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Old 03-03-2008, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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With the 9 series release approaching, can we look forward to a significant price drop in the higher-end 8 series cards?

I mean honestly, the 3870x2 is more powerful and less expensive(In most cases)
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Nope... :P

Realistically, your probably more likely to just start seeing the higher end 8 series cards start to disappear as the 9 series becomes they're main product.
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8800GTS 512 performs on par with GTX on average, and it is much cheaper
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Usually, the high end cards don't go down drastically. Usually, there is just newer cards that are better and cheaper. I don't think you can get a 7950 for less than 200 anywhere that still has them, but there are way better cards in that price range. They usually just disappear over time.
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what everyone has said is generally true... however this time around it should be interesting with the 8 and 9 series being based on the same chip this could be a different pricing strategy
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Well, My current system has a eVGA 575mhz Geforce 8800gtx in it and I was coming up with possible video upgrades.

So I chose possibly getting another 8800gtx and running the two in SLI.
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You missed out dude. You could have gotten an evga GTX for 300 after rebates on friday from newegg.
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You missed out dude. You could have gotten an evga GTX for 300 after rebates on friday from newegg.

wtf..?

Really? Was it a one day deal only?
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has the release date been given on the 9 series yet, i wouldn't mind getting my hands on a cheap 8800 ultra or gtx
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