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Do you guys think their will be a signifigant price drops on 8800 series graphics cards on the release of the gtx2*0 and the new radeon cards, and if so around what do you guys expect them to drop by?
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I expect the prices to drop once ATI releases its 48xx cards, not from Nvidias new line.

10-20% depending on the card.
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Originally Posted by wildfire99 View Post
Do you guys think their will be a signifigant price drops on 8800 series graphics cards on the release of the gtx2*0 and the new radeon cards, and if so around what do you guys expect them to drop by?
No one can know for certain, but IMO, I don't think most of the current cards prices will drop a whole lot. My reasoning behind this comes from the high projected MSRP of the two new cards - the GTX280 @ $449 and GTX280 @ $649 (source). Those prices are already considerably more than most nVidia cards ATM. You may see the 9800GX2 drop some, but I don't think the rest of the cards will see much price reduction. That's just a guess, though. I could be wrong.

PS: Depending on how ATI's new cards perform (and what they're priced at) in comparison to nVidia cards, that could drop nVidia's prices down as well. Exactly how much, no one can say.
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No one can know for certain, but IMO, I don't think most of the current cards prices will drop a whole lot. My reasoning behind this comes from the high projected MSRP of the two new cards - the GTX280 @ $449 and GTX280 @ $649 (source). Those prices are already considerably more than most nVidia cards ATM. You may see the 9800GX2 drop some, but I don't think the rest of the cards will see much price reduction. That's just a guess, though. I could be wrong.
ATI's new 48xx cards are competing at Nvidias G92 lineup, though they will be aiming at the GT200 cards with the 4870X2 later this summer\\fall.
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never mind.... lol
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ATI's new 48xx cards are competing at Nvidias G92 lineup, though they will be aiming at the GT200 cards with the 4870X2 later this summerfall.
Yeah, I wasn't thinking about that at first. Hopefully they perform well and are priced right to drive down nVidia's G92 lineup.
    
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well it seems once again im keeping my 8800s. why so damn expinsive
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I am also interested to know when are these cards supposed to be released
    
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Thanks for the responses so far but i would love more opinions, please keep up the discussion/argueing ^_^
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i dont think you will see much of a price drop at all they are already so low how much lower can they really go
    
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