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What should nVidia price GTX 280 at?

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by lemonadesoda, Jul 2, 2008.

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What is YOUR price point for the GTX 280 (If 4870 costs $300) ?

  1. $300

    22.0%
  2. $325

    18.0%
  3. $350

    30.0%
  4. $375

    24.0%
  5. $400

    34.0%
  6. $425

    8.0%
  7. $450

    8.0%
  8. $475

    2.0%
  9. $500+

    6.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. lemonadesoda

    lemonadesoda

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    PLEASE READ BEFORE VOTING
    This is multiple choice. Select all prices that you think are still competitive. *1

    OK, so the GTX 280 is approximately 0%-35% faster than the 4870 depending on the application/benchmark. AND, it consumes the same power or less. (Therefore performance/watt is also better). *2

    What do you think the "right price is" for the GTX 280 to complete with the $300 4870? If you are thinking about a 4870, what price does the GTX 280 have to be in order for you to switch to nVidia.

    The logic is as follows:
    • The same price or less, or
    • Less than 25% higher price (less than $375) because 4870 meets my needs. A better spec'ed card has to give a better performance/price ratio because I am already at the top of my budget.
    • 25%-50% higher price ($375-$450) is OK to reflect $ for $ increase in performance and better performance/watt.
    • 50%+ ($450+) because for the top dog you need to pay top dollar. This is the Intel formula. Prices increase exponentially with performance. PLUS CUDA is interesting for me, definately Value Added to me, Joe Consumer.

    Please select your price point based on the assumption that the 4870 alternative will cost you $300.
    This is multiple choice. Select all prices that you think are still competitive.

    * Note 1: Select all prices that you would buy at. If you think $400 is the maximum price point, then select all options up to $400.
    Note 2: These statements are subjective summaries of benchmarks posted in the last few days.


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  2. wolf2009 Guest

    i think $350 or $400 at max .
     
  3. oli_ramsay

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    Going by this
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    It should cost 113% of the 3870 about $350.
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I voted 375. Why multiple choice?
     
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    Thing is it won't be the top dog for much longer. Every indication seems to point at the 4870x2 claiming the performance crown at less than $600. Really, that is what the gtx 280 is going to have to compete against, and is now b/c many are waiting for it. As such it needs to be cheaper than the x2, which is supposed to come in from $500-550 USD. So $450 max. Right now maybe they could get away w/ $500 b/c it is the top dog. Really less though if they're wanting to fight back and not just do what's necessary to not seem like they failed. I don't see it happening though, it costs too much to produce. Me personally though, don't think I would pay over $300 for it unless there was a slew of games out that required only it's performance, a case even more unlikely than the first.
     
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  7. lemonadesoda

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    Its easier to fill in. You just keep ticking down the list until you get uncomfortable paying that much for the thing.
     
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    I'm done being generous...this is a poll :rockout:

    400 bucks, no more & it could be less. That price is still underminding the relative performance of the thing when fully compared to the 4870 so I let NV have a little extra. Damn this thing is a flop :cry:
     
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    lol...I may have just skewed the poll..

    I might pay 450 for it, it should cost less than the 9800GX2 and they should discontinue that (faster).
     
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    That's what I based my vote off of as well.

    So why wasn't there a "Free" option? :laugh:
     
  12. wolf2009 Guest

    ya, and that would still be pushing it, u know how heavy that thing is, its the most expensive card to ship .:laugh:
     
  13. lemonadesoda

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    LOL. I forgot.
     
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    ATI must to make a FTW blaster, that makes Nvidia to shame about, and then Nvidia will lower it's prices an everyone will be happy :)
    edit: not needs, but must
     
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    I'm in that all flops should be free camp too but I would pay for shipping, after I got really drunk :roll:
     
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    They could have it delivered by carrier pigeon. :roll:
     
  17. wolf2009 Guest

    the poor pigeon . carrying i dont know how many times its weight .
    u mean something like this

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    :roll: Nice shop :roll:
     
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    :roll::roll:this one made me ROFL :roll:
    edit: can i get it in 1280x1024 :rolleyes:
     
  20. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    Well i voted $300,you pays yer money,you makes yer choice.
     
  21. wolf2009 Guest

    sorry, the source images is that size .
     
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  23. lemonadesoda

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    Benchmarks show that at Standard resolutions (17"-24" resolutions), the 4870 is within ~5-15% of the GTX 280. But with high-res, like 27" and 30" displays, the GTX 280 pulls ahead a bit further. But it will still be pwned by 4870x2. However, 4870x2 DRINKS compared to GTX280

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    399. a small price premium for fastest card is ok. wont happen though
     
  25. lemonadesoda

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    I found these tests to be interesting:

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    There seem to be a few areas where GTX 280 could pull ahead by a long margin. Is this the "bad drivers" issue plaguing nVidia GTX series? Or just horsepower that isnt used by typical game engines?
     

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