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NVIDIA Might Cut the Price of GeForce GTX 260 to $199

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    Our friends from Guru of 3D alarm that NVIDIA might cut the price of GeForce GTX 260 by up to $30 from its current price tag. With the new price in position the GeForce GTX 260 should drop to around $199 and thus enter in the same league as ATI's Radeon HD 4870 with 1 GB memory. The price cut is direct result of ATI's recent price reductions that soften the price of both Radeon HD 4870 512 MB and Radeon HD 4850 512 MB.

    Source: Guru3D
     
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    "the price cut is a direct result of ATI's recent price reductions

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    Man I can't wait for this. I am just about to build a new system. I was just about the pull the trigger on a evga gtx 260 ssc. Maybe next week I could save 30 bucks or so.
     
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    This would be really nice. I still think, 100%, that the GTX 260 (216) is MUCH better buy than a 1GB 4870. For anyone questioning a 260, now you have no excuse!
     
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    now drop the 285 price to
     
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    and the 295
     
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    What about salary reductions and bills to pay, that excuse still holds.
     
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    That is the 192 sp and 65 nm card? The Egg has the same card for relatively cheap as well.

    I know there's not a significant difference, just pointing it out.
     
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    Didn't know that the GTX 260 price drop to $200 was referring to the 216sp 55nm cards (initial news source didn't say anything about it).
     
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    nice.. time to buy another GTX260...
     
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    Core 216. The 192SP sku is set at $179, until they clear them out.
     
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    Man ... I wonder how long it will take for these prices to actually reflect at newegg.

    Hurry up newegg!
     
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    they could put the 4870 in its grave if they released a 240 sp card clocked 5-10% higher.

    lets say a GTX260 core 240 (GTX275), running 633/1404/2200 would keep them clear up top and i doubt much they would have to worry about chips reaching these speeds. that still leaves plenty of oc headroom.

    the extra shader cluster has shown those 5-10% gains themselves (192-216), and ~10% clocking will assure that stays well on top of a 4890, as it tends to beat a 4870 now. however the lack of ROPS, memory and a small sacrifice of speed keeps in nicely in check behind a GTX285 (which a 4870 would need a complete overhaul or LN2 to beat one)
     
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    Go check, they dropped tonight.
     
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    Honestly since the 8 series came out, prices have been simply nonsense..
    That's more reasonable.
    Likely only doing it due to sales losses with the economy being crap.
    as soon as things stabilize, they'll start raping us again..
     
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    Evga gtx 260 for $199. and $179. after MIR:eek: I have to start saving FAST!!!
     
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