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EVGA pre-bins Kingpin 980Ti chips

Post Date: 2015-07-21

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    Posted: 21 Jul 2015 at 7:58am
So what are people's thoughts on this?  EVGA has pre-binned the chips for their Kingpin edition and has set up a sliding scale pricing model depending on the ASIC quality of the chip/board.  An interesting concept...

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  Quote Steven Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jul 2015 at 9:16am
It's quite interesting but still sounds somewhat gimmicky. I wish they showed some numbers.
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From the marketing point of view, a smart move by them to cater to the enthusiast willing to pay.     They don't offer a guarantee, just the potential, so a gimmick that'll make money.   

I can see it also backfiring, if the added money doesn't get results. 
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  Quote Dax Doomslayer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jul 2015 at 9:39am
Yeah - that was my first thought.  You pay all this extra money and the chip doesn't live up to the price.  Definitely a gimmick but enthusiasts will probably like to have the 'silicon lottery' seemingly weighted in their favor... 
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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Jul 2015 at 12:01pm
if they really want to use a sliding scale pricing model on their enthusiast cards why not max out their oc in-house on their pre-binned chips/custom pcb/cooling cards?  that way the consumer knows exactly how the card will perform and it is a kind of guarantee.  be completely transparent about a particular card's performance bench-marked right from the factory. 

also, wondering if these are full custom chips?


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