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Nvidia to cut 8800 Ultra price

Nvidia to cut 8800 Ultra price

According to Nvidia's partners, the GeForce 8800 Ultra is coming down in price.

During meetings with a number of Nvidia’s partners, we learned that the Santa Clara-based graphics card maker is about to lower the price on its flagship GeForce 8800 Ultra.

Currently the GeForce 8800 Ultra is priced around the 700 Euro (£475) mark with taxes added on, but that is set to drop by around 50 Euros (£35) in the next few weeks.

This should see cards like EVGA’s e-GeForce 8800 Ultra Superclocked come down to around £500, while standard clocked Ultras will cost as little as £440 – that’s about what the GeForce 8800 GTX cost at launch.

Speaking of the GTX, if that stays at the same price as it is now, the difference in price between cards like EVGA’s 8800 GTX KO Superclocked and the standard 8800 Ultras will be as little as £25. That’s far more in line with where it should be, in our opinion.

If and when this price change goes through, there is also likely to be more pressure on AMD, because Nvidia has no competition at the high-end. With Nvidia lowering prices, the more expensive alternatives to the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT start to look a lot more attractive, especially for those with 24” and 30” widescreen monitors.

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pendragon 9th June 2007, 16:27 Quote
horray for cheaper graphics hardware!
DXR_13KE 9th June 2007, 17:30 Quote
i am still waiting for it to become buyable and energy efficient.
DLoney 9th June 2007, 17:50 Quote
i am just hoping they will become energy efficient.
2JSC 9th June 2007, 18:42 Quote
Still overpriced imo - but waiting it out for the next set of DX10 cards.
./^\.Ace./^\. 9th June 2007, 20:21 Quote
There are a few things that are good cheap.
  • Cars
  • Dates
  • PC stuff
I can not complain about anything getting cheaper unless i am trying to resell it, :D
Tulatin 10th June 2007, 00:34 Quote
Gee. Thanks for (what'll likely be here, eventually) $50 off a $900 board...
Spaceraver 10th June 2007, 04:04 Quote
This will be anióther nail in AMD/ATI's coffin i suppose.. Unless they have something up their sleeve. Which I hope to my hearts content.
EQC 10th June 2007, 05:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLoney
i am just hoping they will become energy efficient.

Hmm...as I understand it, the Ultra is already more energy efficient than the standard GTX -- I think, even at its higher stock clock speeds, the Ultra is supposed to use about 1 Watt less than the stock GTX under load.

So...I wonder how much power you could save if you UNDERclocked an Ultra down to (or below) GTX frequencies (so it'd draw even less power). Of course, then you'd be paying more for a slower card...but you'd be saving power, if that's worth a premium to you...
Tulatin 10th June 2007, 13:13 Quote
and no offense here, but if you're putting an 8800 card into a system that's built for "maximum power saving" you need a few good, hard hits to your head.
Colossous 10th June 2007, 13:29 Quote
Anybody else hoping they'll build an 8950 GX2 version ?
wafflesomd 11th June 2007, 01:02 Quote
Makes me concerned about ATI.

I
m pretty sure they've been behind since the 6600gt. 6600gt was the greatest mid range card IMO.
DXR_13KE 11th June 2007, 03:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tulatin
and no offense here, but if you're putting an 8800 card into a system that's built for "maximum power saving" you need a few good, hard hits to your head.

how about a fantastic Gforce 9800 card that consumes *gasp* 42 watts on load and rapes the 8800 and costs about 350$?

power saving?
yes
powerful?
yes
ideal?
yes
would rape ATI/AMD?
maybe, why? and if ATI/AMD make this sooner as a X3800XXXX?
K.I.T.T. 12th June 2007, 11:56 Quote
Need i point out the irony in Nvidia calling the next card the 9800 if ATI/AMD still haven't sorted their lives out. :D
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