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I am going to purchase the $129 GTX 465. I want to SLI sometime in the future. I'd like to think the GTX 465 will be around for a while.

Are there any hints or ways to know when an item is being discontinued (on newegg).

I want to make sure I purchase a 2nd card for SLI before they discontinue so any tips are appreciated.

I do all my shopping at newegg and amazon.
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I'm not sure if that type of information is available specifically.

But the fact that the GTX 465 came out less then a year and a half ago (May of last year?) I would say you really don't have to worry about it at all. I'm sure you will see 465 by the time you need to SLI and if not you can probably find them in marketplaces like here, ebay, other forums etc.

You still see 200 series around for example.
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They usually stop producing older generation graphics cards when a new generation graphics cards release. HD 5800-series is almost impossible to get now.
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Thanks. I've been out of the loop for a while so I'm clueless about GPU timelines.
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They usually stop producing older generation graphics cards when a new generation graphics cards release. HD 5800-series is almost impossible to get now.
Are there any rumors on the name or release dates on new GPU series?
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Are there any rumors on the name or release dates on new GPU series?
All the time, the only rumor I've heard about the next generation is ATI/AMD before 2012.
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