Originally Posted by Mach 5
If the 680 drops below £250 ($350) i'll pick one of those up to replace my 470, however if the 770 is less than £350 ($500) then I might just splash out the extra £100.
When can we start expecting to see price drops?
I doubt you will see 680's drop that low at retail at least not till the 8xx series is a month or so from release. Retailers tend to make very
small drops on price to try to shift the old stock but rarely do the drops actually mean much (or make the older card seem a bargain). For example only recently has the 580 dropped to £230 at scan and for much of the 6xx series life many retailers were peddling the 580 at best £50 cheaper than prior to the 680 launch. With this generation being mostly a steroid injection on the previous gen I suspect the situation will be the same if not worse.
Ebay on the other hand can be a great place to snap up a cheap x70 or x80 from previous generations in the immediate weeks following a new generation as all the "cool" people dump their previous gen cards causing a temporary glut.