Pascal: What do we know? Discussion, Latest News & Updates: 1000M Series GPU's

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by J.Dre, Oct 11, 2014.

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  1. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    That's why people need to stop opening up new credit cards and upgrading every year. This type of spending enables that behavior as a manufacturer. If the majority of people stopped "needing" the latest and greatest, it wouldn't be so easy to price-gouge. See how people react when a new iPhone hits the market? It's insanity.

    I digress. Intel and AMD are hugely to blame for this inflated market.
     
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    Agreed, I'm saving up to $1800 for my next 1060 laptop!
     
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    How? Intel and AMD both have done nothing. Nvidia started moving, but at what cost?

    We're idk, in a situation where everything will last a limited amount of time. But still costs a ton. Every thing.

    I was happy with my laptop which was bought in 2010. It had a freaking AMD HD 5470 or something inside, + an i5 CPU. I used it until it's death, it served me very well.

    I need better und faster only because it's getting harder to develop in 4k without upgrading from a GTX 860m. Looking at what to upgrade, and the fact that my needs are more and more imminent, I just wish I can wait until pascal laptops.

    Then a 980 + 6700k P870 costs as low as 2500 GBP, where if a new 1060m + 6700k comes with a similar price and in 6 months, waiting saves me nothing. And a faster GPU will be even more expensive. I don't say these things weren't always expensive, but lately it's been getting worse. Especially with the short life cycle.

    It's the same with most things. I need a smartphone. Now what to get ? I need big screen, and there are only two decent smartphones. Nexus 6p and Samsung note5. Or waiting for note7. But note7 will come way over priced and if paying the same amount for either note5 or nexus 6p, note5 is worth it's money better since AMOLED problems make nexus 6p kinda obtuse. It's just getting idk, kind of wrong. There are just...

    The new generations are so expensive if you want to get a high end, and after getting something high end, it loses value. And if you get a mid end, it still loses value, but you never get to experience more than mid end...
     
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    Life Sucks and then you Die / 1st World Problems, etc, etc, woe is me! Just buy the best or most fitting for you Pascal laptop in September/October when they release.
     
  5. Cakefish

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    My brother suggested to me wall mounting a monitor onto my bedroom wall and using a wireless keyboard/mouse. That way I could fit a desktop into my tiny box room without needing a desk or chair. It'd just have to be right next to the radiator, so I'd never be able to turn that on again ha.

    I am seriously considering it. But prices are crazy even for desktop here in UK. Just a i7-6700K and GTX 1080 costs >$1300, let alone the rest of the desktop parts and a monitor! D:
     
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    I remember someone suggesting to you getting a bunk bed, then just remove the lower bunk & stick a desk/chair/PC under there & sleep on the top bunk above it - I thought that was a good idea.

    With a desktop PC, you could see your monitor as a long term investment - should last you many years and a few different builds. Motherboard & CPU could also be mid/long term investments lasting past 5 yrs perhaps, then you just upgrade GPU two or three times (praps using x60 or x70 GPUs rather than the 1080 you priced up).
     
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    And this is why I went desktop.... I dont know how or why almost every parts on laptops have an insanely high premium for less performance, less upgrade room, and more restrictions.
     
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    That's not extremely helpful.

    Are we supposed to accept either paying an average amount and having access only to average things, or should we expect paying something decent and being able to get something high end ?

    I mean it. In Romania, where minimum wage is 300$, those prices are not very sane. A samsung phone still costs 700$, a P870 still costs 3500$+ O.O
     
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    Oh I did look into that but my room is so frickin' small that I found that I'd have to get a specialist company to specially construct a bed that's small enough to fit in there while also being tall enough to fit a desk underneath it. And then I'd have to buy a new smaller mattress that'd fit on top of said new bed as well as the desk and a chair. All in all it'd be over £600 - seeing as I'm hoping that I won't have to stay at the family home long term it'd be a potentially wasteful investment to make! Nice idea though.
     
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