- Feb 1, 2005
Feels like I've seen this story before.
I seemed to remember being excited at the prospect of $399 AIB partner cards leading up to the launch of the 1080.
Then at launch we found out there was $100 premium for the FE version with no AIBs available.
On top of that, FE versions were as rare as hens teeth, and it was many months before you could get a 1080 at anything close to MSRP.
To be honest, I'm not sure why we're all surprised again. Shame on us.
$599 and $699 with the 1080 at launch.