Originally Posted by King of Old School
That's not even normal price did you even read it correctly.
"On Promotion - Normal Price $1199.00 - Save $70.00"
Well they must have changed it after i looked at it cause i know for a fact the prices were different.
Even still their is prices differences anyway.
The 1080 Ti's were priced at $1199 everywhere, i remember checking them at launch.
Just like the 1700x was $599 at launch, and dropped within a few days to $569
Back to the subject of the 1080 Ti, $700 does seem like good value compared to the Titan, or even the 1080, but that's always been Nvidia's marketing strategy. The titan makes the Ti cards look like good value (and not by accident either), when in reality they're still hugely overpriced. Its kind of like when people compare the 6900k to the 7700k. The only reason people think it's 'good value' is because Nvidia has twisted out perceptions of what a GPU should be worth.
So, while $700 might be 'reasonable', £700 or $1200 AUD just isn't. For that price, i could buy a PS4 pro ($550) and an Xbox One S ($400) along with 3 new release games. Or, buy one of the consoles and a 50" TV to play them on.
And if i wanted to stick to the PC market, then i could build a perfectly capable 1080p gaming system (with an RX480) for $1100 all in. Again though, even that is way more expensive than it should be when you consider other gaming options.
So no matter how i look at the 1080 Ti, no matter how impressive it is, that doesn't change the fact that (to me at least) it's a massively overpriced piece of hardware, especially considering that it will be outdated within a a year.