Nvidia drops GTX 280 to $499 ??


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NV55

GTX 280 drops to $499
Written by Fuad Abazovic
Thursday, 12 June 2008 09:24



Nvidia was planning to launch the Geforce GTX 280 at $599 and the GTX
260 at $449, but now it looks like both cards will end up priced lower
than it was originally planned.

The reason for this is simple, ATI will price its cards aggressively.
The new suggested retail price might drop as low as $499 for the GTX
280 and $399 for the GTX 260. We were advised that some of these
prices, especially the GTX 260, might go down further within a few
weeks after the launch.

ATI's Radeon HD 4870 will again be cheaper than the GTX 260, and our
sources believe that it can give it a run for its money. We will see
about that, but at least the HD 4870 will end up cheaper to begin
with.

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7853&Itemid=1
 
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Romano

NV55 said:
Nvidia was planning to launch the Geforce GTX 280 at $599 and the GTX
260 at $449, but now it looks like both cards will end up priced lower
than it was originally planned.

The reason for this is simple, ATI will price its cards aggressively.
The new suggested retail price might drop as low as $499 for the GTX
280 and $399 for the GTX 260. We were advised that some of these
prices, especially the GTX 260, might go down further within a few
weeks after the launch.

ATI's Radeon HD 4870 will again be cheaper than the GTX 260, and our
sources believe that it can give it a run for its money. We will see
about that, but at least the HD 4870 will end up cheaper to begin
with.

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7853&Itemid=1

Long live ATI.
 
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Bill

NV55 said:
GTX 280 drops to $499
Written by Fuad Abazovic
Thursday, 12 June 2008 09:24



Nvidia was planning to launch the Geforce GTX 280 at $599 and the GTX
260 at $449, but now it looks like both cards will end up priced lower
than it was originally planned.

The reason for this is simple, ATI will price its cards aggressively.
The new suggested retail price might drop as low as $499 for the GTX
280 and $399 for the GTX 260. We were advised that some of these
prices, especially the GTX 260, might go down further within a few
weeks after the launch.

ATI's Radeon HD 4870 will again be cheaper than the GTX 260, and our
sources believe that it can give it a run for its money. We will see
about that, but at least the HD 4870 will end up cheaper to begin
with.

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7853&Itemid=1
Meh not much reason to upgrade these days. Still to expensive anyway i'll
never pay more than $250-$300 for a top of the line video card again ever.
 
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Blig Merk

Carl said:
I'm waiting to see what the X2 variants are going to be like. I would like
to see a vapour chamber cooled X2. That'd get my money.
For gaming, the only worthwhile thing from these new cards is that
prices for the existing X2 cards will drop. Here is a guy with 3 GTX
280 in SLI:

Air-cooled -
http://overclockingpin.com/final gtx280/evga-gtx280-triple-sli-air.jpg
http://overclockingpin.com/final gtx280/evga-790i-triple-sli-air-2.jpg
http://overclockingpin.com/final gtx280/triple-790i-air-E.jpg
LN2 cooled -
http://overclockingpin.com/final gtx280/790isli-triple-tek9-40-2.jpg
http://overclockingpin.com/final gtx280/final gtx280/e54519-2.jpg

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=191313
 

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