NVIDIA Slashes Prices Ahead of AMD Launch


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Price War!
Price War!

Ladies & gentlemen, the price wars are about to be in full swing! In trying to get ahead of AMD in the news cycle, NVIDIA has decided to cut prices on its lower tier GPUs.

  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB: $129 (down from $139)
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB: $149 (down from $169)
  • GeForce GTX 660: $179 (down from $199)

So far they have chosen to maintain current pricing on the GTX 760 & GTX 770, both starting at $249 & $399, respectively, for reference models. This pricing should be live effective today on the big etailers (Newegg, TigerDirect & NCIX).

Now it’s AMD’s turn. They have already announced pricing of their soon-to-come R7 260X ($139), R9 270X ($199) & R9 280X ($299) cards. Rumor has it they’re supposed to launch this week, so we’ll see what they bring to the table. Price wars are always good for consumers, so let’s hope they keep it up!

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Soulcatcher668

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Is that a first? I can't think of Nvidia ever doing this.

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EarthDog

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I think they have... http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums...-nVidia-slashes-prices-and-takes-fight-to-AMD

perhaps not pre-release, but they do go back and forth on pricing.

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Robert17

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I forgot where I read it, but NVidia is about to re-release some of their cards with their AIBs, enhancing them a bit. This is a pre-next-card-don't-let-AMD-have-all-the-press move.

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m
magellan

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Of course the price cuts come on the Nvidia GPU's I have no interest in buying.

I almost wish the price wars hadn't happened right now, because now I think I'm
going to be waiting weeks before I buy a new video card.

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OptyTrooper

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I was about to pull the trigger on a 7970 but now me thinks I should sit back and see what happens.

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Janus67

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'slashing' prices is a bit extreme for a 10% ($10-$20) drop in pricing.

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Efonzerellie

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Of course the price cuts come on the Nvidia GPU's I have no interest in buying.

I almost wish the price wars hadn't happened right now, because now I think I'm
going to be waiting weeks before I buy a new video card.

I'm with you, if it's not a significant price drop on a 780 or Titan, then I just don't care

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hokiealumnus

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'slashing' prices is a bit extreme for a 10% ($10-$20) drop in pricing.

At that price point, that can be a huge difference. Margins are much lower at the lower end than the top end.

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magellan

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I'm with you, if it's not a significant price drop on a 780 or Titan, then I just don't care

No price drops on the 770 GTX either, which is really just an overclocked 680 GTX.

What's strange is that I thought AMD's newest GPU's were aimed at having higher performance than the 780's and Titans, otherwise, what's the point? The 7970 GHZ already has performance comparable to the 770 GTX, but is trounced by the 780 GTX.

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GarbInC

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... Return to article to continue reading.

LOL, i've been using nvidias since I started building PC's they are always ever so expensive...

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