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Thursday, 09 September 2010 11:52

Geforce GTX 460 gets a bit cheaper

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768MB boards apparently dropping under €150
We took a stroll down our price search engine and we ran into some rather interesting price cuts on several Geforce GTX 460 boards. The first price cut rumours appeared on the interweb a few days ago and the cuts seem to confirm the rumours.

Over the past 48 hours numerous European retailers have cut prices on 768MB boards by as much as €20 and some cards are already available for less than €150. The move seems logical, as 768MB versions were simply priced too close to the 1GB model, which also features a wider 256-bit bus. We're still not sure whether the 1GB model will see any significant cuts.

In any case several reference clocked cards are now priced in the €140 to €160 price range. As of Thursday, they are readily available for just over €150 on the continent. However, this is a rather interesting development as Geforce GTS 450 boards are just around the corner and they are expected to sell for around €130. Clearly the new board is going to face a fair bit of in-house competition, Nvidia style.

It’s also interesting to see how Geforce GTX 460 768MB pricing measures up to AMD cards, as it is one of few competitive Nvidia products on the market. Well, actually, it’s the only competitive Nvidia card at the moment. The Radeon HD 5830 is currently selling for €170+, while the Radeon HD 5850 costs more than €220. Obviously, Nvidia’s price cut might force AMD to respond in kind and slash HD 5830/5850 pricing, but it appears that AMD isn’t overly concerned with Nvidia at the moment. AMD has already dropped HD 5830 pricing by €20 in light of the GTX 460 launch, but it hasn’t cut HD 5850 pricing since launch.

Nvidia on the other was forced to drop 400 series pricing several times over the past few months, even on the relatively fresh and competitive Geforce GTX 460. Although this is rather bad news for Nvidia, it’s great news for the average consumers, as the Geforce GTX 460 is now a much better deal than the Radeon HD 5850 and it even comes close to some non-reference Radeon HD 5770 boards. We just need to wait for AMD’s response and it is likely to come over the next few weeks, as the company gears up to introduce the Radeon HD 6000 Series and cut Radeon HD 5000 Series inventory.
Last modified on Thursday, 09 September 2010 21:30
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+7 #1 fudzillalololo 2010-09-09 12:22
Cleaning up inventory before 6xxx arrives, eh? Good move.

There is no chance a sane human being (excluding fanbois) will buy Fermi card after 6xxx series cards are released.
 
 
+33 #2 nele 2010-09-09 12:29
Quoting fudzillalololo:
Cleaning up inventory before 6xxx arrives, eh? Good move.

There is no chance a sane human being (excluding fanbois) will buy Fermi card after 6xxx series cards are released.




It appears few are buying them right now, let alone once the 6000 series shows up...

It's really sad to see next to no competition on the market, no price wars, no fun... ;-)
 
 
+9 #3 nforce4max 2010-09-09 13:47
Quoting fudzillalololo:
Cleaning up inventory before 6xxx arrives, eh? Good move.

There is no chance a sane human being (excluding fanbois) will buy Fermi card after 6xxx series cards are released.


Good riddance fanboy as long there is a buyer it will sell. G100 may be all heat and little game but G104 is the best bang for buck gpu out there since the G92 and the RV770. Yes I own ATI cards as well. Got 3DFX, SIS, Trident, S3, and many more.
 
 
-2 #4 Tr0y 2010-09-09 13:55
Quoting fudzillalololo:
There is no chance a sane human being (excluding fanbois) will buy Fermi card after 6xxx series cards are released.


If you actually have to program (OpenGL, OpelCL) you go for NVidia - because ATI SDKs are buggy as hell.

If you only game you don't care. You can go for both, HD58xx or GTX460 - there's not much difference ...
 
 
+4 #5 fudzillalololo 2010-09-09 13:56
Quoting Tr0y:
You can go for both, HD58xx or GTX460 - there's not much difference ...


Have you checked power consumption, die size and heat?
 
 
+1 #6 fudzillalololo 2010-09-09 13:59
Quoting nforce4max:
Quoting fudzillalololo:
Cleaning up inventory before 6xxx arrives, eh? Good move.

There is no chance a sane human being (excluding fanbois) will buy Fermi card after 6xxx series cards are released.


Good riddance fanboy as long there is a buyer it will sell. G100 may be all heat and little game but G104 is the best bang for buck gpu out there since the G92 and the RV770. Yes I own ATI cards as well. Got 3DFX, SIS, Trident, S3, and many more.


That's why they are clearing their inventory NOW and now after 6xxx launch, got it? Now, as 6000 is not launched.
 
 
+8 #7 Tr0y 2010-09-09 15:50
Quoting fudzillalololo:
Quoting Tr0y:
You can go for both, HD58xx or GTX460 - there's not much difference ...


Have you checked power consumption, die size and heat?


Yes, and you?

GTX460: 160 Watt
Radeon 5830: 175 Watt

Seriously - not point having a profound discussion here. Too many ATI fanboys ...
 
 
+9 #8 mrgerbik 2010-09-09 16:08
Quote:
Seriously - not point having a profound discussion here. Too many ATI fanboys ...



profound? ... video cards? ... profound discussion? rofl wake me when reality sinks back in there kid :D
 
 
-14 #9 Jaberwocky 2010-09-09 16:30
Fantastic News.It won't be long now till Nvidea goes bust.That should leave just AMD.You thought AMD was ripping the arse out of Graphic card prices now.Wait till they are the only player in town.£400 for a 6850 anybody ?
 
 
+13 #10 blandead 2010-09-09 17:32
Quoting Jaberwocky:
Fantastic News.It won't be long now till Nvidea goes bust.That should leave just AMD.You thought AMD was ripping the arse out of Graphic card prices now.Wait till they are the only player in town.£400 for a 6850 anybody ?


nvidia has enough cash reserve to tread this out, but even still they need to come up with a NEW design. maybe they are working on one for 28nm, but it would be nice if they can come up with something else even on 40nm. On topic though, I love cheaper cards and this definitely makes it a tempting buy for now. I'm waiting to see if there are any significant price cuts after 6xxx series comes out, which might make 5830 and 5850 just as competitive again with price/performance. need price wars.
 

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