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emailthatguy
06-02-04, 04:39 AM
Im curious here.

I keep looking at what card to buy this generation and I keep asking myself why would I buy a 6800 when I can pickup an x800 for so much less? I'm not asking you guys here that question tho, so dont answer it.

What I do wonder here is do you think NV will be able to get the price point more competitive w/ their competitors products? I sure hope so, competition is good, but right now, if they come into market with AVERAGE prices being 60-100 dollars higher for a competive card from ATI I just dont see how they can compete.

Your thoughts?

-Me

P.S.
Please keep it flame free, I really think this could spout some really cool discussion on the topic.

trolane
06-02-04, 04:42 AM
they are the same prices so whatever your talkin about makes no sense

D.K.Tronics
06-02-04, 06:40 AM
I keep looking at what card to buy this generation and I keep asking myself why would I buy a 6800 when I can pickup an x800 for so much less?

Um, How did you work that out ?

Here in the UK, the X800 Pro, is actually slightly more expensive than the 6800 GT. While the Ultra, is slightly cheaper than the X800 XT PE.
And didn't some NV PR guy say that they will be cheaper this round, and profits would take a small hit so they can stay more competitive ?

Zeta
06-02-04, 08:17 AM
Right. Please claify what you are saying emailthatguy. X800XT = price to Ultra, X800 = price to 6800GT. Have you seen something to the contrary? If so please give me a link so I can check it out.

sancheuz
06-02-04, 09:03 AM
I thought 6800 would be same, if not even slightly cheaper than it's competitive x800.

noko
06-02-04, 09:10 AM
To me it looks like ATI's makings is of cheaper design (no pun intended) which through this series will be sold cheaper to move boards and gain market share over their competition. The initial price is the same but 6800's are not readily available if at all while the X800 series is. Once the 6800 series start to become available I believe ATI cards will drop in price significantly. This round ATI gains huge amount of Market share mostly through OEMs and the Asia market. Next round ATI regains a technical advantage through features. Just my predictions, I think ATI is being very aggressive at this stage to move boards and to move them fast.

TheTaz
06-02-04, 12:36 PM
The price points are the same, just retailers are gouging right now due ot lack of boards.... you know... that supply and demand thing. ;)

6800 Non Ultra / X800 ???SE* MSRP $299
6800 GT / X800 Pro MSRP $399
6000 Ultra / X800 XT MSRP $499
6800 Ultra Extreme** / X800 XTPE MSRP $???

* I doubt an 8-pipe, 128 bit memory controled card can keep up with a 6800NU, but we don't know what ATi really has for this price segment, yet.
**some card manufacturers only, not IHV privided.

Taz

Omega53
06-02-04, 01:54 PM
The price points are the same, just retailers are gouging right now due ot lack of boards.... you know... that supply and demand thing. ;)

6800 Non Ultra / X800 ???SE* MSRP $299
6800 GT / X800 Pro MSRP $399
6000 Ultra / X800 XT MSRP $499
6800 Ultra Extreme** / X800 XTPE MSRP $???

* I doubt an 8-pipe, 128 bit memory controled card can keep up with a 6800NU, but we don't know what ATi really has for this price segment, yet.
**some card manufacturers only, not IHV privided.

Taz



You got that price board wrong, the x800 xtpe is 499 (450 through compusa) and the x800 pro is only $349 @ bestbuy online. Also Ati's vs of the regular xt is suppose to be between the price of the xtpe and pro so Im guessing 425-450 and will feature 16 pipes.

emailthatguy
06-02-04, 02:38 PM
those are exactly the prices im talking about. not msrp. but street prices, which are hugely different than msrp, i.e. what the average joe can actually break his credit card out and buy right now.