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How will Nvidia counter the 4870X2

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What do you think?

IMO the only thing I see them doing is slashing prices on the GTX series.
They'll have had a couple months at their desired price point, which would absorb some of the potential losses.

We know how difficult and financially silly it would be to put out a GX2 version, but I guarantee somewhere in a dark room they're trying.

Think about this for minute, ATI droppped the 4870X2 on the market Monday.
It would be a win for all of us, but as it is we have to live with the premium pricing of Nvidia.


This of course is all moot, if the 4870X2 fails or hits the shelves at > $600.



Thoughts?
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could they make a gtx260 gx2 ?
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post #3 of 68
I am sure they could, but I might be concerned with the temperature output, 2 big 65nm dies in tight quarters.

I am sure it is possible though.
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post #4 of 68
Well development times take so long that they only thing they could do is make a GX2 (which I doubt, who will pay $1000 for a video card) or slash prices.
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They'll cut prices
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rock >nvidia< hard place

they should start thinking ati's way and start making $200 8800GX2s and$160 9600GX2s.
    
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What are we gonna do if the 4870x2 performs a little better than the 280 and ati charges $600 for it?
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post #8 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Well development times take so long that they only thing they could do is make a GX2 (which I doubt, who will pay $1000 for a video card) or slash prices.
I thought the same thing, with Nvidia's cards costing so much I just think a GX2 would damage their reputation more. With the price point being that high I wouldn't see many people jumping on it.

Maybe they will release a GX2 to replace the price point of the current GTX280?
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post #9 of 68
Quote:
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What are we gonna do if the 4870x2 performs a little better than the 280 and ati charges $600 for it?
Buy a card which performs a little better but is $50 less?
post #10 of 68
I hope the 4870X2 crushes the 280. Nothing I'd like more than a price war between the two of them.
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