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So in a thread that was made just today, we saw that the GTX 560 will be in the $250-320 range in Canadian dollars.
(Proof: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/922371-560-pricing.html)

So does this mean there will be a GTS 550 to replace the 460 as the budget king? Or are they going to drop prices on less powerful cards and let the 470 take the $180 budget spot? I'd just like to know everyones 2cents.gif
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ohhh i see NVM
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is nvidia even planning to make a 550? havnt heard of it yet.
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no. the 500 series is nothing new from the 400 series (except from gf100 heat problem fixes). more cuda cores, higher stock clocks, and a tweaked architecture. thats it.
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Seems like they've traditionally dropped the name down to GTS for the x50 cards.

I could see a GTS 550 being budget king. But let's keep in mind that price wars between AMD and nVidia could make these cards a little cheaper come summer time.

I'm just going to wait until Thanksgiving to upgrade my graphics the next time.
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Originally Posted by Mmmmbaato;12118791 
So in a thread that was made just today, we saw that the GTX 560 will be in the $250-320 range in Canadian dollars.
(Proof: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/922371-560-pricing.html)

So does this mean there will be a GTX 550 to replace the 460 as the budget king? Or are they going to drop prices on less powerful cards and let the 470 take the $180 budget spot? I'd just like to know everyones 2cents.gif

My thought is: there will not be GTX550 but a GTS550. The 'budget king' is the GTX560. Its basic reference (ie 822) version costs around US$250 which is just about $20 more than the MSRP of the GTX460s and so it will be considered as the budget king.
For the GTX470, its price has dropped quite a lot recently, with the aim to phase it out and clear the inventory. I do not think its price will drop any further than today's level.
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GTX460's are selling way too good... no they are going to pull back now.
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Everything with since the changeover from 9XXX in the midrange sengement of X50 has been a GTS, not the perfomance range designation of GTX.

That aside, the only decent X50 since has been then 450, comparable to the GTX 260 192SP, so it's entirely possible the 550 will be similar to the 460 in terms of power.

The problem is the price range they cover, we got extremely lucky with the 460 IMO, the timing of it's release with AMD's price drops, and the futher price drops to the 460 that ensued, I mean wasn't the 260 like over $300 when it was released?

I don't think we can expect a card like the 460 for a while, in terms of price/performance with nVidia.
 
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any news about gts/gtx550 ?
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Originally Posted by Mmmmbaato;12118791 
So in a thread that was made just today, we saw that the GTX 560 will be in the $250-320 range in Canadian dollars.
(Proof: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/922371-560-pricing.html)

So does this mean there will be a GTX 550 to replace the 460 as the budget king? Or are they going to drop prices on less powerful cards and let the 470 take the $180 budget spot? I'd just like to know everyones 2cents.gif

sigh

the canadian price is from the only store selling NOW

the rest are US online resellers, if you search google shopping you will see a few more stores with prices listed but they are all "OUT OF STOCK" or "SPECIAL ORDER"
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