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that's what i was getting at. if you can get 2+ years of top of the line performance for a $600+ card, I'd say that's a pretty good deal.
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I guess my main problem with people complaining, especially those taking the "ATI is god" approach, is that when launched the 3870X2 was $450, sure it is down now, but this is 6 months later.

I would hope that the GTX260 beats a 3870X2 (if it doesn't then my entire argument comes crashing down) so you get something that performs better for the same price that you would have paid for a 3870X2 on launch. And I would expect it to slow in behind the 4870X2 as the third best card in terms of performance (or third behind the 280 if the 4870X2 is better) in which case, it is $50 cheaper than what the 4870X2 is expected to be ($500), so that is reasonable.

So you may notice that I have only been talking about the 260, because, unless the 280 is the second coming of some sort of deity I just don't see it being worth $200 more. Maybe they are using some crazy voodoo magic.

*NOTE: Obviously all my "performance" guesses are just that, guesses, but I think at least most of them are reasonable, obviously there is some debate as to the validity of that fact.

And as I said earlier, the only way I won't be getting a 260 is if hell freezes over and it provides not performance gain over the 9800GTX (hooray for step-up program!)

One thing is, ATI's Flagship was $450, nVidia's is $650.
    
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The material that it took to make that card is worth $50 at MAX.

Dudes they're earning like $300 dollars off a friggin piece of plastic.
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WOW just wow. Thats bloody expensive. Here in australia its going to be worth over 1000 dollars easily. Oh well 8800gt is still the best card in the world.

Are NVIDIA blind? Were the executives smoking pot when they decided on the price for these cards?

This will give a huge open window for ATi to release cards which can turn out to create a profit for them . God I got an NVIDIA card but, this is just is just ridiculous.

Congratulation NVIDIA guess you are to blame for single handle destroying the PC gaming industry. Don't come back and blame piracy if your cards don't sell
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The material that it took to make that card is worth $50 at MAX.

Dudes they're earning like $300 dollars off a friggin piece of plastic.
Yeah but they have to make back the development/research costs on top of that, Nvidia said that it costs around $10m to develop a high end card.

Based on that, they would have to sell 15,384 GTX280's to break even, I doubt the top end cards sell that well so IMO the price is well justified.
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WOW just wow. Thats bloody expensive. Here in australia its going to be worth over 1000 dollars easily. Oh well 8800gt is still the best card in the world.

Are NVIDIA blind? Were the executives smoking pot when they decided on the price for these cards?

This will give a huge open window for ATi to release cards which can turn out to create a profit for them . God I got an NVIDIA card but, this is just is just ridiculous.

Congratulation NVIDIA guess you are to blame for single handle destroying the PC gaming industry. Don't come back and blame piracy if your cards don't sell
oh please, cut the drama. no one's forcing you to buy this card. it's not like you won't be able to play a single game without this card.
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The problem is, I don't think you are going to get 2 years of top end performance from this card.
    
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well maybe if you wanted to calculate the circumference of the universe these cards would be of use. But i think two 8800's will be fine for now. Even one gets the job done easily enough.
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The material that it took to make that card is worth $50 at MAX.

Dudes they're earning like $300 dollars off a friggin piece of plastic.
That statement coming from a member of this forum is astounding. How much do you think the actual materials for any piece of electronics costs?
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The material that it took to make that card is worth $50 at MAX.

Dudes they're earning like $300 dollars off a friggin piece of plastic.

Yeah, I hear that it cost like 42 cents to make a DVD. And they have the audacity to charge between $14-$20 for a new DVD. The nerve of those people making 3,000 to 5,000% profit off of us! Imagine if Nvidia or ATI tried to make that kind of profit. We would all be running integrated graphics...lol.
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