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http://tcmagazine.com/comments.php?shownews=20405&catid=2

Uh oh... Nvidia in trouble?

GTX 280 = $649
GTX 260 = $399
HD4870 = $349?
HD4850 = $199?!
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  Quote david5182 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Jun 2008 at 7:18pm
Originally posted by skyR



Uh oh... Nvidia in trouble?

GTX 280 = $649
GTX 260 = $399
HD4870 = $349?
HD4850 = $199?!
I read that the GTX 280 price was lowered to $499
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Jun 2008 at 7:46pm
I don't see why Nvidia would lower their GTX 280 to $499 when ATI doesn't have a card above the $400 point. Nvidia would only hurt themselves by lowering their profit. Since let's face it... less than 1% spend more than $400 on a GPU -.-
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http://www.digitalstormonline.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=2848&PID=25563#25563

Thats the reason the GTX280 will cost over $500.  Wake me if the 4850 preforms that good.
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  Quote Tyler Lowe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2008 at 11:25am

That is very impressive performance, but the battle for profits is in the mid range. The problem for NVidia, is the 4870, which is said to give the GTX260 a run for it's money, can supposedly still be profitable at a retail price of $229...

I'm glad to see the way things are shaping up. ATI needs to win a round badly, and AMD needs for ATI to do so as well. Bear in mind that if ATI does not take a round once in a while, we get a permanent situation like the season where the closest thing to a midrange offering from NVidia was the 88GTS 320MB at $349. Competition is a very good thing for the end user. It drives technology, and keeps prices within reason.
 
Now, if only AMD could put up a reasonable fight for Intel, maybe we'll get to keep overclocking and SLI.
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  Quote cronedog Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2008 at 2:56pm
Did you guys hear that Intel is getting a look over by the gov't to make sure that the little guys can still compete?
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2008 at 5:17pm

gotta love the your competitor sucks so we have to fine you laws. I just hope they dont actually pass a windfall tax on companies. Its should not be the governments say on how much money somebody or come thing can make. Its totally against the concept of freedom the country was supposedly based on. Plus I think its hilarious when the government talks about somebody else having too much money.

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  Quote Tyler Lowe Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jun 2008 at 1:04pm
Yes, yes, bring back the days of laissez-faire. Surely the common man benefits when companies like a pre-regulation AT&T dominate the marketplace. LOL
 
Oversight to prevent unfair business practices has nothing to do with placing some arbitrary limit on revenue. Monopolies hurt not only the advance of technology, but the price that technology is available at. Consider that Intel has allegedly threatened and/or bribed system builders such as Dell and HP into *not* using AMD Phenom processors, which is the focus of an ongoing lawsuit. In the free market system you describe Sunfighter, the consumer would decide if a Phenom based computer is worthwhile, and the product would succeed or fail on it's own merits. When a company uses it's market position to pressure the companies that might offer that product into not doing so before the market can decide, that is against the "concept of freedom" IMO.
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jun 2008 at 9:51pm
exactly what tyler said, and of course, my asshole republican comment that i always love to use in these circumstances
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