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Old 07-15-08, 07:02 AM   #32
Heinz68
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Default Re: ByeBye GTX280, Hello 8800GTX

Nobody really knows what the MSRP on HD 4870x2 is going to be.
Many rumors suggest this pricing: $499.00 1GB / $549.00 2GB.
The rumors started when GTX 280 price was $650, now i believe the MSRP for the same card is $499 not counting the special sale prices,
The point is who knows if AMD might not rethink the strategy based on the above.

Looks to me if AMD has plenty off the cards we might see some price wars.
Even with recent NVIDIA problems it's still in much better financial position than AMD but AMD manufacturing cost is much lover on the above cards.
So the question is, can NVIDiA afford price war and still make money?
EDIT
The other question is, does AMD need to go in price war? The HD 4870 is still selling at the introduction price of about $300 and selling well.
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