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Just recently, Nvidia has released one of the best cards in terms of price to performance that's ever been released. The 7900GT outperforms anything in the 7800 series and costs $200 less than the 7800GTX. Here lies the problem. In order for Nvidia to increase sales, there should have an instant price drop on everything prior to the 7900. 7800GT should fall to $200, putting it a good distance in price away from the 7900GT. The 7800GTX should drop to $250, a dramatic price drop. This would give the 7800s about the same price to performace ratio as the 7900s. And what about Nvidia's older cards and value cards? They should also see a drop in price. Every card in the 6XXX series should drop $50, and so should the 7600. This would put the 7600 at $150, a true value for a card as powerful as it is. Dropping prices like this would not only give Nvidia's cards a better price to performance ratio, but also even up their lower cards with lower ATI cards in terms of price. They might actually be able to outperform the X8XXX series in terms of price to performance, which would get gamers on a tight budget to make the decision to go with Nvidia. Nvidia could make more profit by dropping their prices than they could by keeping their prices so high. They would sell more. Now I know that actual graphics cards are made by third-party developers, which is where the problem with a big price drop comes in, but if Nvidia charged card manufacturers less for their GPUs, consumers would quickly see a drop in price.

Good ideas? Bad ideas? Anyone else got any ideas?
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Price dropping is always good for the consumer, but bad for the economy.
But are the card makers willing to start the price wars to push there cards.
Lower prices means less profit.
Less profit means less support for card holders.

The US revolves around the all famous dollar.
With that said, the makers of these cards will have to sublet the work out to foreign countries to meet there profit margins.
Which is why the US has got such a bad economy in the first place


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the 7800 series has ceased production from what i heard
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=29799
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