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[Scan.uk] 9600GT falls into the <£100 price range :D

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Good news for the uk budget crew

As the 9600gt prices keep falling every week... they have finaly hit a price of under £100 at normal price (followed closely by the 8800GT@£115), It seems that we have a true bargain here

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On another note, does anyone know why nvidea are dropping some of thier best products prices like mad.. but keeping thier worst high?
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post #2 of 9
What products are you speaking about when you say 'worst'?

Well they are dropping the prices because.

1. People arent buying. I believe the 8800GT is still more popular, correct me if im wrong please.

2. They can afford to as the manufacturing cost is cheaper with the 9 series cards, but the 8 series costs more to make, which may answer your question.
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I think by worst he means the 8600GTS, which was way overpriced for the performance it delivered.
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post #4 of 9
I thought the 9600GT is one of the best cards for preformance/price. I'm thinking of getting one to replace this x1950pro.
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I thought the 9600GT was just a rebranded 8800GT w/ a slightly different PBC?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
I thought the 9600GT was just a rebranded 8800GT w/ a slightly different PBC?
Nope. Completely different core. The 8800GT has 112 shaders and the 9600GT has 64. However, the 9600GT is just behind the 8800GT in performance, implying that its shaders are either more efficient or simply more powerful.
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post #7 of 9
Yeah these cards are so cheap over here too. It's great!
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
Nope. Completely different core. The 8800GT has 112 shaders and the 9600GT has 64. However, the 9600GT is just behind the 8800GT in performance, implying that its shaders are either more efficient or simply more powerful.
Gotcha... thanks.

So then why does the 9800 line suck? Is that the rebranded one?
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
Gotcha... thanks.

So then why does the 9800 line suck? Is that the rebranded one?
That's because the G92 simply doesn't have enough memory bandwidth to compete with the high end G80 chips.
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