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Nvidia - Do they know there's a recession on?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Steven Palmer, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Steven Palmer

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    Just having a look around when I noticed this

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-203-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1324

    It's Asus's latest graphics card Asus GeForce GTX 295 Mars Edition 4096MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card


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    Now I've spent quite a few quid on hardware in the past but this is just ridiculous. The price?

    A cool £1029.99 inc VAT !!!!

    You'd think GFX card manufactures would be trying to reduce the cost of their cards to encourage buying in these financially challenging times.

    I know there's always a few enthusiasts out there willing to pay this sort of money, but, frankly I think it's obscene!!
     
  2. Damian Henderson

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    It's Asus, Nvidia have not burned money on this. Been out for a little while now though. It's only for the people who have so much money to burn it's not an issue, I can only dream of having a card of that performance :p
     
  3. Adam Vaughan

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    The people that afford this stuff are clearly rich. So they must work alot etc. This is just stupid. But me does want :D
     
  4. Mark Birney

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    That cost more than my whole PC.

    Power consumption and heat is probably through the roof too, so you need to buy a bigger case, good fans and a good PSU.
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  5. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
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    Shoot...I would have bought two right away for SLI. Unlucky for them I have to Pre Order.
     
  6. Damian Henderson

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    Want to go half's on one?
     
  7. Martin Vrba

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    truly ridiculous price :)

    reminds me when i bought a radeon x1950xtx years ago... it was the best card you could buy at that time, cost me like 500€... now i've got it on a shelf as a decoration :p
     
  8. Adam Vaughan

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    Id expect it to do all house chures, drive all my sims on its own and get me pole and the best lap possible on each track for that money.

    And discover all fergo hat pics available on the tinterweb.com
     
  9. Mark Birney

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    Fergo's hat is on the interwebz somewhere, I will find it!

    In the meantime, we must destroy Men without Hats. They stand in the way of Fergo's Hat and world domination.
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  10. Ulli Haus

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    I'm used to such prizes 4 graphic cards in developers offices for CAT software etc.
    but for a gamer's videocard??? ... Come on!

    What bugs me most, is the fact that this only encourages game programmers to neglect creating an efficient algorithm so games also run in maximum settings on non-high-end machines!!!

    This goal seems to have been lost somewhere over the last couple of years!
     
  11. vmagics

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    It's worth it because it looks just lovely, look at the right side - it looks just like a VHS video. Now if if that's not worth a squillion £££'s, I don't know what is. I think I'll buy a stack of 'em to put in a display case next to the telly.

    Maybe ATI will make a betamax version?
     
  12. Damian Henderson

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    Think of it like quadro cards really but for 3D.

    Some are worth £8000, for proper cad workers in the professional buiesness industry, they really need real 2d performance where reliability is the most important thing.
     
  13. Mark Birney

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    Yes, but selling that on the gaming market is like giving a machete to a surgeon. Just too much power, I wouldn't be selling as well, but perhaps they are getting a huge profit from the ones they do sell.

    True about the CAD type graphics cards. But they are for business, you wouldn't have someone using his own pocket money to buy one.
     
  14. Damian Henderson

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    Ye pointless for gamer unless you just got silly money to splash out anywhere.

    GTX295 or 5870 is enough power for less then half of the Matrix thing.
     
  15. Mark Birney

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    So, GTX295 is top dog for practical value (just about practical) and then theres the 5870 which is, by my calculations, equal to (if not slightly better than) a 4890, with 4890 being the best value. You can get them for under $200.
     
  16. Damian Henderson

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    5870 trades blows with the GTX295 with the GTX295 coming out on top overall, but 295 is dual card and a older generation , best co compare the GTX295 vs 4870x2. 5870 is the fastest single GPU out there. I think a 5850 will be very good value though. Personally I'll wait till the GT300 are out before thinking of upgrading as prices will come down on everything.
     
  17. Abdul Al-Amry

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    I'll be going Crossfire next upgrade. Will 2 5870 be enough?
     
  18. Damian Henderson

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    I would not even go crossfire, just one 5870 will be enough power, then after see if you need to add another or not. Or you could wait for the 5870x2, but it will be very big and about $450.
     
  19. Abdul Al-Amry

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    1 5870 will do but waiting for Nvidia's hand now Q1 2010. Might have to get another PSU. Current one is Corsair 650w.