Tuesday, January 6th 2009

GeForce GTX 280 in For Landslide Price-Cuts?

The GeForce GTX 280 served as NVIDIA's flagship graphics accelerator for long enough. While it may not have retained the performance crown for too long, it certainly did offer a great product for its price and thermal characteristics post R700. With two new avant-grade accelerators in the form of GeForce GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 285, NVIDIA seems to have sensed that it needs to let the market digest current inventories of the GeForce GTX 280 to create favourable shelf-space for the new products.

It has been noted on Newegg.com, a leading online retailer, that price-cuts have been injected across brands for the GeForce GTX 280. The card is now available for as low as US $314.99 for the MSI N280GTX-T2D1G OC (a factory overclocked card) with prices of reference-design cards staying below $360 for most of the available products. Leading vendors such as BFGTech, EVGA, and Zotac have placed their base models around the $320 range with factory overclocked models ranging around the $350 mark. The GeForce GTX 280 will be suceeded by the GeForce GTX 285 that is expected to launch on 15th January, which sports a refreshed G200b graphics processor built on the 55nm manufacturing process and running at higher clock speeds. NVIDIA has resorted to similar price-cuts for its GeForce GTX 260 graphics accelerator to serve two purposes: making the product attractive during the crucial Christmas shopping season, and to digest inventories for the 55nm GeForce GTX 260 launch.
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13 Comments on GeForce GTX 280 in For Landslide Price-Cuts?

#1
SpookyWillow
its already down to £229 at ocUK, just a bit more than a 260 :O
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#2
Disruptor4
With two new avant-grade accelerators in the form of GeForce GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 280,
Shouldn't that be GTX 285, not GTX 280?
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#3
TooFast
I feel so bad for the people who paid 600$ for it, 4 months ago...
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#4
Grings
by: SpookyWillow
its already down to £229 at ocUK, just a bit more than a 260 :O
Yeah, they reduced them the SAME DAY i had my 55nm 260 delivered :( bloody typical
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#5
beesagtig
by: Grings
Yeah, they reduced them the SAME DAY i had my 55nm 260 delivered :( bloody typical
oops it got electrostatically sparked guess you'll have to rma...
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#6
SpookyWillow
you have time to send it back under DSA ;)

tempted to sell my card and put up the extra at these prices even though i really dont need it lol
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Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: TooFast
I feel so bad for the people who paid 600$ for it, 4 months ago...
Very much.. not to mention, there wasnt a game out there that would pretty much utilize its powa back then.
oops it got electrostatically sparked guess you'll have to rma...
Yeah.. hehe. I know that game ;). Sometimes bricking the card would pass rma. (well at least on my local distro since they are ignorant about bios flashing hehe). The best way for this is to brick it when stocks of the current card are diminishing.. they would send you an upper card instead.
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btarunr
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by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Very much.. not to mention, there wasnt a game out there that would pretty much utilize its powa back then.
There was, it was called Crysis. XFX, EVGA, BFG, etc already offered cash-back, though those who would've bought those from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Palit, Zotac, etc., for $649, weren't that lucky.
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#9
mdm-adph
Ah, competition sure is nice.
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#10
aquariuz
hmm so how much will the gtx 260 be if the 280 is already so low as $260?
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#11
LittleLizard
that is why people shouldnt buy things when they came out, u pay a stupid price for something that doesnt worth it
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#12
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Absolutely

by: LittleLizard
that is why people shouldnt buy things when they came out, u pay a stupid price for something that doesnt worth it
Too right! I recently got a B-grade Leadtek 9800 GX2 for the silly price of £137 and it's a fabulous card. I love the way it's constructed and the performance is fantastic.

I also like playing with the SLI options in the control panel.

A brand new one is still well over £300 where you can still find them and I think they were £450 when they came out - and that was only last March!
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#13
lollerskater69
I'm glad they came out with the new 55mn ones. They aren't really a big change from the regular 280's. The 280's are a really good deal now.
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