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How can they expect to sell 480's with these so close in price...Even the 570's are quite a bit cheaper than the 480's. What gives??

Nvidia 480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130558

Nvidia 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130587
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The 570 is as fast as the 480 and is 349.99. Newegg can't give away it's stock of 480's
    
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I dont expect the price of 480's to drop substantially, but those who want to SLI their cards can still purchase one.

They would take a loss if they sell them for $349.99.

Newegg has ceased any ordering of the GTX 480 and are just slowly waiting for them to sell out.
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You might wanna note that all nVidia has done with their new cards is add a new cooling system and adjust their lineup (a lot like AMD). So the 570 is the new 480 and the 580 is basically a new card.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strider_2001 View Post
How can they expect to sell 480's with these so close in price...Even the 570's are quite a bit cheaper than the 480's. What gives??

Nvidia 480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130558

Nvidia 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130587
Probably because there are so few 480s in the channel, doesn't really matter what they go for.

Anyone that's buying one now is likely just pairing up another card.
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Originally Posted by Cam3ron View Post
You might wanna note that all nVidia has done with their new cards is add a new cooling system and adjust their lineup (a lot like AMD). So the 570 is the new 480 and the 580 is basically a new card.
Alright that makes more sense...so basically you just have to be smart and know that price does not make something better...
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post #7 of 11
well if you have 1 480... it is still cheaper in performance terms to buy one like this then go for a whole new setup....

the only real advantage of a 480 over a 570 is the Vram....

which is good for surround setups with 3d...
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Not everyone knows what OCN knows
And its not the performance of the 480 thats the issue.
Edited by amstech - 12/26/10 at 4:44pm
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I've been wondering why 480's haven't dropped in price at all as well. It has me aggravated because now there's no point in even considering a 480 given what they cost. Could it be due to something along the lines of production yields?
 
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Not everyone knows that OCN knows
yup thats why we love OCN!!!
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