Nvidia’s Pascal Founders Edition Cards Will Not Be Limited, Neither Their Price Will Drop
During the reveal of Nvidia`s latest Pascal based graphics lineup, there was some misunderstanding regarding Nvidia’s Founders Edition cards which come at a significant increased price as compared to aftermarket AIB cards.
The misunderstanding surrounding the Pascal Founders Edition was that, consumers thought that the Founders Edition would be significantly overclocked as compared to the AIB cards. After some research it became clear that Founders Edition was just another name for Reference cards, which raised questions about the overclocking abilities of these cards.
In theory, consumers imagined that the higher cost stems from chip binning and NVIDIA’s decision to save chips with loads of overclocking headroom to the Founders Editions. In a recent press briefing though, NVIDIA clarified a few common confusions regarding the more expensive models.
According to Nvidia, these Founders Edition cards are not cherry picked and it is quite likely that AIB cards like EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte, Inno3D will offer better performance compared to the Founders Edition cards due to improved cooling hardware.
Nvidia further explained that these Founders Edition cards are designed to appeal to those PC enthusiasts, who love the aesthetic and want a silent product.
However, if the hefty overclocked graphics card might become cheaper in the future, Nvidia will not discount their Founders Edition cards and will keep these cards in stock for their entire lifespan. Nvidia believes that many PC gamers will pay them extra dollars for premium feel and new vapor chamber design.
What do you think of Nvidia not dropping the price for GTX 10-Series Founders Editions?