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Please don't buy this card, people. There is no reason this card shouldn't be $100 at this point. GPU companies are holding back new product to keep prices artificially high and prices won't get to where they should be until the public stops playing their game. Both AMD and Nvidia are guilty of this right now. If at all possible, wait a few months for prices to settle down.
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There is no reason this card shouldn't be $100 at this point.
It already is if you purchased reference cards used. 4gb RX 460 was just released at ~$130 and side-by-side isn't even worth mentioning, but I have to mention because nothing tops a 960 for $135. Until we see RX 470's on sale for $150, there's no reason not to grab this card right now while you wait. Nvidia has been price gouging (founders edition anyone?), but AMD's 470/480 have been the best price-performance mid-range cards for DX12 thus far assuming you can actually find them at decent prices.
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Quote from jd990 View Post :
Please don't buy this card, people. There is no reason this card shouldn't be $100 at this point. GPU companies are holding back new product to keep prices artificially high and prices won't get to where they should be until the public stops playing their game. Both AMD and Nvidia are guilty of this right now. If at all possible, wait a few months for prices to settle down.
Same thing's true for most of the graphics cards. One in particular I've noticed was the GTX 750 has been just over ~$100 for like two years now. Even with the 950 coming out at not much more $, people still believe it's a good deal every time the inflated price comes back down to $100 yet again for the umpteenth time.
Simple fact of the matter is regardless of what it should be, nvidia and AMD set the price and not much you can do if you want it but pay up.

PS. I bought a 960 2GB 10 months ago for $130, but that was with jet 15% off.
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Same thing's true for most of the graphics cards. One in particular I've noticed was the GTX 750 has been just over ~$100 for like two years now. Even with the 950 coming out at not much more $, people still believe it's a good deal every time the inflated price comes back down to $100 yet again for the umpteenth time.Simple fact of the matter is regardless of what it should be, nvidia and AMD set the price and not much you can do if you want it but pay up.

PS. I bought a 960 2GB 10 months ago for $130, but that was with jet 15% off.
100% agree they set the price and not much we can do but pay up, waiting it out doesnt seem to work.
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i remember getting that r7 250x for like almost FAR from TD a couple years back, and this is still that much money? similar deal was with the GTX 750ti from TD. cant believe those gtx 750ti are still priced at around ~80.
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Quote from Danzilla View Post :
Same thing's true for most of the graphics cards. One in particular I've noticed was the GTX 750 has been just over ~$100 for like two years now. Even with the 950 coming out at not much more $, people still believe it's a good deal every time the inflated price comes back down to $100 yet again for the umpteenth time.
Simple fact of the matter is regardless of what it should be, nvidia and AMD set the price and not much you can do if you want it but pay up.

PS. I bought a 960 2GB 10 months ago for $130, but that was with jet 15% off.
The reason why is not for consumers but B to C / B to B.
If your in government, healthcare or similar industries that are heavily regulated you have to submit specs for certain configuration of units.
i.e. kiosks, medical offices, etc
Meaning if this version of t he gtx 950 burns out you can only replace it with another 950 of the same make/model. Deviating from this would incur penalties and other hardships during audits.

For example, the mechanic of Delta swapping out a spec-ed /certified bolt from Boeing for an ace hardware bolt. Or thinking he is upgrading the bolt from a certain spec steel to titanium to have it sheer off due to multiple temperature changes. (Similar concept) That's why even though the card is 2 generations behind they still make those cards and of course the manufacturing process still has those similar costs because as the tech gets older it is harder to find as chipset makers scale down production. That's why some tech items even though they are many years old, once they hit EOL/EOS the price spikes...
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The reason why is not for consumers but B to C / B to B.
If your in government, healthcare or similar industries that are heavily regulated you have to submit specs for certain configuration of units.
i.e. kiosks, medical offices, etc
Meaning if this version of t he gtx 950 burns out you can only replace it with another 950 of the same make/model. Deviating from this would incur penalties and other hardships during audits.

For example, the mechanic of Delta swapping out a spec-ed /certified bolt from Boeing for an ace hardware bolt. Or thinking he is upgrading the bolt from a certain spec steel to titanium to have it sheer off due to multiple temperature changes. (Similar concept) That's why even though the card is 2 generations behind they still make those cards and of course the manufacturing process still has those similar costs because as the tech gets older it is harder to find as chipset makers scale down production. That's why some tech items even though they are many years old, once they hit EOL/EOS the price spikes...
For example, VCRs did not cease production until last month.
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970 and 1070 are great deals! others should just be deleted from the thread

$199 is about what the 970 is worth. nice to see it finally around there
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i remember getting that r7 250x for like almost FAR from TD a couple years back, and this is still that much money? similar deal was with the GTX 750ti from TD. cant believe those gtx 750ti are still priced at around ~80.
the manufacturers are methodical about how much performance they can sell for a dollar

you may notice the 970 which had been 299-349 basically all it's life now starting to show up in the low 2s or like this deal for 185 after various steps. for 249 you can get a 1060 which is about 10-15% more card and will have the best support since it's a 10 series. the 750ti which has no competitor at 80 is still 80-100 because of that very reason. i actually sold a mint used one last week for 83 on ebay from a system i tore down

$ = benchmark

another example is the 980ti, the ONLY reason it's 399 is because of the 1070
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100% agree they set the price and not much we can do but pay up, waiting it out doesnt seem to work.
Typically graphics card price tends to be pretty stable, but instead you get more performance that trickle's down.

The simple reason for this is, because on the low end, the processing power isn't as important to consumers. Say a 750Ti has a 1.3 TFlops, which isn't too far away from a RX 460 that cost $100-130.

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100% agree they set the price and not much we can do but pay up, waiting it out doesnt seem to work.
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the manufacturers are methodical about how much performance they can sell for a dollar

you may notice the 970 which had been 299-349 basically all it's life now starting to show up in the low 2s or like this deal for 185 after various steps. for 249 you can get a 1060 which is about 10-15% more card and will have the best support since it's a 10 series. the 750ti which has no competitor at 80 is still 80-100 because of that very reason. i actually sold a mint used one last week for 83 on ebay from a system i tore down

$ = benchmark

another example is the 980ti, the ONLY reason it's 399 is because of the 1070
To be fair, there is a radical shift in the performance at the same price range, but Nvidia/AMD wants to maintain current price levels even though the semiconductor is reduced in size for higher profit.
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Is the 1070 a good deal? I've been hearing that prices are above msrp so not sure where this one falls. (Pardon the ignorance I've just started researching)
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Is the 1070 a good deal? I've been hearing that prices are above msrp so not sure where this one falls. (Pardon the ignorance I've just started researching)
$400 would be a good deal (if you use Jet you can get for less)
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