8900 series GeForce to cost $550-600

By Justin Mann on February 15, 2007, 6:45 PM
Nvidia's next step up from the impressive but pricey 8800 series will be the 8900GTX and 8950GX2. As the model numbers would imply, these are performance class cards and come with a performance class price. The pricer of the two, the 8950GX2, currently rumored to be a dual-GPU solution, will come in with a massive price tag of $600. The 8900GTX will be slightly less at around $550. Indeed, it seems the high end cards from both camps, whether ATI/AMD or Nvidia, are carrying enormous price tags that make even the PS3 look cheap.

These prices are only estimates, but given the cost of the R600/2800 series cards AMD has planned and the comparable specifications, it sounds about right.




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black_death said:
How come in Canada these cards cost over $850 when they come out even though our dollar is less than 10% behind the US dollar? I thought these big companies could atleast afford one decent calculator.
Soul Harvester said:
[b]Originally posted by black_death:[/b][quote]How come in Canada these cards cost over $850 when they come out even though our dollar is less than 10% behind the US dollar? I thought these big companies could atleast afford one decent calculator.[/quote]Almost always internationally, especially such overseas and in countries like Mexico, the local governments impose import taxes on lots of goods. For instance, a PS3 in mexico is something like $1100 due to all the tarrifs they charge. I imagine that Nvidia cranks up the price somewhat to make up for any taxes they must pay for shipping to canada, and then the canadian government imposes taxes on imports as well. That's probably where it comes from.
PanicX said:
Companies also do targeted pricing based on demographics. The card needs to compete in a local market thats pricing must reflect the other available products.
captain828 said:
it seems like nVidia is getting ready for the R600IMO, nVidia will rule the market for a while even if the R600 will be what everyone says it's gonna be, because they will have a full line-up by the time R600 will enter the market (properly)
black_death said:
Would those taxes apply if I ordered something from Newegg in its US price or do those only apply to commercial shipments?
socrfan said:
It's about time the public quit rushing out to get a knife in the back with these idiotic prices for video cards. If sales dropped nvidia and ATI might not be so anxious to raise the prices sky high. It's especially insulting since a cards life span is hardly six months before a new one takes it's place at a higher price.
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