It's all according to Nvidia's grand plan...they delibrately price the RTX cards high to push people that were orginially holding off buying the 10 series waiting for the 20 series into reluntantly buying their old, excessive amount of 10 series GPUs left from overproduction for the mining craze. Ngreedia indeed. Us gamers are paying for the mistake of their lost on gambling.
Let's wait and see Nvidia's results in 1, 2, 3 years :). Not all their hopes are going to materialise and the shareholders may get even more pi$$ed off once they realise what damage the ridiculous pricing strategy has caused to a shrinking market. Let's see how many pc components manufacturers will go bust because Nvidia is testing what's the maximum they can rip out of their customers. They can price 3050 at £10k, i no longer care. I use to go for an upgrade when the mid range gpu qhit £200 mark, I can afford to spend more... but I will not, I can live without gaming pc, the console will do me just fine.
Not really nvidias fault, capatilism at work, AMD arent capable of making a class leading card anymore. In performance per watt they've been a generation behind Nvidia for sometime so I'll expect their next range to be slightly more efficient than the 1000 serirs. Shareholders would be p****d off if Nvidia under priced themselves. They'll drop the prices next year when AMD release whatever theyre working on. Maybe in 2020 we'll see a £500 3050 card ;)
Cheaper on Ebuyer by a £5. No postage costs https://www.ebuyer.com/810763-zotac-geforce-gtx-1070-ti-mini-graphics-card-zt-p10710g-10p
I don’t share the love for Zotac at all. After having a 1060 single fan, 1070 and a 1080 AMP. The coolers were terrible. They either ran very hot or the build quality was shameful. They do look good though, except the 1060. EVGA is my current favourite. Though I’m pretty impressed either the MSI cards just now.