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I was on the Deals section, and ran into a 9800GTX for $199.99!

Heck, all the 9800GTX's are around the same pricerange.. Why did they drop so low ?

Is it worth getting one now, or will a better one come out for the same price? Or will they continue to drop.. $150's maybe ?


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Reason: competition. nVidia had to do SOMETHING to at least try to match the HD 4850 (not even to mention the 4870...).

I think this is it. I think we'd sooner see a new card appear between the 9600GT and the 9800GTX then that we see another price drop. I'd expect either a 9600GTS or a 9800GTS for around $170.

Consider the 8800's history.
    
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Reason: competition. nVidia had to do SOMETHING to at least try to match the HD 4850 (not even to mention the 4870...).

I think this is it. I think we'd sooner see a new card appear between the 9600GT and the 9800GTX then that we see another price drop. I'd expect either a 9600GTS or a 9800GTS for around $170.

Consider the 8800's history.
Ahh, thank you.

It was really surprising to see such a flagship card (The GTX) be priced so competitively.

Is the new GTX+ going to be priced the same as the current GTX, or a bit more?

And would you say it's a good time to jump on one of these ?

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The GTX+ is supposed to be priced at $229. It's supposed to be released sometime in July.
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I'll order a couple of 9800gtx's by the end of the week
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