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September 23, 2009 8:44:03 PM



How long do I have to wait to see a price drop for 48xx cards?

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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 8:51:11 PM

Well if AMD had a major GPU shortage then it wont be anytime soon.....

maybe in a couple of weeks.... really depends on the availabilty of the new cards....
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 9:26:51 PM

4800 cards are already pretty low in price tbh and I don't see them falling much lower before they are all sold out.
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September 23, 2009 9:31:08 PM

jennyh said:
4800 cards are already pretty low in price tbh and I don't see them falling much lower before they are all sold out.


You do realize you can still buy cards from the 3XXX series right? You will be able to buy 4XXX cards for quite a while.

OT: Probably once the shortages are over and possibly once nvidia does some price drops on their end.
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 9:36:02 PM

Prices won't drop much more and eventually they'll actually start rising again because they'll become rare (like the 3xxx series.)
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 9:44:26 PM

I do think they will drop a bit, but not on all models..... Just like Nvdia's 8XXX series... the 8800GT did drop quite a bit compared to when it came out, but then you have the 8800 Ultra that still sells today for 350.00$+
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a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 11:29:51 PM

If you are in the USA, then you might be able to get a bargain price on Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving. Lots of special promotions that long holiday weekend.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2009 12:25:38 AM

crosko42 said:
You do realize you can still buy cards from the 3XXX series right? You will be able to buy 4XXX cards for quite a while.

OT: Probably once the shortages are over and possibly once nvidia does some price drops on their end.


I guess you can buy just about anything anywhere. I mean, I could go to Kazakhstan tomorrow and I'm pretty sure there will be a nice market for 6600gt's. I bet they cost a helluva lot less there than they do here now too. :p 

As I'm currently selling three different 4-series cards, I do of course realise that they can still be bought. However, I'm not exactly an official seller, and that is what I assume the OP is looking for, seeing as he didn't specify otherwise, the reasonable assumption would be that he was waiting on ATI lowering prices. This is something that they have absolutely no reason to do because they have no competition at any price point, and the 4x series are already extremely cheap considering what they were at release.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2009 12:37:26 AM

ATI seems to have set the price-points on the 5800 based on the current 4800 price points. I doubt 4800s will go down much.

Its Nvidia that should be forced to reduce prices on the 200 series unless they have already cut production and are just going to let whats in the channel sell and get the 300 series out fairly soon.
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September 24, 2009 12:56:53 AM

jennyh said:
I guess you can buy just about anything anywhere. I mean, I could go to Kazakhstan tomorrow and I'm pretty sure there will be a nice market for 6600gt's. I bet they cost a helluva lot less there than they do here now too. :p 

As I'm currently selling three different 4-series cards, I do of course realise that they can still be bought. However, I'm not exactly an official seller, and that is what I assume the OP is looking for, seeing as he didn't specify otherwise, the reasonable assumption would be that he was waiting on ATI lowering prices. This is something that they have absolutely no reason to do because they have no competition at any price point, and the 4x series are already extremely cheap considering what they were at release.


You go to kazakhstan for good deals on donkeys, if you want official sellers for 38xx just go here not kazakhstan (tho they may have a branch there)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2009 1:17:15 AM

In the UK you will be able to buy a 3-series card from someplace like Scan, but chances are it will be at a premium.

http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-94-535-0

There you go, one of the largest tech suppliers in the UK selling the 30-series at the sort of prices that nobody with a brain would actually pay.

Then again, $73 for a 3-series card on newegg when you can buy a 4850 for how much now?

Maybe it's not that different after all...if that 3870 is $73 how much is a cheap 4850? It can't be that much more surely?
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September 24, 2009 1:39:49 AM

As the 5x series cards are not available yet and have a pretty distance between the 4x cards in the price so i think the price of 4x series is totally dependent on the price of 5850 or the 5770 cards (and ofcourse the rival cards like gtx260 and 275). Unless they are lowered a bit the 4x series cards may not see any price cut and that may not happen until Nvidia comes out with the new GT300 or the refreshed GT200 series(40nm). So yes you wont see any price cut very soon. Unless ofcourse Nvidia aggresively price the GTX260 to less than $150 the price of 4x series may not be going down anywhere soon. Maybe u will see it in christmas or later after
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September 24, 2009 1:51:25 AM

One thing about my post, if Ati can demonstrate some clear advantages of dx10.1 (for example encoding dx11 application faster than normal dx10 cards does or some other...) then maybe a minor price cut on GTX260 or GTX275 may not be affecting the price of 4x series cards. At that time we may need a pretty good price cut on the rival cards to make Ati cut the price of 4x series. But anyways 4x series cards are pretty lower now a days. but if u can wait 3 months or something then maybe u would be a winner ending up buying a card with low price :-)
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2009 4:14:25 AM

Ati has the 4800 series at the right price point to compete with nvidia's. Only when the other 5800 series cards come out will you see and price changes in the 4800 series.
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September 24, 2009 4:39:05 AM

I don't see why should they drop prices. First three posts here are all amd avatars.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2009 5:00:27 AM

hsetir said:
I don't see why should they drop prices. First three posts here are all amd avatars.


just to make it worse on Nvidia ;) 

on a side note, why would someone even think of buying a GTX 280/285/295 etc??? The 5850 and 5870 basically obliterate the 285 and the 295 while saving good coin at the same time....... What will the Egg and all other e-tailors/stores do with all those GPU's? Send them back to the manufacturer? lol :lol: 
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September 24, 2009 9:06:50 AM

OvrClkr said:
just to make it worse on Nvidia ;) 

on a side note, why would someone even think of buying a GTX 280/285/295 etc??? The 5850 and 5870 basically obliterate the 285 and the 295 while saving good coin at the same time....... What will the Egg and all other e-tailors/stores do with all those GPU's? Send them back to the manufacturer? lol :lol: 


amd doesn't have th luxury of screwing with Nvidia, they need all the cash they can get. I think they made a big mistake by not going with the leaked price of 399 for the launch, then drop prices as supply catches up and the early adopters get their fill.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2009 2:22:41 PM

Homeboy2 said:
amd doesn't have th luxury of screwing with Nvidia, they need all the cash they can get. I think they made a big mistake by not going with the leaked price of 399 for the launch, then drop prices as supply catches up and the early adopters get their fill.


They did not make any mistake, even at the current prices they just made it worse for Nvidia knowing that since yesterday most users will ditch Nvidia for AMD's new line up.... Regardless of their pricing they will make up the money in mass sales.... If you have noticed the 5870's are sold out everywhere, and soon they will release the 5770,5850 and 5870x2.... Once AMD's whole lineup is mainstream, it will be up to Nvidia to counter attack with thier new lineup.... So in all Nvidias future looks bleek unless their next-gen cards can hang or surpass with anything AMD/ATI has to offer at a reasonable price and that is most likely not going to happen.....
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September 24, 2009 2:37:34 PM

OvrClkr said:
They did not make any mistake, even at the current prices they just made it worse for Nvidia knowing that since yesterday most users will ditch Nvidia for AMD's new line up.... Regardless of their pricing they will make up the money in mass sales.... If you have noticed the 5870's are sold out everywhere, and soon they will release the 5770,5850 and 5870x2.... Once AMD's whole lineup is mainstream, it will be up to Nvidia to counter attack with thier new lineup.... So in all Nvidias future looks bleek unless their next-gen cards can hang or surpass anything AMD/ATI has to offer at a reasonable price and that is most likely not going to happen.....


I think they did, they lost 20 bucks off every card they sold at 380 cuz they STILL would have sold out. prices can always be dropped in a few weeks or a month
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2009 3:02:27 PM

Homeboy2 said:
I think they did, they lost 20 bucks off every card they sold at 380 cuz they STILL would have sold out. prices can always be dropped in a few weeks or a month


Look at it this way, when a company sells a product they would rather sell more for less than less for more... They used the same strategy that AMD used with the Phenoms and it worked, as opposed to Intel that produced a load of 975's that are sitting on top of shelves due to thier ridiculous pricetags. Another thing you have to remember is price to performance, in these hard times it is hard to sell a product that is overpriced and can be outperformed by another product that costs much less.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2009 3:21:33 PM

You'll probably see the 5xx0 prices go up before they come down... They'll probably bleed the stock out and bump the prices up for the next month a-la 8800GT
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