Thursday, 21 October 2010 16:55

Nvidia officially drops GTX 470 price to $259, €219

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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GTX 460 now $199, €169
In addition to the recent release of the 260.89 WHQL driver and in order to spoil AMD’s Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 launch, it has decided to officially drop the prices on its GTX 470 and GTX 460 boards.

Effective immediately Geforce GTX 460 1GB drops to $199 or €169 including VAT, while Geforce GTX 470 drops to US $259, €219 including VAT. The UK price for the GTX 460 is £149 and £189 for the GTX 470 and both can be found at those prices over at Scan.co.uk. The European prices are even a bit lower than the announced ones, and GTX 460 1GB can be found for as low as €159,99 and the GTX 470 stands at €209,99 over at Alternate.de.

Nvidia’s Lars Weinand, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, EMEA has confirmed these prices and he shared many links of the cards with these prices in almost all EU countries. Be sure to check your local etailer as they should adjust the prices to get close to new ones.

Mr Weinand also stated that “The price adjustments we made are not temporary, and are reflective of an upcoming change in our product lineup.” Nvidia gets better price / performance ratio and puts more pressure on Radeon HD 6870 and 6850, cards that should launch tomorrow.

End users will definitely get happy as both parties have to drop the prices to compete better, which means the end users win. The choice is of course yours.

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+3 #1 thematrix606 2010-10-21 17:44
I'm sorry, but if you look here: http://azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/971/268107/gainward-gtx-470-grafische-adapter-gf-gtx-470-pci-express-2-0-x16-1-25-gb-gddr5-digitale-visuele-interface-dvi-hdmi.html

The gtx470 is going for 195euro... and it's even the 1.25 GB GDDR5 edition.
 
 
+14 #2 Nerdmaster 2010-10-21 17:49
Quote:
“The price adjustments we made are not temporary, and are reflective of an upcoming change in our product lineup.”
Nvidia gets better price / performance ratio and puts more pressure on Radeon HD 6870 and 6850, cards that should launch tomorrow.


Yeah right.
 
 
+8 #3 shandman 2010-10-21 17:58
Quoting thematrix606:
I'm sorry, but if you look here: http://azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/971/268107/gainward-gtx-470-grafische-adapter-gf-gtx-470-pci-express-2-0-x16-1-25-gb-gddr5-digitale-visuele-interface-dvi-hdmi.html

The gtx470 is going for 195euro... and it's even the 1.25 GB GDDR5 edition.


How long does it usually take for price drops to show after a company has officially announced them?
 
 
+3 #4 leftiszi 2010-10-21 18:24
Quoting shandman:
Quoting thematrix606:
I'm sorry, but if you look here: http://azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/971/268107/gainward-gtx-470-grafische-adapter-gf-gtx-470-pci-express-2-0-x16-1-25-gb-gddr5-digitale-visuele-interface-dvi-hdmi.html

The gtx470 is going for 195euro... and it's even the 1.25 GB GDDR5 edition.


How long does it usually take for price drops to show after a company has officially announced them?


Depends on how gready your local etailer/retailer is. Cheapest 470 I can find right now where I live, is at 260 euros. Hope it changes soon since we are a slow market really.
 
 
+5 #5 spede 2010-10-21 19:06
I wonder how much profit nvidia is making with those prices because Barsts has around 50% smaller die size than gaytx460 and still seems to perform better.
 
 
+5 #6 hellfire 2010-10-21 19:12
Quoting spede:
I wonder how much profit nvidia is making with those prices because Barsts has around 50% smaller die size than gaytx460 and still seems to perform better.


50% smaller? actually around 25%, gf104 has nearly the same die size as RV870, about 330-350mm2. Bart got 255mm^2

I wounder how much profit does Nvidia have from selling a 529(!!)mm^2 chip for 259$ :lol:
 
 
+10 #7 Alexko 2010-10-21 19:15
Quoting hellfire:
Quoting spede:
I wonder how much profit nvidia is making with those prices because Barsts has around 50% smaller die size than gaytx460 and still seems to perform better.


50% smaller? actually around 25%, gf104 has nearly the same die size as RV870, about 330-350mm2. Bart got 255mm^2

I wounder how much profit does Nvidia have from selling a 529(!!)mm^2 chip for 259$ :lol:


GF104: 367mm²
Barts: 255mm²

Barts is 30.5% smaller, or GF104 is 43.9% bigger.
 
 
+4 #8 hellfire 2010-10-21 19:28
I wounder if 30.5% closer to "25% smaller" or "50% smaller"...hmm
 
 
-1 #9 Nerdmaster 2010-10-21 20:20
Quoting hellfire:
Quoting spede:
I wonder how much profit nvidia is making with those prices because Barsts has around 50% smaller die size than gaytx460 and still seems to perform better.


50% smaller? actually around 25%, gf104 has nearly the same die size as RV870, about 330-350mm2. Bart got 255mm^2

I wounder how much profit does Nvidia have from selling a 529(!!)mm^2 chip for 259$ :lol:


You wonder if Nvidia makes profit by selling an 529mm2 chip for as low as 200 euros?
The answer is they dont! 8) :P
 
 
+1 #10 Boomstick777 2010-10-21 20:24
This is good news, although if you live in the uk like me it will be a while before these price cuts on the gtx 460's come into effect. Rip off britain seems to be getting more off a rip off...
 

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