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Old September 13, 2007, 04:24 PM
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Default 8800GTS/GTX price drops?

How long do you guys think it'll be before we see significant price drops on the 8800 GTS/GTX? I haven't followed Video Cards in the past and therefore have no idea how long it takes for a new generation to come out and for prices of the previous generation(s) to drop.

Right now an 8800GTS can be had for about $300 CDN, in about how long would you say that will drop to $200? Also the GTX is $500-600 currently, how long do you think it'll be before we see them in the $300 range?
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Old September 13, 2007, 05:03 PM
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I'd venture to guess you are seeing these cards at their lowest prices. You may find them slightly cheaper on sale here and there, but you will never see a $300 GTX and at best, a $250 GTS 320MB card.
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Old September 13, 2007, 05:05 PM
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I'd venture to guess you are seeing these cards at their lowest prices. You may find them slightly cheaper on sale here and there, but you will never see a $300 GTX and at best, a $250 GTS 320MB card.
Yep, at least until we see some decent ATI cards in that price range.....

$250 is probably the lowest you'll see a mid/high range card go for. Once the market won't support that any longer they'll drop the card and opt for a newer card in the same price range.
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Old September 13, 2007, 05:11 PM
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I think you will see those sorts of prices in Jan 2008 if the 9800 series is released in December along with another revision from ATI.

As far as I know the GTX has dropped by about $200-300 in the last 12months. I waited till it got to the low $500 area before getting one.

Basically if there is a big shift in performance from say a 8000-9000 series you should see big price drops. Although big shifts in cycles seem to go 18months not 12months.
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Old September 13, 2007, 05:16 PM
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(warning: thread highjack)

nVidia 8800, nVidia 9800... logical, right? But they can't name their next high-end card a 9800!!! Otherwise, ATI will scream. Remember their Radeon 9800...?

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Old September 13, 2007, 05:21 PM
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well they better sort out all this number overlap then 9800+ maybe
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Old September 13, 2007, 05:26 PM
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When the new cards come, they will just let the "old" series wither and die. 7900GTX's never dropped low. They made the GTO's and even those cards never dropped under $300 retail. They just don't cut those prices that drastically, they never have. Prices have done nothing but go up, that is why the 8800 GTS 320MB cards are such a steal. You may see some $400 8800GTO's that are GTX's in disguise, but they will also contain the end of the production parts and probably won't clock quite as well, just like the 7900 GTO's.
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Old September 13, 2007, 05:33 PM
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Default yes i suppose your right

i was just thinking of examples like the 1950pro that can be had for <$200 or the 7950GT i bought for $270 back in jan. I guess they are more mid than high end though.

The 8800GTS 320mb is indeed fantastic value for money!
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The GTX is too much of a high end piece for them to drop the price that far, and if they make a 8800 GTO it will probably be based on the 8800GTS 640MB cards. It's very hard to say and I am very much speculating, but that is what makes logical sense for them to do.
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Old September 13, 2007, 07:19 PM
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This is just a conjecture, but we'd probably see the 8800 GTX 768MB at just under $450 come the Holidays; maybe dipping down to $400 if outlets, like Future Shop, have special promotions around that time.
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