Nvidia planning price cut?

By Justin Mann on November 14, 2008, 1:30 PM
The ATI Radeon HD 4000 series apparently has Nvidia concerned. Concerned enough to consider dropping prices, and the latest rumors are that Nvidia has a GPU price cut planned sometime in the near future. AMD's significant gain in GPU sales, upwards of 40% for the Q3, has no doubt prompted this action, and Nvidia seeks to prevent themselves from losing any more market share in the lucrative Q4.

Even though the 4000 series has performed admirably and definitely given Nvidia a scare, the green team is by no means swimming in the shallow end of the performance pool. Both Nvidia's and AMD's high end cards are neck and neck, so without a sudden technical advantage, a price cut is the most logical way to start picking up more ground.

Price cuts are expected for some of the 9000 series cards as well as some of the 200 series cards. If this is true, it would be better for Nvidia to implement them before the end of the month.




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aolish said:
its really to bad that amd doesn't have a similar performance product on the cpu end. Intels prices IMO are just out of control
Tbolt said:
Ahh...price cuts for all. You gotta love free market competition.
Nirkon said:
They did it too late for me :( , I got my HD4850 a few weeks ago, upgraded from 8800GTS 320. but I'm really happy with it! its great, I got a sapphire one with an aftermarket cooler..runs at 50C at FULL load AFTER Overclock! (650/2100).Haven't seen a game that needs to turn down the AA/AF yet so im all good :)
windmill007 said:
Ya I got a Nvidia 260GTX earlier this year for like $229 and it crunches through any game cranked to the max. Plus it runs cool which I like as my room is warm enough without another mini heater going ;) Intel prices on CPU's are reasonable for what they give you. I got a E8500 @ 3.16Ghz dual core for $189 and easily overclocked it to 1600 FSB @ 3.86Ghz without any increase in voltage. Seems like a great deal to me? You can still get AMD chips cheaper if your looking for a cheaper alternative. The only difference is AMD chips don't overclock as easy.
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