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NVIDIA to Cut Graphics Card Prices to Counter AMD/ATI ?

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  1. malware New Member

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    Industry watcher DigiTimes has some good news today. Apparently, disturbed by the rising presence of ATI in the discrete graphics card market, NVIDIA is planning a counter attack with the easiest way possible - cut the prices of its products. If the information is right, NVIDIA is going to slash the prices across its entire high-end GeForce GTX 200 line-up, as well as the mainstream GeForce 9800 GT and GeForce 9600 GT series. Unfortunately, the other piece of information as of when and by how much the prices will go down is unknown.
    Source: DigiTimes
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2008
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    Cool, I was looking at getting a GTX260 too. :) Drop that GTX 280 to current GTX260 216 pricing and I will without a doubt get one. :)
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    This is cool, however I am thinking about waiting for the HD 5000 series to come out.
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    Typical, Just ordered a 260

    2 bad news for me, ati release the gpgpu free software and now Nvidia will be lowering prizes

    Sucks to be a buyer sometimes :p
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    Hopefully, we will see the 55nm parts start to hit the market soon. Higher clocks at the same price points would work nicely too.
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    Price wars, FTW !! :laugh:
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    This calls for an AMD price drop! I think these sound fair:
    HD 4870X2 - 450$
    HD 4850X2 - 320$
    HD 4870 - 200$
    HD 4850 - 130$
    HD 4830 - 89$
    HD 4670 - 60$

    AMD needs to hire me :D
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    yeah baby... 3rd gtx 260 for me :nutkick:

    Now if only AMD started to gain market share in the CPU dept, we could be getting somewhere.
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    Verb: slash
    1. Cut with forceful sweeping strokes; as with a saber or machete
    2. Beat severely
    3. Cut drastically

    OK, so let's hold them to their marketing blurb. 30% or it ain't slashing!
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    I'll get a gtx280 if it falls to the 350 range
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    lol Slash, hahaha i just expect the main man himself to come and cut nvidias prices

    looks like a prime opportunity to get a gtx260 me thinks
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    If they drop the price of the 4830 to $89 I'm going to put my fist through my monitor for buying a new card just two weeks ago.
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    About time they will slash their prices again, there pretty expensive. I was thinking of going ATI since they cost less.
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    I enjoy the fact Nvidia has to "slash" prices to remain competitive with AMDs release prices.
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    It goes both ways. I am just glad that the competition keeps things in check.
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    Yeah thats the most important part.
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    DOOOO ITTTTT, wanted a new gtx260 for quite some time :) looking forward to some price cuts. :toast:
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    I just got a Crossfire mobo and was planning on a pair of 4830s to go with it...Nvidia is gonna have to cut pretty deep to beat that.
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    that's a rather odd pair to crossfire . . . you doing a build for someone?
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    Hey, they're incredibly cheap, even more so if the price is dropped -- and two of them can beat a GTX 280 at most resolutions, I'm pretty sure. :D
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    I have been running SLI for quite a while (7600GS,GT, 8600GT,8800GT,9600GT,9800GT,GTX) But the 4830s seem to me a sweet spot (like the 9600GTs were) Price wise they are under $100 (I paid $159 for my 8600GTs, lol) but they are 256bit, 512 mem (just seem special to me for some reason)

    I just wish the mobo I ended up with had 3 or 4 PCI Ex slots..:eek:
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    oh, I'm sure as well . . . just curious. I would assume spend the little extra on the 4850s, but then again, if gaming isn't a primary necessity, than a 4830 is more than enough.
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    Glad to see they dropped the prices for the Nvidia crowd here...

    Come on ATI 5xxx series...
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    I just saw this
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16300
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    Isn't a "primary necessity?" That's a very subjective statement -- gaming is a primary necessity for my computer, and all I've got is a 4670. :D

    Two 4830's in Crossfire would be incredible performance compared to just about any single GPU out there. Remember the reviews? When overclocked, the 4830 was equal to a 4850 -- it suffers very little from those missing stream processors. ;)

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