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post #31 of 41
that is insanely expensive.
nvidia will pay for this mistake big time.
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post #32 of 41
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that is insanely expensive.
nvidia will pay for this mistake big time.
Just what I thought. ATI are going to win big here.
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post #33 of 41
Omg $900 aud, dont think i'l will be getting this for a long time
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Thats pretty much the same price as the EVGA 9800GX2 Here in Ireland...
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I swear people don't read posts other than the first, the price shown is not a true representation of the price of this card
    
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Guys, this isn't that amazing. On release the 9800GX2 was $1000 AUD. On release the 7800GTX 512 was $800 as was the X1900XTX. All top end cards debut at ridiculous prices till they get a die shrink and stabilize.

ATi interestingly seems to be going away from this notion and instead of running the "best performance possible" model, is running the "best performance possible for a price" one.
The x1900 series topped out at like $550 when they first came out. I know because I had 2 in crossfire when I first built this rig. That's USD of course. Both came from newegg.
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post #37 of 41
All the people who dont believe this have actually got brains........

The GTX 280 wont retail at that price, it just doesnt make any sense at all.

Pre-orders are mostly more anyway, thats because they are a pre-order, the chance to get it before anyone else, this is why the price is so high.

Its only 1 shop that has it on their website so far, fair enough if all the big name sites such as newegg and scan were advertising them at that price, but they arent.

Also its a shop that nobodys heard of (well.....I havn't) so they probably have to charge this price to stay in business anyway.

Who knows, the margins on graphics cards arent the best anyway, so they probably jacked the prices up to achieve better profit margins, who knows.

I think the card will be expensive, but not that expensive, knock 50-100 units of and we are about there I believe.
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post #38 of 41
The thing this time like before forgetting the HD2900XT nvidia always had ATi to compite with hight end like X1800 vs 7800 and X1900 vs 7900GTX so the prices were high in both companies but this time is only nvidia that is releasing expensive cards.
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post #39 of 41
Personally I dont think Nvidia will 'pay' for this at all.

People will still buy it.
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How do we know what the price of the HD4870X2 is going to be? The HD3870 is currently priced between $149.99 and $199.99. The HD3870X2 is currently priced between $339.99 and $429.99. So the HD3870X2 is over twice the price of a single HD3870.

The rumored starting price of the HD4870 is around $350, so if the difference in price between the HD4870 and HD4870X2 is similar to that of the 3870 and 3870x2. The 4870X2 should be priced similar to the GTX280 at around $650. Is ATI going to price the HD4870X2 less then the cost of 2 HD4870s in CF?
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