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Dell launch their New XPS 13 with space-age materials ahead of CES 2018Dell launch their New XPS 13 with space-age materials ahead of CES 2018
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I believe US taxes are not included in that price, whereas UK VAT is. (Not to say that British folk don't sometimes get hit by poor exchange rates, however)

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Even including VAT that would make the British price higher even if Forex rate was 1:1

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Mad Catz still have eight lives left as they return to creating PC peripheralsMad Catz still have eight lives left as they return to creating PC peripherals
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Headline... *slow clap*
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It's purrfect ;)

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Nvidia's updated EULA aims to kill GeForce data centres and cheeky cloud gaming servicesNvidia's updated EULA aims to kill GeForce data centres and cheeky cloud gaming services
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Is this even legally enforceable? How do you dictate to a customer what they do with your product after market?
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Large companies will be very wary of breaking a EULA, regardless of whether they legally have to follow it or not. This gives Nvidia quite a bit of control over what these companies do with their products. For most everyday users, it won't have nearly as much impact.

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1 Month ago
Intel's Inside program getting cut would hit us right in the wallet with a PC price hikeIntel's Inside program getting cut would hit us right in the wallet with a PC price hike
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AMD Affiliated.

Next?
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Do AMD have the budget themselves for large-scale marketing across a broad range of OEMs and system builders? I'm not so sure - at least not to the same scale as Intel so far.


This potential move by Intel will likely aid AMD however, levelling the playing field to some degree, and possibly opening new marketing channels to team red.

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Anakhoresis responded to Jacob Ridley's comment in
2 Months ago
XFX tease AMD RX Vega design, but no launch date for patient customersXFX tease AMD RX Vega design, but no launch date for patient customers
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I noticed some RX580 cards specifically dropping in price recently too. Maybe these price hikes due to mining are finally tapering off...

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Prices went up the next day by a minimum of $50. Odd. But still getting closer to MSRP slowly! I technically got under, I got mine for $505 (as opposed to $600) but it no longer comes with any games either as far as I can tell and the aluminum shroud really isn't worth an extra $100 (But $5? Sure haha).

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2 Months ago
Beware low-flying pigs: Intel and AMD are working together on a mobile chipBeware low-flying pigs: Intel and AMD are working together on a mobile chip
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This is so exciting. I look forward to their future secret price-fixing agreements.
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I wouldn't worry about too much collaboration just yet. I believe this is more or less just an 'enemy of my enemy...' situation for the time being. I doubt this changes much for AMD or their attemps to undercut Intel in the long run.

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Jacob Ridley responded to SkankwOn comment in
2 Months ago
Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti Review: The final Pascal graphics card has little room to breatheNvidia GTX 1070 Ti Review: The final Pascal graphics card has little room to breathe
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Well, this turned out just as I thought... Pointless!
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The GTX 1070 Ti is built to fit a slight gap in the market, a gap that AMD Vega 56 kind of covered, but even then I'm not convinced by that logic.


Unfortunately Nvidia have been careful, maybe more so than expected, to ensure that this card slots into that slim market gap with little issue on either side. If the pricing was $30 cheaper, this may have been an entirely different story, but as it is, you'll get your money's worth, but it's not particularly game-changing. Maybe a top overclocker can unlock some serious hidden potential down the line, but that likely won't matter much to the regular customer.

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