Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 5 Jan 2007.
Unless it sells for <£90 it won't be worthwhile, the £40 difference isn't too big for the additions in my view.
Shame though, you can see why AMD have done it but it's just overcrowding their own market area!
whats the point. youd be a fool to go for that over the pro, and its just going to confuse people with the x1900gt as its quite different
£90 is 44% less than £130 - that's a massive difference. I think you're more likely to see it at about £100-110 but nearer to the higher end of that price bracket, realistically speaking.
Actually I make it just over 30% less (£130 * (100% - 30%) = £130 * 0.7 = £91) unless I'm missing something? - still a pretty big difference though.
Will this be the first card released under the AMD brand?
Yes, I've done the calculation the wrong way round - 130 is 44% more than 90. Whoops.
I don't think it'll be worth the price drop though, if anyone asks for a reccomendation on here for which card to go for I doubt anyone would sensibly reccomend the GT if they can scrape a bit and get the PRO
Absolutely, the price difference is likely to be a decent night out at the student's union.
I'm sure even us students can bare one night in for the difference
And if you goto a really cheap Uni (Teesside) that £20 can last for 2 night (BOGOF pints at £1)
what is the point with DX10 cards just around the corner?
5 beers at 3 euros here in a student party.... and beer is GOOD!!!!!!
you've been saying that since August - mid range cards are still a quarter away IMO.
I just wish AMD & Nvidia would agree on GT, XT, ... why is an Nvidia GT better than an XT but it's the opposite for AMD? Frankly I think these naming systems are ridiculous.
I didn't think nVidia had an XT suffix. Maybe I've wrong. Anyway, I agree it's all very confusing. I more or less have a grasp of the GTX > GT > GS thing that nVidia have but even between those classifications the distinction isn't clear cut. ATI's classifications seem even more complex but that might be just because I haven't followed their releases as closely.
I would have given < £100 for it as I have just got, what is a sort of close'ish card to it with a x1650XT (the 24 pipe one) at a few quid less than £80 quid.
I am not a gamer because there are no games that I like so its nice to have something there if I ever need it.
My plan is just to run another and crossfire it in a year or 2 depending on how things go, I still use a 9250 every day and its more than up to the job.
Look Here so for Nvidia: GTX > GT > GS > XT
Edit: And lets not forget the no suffix (vanilla) versions and the awful LE
Looks good, but why so close to the release of their DX10 line? BTW quick question when is that release planned for? I'm building a new rig in february/march and I'm really not hoping to have to go with nvidia.
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