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GTX 380 (Rebadged 280 with GDDR5 ).

Knowing Nvidia lately, I wouldn't put it past them.
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Seems simple enough to me.

Nvidia will cut prices to retain as much market share as they can, then they will wait out the storm that is R700, then when ATi gets complacent, they will bring out the GTX ZOMG UB3R FTW edition.

Honestly, I'm glad ATi's winning with this gen. Nvidia tried to usher in the bad old days again with the GTX 280.
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I can't wait for a price drop on the GX2.
    
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There are a few reasons I think Nvidia is in a pickle:

1. (Obvious) The price to performance ratio of the new 4-series makes the Nvidia option silly at best. Well unless, of course, you can't spend your money fast enough.

2. I've read that the yields on the GT200 are somewhere in the 40-50% range. That's a lot of bad silicon to get something working well enough to box up and put it on the shelf. Bad yields are costly.

3. They can't possibly have the ability to answer like they did to the 3870x2; a dual PCB single card. Even IF they were able to figure out a way to cram two GT200s on a single card, they have some serious temperature issues to worry about with two monolithic GPUs next to eachother. Costs would be insane.

So now what? Drop prices to compete with ATi's offering? The GT200 is already costing an arm and a leg to produce with all the bad yields so I think it all boils down to how much room they have to manuever. I think it's going to come down to how far that gap can be closed.

This of course could all be out the window if something tragic happens and the new cards have rediculous failure rates or abysmal drivers.
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they will make the GS 280 and the GT 280 + GS 260 and GT 260
    
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They'll make the GX2 280!! Failsauce
    
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Originally Posted by korosu View Post
GTX 380 (Rebadged 280 with GDDR5 ).

Knowing Nvidia lately, I wouldn't put it past them.
With a $2000 price-tag...
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I think there will be some price drops but then they will release some new drivers specifically optimized for their cards so that they out perform ATI cards in certain games, simialr to what they did with crysis. They will still have the cards above ATI in price since they are selling a name.
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Damage control has begun, GTX prices are dropping.
You can get a 260 for $379 and a 280 for $569 at NewEgg
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Damage control has begun, GTX prices are dropping.
You can get a 260 for $379 and a 280 for $569 at NewEgg
still not a good deal
    
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