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belgolas July 6, 2008 08:57 PM

HUGE price drops for Nvidia
to lazy so I will just copy and paste. Seems like nvidia is going to be hurting. I wonder if they are going to loose money on the GTX 280? Anyways if you waited then a GTX 280 or 260 SLI is now looking good.

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Hexus is reporting that NVIDIA, facing pricing pressure on the heels of the impressive release of AMD/ATI's 4800-series, is cutting prices on the 9800 GTX, GTX 260, and GTX 280 cards. The AIB (board partner) prices will be as follows (all prices are USD):

9800 GTX: $165 ($199)
GTX 260: $222 ($329)
GTX 280: $392 ($499)
(Prices in parentheses are target selling prices.)

An interesting issue arising from this move is the extent to which NVIDIA is protecting its AIBs and the broader channel from these price cuts. Even if it just protects the AIBs it could be looking at an additional bill of $10 million or so and, obviously, if it extends that to the entire channel the figure will be considerably higher.

Chilly July 6, 2008 09:57 PM

ati will prob just cut the prices back to what they were suppsto be before they realised how good their own cards were compaired to nvidias new gen.

encorp July 6, 2008 09:57 PM

I figured this'd be coming soon!

stoanee July 7, 2008 04:50 AM

I love price wars. The only problem is that instead of saving me money, I end up broker!:doh:

magictorch July 7, 2008 05:13 AM

mmm hopefully that second 4870 will come a little cheaper now. Thats a good price on the GTX 280, if theyd done that before I likely would have got one:whistle:

zlojack July 7, 2008 06:54 AM

This is good news. It should help make the choice more about performance again as opposed to price.

I still think the 4870 X2 is going to be king, but I'm going to wait and see the benchies.

I wonder how long it will take for these price cuts to filter up to Canada.

slugbug July 7, 2008 11:14 AM

The cheapest I've seen on the US sites is an MSI GTX 280 for $459.99 after MIR at newegg. Still over $500 in Canada.

matsta31 July 7, 2008 12:33 PM

399 ?!?
Now, one oother french site is telling 399 $ as MSRP...... Wow, 399 $ is starting to be really interesting. The link is google translated, for those like me who speak french go directly on revioo.com.

Version traduite de la page http://www.revioo.com/news/nvidia-baisse-prix-n11718.html

zlojack July 7, 2008 12:39 PM

At least this will keep ATI from jacking up the 4870 X2 prices.

I still think, if you put the two side by side and at the same price, the 4870 X2 will be the winner (if the 4870 is any indication).

The G200b (55nm version) will also be interesting.

I think I would personally look at the 4870 X2, which will kill most games for the next while and give me the option of Crossfire if I even needed to upgrade, while with nVidia, I'd be stuck with a one-card solution.

belgolas July 7, 2008 03:46 PM

Well maybe in a while I may sell a 4870 and go tri-fire. If the 4870 X2 is priced right.

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