obviously your money and value is different for different folk but imo money would have to be truly no object to go from any previous gen ti card to a vanilla next gen one. at the very least wait for the 1180ti. personally i wait longer than that. i look for a close to 100% increase in performance..... I am keen to get an 1180 but i wont be taken for a fool either... if NV want to charge £750 then it will have to be a lot faster than the 1080ti, otherwise i will buy one of those - and it wont be a new one either!.
Thanks. I'm not very much into all of the tech stuff anymore so now I just buy whatever and hope it works... Which the 1080ti has. Never had issues apart from fan noise when running everything high.... Which is annoying tbh. Thank you. So basically I should wait at least a year or longer for maybe the next card after.
Then if true performance will be key. If it's only 5-10% faster than a 1080Ti but for £100 more, the card will struggle to sell and it becomes a flop. If it's 20% faster, folk will pay the "£750-£850" and 1080Ti's will sit on the shelf forcing Nvidia and retailers to dump stock. The tech industry just doesn't work this way, old makes way for new. I'd imagine there are just too many people playing the waiting game right now, and that has to be affecting sales. Consumers aren't stupid and will wait for the inevitable sales. The only way I see Nvidia avoiding price drops is to postpone release of the 1180 for another 6 - 9 months and attempt to clear some of their backlogged cards around retail price.
So here is where I would have to challenge this. Any website I've checked, tech blogger or YouTuber like jays2cents or Linus tech tips are saying that with the amount of excess stock currently still in circulation of 1080s and 1080tis the 1180 will not compete with these as it makes no business sense and so Nvidia will price the new 1180 slightly higher than going rate for a 1080ti. The pricing would therefore be around the £750 - £850 mark for the first drop.
It's a fab price and a few months ago would be sorely tempted.... But not now (hot because I can't see cheaper right now but.......) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms7HQ7rckpA