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News Nvidia drops GeForce GTX 260 216 prices

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 17 Nov 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Damn you, nVidia! Now I'm not 100% sure which new graphics card I should buy!

    Good for us though. I know it's unlikely but I hope AMD responds with a new price cut in the next weeks.
     
  3. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Novatech had a BFG GTX280 OC Maxcore for £204 not long ago.

    Also a clocked normaly GTX260 can more than hold its own against the HD4870 so I never saw the big deal with the 216sp variant.
     
  4. Goty

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    The point of the 216 was to try and get an edge over the 4870 instead of merely competing, but unfortunately for NVIDIA, ATI had the 4870 1GB waiting in the wings.

    While I'm not particularly interested in a GTX260, lower prices are always a good thing!
     
  5. Slyr7.62

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    *With a Mr. Burnes accent*...."excellent". I'm going to be building a pci-express/C2D/Q rig for someone soon, but w/ my current GPU I'm thinking. I'm trying to get the cheapest GPU that is still an upgrade for me. :D
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I'm assuming only the extra-cored 260 is available these days? The lesser-cored has been phased out, yes?
     
  7. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    £210 for a stock, not-good-brand gtx260-216 isn't cheap at all.

    i bought my gtx260+ OC2 maxcore for £220 on ebuyer more than a month ago. now OC1 is selling £250 on ebuyer and OCuk..........

    nVidia need to push out their 55nm soon, or with current credit crunch, the price drop doesn't really mean much, and won't push stocks at all.
     
  8. Tim S

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    prices went up because of the credit crunch and exchange rate changes... (it was over $2 to £1, now it's closer to $1.50 per £1) so this is bringing them back down.
     
  9. Tim S

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    It's available in the channel, but it's EOL at Nvidia+partners
     
  10. lewchenko

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    LOL! I thought the prices has gone up recently. I stopped looking a while ago, waiting for them to come down, and then I checked the other day and couldnt believe my eyes. Everything was higher ! So this price 'cut' is merely reducing them to what they were before our ££ tanked against the $$.

    The thing is, I havent suddenly had some kind of ££ pay rise, so the number of £'s in my pocket hasnt changed. So they still feel expensive to me.

    I consider the 260 to be the mid to high range and at about £220-240... its expensive. The 280 is astronomically priced out of my range (still) and even the 4870 is still too high in its 1GB form.

    Wake me up when any of these cards hit a reasonable £175.
     
  11. naokaji

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    Look in to the oc'd 4850's with non reference cooler and 1 GB Ram, they would fit in that budget.
     

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