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I see the 970 has dropped from $899 at Newegg to $599 as the 990x came out. Is there any expectation of further declines as newer processors such as Ivy bridge are released or is that about as low as it will go retail?

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Check amazon marketplace...the people selling them there for around $600 a month ago might be selling them for $450 or less.

Edit: derp...i don't see ivy bridge prices being driven down by this...nor other post extreme releases.
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It will always drop but i doubt much further. Ivy may drop it a little but not much im sure as the Ivy 6 and 8 core chips will probably be pricier than the 970 anyways.
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Epic!!!!!
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I doubt anything else will drop it much since Sandy and Ivy Bridge are in another different socket.

Same way i7s did not drop the prices of Core 2 processors.
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Might be able to pick one up cheap from OEM's like HP Part store or something when the newer sockets get closer. I remember being able to get the QX9300 from HP for $500 when it was retailing everywhere for $1000 being an extreme processor. Ended up getting a Q9200 ES from fleabay for $200 to upgrade my notebooks dual core.
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