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I want a GTX780 for 300-350$.

I remember buying my GeForce 6800 back in 2004, paid 350$!

Lasted me quite awhile, much better than my Geforce 2 32MB. ;P

Then my 8800 GT was 250, a stellar price and another huge jump.

But now, when the flagship comes out, it's 500-550$, and I hate that.
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post #32 of 72
Hoping a single card can outperform 2 560 ti's so i can upgrade to some better vram. If not i might just get a 7990 or something.
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post #33 of 72
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Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

I want a GTX780 for 300-350$.
I remember buying my GeForce 6800 back in 2004, paid 350$!
Lasted me quite awhile, much better than my Geforce 2 32MB. ;P
Then my 8800 GT was 250, a stellar price and another huge jump.
But now, when the flagship comes out, it's 500-550$, and I hate that.

I want a GTX 780 for free! Back in the good ol' days!!!! Sing it!
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post #34 of 72
I seriously doubt that nvidia's flagship will go below $500. Hell, if it's as good as speculation says it is, it could easily be over $600. If the card truly is 50% more powerful than an HD 7970, that could easily happen.
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post #35 of 72
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Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

I want a GTX780 for 300-350$.
I remember buying my GeForce 6800 back in 2004, paid 350$!
Lasted me quite awhile, much better than my Geforce 2 32MB. ;P
Then my 8800 GT was 250, a stellar price and another huge jump.
But now, when the flagship comes out, it's 500-550$, and I hate that.

Just pretend that whatever Nvidia card has ~200W TDP is the flagship. Remember back in the good ole days when Nvidia's flagship cards' TDP was under 200W (8800 Ultra, $800). Just compare die sizes of the old cards vs the new ones. The 6800GT had a ~300mm^2 die size, and it was $350? Fast forward, AMD 6970 was around $360 at launch (currently what, $300?), and had a 17% larger die size.
 
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post #36 of 72
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Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

I want a GTX780 for 300-350$.
I remember buying my GeForce 6800 back in 2004, paid 350$!
Lasted me quite awhile, much better than my Geforce 2 32MB. ;P
Then my 8800 GT was 250, a stellar price and another huge jump.
But now, when the flagship comes out, it's 500-550$, and I hate that.

PC GPU Market is shrinking. Producing new GPUs cost the same though. So we need to pay more.
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post #37 of 72
I have around $350 ready to drop on a GPU once the dust has settled. Either way I look forward to gaming on 2 more monitors over the summer.
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post #38 of 72
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So are we now certain that it's going to be the 7xx series and not the 6xx series?

I read somewhere that the 6xx series is for laptops (mobile) and the 7xx is desktop
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post #39 of 72
200% performance of a GTX580? That's bloody amazing! And if they can pull it off...... we're in for a great year. And I'm betting it will be the 7xx series. New architecture means they'll likely skip 6xx.
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200% performance of a GTX580? That's bloody amazing! And if they can pull it off...... we're in for a great year. And I'm betting it will be the 7xx series. New architecture means they'll likely skip 6xx.

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