Monday, July 30th 2012

GeForce GTX 560, 550 Series Discontinuation to Quickly Follow GTX 660 Ti, 650 Launch

NVIDIA will expand its new generation of graphics processors into cost-effective price points with the launches of GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GTX 660, and GTX 650, in the August-September time-frame. According to a DonanimHaber report, the products the three are replacing, the GeForce 560 Ti, GTX 560, and GTX 550 Ti; will closely follow launches of the new GPUs. When a product discontinuation notice for a particular product is issued, distributors are set a last day for placing orders for it.

After fulfilling the last orders, the product's status is changed to End of Life (EOL). To consumers, this news comes as a heads up, if they plan to buy any of the three SKUs on the chopping block, at their currently-attractive prices. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is available on US retail website Newegg.com for as low as $179.99 (after rebate), the GTX 560 goes for as low as US $149.99 (after rebate), and the GTX 550 Ti for as low as $114.99. One can also deduce that NVIDIA will have healthy inventories of the new GPUs on launch.

Source: DonanimHaber
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19 Comments on GeForce GTX 560, 550 Series Discontinuation to Quickly Follow GTX 660 Ti, 650 Launch

#1
gopal
prices are great
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#2
jihadjoe
Wouldn't picking up one of the outgoing parts be a rather bad decision at this time considering they're about to get replaced by something newer, more efficent and more powerul? :wtf:
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#3
TheLostSwede
Not if you're after GPU compute performance, as the new cards are in general not as good as the outgoing ones for most compute tasks...
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#4
jihadjoe
Time to roll the dice! :D

1-3. Save $20-$50 on a great midrange card.
4-6. Instant buyer's remorse as 660Ti comes in a couple of weeks from now and offers 580 performance at current 560Ti prices.
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#5
gopal
by: jihadjoe
Time to roll the dice! :D

1-3. Save $20-$50 on a great midrange card.
4-6. Instant buyer's remorse as 660Ti comes in a couple of weeks from now and offers 580 performance at current 560Ti prices.
:laugh:
Nice one!!!
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#6
nikko
Not surprising if 600 series gets discontinued some 6 months from now followed by the 700 series. And lower the price of the 560se like gtx660 part to 129$.
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#7
gopal
Any ideas about the price of GTX 660 after some month
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#8
Aleksander
Still prices are very high compared of what you get
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Hilux SSRG
by: nikko
Not surprising if 600 series gets discontinued some 6 months from now followed by the 700 series. And lower the price of the 560se like gtx660 part to 129$.
Would love this to happen. I would pickup a second GTX 670 in a heartbeat!
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#10
Teiji
Can someone explain to me what would happen if you buy a GTX 560 Ti now and have to do a warranty replacement later (it has a lifetime warranty)? Would nVidia not do a replacement or replace with a newer card of comparable value?
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#11
gopal
by: Hilux SSRG
Would love this to happen. I would pickup a second GTX 670 in a heartbeat!
lol.. if you did then your cpu is going to be a bottleneck:laugh:
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#12
Crap Daddy
by: Teiji
Can someone explain to me what would happen if you buy a GTX 560 Ti now and have to do a warranty replacement later (it has a lifetime warranty)? Would nVidia not do a replacement or replace with a newer card of comparable value?
Because you don't buy cards from NVidia you'll have to check the warranty with the vendor.
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Hilux SSRG
by: gopal
lol.. if you did then your cpu is going to be a bottleneck:laugh:
Really? I truly don'y know anything about GPU/CPU bottlenecks, would I have to upgrade to an x79 board immediately or could I rock with the x58 for a bit? Is it like single or double digit percent loss? :confused:
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#14
gopal
single..apperatly
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#15
NC37
by: jihadjoe
Wouldn't picking up one of the outgoing parts be a rather bad decision at this time considering they're about to get replaced by something newer, more efficent and more powerul? :wtf:
Or if you are like me who bought with the intention of SLI later. I bought my 460 planning to do that then got my 2nd 460 when prices plummeted. Cheaper way to gain 480+ performance for me, just took time to get there.
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Rauelius
by: Teiji
Can someone explain to me what would happen if you buy a GTX 560 Ti now and have to do a warranty replacement later (it has a lifetime warranty)? Would nVidia not do a replacement or replace with a newer card of comparable value?
Some Lifetime warranties are for the "Lifetime" of the product. So in essence, seeing the GTX 560 Ti, EOL, your warranty is technically over, since the lifetime of the GTX 560 Ti cards have expired.

Other lifetime warranties are better, for example I had an EVGA 7900GT that failed, through EVGA's lifetime warranty I got sent an 8800GT.

So, you really just gotta read your warranty to see which lifetime warranty you have. Most warranties are moving to the "Lifetime of the Product", so those tend to be good for only 6-18 Months. I've moved on to products with 3 year warranties like Asus. My GTX460 stopped working, and I did and RMA and they sent me....another GTX460. Still happy, though would have been happier to get a GTX560 or 560 Ti.
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Hilux SSRG
by: gopal
single..apperatly
Then it's not really a bottleneck. Single digit percent loss is not much, now if I had one one those GTX 690's I'd worry about trying to get the maximum out of my rig. :rockout:

I'll wait to see if the prices fall [crossing fingers].
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#18
Casecutter
I think they're telling folks that don’t look for long strung-out EoL or deals (if any), it will be short and sweet.

Looking for SLI of a 550Ti (just don’t :laugh:), while a 560 or on a 560Ti maybe, but I'd say you'd have to see prices in lines line $120 and $150 respectively to even begin to call it a BfB opportunity. I think Nvidia knows that if they don’t go EoL as soon as there intend replacements hits "Green marketing" will be in the position... Folks looking for Nvidia won’t like the price/performance and if the channel is full of 5XX series those will scavenge higher margin sales. they have to compel people to go with cut-down GF104 to start getting a pay-back.By this they've already told AIB's don’t be thinking about cheap legacy products, gear up for Kepler. They’re telling the rest get ready to jump to the new, as the 5XX series pipe is now shut, what's left will dry up quick meaning less need to work-down inventories.

The strange thing as like AMD had retained the 6850 in the channel at prices slightly under the 7770 once they hit; I'd think Nvidia would keep just a GTX 560 in the mix. Although, I just don’t think the GF114 has been as lucrative for Nvidia as say the old G92+ that they soldiered on as GTS 250. So time to cut bait.

Then there’s also TSMC's change in business model, which now charges fabless customers (Nvidia) "per wafer manufactured", rather than "per working chip yielded". Again that means if Nvidia hold to 5XX dies they aren’t enticing buyers with the new geldings, still buy what’s by now fairly pricy GF114 as they purchase fully functioning parts only. I don’t think the yield on GF114 is like what they got from the matured G92+, and why they continued with cost effective GTS250 for so long.
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by: gopal
lol.. if you did then your cpu is going to be a bottleneck:laugh:
No, if he did then his monitor would be the bottleneck. It probably already is. SLI 670s is the kind of muscle you use to drive multiple 1440p displays.
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