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Thailand price is 10300 thaibaht = $315
..subtracting 25% duties... gives $250 US price thumb.gif

They would be stupid to launch this above $180 honestly. At $200 you are well around R9 290 territory, and at $250 you can even buy R9 290X cards on sales pretty regularly for near that. Nvidia needs to bump down the 750 Ti $20 or so and make room for this sub $200 for it to make any damn sense.

Even then, at the highest I could see this going for of $200, you still need some pretty compelling reasons to not just spend another few bucks and get a R9 290. Really the only reason I could justify doing this at $200 over a 290 would be if you have an OEM power supply that isn't capable of powering a 290, and you are forced into the decision.

I really want to see this card sub $200.
    
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They would be stupid to launch this above $180 honestly. At $200 you are well around R9 290 territory, and at $250 you can even buy R9 290X cards on sales pretty regularly for near that. Nvidia needs to bump down the 750 Ti $20 or so and make room for this sub $200 for it to make any damn sense.

Even then, at the highest I could see this going for of $200, you still need some pretty compelling reasons to not just spend another few bucks and get a R9 290. Really the only reason I could justify doing this at $200 over a 290 would be if you have an OEM power supply that isn't capable of powering a 290, and you are forced into the decision.

I really want to see this card sub $200.

Cheapest R9 290 is $260.
R9 290Xs are over $300.

Depending on performance, the GTX960 is not a bad idea at $199.
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post #33 of 95
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Cheapest R9 290 is $260.
R9 290Xs are over $300.

Depending on performance, the GTX960 is not a bad idea at $199.

You can find 290Xs on sale on a regular basis for around $250. As I clearly stated in my post. Doesn't mean you can do it at this moment, or in your particular region. However, it still can be done on a regular basis.

Typically it is the XFX Double Diamond that goes on sale. Obviously if you are someone that needs it now and can't wait, you might not be able to score a deal. If a person can wait a little and shop around, they can easily do it here in the U.S.A.

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R9 290 HIS IceQ for $240 AR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161459&cm_re=R9_290-_-14-161-459-_-Product

These deals are all day every day, the good ones that come and go put them even lower.
Edited by PostalTwinkie - 1/15/15 at 10:53am
    
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The memory may or may not be an issue. the R9 285 has only the 2 Gigs of DDR5 but they say due to compression (the article indicates NVIDA has done the same) can get 33% better usage and through put of the buss than other cards. so a 2Gig card would act more like a 3gig card. If I am reading things right.

I just got my R9 285 and I think that the GTX 960 is designed to compete with this level of card correct? paid $200 after rebates for it so my guess is about the same in cost?

I do not have any games that load up the memory on the GPU so can not talk to the 1 hour of game play I had thus far on the 285 for memory consumption. but most benchmarking on the R9 285 shows that the smaller amount of memory it holds its own against the R9 280 and just below the 280x in most cases so not sure if the lower memory is an issue with the new compression techniques.
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Probably better off buying a used card from the previous generation(670\770\680 - 280/280x/290 for ~$200 unless you need near silence and low power usage. I may still look at the Ti variant depending on specs.
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GTX670s can be had for ~$125...

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even worse than I thought. now I really hope this card launches for $180 max. this card essentially replaces the gtx 750ti rather than the gtx660/760. for this be such a big drop off from the 970 the TDP isn't even impressive.
there are already rumored to be two more 960 skus launching. looking at the specs there is plenty of room for two cards between this and the 970.

Maybe you missed the part where this =GTX 770 performance. Tell me again how a card that is 20% faster than a 760 doesn't replace it but instead a card it's 50% faster than.
 
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i Kinda made a boo boo and bought 3x 1440p monitors frown.gif and i am STILL using a GTX 580 in SLI. I am currently using 1x monitor ATM due to not having the proper gpu. But anyways, my question is, if someone can put into perspective on how much faster or BETTER these cars are compared to a GTX 580. I already know the power consumption difference is pretty massive.
but i refuse to purchase a GTX 970 or 980 for 1440p, i would rather wait until this coming generation of "big maxwell" or AMD's new 3xx cards come out. I will even go as far as waiting until end of year for new cards such as GTX 1070 or whatever they decide to call it.
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Probably better off buying a used card from the previous generation(670\770\680 - 280/280x/290 for ~$200 unless you need near silence and low power usage. I may still look at the Ti variant depending on specs.

So far I have gotten 8 - 7950's on eBay from different manufacturer's. Cheapest one was $60 that needed one of the fans replaced (Twin Frozr version) to the highest that cost me $130. Of course there is risk. I have had one die after a few months. They are used, out of warranty (most likely), or they could have been used for mining 24/7. But at roughly $100, it kicks the **** out of anything in range. I basically buy them to upgrade friend's/family/co-workers video cards on the cheap. I got one for $30 that I'm going to try the bake thing just to see if it can bring a malfunctioning card back to life. If it works, sweet. If not, I spent $30, which I spend at the bar in an hour.
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given Nvidia's recent history I wouldn't be surprised if they released this under 170. Buuuuut at the same time it'll be cannibalizing their 750ti sales at that price range, I wonder what they'll do...
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