View Full Version : Upcoming Price Drops - Video Cards?

08-30-2009, 09:22 AM
I'll be in the market in the next few weeks for a video card to play at 1680x1050. I see the 4870 and GTX 260 are battling at the $150 - $190 range which is about what I want to spend. Thing is, the GTX 275 and 4890 are hovering juast above the $200 mark and offer quite a bit more performance than the 4870/260's. IF they are going to drop to the $180-$199 mark by the end of Sept., I may just wait.

I hear a new generation is due out from ATI soon but haven't looked into it much yet. Usually a new gen = price drop for old stuff.

Anyone have any insight's or predictions on what's gonna happen to GPU prices over the next month?

09-06-2009, 07:53 AM
Doing a bit more checking just a week later and found a few tidbits:

Preliminary pricing (http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/154854,atis-5800-series-cards-detailed.aspx) shows "The 5870X2 sits at the top of the pile with two RV870 cores and a US$599, followed by the 5870 at US$379-399 and the 5850 at US$279-299." I am hoping that these prove to be a bit high - at least on the lower end.

Prices of the 4890 have now dropped to $195 on the egg while the GTX275's are still holding over $200 with the cheapest being a Sparkle for $210 and the average GTX275 running about $230.

>.< I was hoping the nVidia stuff would drop in sync with the ATI stuff, hasn't happened yet, but the ATI 58xx stuff is set to be released on Sept. 10, and according to The Inquirer(yeah, I know) (http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1532355/radeon-58xx-pricing-leaked), "Nvidia has booked an event for the same day as the AMD launch, so it might have a cunning plan. "

09-07-2009, 12:42 AM
good to know!

09-07-2009, 05:49 PM
Dam the Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 is at $97.72:eek:
It's time to change my AGP motherboard :D