Tuesday, March 10th 2009

Correction: GeForce GTX 260 In For Yet Another Price Cut

Information from an industry source was misinterpreted by VR-Zone yesterday, which wrote in its original report that the ATI Radeon HD 4870 1 GB was going to get a price-cut from $199 down to $179. In reality, it is the GeForce GTX 260 that is expected to get the price cut, sending its price down to $179.

NVIDIA had implemented significant reductions in prices of GeForce GTX 260 accelerators as recently as today, setting its price to $199. AMD may react to this move with its own new pricing scales for the competitive Radeon HD 4870 accelerator. There is no word on when the new pricing would be implemented.Source: VR-Zone
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42 Comments on Correction: GeForce GTX 260 In For Yet Another Price Cut

#1
Apocolypse007
How long until these cuts show up on newegg?

This is the route I'd also take if I were AMD, peoples budgets aren't what they used to be, and selling at a lower price point may actually generate a better profit through more sales.
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#2
Evo85
I just found my next Vid card! /drool
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Apocolypse007
How long until these cuts show up on newegg?
I would guess a few days after the $199 point for GTX 260-216 is implemented.
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#4
legends84
hmm.. lol, when will they give it for free..:D
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#5
ShadowFold
I never saw any cuts from the last article that said there were gonna be cuts.. The 512's are still 165-200$....
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#6
sapetto
by: legends84
hmm.. lol, when will they give it for free..:D
I was just wondering that too :p
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#7
raptori
by: legends84
hmm.. lol, when will they give it for free..:D
soon ..... if you buy stalker3 you'll get 4870 for free ......:D if you buy farcry3 you'll get EVGA-GTX260 for free :D ...... o i forget stalker3 will work better on nvidia cards cause it's gonna use crytek engine.
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1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: ShadowFold
I never saw any cuts from the last article that said there were gonna be cuts.. The 512's are still 165-200$....
Yeah, I havent checked smaller sites, those all the same too?
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#9
u2konline
by: Apocolypse007
And selling at a lower price point may actually generate a better profit through more sales.
Thats obvious.
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#10
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I hope the prices reduce further here in the UK. Might even be able to pick one up before the end of the month.

:D
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#11
spidertaker23
Now we just need Nvidia to lower the price again...comeon Nvidia DON'T LET ATI BEAT U he he.

This is like a playground fight! Awesome!

I can't wait until all these price cuts are shown on Newegg.
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#12
Icewind31
by: spidertaker23
Now we just need Nvidia to lower the price again...comeon Nvidia DON'T LET ATI BEAT U he he.

This is like a playground fight! Awesome!

I can't wait until all these price cuts are shown on Newegg.
"Fight fight fight!"
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#13
technicks
Good for me so i can get a second one for Crossfire.
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#15
AltecV1
most peapole are going to wait until the 5870/5850 show up but it is still good news!!!
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#17
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
I have a 680i board, so i am waiting for for the GTX 260's to get about as cheap.:)
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#19
AltecV1
the cheapest 4870 1gb card costs 290$ in Estonia:ohwell:
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#20
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
awww just as i completed my new build with a 1Gb 4870 then they announce this.... :(:(

bastards should have announced it sooner. Anyhoo at least my second 4870 for crossfire will now be significantly cheaper......
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#21
HolyCow02
by: FreedomEclipse
awww just as i completed my new build with a 1Gb 4870 then they announce this.... :(:(

bastards should have announced it sooner. Anyhoo at least my second 4870 for crossfire will now be significantly cheaper......
true that! My Am3 build is gonna be so much cheaper with all these price cuts! w00t! :toast:
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#22
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
by: InnocentCriminal
I hope the prices reduce further here in the UK. Might even be able to pick one up before the end of the month.

:D
I have just posted in the "hot deals" a 1GB card for £149.90 or a 512MB for £136.
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#23
PCpraiser100
This is still great. I admire the card very well.
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#24
WC Annihilus
The article has since been edited. It's actually the GTX260 that's dropping to $179
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#25
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: WC Annihilus
The article has since been edited. It's actually the GTX260 that's dropping to $179
hahah quite right!

finally, take that ATi, YOU are being undercut now... on the whole the 4870-1gb performs a little worse than a GTX260 and now costs more, funny to see the tables flipped :laugh:
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