Rumor: Nvidia to cut GPU prices in November to compete with AMD

By Scorpus · 29 replies
Sep 30, 2013
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  1. According to DigiTimes, who has "sources from graphics card players", Nvidia may be gearing up to cut the prices of their graphics cards in late November, to compete with the freshly announced AMD R7 and R9 series GPUs. Nvidia may...

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,362   +276

    Hmm either I better sell the 780, save and get the R90X, "790" or just pop another 780 inside the rig when the prices come down, hmm :/
  3. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 195   +9

    I'm might just pick up another 770 when the price goes down...
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,405   +3,417

    Or, be happy with what you have. lol

    Shhh, don't tell anyone all I have is a single GTX 660. :/
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  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Technically, GK110 has been unlocked- just not yet for GeForce branding.
    The dual-GPU card could be an ideal (if any card consuming 300+ watts can be considered ideal) fit a reduced core part such as the "780i" rumours that seem to be doing the rounds.
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  6. I still have my GTX 690 from over a year ago, I don't plan to upgrade for quite some time. I mean unless some sick high resolution monitors come out for me to upgrade from my current 27 inch 2560x1440...
  7. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 560   +237

    I didn't know the Titan was considered 700 series since it was launched in the 600 series era, even when the top 700 series share the same chip with the Titan. I saw it like the precursor of the 700 series, a "taste" of what was next.
  8. ensabrenoir

    ensabrenoir TS Rookie

    Nice..... gonna get me another 670 and a 7 series for a new build....
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Originally, when launched the Titan was in a class by itself (figuratively as well as performance and price), but with the launch of the GTX 780 which utilizes the same GPU (albeit designated GK110-400 rather than -300), it is now lumped in with the 700 series.
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  10. Xenite

    Xenite TS Rookie

    Looking forward to picking up the 290x Titan Killer. In our world of console ports and Mantle being in effect Xbox ones low level API, AMD is the way to go for the foreseeable future.
  11. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 848   +114

    They need to make a branded CPU. It would send shockwaves.
  12. Obzoleet

    Obzoleet TS Booster Posts: 171   +9

    We all knew this was going to happen....I think its horrible...the rational side in me tells me to wait until November now... but I wanna pre order the 290X :(
  13. jsonUK

    jsonUK TS Rookie

    Well that's good news. I've been wanting to upgrade my GTX 560 for a while, was thinking of taking the leap to a GTX 770 - and if they're slashing prices, might as well wait until then.

    Not much of an AMD fan, even though they are bringing out their new range. I much prefer Nvidia drivers.
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  14. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    They make one already, its the Nvidia Tegra processor though its mostly a tablet/mobile processor.

    Im glad they are finally thinking of cutting the prices to up the competition. Recently, Nvidia has been charging extreme prices for all their GPU lines and if the 780 and titan drop a bit, it will definitely stiffen up the competition. Depending on who is coming out with Dual GPU cards this gen (If AMD decides to wait to long again) or depending on the performance of the two, its going to be tough for me to choose so long as the prices are competitive! I my actually jump back to NVidia depending on the prices (Though im still drooling over the 290X)
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,095   +864

    Well they need to drop the prices of the 780, I'm playing Battlefield 4 Beta right now and, granted, it is a beta, but the framerate is all over the shop! it goes down to below 20fps at times then all the way back up to 70+, its very annoying to say the least. I guess if I SLI'ed, The lowest it would go would be around 35fps
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  16. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    But aren't you gaming on a 2560x1440p monitor? BF4 even though its Beta is going to be pushing things to the limits (Though if your having issues im getting a little nervous, I just DLed it last night so I have yet to try it because of work today). I hope my twins can keep me above 60 for the time being at least :p.

    However, I would not worry yet burty, im sure the price will come down to like 500-600 range first and then go from there!
  17. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 383   +53

    Since I recently purchased two 4GB GTX 770 cards (one for each box) I'm done with graphics cards for awhile. The additional memory does help with games on a 27-inch screen at 1920x1080 (I didn't believe it before).
  18. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,885   +1,034

    Nice setup but overkill for 1080p 95% of the time.
    At 1080p you will very very rarely use more then 2GB RAM.

    Your good to go for 1440p/1600p gaming though.
  19. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,268

    If they drop the prices enough I may consider upgrading from my beloved Riva TNT 2. It's finally starting to show it's weaknesses with my new 30" monitor. XD
  20. I've still only got a 460 lol. I'm gonna wait till next year to upgrade
  21. The museum phoned they want there graphics card back
  22. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,095   +864

    Yeah true, I've found a way round it now though, I just overclock the Graphics Card to 1GHz on the Core and set the power option to "prefer performance mode" now it doesn't drop anywhere near as much, hell, I'm lucky if it drops below 45fps! Much better, I think the servers have a lot to do with it though, if I go on a British server with say 15-20 people on conquest I get 60fps+ 99% of the time, if I go on a 60-64 player map from Germany frame rate drops considerably, down to around 45fps, do the same on a lower ping server (British server) and it pretty much sits around 60fps most of the time.

    Here in Britain you can get hold of a GTX 780 for £495, if they can lower it to just below £400 would be wonderful, I would then SLI the beast.

    Have you had a chance to try Battlefield 4 Beta on the twins xD
  23. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    My Pair of 6990s seem to run pretty well I just got a chance today once I fiddled with the settings and got everything at ultra and what not. MSI afterburner would not display for me in-game but fraps did and registered with the VSYNC on range of 50-60FPS. With it off I skipped around from 120-45FPS (Gaming at 1080p). Now with 3 way eyefinity enabled, the FPS on ultra stayed around 40-80 on ultra with Vsync off though I did not play it that way for long because I had to work. Ill try enabling my Overclocks to see if I can up the performance much, I normally just run the twins at the stock Bios 2 880mhz option.

    Though since this is beta, im curious if they are doing the same thing with BF4 like they did in BF3 where the graphics option may have said it was Ultra, but it was really high. At release ill make my decision on when and if im going to go ahead and upgrade my rig, but if things continue the way they are, ill be sticking with these for a bit longer.
  24. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I wonder if that 770Ti is actually true. We will see.
  25. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Guru Posts: 329   +95

    I see a third and maybe a fourth 4Gig 670 coming cheap.I like the competition, good job amd though I won't buy a 290x it's a blessing anyway...

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