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Why would anyone pay $180 for one of these when you can get a 660 for $20 more? The $159 price point makes sense to me, but anything more seems like you could get a better card at a minimal price difference.

The upcoming 1GB version is supposed to have a MSRP of $149, which will be more palatable to low-budget gamers. Right now NVIDIA has a pretty full line-up in the $100-$200 range.
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1GB 650   1GB 650 Ti   1GB 650 Ti-B   2GB 650 Ti-B   2GB 660
   $109         $129           $149           $169      $199
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The upcoming 1GB version is supposed to have a MSRP of $149, which will be more palatable to low-budget gamers. Right now NVIDIA has a pretty full line-up in the $100-$200 range.
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1GB 650   1GB 650 Ti   1GB 650 Ti-B   2GB 650 Ti-B   2GB 660
   $109         $129           $149           $169      $199

No kidding right, their pricing is pretty goofy.
650ti boost $169-179
660 $200

The 150-200 has always been their money maker for as long as I could remember that good price to performance ratio. The 650ti boost is the first card I have seen in a while where they remembered that. Could be worse though we could still be in the realm of 8800GTX $600 hell. I hope AMD keeps making competitive cards to keep these prices decent.
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No kidding right, their pricing is pretty goofy.
650ti boost $169-179
660 $200

The 150-200 has always been their money maker for as long as I could remember that good price to performance ratio. The 650ti boost is the first card I have seen in a while where they remembered that. Could be worse though we could still be in the realm of 8800GTX $600 hell. I hope AMD keeps making competitive cards to keep these prices decent.

Considering that most benchmarks put the 2GB 650 Ti-B boost at ~10% slower than the 660, the pricing isn't totally out-of-whack.
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Why would anyone pay $180 for one of these when you can get a 660 for $20 more? The $159 price point makes sense to me, but anything more seems like you could get a better card at a minimal price difference.

But that's the whole point though, when every dollar matters $20 is a big difference to consider.
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But that's the whole point though, when every dollar matters $20 is a big difference to consider.

650 ti boost $180
660 $200
660ti $280

Out of all three the $20 difference I would say is a write off and just opt for the 660. Considering the difference in price between the 650ti and the 660ti, and the 660 and the 660ti. If you are paying $180 for a 650ti boost you are getting straight ripped off. If these dropped to $159 I would expect to see them fly off the shelves. But when you can get a 660 for $184-190 after MIR again pretty hard to justify $180 for a 650ti boost.
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I don't get these little tiny segmented price point cards? What the heck is the difference between paying $180 or $200? If I was going to spend $180 for the 650Ti Boost I'd just fork over the $20 more for a 660. Then I'd just fork over the $60 more for a 660Ti. And if I was already spending $260, why not spend the extra $90 for a 670? I guess that is how I end up with my sig rig? I just would rather have the best instead of trying to narrow down a price/performance I can be happy with...
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I don't get these little tiny segmented price point cards? What the heck is the difference between paying $180 or $200? If I was going to spend $180 for the 650Ti Boost I'd just fork over the $20 more for a 660. Then I'd just fork over the $60 more for a 660Ti. And if I was already spending $260, why not spend the extra $90 for a 670? I guess that is how I end up with my sig rig? I just would rather have the best instead of trying to narrow down a price/performance I can be happy with...

And if you gonna pay 350$ for a GTX 670, why not add another 750$ for a Titan? biggrin.gif

For some people, 20$ is a lot. For some people a GTX 650ti boost is enough for their needs.
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And if you gonna pay 350$ for a GTX 670, why not add another 750$ for a Titan? biggrin.gif

For some people, 20$ is a lot. For some people a GTX 650ti boost is enough for their needs.

Agreed, it depends entirely on the budget, $20 is a lot in a Sub $1000 build(difference between FX4300 vs FX6300, or i5-3470 vs i5-3570K for example) and if the person is satisfied with the 650Ti's performance why not spend that extra $20 somewhere else where it makes a more significant difference?
Edited by sherlock - 4/1/13 at 10:32pm
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And if you gonna pay 350$ for a GTX 670, why not add another 750$ for a Titan? biggrin.gif

For some people, 20$ is a lot. For some people a GTX 650ti boost is enough for their needs.

Exactly. I don't get it? biggrin.gif
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I don't get these little tiny segmented price point cards? What the heck is the difference between paying $180 or $200? If I was going to spend $180 for the 650Ti Boost I'd just fork over the $20 more for a 660. Then I'd just fork over the $60 more for a 660Ti. And if I was already spending $260, why not spend the extra $90 for a 670? I guess that is how I end up with my sig rig? I just would rather have the best instead of trying to narrow down a price/performance I can be happy with...

That's a mindset that not everyone has the luxury of having.

For people with a hard price cap, these kind of trade-offs are par for the course. For example, by moving up one tier for the video card, such a builder would have to drop a CPU tier, or perhaps go from 8GB to 4GB RAM.

I guess you could forgo any semblance of balance and go nuts on just the CPU and/or GPU with underpowered crap for the rest of the system, but then you'll end up with a rig more unbalanced than an East German swimmer from the 1970s.
Edited by svenge - 4/1/13 at 11:34pm
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