Indian Customers hitting hard on NVIDIA for its insane pricing of 1080 Graphics card

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  • Published on Monday, 30 May 2016 22:17
  • Written by Ayan Debnath
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Last month of May, Nvidia has unveiled the latest in its powerful line of graphics cards GTX 1080 and 1070.

Nvidia demonstrated the power of the new GTX 1080 graphics cards by playing Doom at 1080p resolution with all the graphics properties maxed out. The result is a highly impressive 200 frames per second.

For such great power, Nvidia is actually offering the graphics card at a pretty reasonable price. The GTX 1080, which launched on May 27, would be priced at $699 for the special Founder's Edition and $599 for the regular model. This is what was announced, atleast.


Pricing of GTX 1080 in Indian Market by Amazon.in

On May 27, when the GTX 1080 graphics card are officially released and officially available in Amazon.in (India's one of top three online shopping eCommerce website) Indian gamers, tech-lovers gets shock of their life.

Zotac, Gigabyte, ASUS have listed their price 57% to 87% higher than the price announced at the Nvidia launch event.

  • Zotac asking for U$D +411 (+59%) extra!
  • Gigabyte asking for U$D +396 (+57%) extra!
  • ASUS asking for U$D +411 (+59%) extra!

also

  • ASUS non-Founder's Edition asking for U$D +525 (+87%) extra!
    (This is epic to see non-Founder's Edition is more expensive than Founder's Edition)

 

Shocked, disappointed and angry Indians found their way to take revenge.


They are flooding the Amazon product pages of Zotac, Gigabyte, ASUS with 1 STAR reviews and negative comments.

It's sad sad day for the technology in India
what's with the ₹72, 999 pricing!
Card is great but
Are you kidding me at this price?
STAY AWAY...OverPriced
Technology is a punishment in India... Sad!
this is really bad that in today age business cheats
EXTREMELY HIGH-PRIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!
Suggest everyone to stay away from this deal.
price too high, 640usd should be around 43k
One star!

 

For Indians, this is the perfect weapon for them to show their protest and grab the attention of greedy managements of Nvidia, Zotac, Gigabyte, ASUS.

Their anger has one common point, 57% to 87% extra can not be due to Tax. Shipping cost also do not add that much extra charge specially other graphics card are coming from the same factory, same country, China.


Their demand is simple, Price Equality. They are not asking for subsidized price, rather equal price that is being sold in US, plus Govt. Tax.
Even though, the USN to INR exchange rate has gone up from @55 to @66, they they are willing to pay $599 / $699 as advertised on release event.


Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Graphics Card "Founders Edition"

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Graphics Card

 

Great job by NVIDIA and Zotac for selling a U$D 699 card at U$D 1110 to rip-off Indian customers in the name of Tax! Extra: U$D 411 (+59%)

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Graphics Card 'Founders Edition' reviews

Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 "Founders Edition" 8GB GDDR5X VR-Ready/Pascal Architecture 256-bit PCI-Express Graphics Card

Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 "Founders Edition" 8GB GDDR5X VR-Ready/Pascal Architecture 256-bit PCI-Express Graphics Card

Great job by NVIDIA and Gigabyte for selling a U$D 699 card at U$D 1095 to rip-off Indian customers in the name of Tax! Extra: U$D 396 (+57%)

Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 'Founders Edition' reviews

Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 "Founders Edition" 8GB GDDR5X VR-Ready/G-Sync/PascalTM architecture PCI-Express Graphics Card

Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 "Founders Edition" 8GB GDDR5X VR-Ready/G-Sync/PascalTM architecture PCI-Express Graphics Card

Great job by NVIDIA and ASUS for selling a U$D 699 card at U$D 1110 to rip-off Indian customers in the name of Tax! Extra: U$D 411 (+59%)

Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 'Founders Edition' reviews

ASUS nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 DirectCU III ROG Strix Gaming Aura RGB 8GB GDDR5X VR-Ready/G-Sync/Pascal Architecture PCI-Express Graphics Card

ASUS nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 DirectCU III ROG Strix Gaming Aura RGB 8GB GDDR5X VR-Ready/G-Sync/Pascal Architecture PCI-Express Graphics Card

Great job by NVIDIA and ASUS for selling a U$D 599 card (non-Founder's Edition) at U$D 1124 to rip-off Indian customers in the name of Tax! The price is even higher than the "Founder's Edition"! Extra: U$D 525 (+87%)

ASUS nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 DirectCU III ROG Strix reviews

Nvidia GTX 1080 Reviews by YouTubers

Last month of May, Nvidia unveiled the latest in its powerful line of graphics cards GTX 1080 and 1070 and announced the release date as May 27th, 2016.

But, before the official release, YouTube site was filled with GTX 1080 preview and reviews and even mods/overclocking by thousands of YouTube and tech-sites reviewers.

Where they get the card(s) from? Did they buy those cards?
The cards were not available in the market yet!

Answer: They got the cards FREE from Nvidia.

Some of them got multiple pcs, multiple editions to show-off their SLI setup.
As they don't have to buy, they even started wining about the limitation that GTX 1080 can not have more than 2-way SLI. For them they want to do 4-way SLI or more and want all cards for free from Nvidia.

No YouTuber or tech-site mention whether they bought the card by their own money or got them for FREE.

 

Now, Nvidia has to recover these money that they gave away as thousands of free graphics cards for those YouTubers and tech-sites.

 

Simple, add the cost with the Retail MRP / MSRP price, specially for the developing market.
Customers are dumb-ass here. Just milk them.

 

Nvidia Market Share

Even though there is competition in the graphics card market, and there is a push from the AMD red-team, the percentage is not well balanced. Its almost 56% vs 25% according to latest Steam Hardware Survey, which is not accurate but close enough. That is Nvidia has more than double market share than AMD and more than AMD alone and more than Intel HD and AMD combined.

 

In Indian market also, we have more vendors from Nvidia team than AMD team.
In Nvidia team, there are ASUS, Zotac, Gigabyte, MSI and few eVGA also.
In AMD team, there is mainly Sapphire and few XFX and PowerColor.
(Survey based on Kolkata retail market. There are some other brands available but they do not have any service center in Kolkata nor India. They are sold directly by the importers through eCommerce websites like Amazon.in / Flipkart / Snapdeal etc.)

 

Also at the launch of Nvidia GTX 1080, there is not a single competitor card in the arsenal of AMD red-team.

 

All these market factors gave Nvidia the power of market monopoly.
And so they can now list their price 57% to 87% higher than the price announced at the Nvidia launch event.

 

And no one can complain. Or is it?


Indian Customers Response

Shocked, disappointed and angry Indians found their only way to take revenge. They are flooding the Amazon product pages of Zotac, Gigabyte, ASUS with 1 STAR reviews and negative comments. They can not contact the greedy managements of Nvidia, Zotac, Gigabyte, ASUS. Neither those managements ever showed any interest to read the mentality of Indian customers and gamers. Do they really ever did any market study here?

 

These types of absurd pricing of Processor and Graphics card, makes PC gamers like us switch to Console gaming which is far far cheaper and long-term maintenance free. Games may be expensive but just wait for 2nd-hand sale.

 

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This is another example of customers using the power of review/like/dis-like to not only express their feelings but also to send a strong, very strong message to the managements.

 

 

This weapon of 'Mass -ve Review' is not new to Indian customers. Few months ago, when one famous India actor made some controversial comments about the living condition in India, Indian people got so angry that they started to post negative reviews in another online e-commerce website. They flooded the website with negative reviews of every product they bought. At the end, he had to step down as the brand-ambassador of that website.

 

DO NOT MESS WITH ANGRY INDIANS.
In-fact, don't make them angry in the 1st place.

We have to see if there is any change on pricing before or after the launch of upcoming AMD graphics card.

Google launches free SMS service for Gmail user in India

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  • Published on Monday, 03 March 2014 16:17
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Google has started rolling out free SMS service for customers in India. The service allows users to send SMS to mobile phones from Gmail chat windows (the service is not available on the Google Talk client). Users have to add mobile numbers of their contacts in the email address book and they are ready to sent SMS. The SMS sent from Gmail chat are delivered to mobile phones while replies from the mobile phone come into the chat window.

This system is based on credit system, every sent SMS costing 1 credit & every reply received adds 5 credits. Each user is given 50 credits per day and can’t store more than 50 credits at any given time.

It's reported that Gmail SMS service currently supports below mentioned cellular operators in India -

  • Vodafone
  • Tata DoCoMo ( T24, Indicom, Virgin )
  • Reliance
  • MTS
  • Loop Mobile
  • Idea Cellular
  • Aircel

Operators are not supported yet are -

  • Airtel
  • BSNL
  • MTNL

How to send free SMS from Gmail

Verify setting in your Gmail before using the SMS services

  • From Gmail, click on Settings, and go to the Labs tab
  • Scroll down until you see “Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat” and select Enable
  • Also enable the “SMS in Chat gadget” and then Save Changes

 

In order to send SMS a user should be logged-in into his/her email account. In the chat section enter contact’s name  or mobile number (if not added already )

megatechblogEnter mobile number & click Send SMSmegatechblog

A pop-up will appear asking to save the mobile number with a contact namemegatechblog

Save the contact and a regular chat window will appear allowing you to send SMS.

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Update Note:- Although its mentioned here,  all mobile operators supported in India, one may get error message while send SMS to the non-supported operator as mention above.

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Skype on Symbian Mobile

  • Category: Latest News
  • Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 18:17
  • Written by Nasirul Huq
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If you spend any amount of time roaming or if you habitually use your mobile for most phone calls the announcement that Skype is now rolling out for Symbian is really good news. Available at launch  for Nokia phones, Skype will become available on other Symbian powered models soon. The king of Internet telephony on the dominant smart-phone platform! What does it add up to ?

Skype for Symbian is a free application for mobile handsets running the Symbian operating system, the world's most popular smartphone platform. Skype for Symbian allows users worldwide to use Skype on the move, over either a WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G).

  • Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world.
  • Save money on calls and texts (SMS) to phones abroad.
  • Send and receive instant messages to and from individuals or groups.
  • Share pictures, videos and other files.
  • Receive calls through an online number.
  • See when Skype contact are online and available to chat or call.
  • Easily important contacts from the native phone address book. 

  Skype for Symbian

Compatible Phone models

The initial Skype for Symbian client is compatible with Nokia models N96, N79, N85, 5320, 6210 Navigator, 6220, N78, E71 and 5800, N97, N97 Mini, X6 and 5530. Skype will introduce a version of Skype for Symbian working with other smart-phones including E63, E66, N82, N95, E51, N95,  N95 8GB, N81, N81 8GB, 6121, 6120, 5700, 6110 Navigator, E90, N76, 6290.

Detailed List

Skype for Symbian will run on any smart-phone using the latest version of the Symbian operating system. Available at launch on Nokia devices, Skype will soon introduce this client to Symbian phones from other brands, including Sony Ericsson.

Source: Symbian Blog

Skype for Symbian phones

Nokia Launches Cheapest 3G Phone

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  • Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 19:44
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A new addition to Nokia’s Classic range has now been given a confirmed release date, the Nokia 2730 is a budget entry into the Classic series but also offers some surprisingly good features like 3G and Java.

Focused on 3G connectivity the Nokia 2730 Classic offers a stylish candy-bar format design synonymous with the Nokia Classic range, it features fast internet browsing speeds with support for Ovi mail for email and preloaded Ovi applications.

The Nokia 2730 offers a 2.0 mega pixel camera with video support, Bluetooth, a 2-inch QVGA display, built-in music player and FM radio for music on the go and 2GB of onboard memory for storing your favourite tracks. Ovi Share also lets you share your files over the internet with friends.

Nokia 2730 Classic

It supports mark-up HTML, XHTML languages and comes with Opera Mini browser, instate of Nokia's own browser.  

One of the big attractions of the new Nokia 2730 Classic is its huge battery life, with up to 17 days of standby time it can go far longer betwen charges than many of the feature laden top models, there’s also a massive 1000 contact phone book that even the busiest professional would struggle to fill. 

Specification

  General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network UMTS 900 / 2100
  UMTS 850 / 1900 - American version
  Size Dimensions 109.6 x 46.9 x 14.4 mm, 65 cc
Weight 87.7 g
  Display Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.0 inches
  - 5-way navigation key
  Sound Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
  - 3.5 mm audio jack
  Memory Phonebook 1000 entries, Photocall
Call records 20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls
Internal 30 MB
Card slot microSD, up to 2GB
  Data GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G Yes, 384 kbps
WLAN No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0, microUSB
  Camera Primary 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
Video Yes, 176x144@10fps
Secondary No
  Features Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games 4 + Downloadable
Colors Black or Dark Magenta
GPS No
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
  - MP4/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/WMV/eAAC+ player
- Organizer
- Flash Lite 3.0
- Voice memo/dial
- T9
 Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1020 (BL-5C)
Stand-by Up to 396 h (2G) / Up to 408 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 7 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 3 h 30 min (3G)
Music play Up to 12 h

Source: GSMarena.com 

Preview

                  

Priced at Rs. 4500/- to 5000/- it's about Rs. 2000 more that the non-3G version but is nevertheless the cheapest and feature rich 3G phone available. 

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Nokia Product Site  

AMD Announces Open Physics Initiative

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  • Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00
  • Written by Ayan Debnath
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AMD and Pixelux Entertainment announced a joint development agreement that is part of the AMD effort to greatly expand the use of real-time physics with graphics through the open source Bullet Physics engine.

By encouraging development of physics middleware built around OpenCL and Bullet Physics, AMD and Pixelux offer a route toward physics simulation that spans game consoles, PCs and other hardware platforms. The latest graphics technologies, like the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of GPUs, offer incredible visual fidelity and high performance physics simulation by taking the next step in realistically animating how rendered game objects move, deform and break.

“Proprietary physics solutions divide consumers and ISVs, while stifling true innovation; our competitors even develop code that they themselves admit will not work on hardware other than theirs,” said Eric Demers, chief technology officer for graphics at AMD. “By working with Pixelux and others to enable open support of physics on OpenCL and DirectX 11 capable devices we are taking the exact opposite approach.”

As the latest software developer to take advantage of ATI Stream technology to leverage multi-core CPUs and GPUs to accelerate execution of highly parallel functions, Pixelux will enable game developers to offer improved performance and interactivity across a broad range of OpenCL capable PCs. AMD is also actively pursuing support of Bullet Physics via the DirectCompute API in DirectX 11.

“Pixelux wants ensure that our technology can take advantage of the computing resources that any particular hardware platform offers without locking in our users to any single platform,” said Mitchell Bunnell, CEO of Pixelux. “By working with AMD to run our software in OpenCL we stay true to that goal.”

Pixelux is an industry leader in material physics simulation based on the Finite Element Method. After many years of exclusivity, Pixelux has announced they will be providing a new version of its Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) System that can be licensed by anyone and that more easily integrates with other physics systems. This new version of DMM will feature integration with the free and open source Bullet Physics engine. DMM and Bullet are designed to operate together to enable players to experience visually and kinetically realistic worlds where objects react as they do in real-life. From crumbling stone walls, denting metal, splintering wooden beams and even swaying organic plant life, the combination of DMM and Bullet Physics, will be designed to enable users to experience the next generation of physics as never before and offer an amazing solution for game developers and incredible realism for players.

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