4080 16GB" leaves a sour taste in one's mouth, and people are very actively refusing to accept it as a normal offer.

And that's what they/we should do.
There is no justification for that price. Not even 899$.
 
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To me $800 now feels like $1000 in 2020 when 1 USD was worth 0.8 EUR, so indirectly double the value added TAX is simply too much.
 
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Yes that is an ideal price however LORD GONZO OF THE LEATHER JACKET HAS SPOKEN!!! And the Ngreedia Greenie Meanies will always listen to their lord and savior and buy their expensive GPU's. I just hope (heh) that AMD does not change their pricing as well as make enough of the 7900 series of video cards.

Note: In 2016 I purchased a EVGA 1070 and that was an excellent card that I still have on my back up computer. So please don't tell me I'm an AMD Fanboi. I'm the guy who looks for the best bang for the buck when it come to tech and nothing more.
 
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