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Would you feel betrayed if ATI cut prices?

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a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 12:46:38 PM

I believe this is similar to how nVidia charged $400 for the GTX260, $600 for the GTX280, and $800 for the GTX295. When ATI competitively released the HD4K series to a success, nVidia slahed prices massively.

So if FERMI falls at the $450 pricepoint, and ATI cuts the prices to the following table, would you feel betrayed?

HD5870: $339
HD5850: $259
HD5830: $189
HD5770: $149
HD5750: $119
HD5670: $085
HD5570: $065 (to compete with 9600GT)
HD5450: $49

Incidentally, do you think those could be realistic prices?
a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 12:53:28 PM

Prices for PC components eventually decreases anyway due to competition. Would I have liked to purchased my HD 5850 for $259 instead of $280 back in October? Sure, but I needed a card immediately back then since my X1900XT died.

Are those prices fair? Dunno. I guess... it seems the HD 5870 & HD 5850 prices you have are close to AMD's intended launch price.
a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 12:59:32 PM

Indeed they are, but e-tailers just had to make that little bit of profit.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 1:00:50 PM

This happens all the time and to almost everything, Prices drop, new products come out....
I payed £400 for my 32inch HD TV when it came out, now you can get a £300 TV thats better than mine. Same story with my ipod, my 5.1 and almost all of my components in my PC.
Its really fustrating, but what can you do?
a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 1:03:39 PM

No, I'd be fine. I got my 5850 for $300 plus a free Dirt 2 which I feel was easily worth $40.
March 16, 2010 1:03:50 PM

They could be towards the end of the year. It always good to be optimistic.
March 16, 2010 1:35:16 PM

not really got free dirt 2 with 5870. imagine my 7800GTX's were 500 each in 2005 dollars with 3 free games. Ouch. But got many years millage on them.
a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 1:37:18 PM

shadow187 said:
I believe this is similar to how nVidia charged $400 for the GTX260, $600 for the GTX280, and $800 for the GTX295. When ATI competitively released the HD4K series to a success, nVidia slahed prices massively.


The GTX295 was not affect by another launch until HD5870 so it doesn't really apply.

As for price drops the main cards to be affected are the HD5870 and HD5850 and they've been out for 6 months, so by now anyone should expect a drop, even just for marketing/profit reasons trying to maintain demand.

Anyone feeling betrayed really needs some psychological support.

Oh noes my HD4870/GTX280 is now half the price it used to be.. BE... Betrayal !! :p 
March 16, 2010 1:43:42 PM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:


Anyone feeling betrayed really needs some psychological support.

Oh noes my HD4870/GTX280 is now half the price it used to be.. BE... Betrayal !! :p 



hehehe :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

Just curious what does "HD Freedom: 45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2" on your footnote meat??? :o  :o 
March 16, 2010 1:45:31 PM

This topic is as bad as the guy that wanted loyal fanboys to get preferential pre orders.
March 16, 2010 1:49:11 PM

I paid 300$ for an 8800gt when it came out to replace an aging 7600gt witch i paid 150$ for! Bought my 4870 for 280 a year and a half ago and just replaced it for 450$ with an 5870.

I agree with with ape this is the norm if you get uset i sugest leaving your money in the bank and never buy anything.
a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 2:06:34 PM

Starges said:

Just curious what does "HD Freedom: 45 5F E1 04 22 CA 29 C4 93 3F 95 05 2B 79 2A B2" on your footnote meat??? :o  :o 


It's an old shout out to the concept of fair use.

Google that hex key (it's the second release, I used to have the first key there), or else google "HD-DVD Hex" + "Digg" to see the whole controversial affair regarding the attempt to suppress the release of the key.
March 16, 2010 8:35:52 PM

i wouldn't feel betrayed, its what happens in this business

in fact i enjoy price cuts (even after the fact) since friends of mine can get hardware to keep up cheaper

though personally, i am skipping this generation since i have 2 x 4870's now
a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 8:42:34 PM

I wouldn't feel betrayed- I would realize that price dropping is the nature of the tech market and competition. I'd LOVE to see it actually- would save me money later on, though I probably won't be upgrading anytime soon.
March 16, 2010 8:46:48 PM

flyinfinni said:
I wouldn't feel betrayed- I would realize that price dropping is the nature of the tech market and competition. I'd LOVE to see it actually- would save me money later on, though I probably won't be upgrading anytime soon.


Exactly. This isn't the same as a flagship phone, or console. The price for computer components is expected to fall fairly rapidly over time, while the price of flagship phones (think iPhone, Nexus) and consoles is expected to stay the same over extended periods of time. Anyone who would scream about the price decrease of an individual component is better off buying an OEM system (Where prices don't tend to fall nearly as quickly ;)  )
a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 8:55:02 PM

Not really. I don't think AMD will be forced to cut prices though. In fact, I think it would be a little dumb of them to do so if Fermi has the poor availability it is believed to have. I suppose we'll see.
March 16, 2010 9:23:02 PM

I don't care. I buy my hardware for TODAY's purposes, not because of what could eventually happen in the future.
March 16, 2010 9:46:16 PM

Would ofcourse feel a little annoyed, but not bitter; great cards at good prices, but tehy were the monopoly, so fair enough, and the difference isn't humongous (according to ure table).

Also, some prices uve quoted are the suggested price anyway.
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