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will the release of R600 drive down price of DX10 cards?

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March 14, 2007 10:14:05 PM

im considering buying a new graphics card... an x1950 because i cant afford to pay the 8800 premium. with the release of the R600 do you guys think DX10 cards will come down to a more affordable price. would it be wise to wait?

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March 14, 2007 10:20:27 PM

X1950 Pro 256mb?

You could try squeezing out a couple extra bucks (60$?) and buy the 8800 gts 320mb and midly overclock it yourself. That would give you a killer card for the price.
March 14, 2007 10:55:05 PM

Top line cards like 8800 will not come down in price.

Cards like 8900s, 8600s, and R600s will take the place, and the "cheaper" cards will be 8600s, along with mid-range R600s such as X2600s.
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March 14, 2007 11:05:13 PM

Depends, if the R600 is faster than the 8800(or 8900 when it comes out) and if ATI sells it for the same price the 8800 then nVidia will probably drop the prices a bit, also the mid-range DX10 cards from nVidia should come out at about that time aswell which will give $200 range DX10 cards.
a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2007 1:04:55 AM

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X1950 Pro 256mb?

You could try squeezing out a couple extra bucks (60$?) and buy the 8800 gts 320mb and midly overclock it yourself. That would give you a killer card for the price.


The GF8800GTS is over $100 more expensive than the R1950Pro.
The GTS is a great card, but if he can't pay it, he can't pay it and making it sound like the GTS is cheaper won't help.

Only if it's and X1950XT is the GTS within reach, and then it's a great deal for about the same price.

However if he's not able to swing the money, then the mid-range like has been mentioned is the way to go, waiting for the GF8600/X2600 makes sense.

It's doubtful the GF8800s will come down much in price unless the R600 significantly beats them and there's a flood of them on eBay and the stores start selling them off to make way for their refresh.

However if the R600 is not better and nV slowly releases their replacement, then they will wait for the GF8800 stock to start drying up in the channel before launching the GF8900, which will likely mean the only deals on GF8800 would be on eBay or the rare store that still had overstock.
March 15, 2007 2:13:06 AM

Personally, I'd wait and try to save a few more dollars to buy a DX10 card. Even if you ended up getting a Nvidia card instead of a R600, you would end up having a few more dollars to do the deed when the time comes, and there will likely be a few more varieties of cards available. It all depends on your need and your timetable.
March 15, 2007 2:45:03 AM

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im considering buying a new graphics card... an x1950 because i cant afford to pay the 8800 premium. with the release of the R600 do you guys think DX10 cards will come down to a more affordable price. would it be wise to wait?


Okay :D 

The Dx10 cards will not come down n price ; the Dx9 cards will crash to all time low price levels.

New mid-low-dx10 cards will come out , giving you more options for the same dollar.

This i s my prediction , looking at the state of things right now . 8)
March 15, 2007 12:54:58 PM

Quote:
X1950 Pro 256mb?

You could try squeezing out a couple extra bucks (60$?) and buy the 8800 gts 320mb and midly overclock it yourself. That would give you a killer card for the price.


The GF8800GTS is over $100 more expensive than the R1950Pro.
The GTS is a great card, but if he can't pay it.

Oh ya, I must of looked @the AGP x1950 pros. Oops

the PCI-E 1950pro are 159$ and the 8800gts 320 259$, your right. Thats still 100$ extra well spent IMO.
a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2007 3:29:19 PM

I don't disagree it'd be well spent (although the numbers I'm getting from NewEgg are $149-269), it may be that significant amount more than he can spend, that's all.
March 15, 2007 3:56:21 PM

Cheers guys, i can see where you all are coming from... i think i might hold out until April and see how things shape up with the mid range 8 cards.
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