News Asus to Cut GPU Prices by Up to 25%, Starting in April

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The government should consider abolishing the corporate tax, then maybe we could get up to 50% off of all our GPUs.
If the government doesn't get any money from corporations, it will need to get the money for defence, medical research, space exploration, education, etc. from elsewhere, which would mean some combination of increased individual income, sales, property, etc. taxes. It basically shifts even more of the tax burden from the wealthy to the worker class that already has little to no money to spare.
 

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A$U$ reducing prices? 25% might get them on par with some of the most expensive options offered by their competitors. A$U$ has been the most egregious in taking advantage of the covid and supply chain issues.

The price drops are also making me wonder just how good next-generation cards are. Intel appears to be bringing a serious competitor with its Arc products. Nvidia's 4060 is supposed to land between the 3090 and 3080. AMD is boasting about its upcoming GPUs too. Reduced mining demand, higher energy costs, return of travel/dining/concerts, and no stimulus means we could actually see GPU prices come back down to sane levels later this year. Just have to keep waiting. Anyone who buys a 3080 Ti for $1500 right now is going to feel terrible about it in September.
 

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Agreed. My expectation was that after the tariffs were eliminated, they would keep prices the same and pocket the rest.
They can only do that when they have more buyers than they have stock reaching store shelves. Prices are dropping 10-30% month-on-month because stock isn't selling as fast as it is coming in and nobody wants to get stuck with excess unsold inventory they overpaid for as that directly cuts into profit margins and may even turn into a net loss per sale.
 

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If the government doesn't get any money from corporations, it will need to get the money for defence, medical research, space exploration, education, etc. from elsewhere
The government gets nothing from corporations already. Every dollar in so-called "corporate taxes" results in a combination of one of three things: higher prices for consumers, lower salaries for workers, or lower dividends/profits for shareholders. Corporations don't pay taxes. Corporate taxes are a shell game to hide who's actually paying the bills.
 

renz496

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A$U$ reducing prices? 25% might get them on par with some of the most expensive options offered by their competitors. A$U$ has been the most egregious in taking advantage of the covid and supply chain issues.

The price drops are also making me wonder just how good next-generation cards are. Intel appears to be bringing a serious competitor with its Arc products. Nvidia's 4060 is supposed to land between the 3090 and 3080. AMD is boasting about its upcoming GPUs too. Reduced mining demand, higher energy costs, return of travel/dining/concerts, and no stimulus means we could actually see GPU prices come back down to sane levels later this year. Just have to keep waiting. Anyone who buys a 3080 Ti for $1500 right now is going to feel terrible about it in September.
Asus consider themselves as the Apple among other OEM/AIB. still remember when they tried to sell their Strix 1060 for $320 when base 1060 starts at $250. For a mid range segment where even something like $20 can swing people to one product to the other charging $70 over MSRP is absurd. Then how they confidently price their 1050Ti at $180 when a week before 1050Ti launch AMD officially drop RX470 down to $170.

As for next gen part some people probably will not going to feel that much bitter even if they know buying now will makes them feel a bit of buyer remorse. Yes no more mining but the supply on 5nm mostly even more tight than what we see with 7nm. Even before the pandemic and mining the competition to get capacity for 7nm is extremely fierce. Initially you need to book your capacity 6 months in advance and then later TSMC said you need to book your capacity 1 year in advance because the companies are lining up for it.
 
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