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XFX Cuts 8800 and 9600 Prices

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    XFX, one of the main NVIDIA GeForce graphics card manufacturers, has decided to try and outsell rivals by cutting prices on its 8800 GT, 8800 GS and 9600 GT cards. All three standard versions of the cards will now be $30 cheaper thanks to mail-in rebates being offered by online retailers such as Newegg and TigerDirect. This means that the 512MB 8800 GT will now sell for $189 including a copy of Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, the 384MB 8800 GS will now cost $119.99 and the 9600 GT has a new price tag of $149. The overclocked versions of the 8800 GS and 9600 GT are also seeing price drops of $30 and $20 respectively, which means they will now be sold for $139.99 and $179.

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    wow, that makes the 8800gt abit more enticing
     
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    $119 for a 8800GS is a damn good price, I saw this on newegg today. Their standard version was $129 after rebates before. They just upped the rebate from $20 to $30. I'm not one to usually consider rebates in the price, but XFX is pretty good about their rebates.
     
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    Ok $189 for a GT! I may skip on doing crossfire...
     
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    Why do we always have the same ideas lol? :toast:
     
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    I saw this too and was like... that is an INSANE deal.
     
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    Pretty awesome, even though Im not an Nvidia fan. I really like the price on that 9600 GT
     
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    Rebates.... I see bigger ones on video cards all the time anyways. The REAL price cuts are nice. But rebates.... lame....
     
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    I'm gonna be returning my 8600gt, lol
    8800gs here I come :rockout:
     
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    how does a 7900gt compare to a 9600gt?
     
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    9600gt>7900gt
     
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    the price for the 9600gt is really enticing....
     
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    Which one should work better 8800 GS (2 of those) on SLi or a single 8800 GT:confused:
     
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    i bet a single gt would be better.
     
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    8800GS in SLI over GT.

    XFX 8800GS 384 is $119 AR
    XFX 9600GT 512 is $149 AR
    XFX 8800GT 512 is $189 AR
    XFX 8800GTS 512 is $299 AR

    SLI is more affordable than ever but in reality the price to performance ratio hasn't changed because they *all* took a "price cut" I think it's still more efficient just to buy a GTS.

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    Eh, I dunno, I don't think I would ever go SLI, at least not till they get some scaling worked out, or I fall into enough money to get 2 of the top cards. I would go with the gt, actually the 9600gt (gets pretty close to the 8800).

    Although that is just about as cheap as SLI will get so.......
     
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    I disagree I think the 8800GS is underrated and was completely overshadowed by the launch of the 9600GT, 8800GS can beat out the 9600GT in more shader intensive games.

    - Christine
     
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    I would like to add that evga is selling there stock clocked 9600gt at $149.99 after MIR. I don't know if XFX was the cause of this or not, but as of a week ago that MIR wasn't there. :wtf:
     
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    Scrizz you might aswell go with a 8800GT.
     
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    I hate "mail-in" rebates. To me, its just fraudulent and should be banned.

    1./ Its financial window dressing, so that the company records higher revenues (albeit with higher costs). Makes the company "LOOK" like its growing revenues when in fact its not. This should be banned by accounting standards

    2./ It hopes that many people dont bother with the mail-in rebate and so they dont have to give the discount to everyone. This should be stopped by some consumer protection laws, ie, advertise price X, but pay Y where Y > X. That's not right! And then only get money back if you jump through various hoops and wait.

    3./ Risk of failure to process mail-in rebates 100%. The number of stories I've heard of people NOT getting there money, for whatever reason.

    Why do companies STILL do this?
     
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    I don't usually consider mail-in rebates with considering price, simply because of the reasons you have mentions. However, newegg is very strict about companies offering mail-in rebates, which is why they are a relatively rare sight on newegg, unlike tigerdirect who has MIRs on pretty much every product. Plus I have sent in several XFX rebates in the past, and recieved them all, all cards purchased through newegg.

    Plus, newegg lists the price before rebate as the the price for the item, they only mention the rebate below the price and give you the new price in a much smaller font. Again, this is because they don't want to decieve their customers, and they don't use the rebates as a way to draw customers in.
     
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    I refuse to buy anything based on a rebate... that is why I do not ever shop at TigerDirect. Unfortuantely, Newegg is starting to get more and more rebates. :(
     
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    i noticed the "price drop" a few days ago. still good post nonetheless for other people. :D
     
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    i hate rebates .... why not just cut the price without them//???
     

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