All NVIDIA Discounts, Offers and Sale - June 2018
Thank you both for explaining! Very helpful and I will remember that for the future! I had no idea that existed so you've likely saved me from a suboptimal purchase!
It is good resolution (1080p is perfectly fine) but it has really poor colour reproduction, you want something as close to or above 100% sRGB as you can get really, for other colour spaces it does differ. 45% is particularly poor so it's likely to look washed out and under saturated. Or for a more detailed answer, what CampGareth said!
There's lots of detail here but basically your eye can see lots of different colours, the range of colours you can see is called a "gamut" or a "colour space". Computers don't really understand colours but they understand numbers so they represent colours as numbers. Your monitor's job is to turn those numbers into colours you can see with your human eye. If a computer sends the value 0,255,0 to your monitor it has to display the brightest green it possibly can. If your monitor is bad it will only be able to show you a dull green, think 'racing green'. If your monitor is good it will be able to show you a green brighter than anything in the real world. NTSC is a colour space, quite a large one but much smaller than the total range your eye can see. The monitor in this laptop can only display 42% of the colours in NTSC. It is unable to display really vibrant reds, greens and blues. It will look bad, washed out, grey. Generally in a display look for 100% coverage of sRGB (different colour space) at least. That equates to about 72% of NTSC or aRGB. Colours will look 'normal' then. If you go up to 100% coverage of NTSC or aRGB colours will look a bit oversaturated like OLED displays in phones do.
What should we be looking for in a screen then and what is wrong with this one? I would like to get a laptop in the future but am not sure what you're referring to.
Ugh...companies flogging laptops with poor screens. Buyers need to get wise with this sort of thing imho.
ME too. Bought some sticky keys on Amazon....
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Just get it covered under home insurance with accidental damage - I can’t see how you wouldn’t be covered in case of breakdown or an actual accident then.
Yeah I'm hoping for absolutely no problems. I'm definitely getting insurance as I'm an idiot and will drop it but I'm worried that 3rd party warranties are worthless. I'll do me research tomorrow.
He said it may as well be second hand, not that it is...
good price, went for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW GAMING ACX that they also have at 499 at the moment. ( https://www.scan.co.uk/products/evga-geforce-gtx-1080-ftw-gaming-acx-30-8gb-gddr5x-vr-ready-graphics-card-2560-core-1721mhz-gpu-1860 )
Comes with The Crew 2 apparently
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/palit-geforce-gtx-1070-ti-dual-8gb-gddr5-vr-ready-graphics-card-2432-core-1607mhz-gpu-1683mhz-boost That's 12 quid more than the price of this with the 10% off code
another GPU 'deal',.... cold
Until GPU prices come back down to normal price ranges I don't think the current discount/offers makes it a good deal.
The jet stream is quieter and cooler along with having an rgb Palit light on the side. However, the card is a lot more bulky taking up 3 slots on your case rather than the usual 2. But in terms of value for money, I’d say yes.
Is it worth £15 more for the "Super Jetstream" version?
Plus if they release a new range of cards ,it will be a refesh mostly things dropping down a tier in the model naming range 1080 = 1170 ,1070 = 1160 etc ,1080ti = 1180 ,with only the 1180ti and above having a real change of hardware + very expensive for top tier this year. Nvidia have a big gain on AMD. That they could take the next two years off ...
I read that is unlikely.
True I've been holding off for ages now so I might as well wait a couple of months
Bought this exact card second hand for £415 on Amazon's Marketplace, fantastic card which easily overclocks to 2070 core 5500 memory on stock power/voltage. I do get a bit of coil whine when it's pushed hard in some games but it's probably 0.5% of the time I've used it for. Perfect card for my monitor at 3440x1440p, 100Hz
With it being summer and new cards announced in September (?) why would anyone buy a 2016 card now? Go outside get some air!
worst fans imaginable on these gigabyte cards (I have the 1080 TI version but the heatsink is the exact same) I've had 2 fail already. The fan assembly is held onto the rotor with a thin piece of plastic, so if your fans run high they just snap off. Also the TIM application is really shoddy and I had to take the card apart to re-apply to get reasonable temps. Wouldn't recommend
Would be a good idea as I've ordered a gaming laptop but I know if I get rid and the laptop is fine I'll not bother getting a new one (lol)
I ignored it but it seems to have a good roadmap and decent dev team behind it, I always thought they just played off the whole irreversibility thing when the DAO was hacked but there’s more to it than that.
Perfect time to flog your current card is now tbh. Even if you have to be without it for a few months.
Regarding crypto mining, I bought a MSi 1080Ti for £750 about a year and half ago, it's for sale now at £850 so not a massive increase but with it being close to the new series coming out..
I realise I might be waiting a long time, but then a long time in crypto world is 12-18 months! Why do people still have anything to do with classic?
Great price. Voted hot
Still profitable but the margins and much much lower. Youve probably missed the boat on it. Plenty of websites around if you search though!
Hi, my query is not be related to this deal. But I wanted to check if anyone does mining? i am interested to do crypto mining, but not sure where to start and how to start. I even dont know whether its profitable in UK based on electricity cost. Any inputs are highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
That and Amazon warranty is what you'd have not deal time IT as it's fulfilled by Amazon so no idea why people would suggest eBuyer.
My point was... why would you prefer? Ebuyer are known for bad service.
That would be a Terabyte. Lowercase b = bit.
Completely agreed! I didn't even notice that it was a refurb. I hold my hands up, bad deal
Would be 'ok' if brand new, but a refurb for £1200 with those specs is not great tbh.
The 6700 is perfectly fine for gaming and will be for a while yet. The SSD is a bit measly for the price though.
A 1 TB HHD is standard in pretty much every gaming laptop.
If I walked up your street with 3 gig I would probably pull your sister,even with an old rig. Go away,Saddact.
This is complete PANTS, the maxwell architecture GTX 970 uses about 60 watts more than a 1060,worst case scenario. (Thats about 0.6 pence / hour or call it 4 quid / year). There is no 'FEW YEARS ' with Nvidia graphics cards : GTX 780; was fortunes. Ya buy a 970 now because it is good value and move on after or you just wilt. A month ago it was £140. (mining caused issues with gamers everywhere) Anybody looks at Ncrappier long term is a f@ffing noob.
I still can't get my head around why people still go on so much about power use of graphics cards, So a 970 uses more power, I'll tell you what, Don't boil your kettle for a whole day, Bingo, We have now offset the extra power usage. What about if you take the day off work, Do you say 'I better not turn on the telly or boil the kettle because normally I would be at work and I have not factored in the extra electricity usage for today' . We all have our average electricity usage which never really changes, One thing uses more, another doesn't, Your at home when you thought you be out, Your out when you thought you would be in, I normally have ten cups of coffee a day, But today I only had two, It all evens out to your average, Which never really changes.
Stop living a Retro lifestyle. 3Gigs might be Ok up your street.
I mean, some people genuinely want small form factor rigs. That's what this card caters for. I don't see the disconnect. These cards serve a very real, very niche portion of the market, and carry a price premium accordingly. Seems fine to me.
or you know wait until you can find it cheaper and keep building the system you wanted in the first place
This card is made for greedy sellers.... if you have a tiny case... u really should not be wasting your money on this.... first priority... get a bigger case.
1080s have been getting close to £400 recently; unless you need the form factor, this is a poor price.
These miniITX cards are great for a very specific purpose, and you should expect to pay more for them. The 1080 is also the highest I would go for an air cooled miniITX card - the 1080ti ones are just too power hungry and too hot to take full advantage of the GPU's capacity IMO. So this is actually a decent card for someone building a high performance SFF build, and one of the highest performing available. And they rightly do come with a slight price premium as the SFF cards are a super niche market which require custom everything (cooler/PCB/etc). All of that said, this is still on the high side of what I would pay for one of these, so I'm not voting. You can get the gtx1070 version for £89 less, which makes this a hard sell. It's not 25% faster. The 1070ti Zotac miniITX model is £60 cheaper too. Anyway ...
Got an MSI Aero 1070 (blower style) for £318.50 this morning - patience pays off! AMD didn’t bother competing and the 1000-series are the most efficient cards you can buy right now, they’re actually at a reasonable price at the moment. Some people don’t want to wait months to play the latest games, or you can buy a card now and also buy a card when the new ones come out - they’re not mutually exclusive!
Those saying wait for the next gen... what if you need a GPU now? Plus even if the 1180 is any good (and it takes a while for reviews to filter through) there is no guarantee it will be available at sensible prices for some time to come. This is one of the cheapest 1080s out there at the moment and it happens to be a decent card as well. Only downsides are that it is very thick and hogs basically 3 slots of the mobo.
Yeah I heard the same. I think it will be interesting nonetheless as we haven’t had much exciting PC news as of late. I hope it’s sometime this year, surely they can’t stretch GeForce 1000-series for 3 years (lol)
Latest rumours are GTX 1180 to launch end of July. Still rumours though unfortunately.
Paid £750 for a new GTX 1080Ti about a year and half ago, seems like a good deal now looking at prices of GPUs considering, heat for the deal too btw.
i ve had this and i didnt like it. first of all i ve met a strange problem with the laptop while the laptop turned on the screen didnt till several turn off and on ,asus called it a bad bios flash and gave me another which in a 5 months time presented the same problem. finally amazon did refund me the money and we part ways with asus . while they boast specs at decent price they have some serious defects .... for a gamer perspective paying such amount of money you expect the best not a lottery. i did forgot to mention the ips glow but that is a secondary problem added as a bonus.
£1515 for a 1070 +i7 8750h + 16gb ddr4 and 17.3" screen, better in everyway for £100 more, but ok
hi.. dont think so.. just tried and got to 1,600 to quickly.. and didnt finish config. this seems like a fair deal to me.. heat added..
Yes -> i7-8750H & i9-8950HK :)
Have Intel released the 8th gen 35/45W mobile i7 CPUs yet? They have released the 15W versions but they are going to be TDP limited surely!
yea just replying to your JL mention
I also agree but not too long I expect. The GPU will 'last longer' in the sense that new CPUs seem to be the driving force in good clearance deals on older hardware so I reckon a few months. Some 1060 laptops are cropping up around £800 already. Also I'm not sure if HP's Omen brand is as respected as they would have everyone believe. Like you say, it's all relative/subjective.
I agree with both points. It's all subjective, isn't it. Purchasing depends on so many factors for the individual and how they're going to use it. How long is a 1060 gonna be relevant at 1080p, etc? But how long will it take for rigs like this to drop below £1k? Only time will tell, I guess.
It has an SSD, we've established that just the OP didn't mention it. Also many people don't want to go cracking open a brand new laptop. I appreciate that Turing or whatever will not be able for a while but I would still want to see preliminary performance at least, even if not buying it immediately. I wouldn't buy 2 year old architecture on the GPU and an outdated CPU if spending over £1000 even if these are both 'still good' (which I'm not denying). Your 1070 was a big step from the 900 series in efficiency and performance so I'm not surprised you're happy with it.
I am most definitely no authority on this but as someone who waited for Pascal, Turing GPU's in laptops could possibly be out in the Autumn. They'll come with hefty price tags and the 10 series won't see a price reduction for a little while, unless they release the lower end cards immediately. Which they didn't do last time. The laptop 970 didn't go down in price for quite a while after I bought my 1070. What I'm saying is, I have no regrets buying when I did.
That “only difference” is a huge difference as well. It’s one of the only things that can’t be upgraded.
But 8k, 12 bit hdr with quad sli with quad xeon is the way to go ;)
But you also got lumped with a 1050ti!
But the graphics card is the only thing that can't be upgraded. 1tb HD v ssd is same cost so just sell one and buy another. Ram makes no difference at that capacity other than bragging rights. 1050ti is significantly slower, which in a gaming machine makes a difference
The only difference is the 1060 swapped for a 1050ti (lol) processors the same, rams better, it's got a 1tb hdd and an ssd. Way better deal
I'll take that as a no.
Haha. Youve never bought anything from Gearbest have you?
Haha haha, you're so funny I could wet myself laughing (nerd)
Just go standard delivery. You won't have to pay customs
The previous deal was also from GearBest.
I think it's a Samsung 256GB MZNTY 256 SSD
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You're telling me!! (lol) (lol) like I say I'm not desperate for it, got a decent desktop rig that I hardly use this is just in case of 😁
The wait is painful
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