When the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 launched it came to market at a price of
$649 and its little brother, the GTX 260, retailed for $399. NVIDIA cut the
price of the top-of-the-line GeForce GTX 280 to a more affordable $499 and the GeForce
GTX 260 has dropped to a price of $299; which brings it close in line with the
ATI Radeon HD 4870.
This will bring the price of the ATI and NVIDIA offerings closer together
and could make it harder for gamers to decide what product to buy. ATI also has
its high-end HD 4870 X2 dual GPU card with GDDR5 coming to battle NVIDIA’s GeForce
The new $499 price point for the GeForce
GTX 280 should be very close to expected MSRP for the HD 4870 X2. Early
numbers are in for the Radeon HD 4870 X2 and it compares quite favorably to the
GeForce GTX 280.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 260 was the subject of considerable amounts of ire from
reviewers and enthusiasts when the Radeon HD 4870 was found to perform very
similarly for significantly less money.
quote: This would also explain why it gets a dismal 70FPS on a 8800GT. And seriously, no matter how accurate the simulation was, that doesn't have anything to do with the GPU but rather the CPU.
quote: And to retort your last comment. You're missing my point and arguing something is redundant just to push your own agenda.
quote: No, no, no! No more! Not this time, consigliere. No more meetin's, no more discussions, no more Sollozzo tricks. You give 'em one message: I want Sollozzo. If not, it's all-out war; we go to the mattresses.
quote: The video card today takes on far more responsibility in the computers role than it used to
quote: NVIDIA Takes ATI to the Mattresses with Lower Pricing
quote: For instance - in 1990 I upgraded to a 386 DX 33 with 4 megs ram, 80 gigs hd, 2400 bps external modem, Sound Blaster Pro and a 1 meg Trident VGA video card (great card for the time).
quote: Sorry, I meant 80 meg.
quote: It's never going to happen but boy would it be nice to have the top of the line card for $200 again.