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a b Î Nvidia
a c 235 U Graphics card
March 3, 2010 8:05:09 PM

I know this sounds crazy but shouldn't video card technology get cheaper as it gets older?

current Nvidia prices for the following from newegg.


9600 GT - $100 for the 512mb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

9800GT - $100
...cause the 9600GT is prettier??? This one actually makes sense until you look above

GTS 250 - $130
a little high against the $100 4850 but ok

GTX 260 - $200-215
do they know you can get a 4870 or 5770 for $50 less????

GTX 275 - $260
does it come with a magic sticker to add 10fps to games???

P.S. I have own(ed) six Nvidia cards including three of the above.

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a b Î Nvidia
a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2010 8:13:55 PM

They are overpriced right now, but thats only because stock is low (they don't have that many of them left and Fermi is getting ready to come out) and the demand is still high. High demand + low supply = HIGH prices. Thats what it comes down to.
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 130 U Graphics card
March 3, 2010 8:20:45 PM

Demand is still high? ATI has them beat at every pricepoint; all ATI needs is more PR.
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a b Î Nvidia
a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2010 8:25:38 PM

There are too many people people who think Nvidia is the be-all-end-all of graphics. Even though ATI has them totally beat right now (who knows when Fermi comes out), there are still lots of people who either don't know any better and go with the one they recognize more, or prefer nvidia and stick to them.
Its just like those who buy low end Intel CPUs, even though they are beat by cheaper AMD CPUs, just because they have the Intel name stamped on them (granted Intel leads at the top, but the comparison is still there)
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 235 U Graphics card
March 3, 2010 8:28:07 PM

the 4XXX series stock is low too but those cards seem to be more sensible in their pricing.
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a b Î Nvidia
a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2010 8:29:17 PM

that is because the 5xxx series cards are out and pushing the 4xxx series to EOL. Both from AMD, and people aren't gonna get an older 4xxx for more than a 5xxx series card.
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March 3, 2010 11:27:34 PM

Price to preformance wise,,

4xxx>5xxx>2xx form nvidia
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March 4, 2010 3:57:01 AM

From a sensible standpoint sure it doesn't make sense, but I spent quite a bit more on my 260 back about a year ago, so even at it's current price point, it's dropped quite a bit in price, and given the high demand for the card(whatever the reason) a $200 price point on it's own, when not faced with a 4870 and it's current price, to me seems like a substantial price drop for the age, and price it used to be.
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