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Old March 15, 2011, 10:43 AM
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might be a best direct, direct canada or memory express in ottawa I'm not sure. You also might have a tiger direct but they are usually more expensive than all the others I've listed unless they have a really good sale price.

But if you go to shopbot.ca or pricebat.ca you can find the lowest price fast and then pricematch to NCIX and get it shipped or if it isn't worht the shipping just buy it from whatever you have local (usually cases are best to buy local because shipping on them can be quite high).
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Old March 15, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Awesome work Sky!

Leave it to HWC to give us the double whammy of new product & a round up, all on day one
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nice review.

bang per buck on this card, on the other hand....meh.
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Old March 15, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Wow. What a disappointment. Aside from Nvidia specific features, what's interesting about this card? That price should be much lower (IMHO).
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Old March 15, 2011, 12:49 PM
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a disappointing competitor to not only AMD, but nVidia's previous generation lineup!

how does this make sense?
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on the other hand its probably cheap to produce, and having the 550 name itll probably sell well, you know the guy whos got no idea will of course buy it
over a 460 1gb...its better because the number scheme says so o? :D
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I predict reference 550s and 460 SEs as the new bestbuy special.



DUDE THIS IS THE BEST GRAPHICS CARD EVER! ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY OF THE $250 WE ASK FOR IT.
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Old March 15, 2011, 05:06 PM
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At nearly double the performance and not quite double the price 560's look to be the sweet spot... yes it's a different price range. But really.. Just save a lil longer people, it's worth it for the minimum frame-rate alone in most modern games. (whats the point in playing something modern at 20 fps)

A poor showing from nvidia here at the price-point considering the 460's price, sale prices and that the second-hand market is flooding with them too. And thats before you look at a second hand 5770.

You'd be nuts to spend the money on one.
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Good review of a poorly priced card. Hopefully pricing is adjusted quickly to save this card. That said it looks like 768mb gtx 460 cards are going to be phased out (according to a few sites).
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Old March 15, 2011, 10:08 PM
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wow. I understand wanting cards out in a current, update, lineup in this price point but the fact is at current newegg prices the GTX 550 Ti is the same price as a ATI 6850. Even if you prefer to stay with the green team (personally I don't fan boy to one said or the other) then a GTX 465 would still be in the same price range and a overall better card. I can't personally see this getting this card (this is just IMO) when its the same price as far better cards from both sides, even if its price drops I doubt it will be enough of a difference to warrant this card existing.

Sapphire 6850 - newegg $174 USD
MSI GTX 465 - newegg $159 USD
EVGA GTX 550 Ti _ newegg $149 USD.


Edit: and of course I am from the US, so I understand pricing might be different in the north, just putting my opinion out there on the matter.

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