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nvidia droping prices how low should they go

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July 14, 2008 9:33:15 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-geforce-gtx-amd...

so my question is, how low do the prices for the 260 and the 280 have to go for you to even consider buying them

prices off newegg
right now the lowest price you can find a 260 is a $300
the lowest price for a 280 is $450

the ati 4850 and 4870 you can find for $160/$300

for me i would like the 260 to be at a $190 price mark and i just might buy it over a 4850


and the 280 i would want down to a $340

i probably still wont buy a 260/280 even at those prices because sli is to much of an headache crossfire is the way

kinda in the wrong thread srry
July 14, 2008 9:49:42 PM

Well, I'd already consider buying the 260, the 280 would have to be down at the $350 mark. Main reason for this is because price/performance of 260 is still way better than 280.

Also, I have an sli mobo so going with two 260s right now is cheaper for me than buying a crossfire mobo and two 4870s.

Of course, this might all change in a couple weeks when ATI releases 4870x2. Depends on the price of it whether or not Nvidia can compete.
a c 126 à CPUs
July 14, 2008 10:40:36 PM

Cheaper. Last time I paid $400 bucks for a GPU was for my 9800XT and it PWNed every other card out there at the time. Now that was worth it. The GTX280, not worth it as its not PWNing but kinda maybe beating the older cards.
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July 14, 2008 10:46:44 PM

jimmysmitty said:
Cheaper. Last time I paid $400 bucks for a GPU was for my 9800XT and it PWNed every other card out there at the time. Now that was worth it. The GTX280, not worth it as its not PWNing but kinda maybe beating the older cards.


This is very similar to how i feel. I myself also bought a 9700pro upon release and that carded lasted for a LONG time so was worth the hefty initial outlay. However with this "new" generation of high-end cards i can't see the point of laying down that much moolah for only a 30%ish gain over the last gen, especially when improved versions will probably be out in the next 6 months or so.
a c 126 à CPUs
July 14, 2008 10:51:02 PM

^WOOT. I had a 9700Pro. Loved it. I only replaced my 9700Pro with my 9800XT because of Half Life 2 since it was built on the 9800XT and I also got HL2 for free so it was win win.
July 14, 2008 11:18:39 PM

GTX280 = 300$
GTX260 = 170$
I might think of them
But sure will not buy
Just to teach nVidia a lesson how to go sky rocket 600$
So nVidia keep your sxxxt for yourself, and enjoy it
I just hope 4870X2 (2G DDR5) will be not more than 350$
Just to be KO for nVidia
Maybe we'll see a promotion "Buy one and get one free" :D 
July 15, 2008 12:20:45 AM

i lost my butt on gpu's in that last month - wow - this cost me alot!

I HATE NVIDIA!

I HAVE NVIDIA!

come out with the 88800gt month later, then the 8800tgs better cooling faster oc, then the 9800, then the gx2 check where are quad crossfire drivers?

nvidia sucks!

then 280 drops buy 33% in a few weeks after the launch - just screwed all their best supporters once again! people who pay $600 for video card do not like to see it at $400 after few weeks, it makes them feal ripped off! ok who is going to pay $600 next time?

nvidia thinks they can get ati people who waited years for the 4800 series to switch with low prices? no way!

nvidia is hurting its share holders, itself and the system builders sitting on parts (me)

i hate nvidia!
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