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Monday, 11 July 2011 11:44

Retailers dumping GTX 480 boards for €200

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Deal of the Day: Power hungry and dirt cheap
Nvidia’s first Fermi card got its fair share of bad press back in its day and thanks to high power consumption and unimpressive performance it really didn’t sell that well.

Back in April 2010 the GTX 480 cost a whopping €499 and there were few takers, so quite a few of them ended up on dusty store shelves. Fast forward to today and you can pick up one of these behemoths for about €200. So Nvidia’s loss is a godsend for bargain hunters, as they can get a very fast card for the price of a mid-range GTX 560 with 2GB of memory or a reference HD 6950, both of which are quite a bit slower.

This sounds like a rather good deal, since the old GTX 480 is on a par with GTX 570 and HD 6970 cards in terms of performance, but it’s about 20 percent cheaper. What’s more, Zotac will sell you an overclocked 756MHz version with custom cooling for just over €210.

Bear in mind that the GTX 480 is notorious for its high power consumption and noise, so you might end up paying the difference in electricity bills. However, if you have a good PSU and don’t care about polar bears, the GTX 480 is a pretty tempting deal.

You can check out the listings here and here.
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-14 #1 BiohazardSperm 2011-07-11 13:39
Does this Peter live on another planet? At launch and for some after most of planet earth the 480 was Out of stock at retailers.....Soon after the 580 was released .Way to over dramatize your article ....sigh....Dumping?Really a GPU at EOL and your calling it Dumping?Not to mention the next generation is maybe 6-8 months from release... Strange i didnt see articles about mass dumping with other "GPU" vendors in Red?
 
 
+8 #2 godrilla 2011-07-11 13:53
The gtx 570 is ranges from $285-$360 as well which is more efficient!

gtx 570 by EVGA $289 after mail in rebate free shipping no tax
sc one for $299 convert it to euros around 202 euros as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=gtx+570&x=0&y=0
 
 
-12 #3 BiohazardSperm 2011-07-11 14:05
The article is also all based on Zotac prices ,which are and always have been about the lowest of any Nvidia branded GPU's...cough cough customer service,cheap parts...wouldn't touch a zotac GPU unless it was free anyways :)
 
 
+3 #4 godrilla 2011-07-11 14:08
Quoting BiohazardSperm:
The article is also all based on Zotac prices ,which are and always have been about the lowest of any Nvidia branded GPU's...cough cough customer service,cheap parts...wouldn't touch a zotac GPU unless it was free anyways :)

actually for us in the states its by Galaxy its even cheaper its $279.99 the cheapest brand for Nvidia gpus. (197.77 euros)lol
 
 
-14 #5 BiohazardSperm 2011-07-11 14:14
maybe the OP thinks his market leads the world for pricing :) ya even NewEgg has the Galaxy at 319. after MIR ,the Zortac is 299.
Surprised Charlie hasn't quoted this article as news on his trashy site yet lol
 
 
+14 #6 nele 2011-07-11 14:59
Quoting godrilla:
The gtx 570 is ranges from $285-$360 as well which is more efficient!

gtx 570 by EVGA $289 after mail in rebate free shipping no tax
sc one for $299 convert it to euros around 202 euros as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=gtx+570&x=0&y=0










In a perfect world yes, but sadly you can't just convert the prices like that - Europe always gets screwed and pays a bit more...

Long story short - GTX 570 costs €240-€270 in Europe, while a GTX 480 goes for €200-€210. The difference in performance is marginal, although you need a reactor to run the 480 ;-)
 
 
-3 #7 The_Countess 2011-07-11 18:37
Quoting nele:
In a perfect world yes, but sadly you can't just convert the prices like that - Europe always gets screwed and pays a bit more...


actually no we dont.
except for consoles, steam games and some apple hardware, the clean dollar-Euro conversion is a very accurate predictor of price. just dont forget to include your countries VAT equivalent (around 19% on average for Europe).
 
 
+12 #8 The_Countess 2011-07-11 18:39
Quoting BiohazardSperm:
Does this Peter live on another planet? At launch and for some after most of planet earth the 480 was Out of stock at retailers.....

mostly because they couldn't make them, and not because they sold so quickly.
 
 
+7 #9 navair2 2011-07-11 22:54
IMO, mostly because Nvidia stumbled for a bit, resulting in a "gimped" little monster of a card that didn't deliver on the forecast performance and specs that Fermi was supposed to.

2nd generation Fermi is MUCH better...;)
 
 
-4 #10 BiohazardSperm 2011-07-11 23:29
i dont know about elsewhere but NewEgg and EVGA stocks sold out and went on back order non stop for some time before it leveled out just as the 580 release date was all but confirmed.Having bought one from Egg and EVGA i know this to be fact as i was waiting for the Egg and the EVGA within days of release.Second gen Fermi is much more refined no doubt.For those marking me down thanks for proving YOUR lack of knowledge :)
 

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