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Khalus Akuhei
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PostSubject: GTX 470 price drop?   Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:54 pm

Oh I could've sworn this card was $429 when it was released, now its down to $379 and even less with the instant off and rebates. Very nices, though as much as it pains me I'm gonna hold out for the GTX 475 as it shouldn't be much longer being that the specs on the GTX 485 are already out there!
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:25 pm

Think a 495 is a possibility?
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:26 pm

If you can stand to wait a little bit longer even, try shopping around the Christmas holiday season.

Who knows... maybe black Friday specials'll pay off as well.

One thing's for sure, when ATI launches their 6xxx series, prices are gonna drop like lead off a cliff on Jupiter.

Xzen wrote:
Think a 495 is a possibility?


Talk about a powerful card that would be. Stores might have to sell them in the barbecue section though. lol
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:31 pm

Roan Varuna wrote:
If you can stand to wait a little bit longer even, try shopping around the Christmas holiday season.

Who knows... maybe black Friday specials'll pay off as well.

One thing's for sure, when ATI launches their 6xxx series, prices are gonna drop like lead off a cliff on Jupiter.

Xzen wrote:
Think a 495 is a possibility?


Talk about a powerful card that would be. Stores might have to sell them in the barbecue section though. lol

I could play FFXIV and do some grill'n at the same time!
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:34 pm

Xzen wrote:


I could play FFXIV and do some grill'n at the same time!

I just got a mental image of some guy pulling out kebabs from his open case. You have to admit that'd be pretty convenient.
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:34 pm

Yes... Yes it would... lol
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:47 pm

Yeah I dun wanna even think about the cost of a 495, and the heat from it would be insane too. I like to have nice PC parts, but prices drop so fast, that its best to get the 2nd or 3rd best items and run with it.

The 470 is nice, but already the 460 kicks it butt in most of the benchmarks, the only advantage the 470 has that I can see are more cores {448 over 336} and having more of those I think is good too. I also read a review that said the 460 runs DX11 Tessellation at 60% less than the 470-480's, but he didn't go into why that was, nor if that was significant or not.
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:54 pm

If you have seen my set up posted else where. do you think a 3-Way SLI with the 480 Fermi would greatly increase my scores? My MB is set up for 3 way sli.
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:01 am

Xzen wrote:
If you have seen my set up posted else where. do you think a 3-Way SLI with the 480 Fermi would greatly increase my scores? My MB is set up for 3 way sli.

Anyone have any idea if SLI is even supported? I've heard that the benchmark does not anyway.

Tri 480's would be bottlenecked by the processor if it's not powerful enough. It would be beastly though... You'd probably need a case with more than a few 120 mil fans to keep your parts from cooking.
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:05 am

Single GPU for now...
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:44 am

I hope they enable multi GPU. ;o.o
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:57 am

I am waiting till the last second for a vid card. I am an nvidia man but if they fix issues with ATIs I am going that route. But if they do not then I see myself getting a 460 for now.
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:01 am

See thats the problem with ATI, sure they may have slightly better cards than nVidia on occasion, but they have so many driver and compatibility issues with most PC games...its a joke to bother with them.

With nVidia everything always works or has for me, but with ATI, you can visit any game forum when new ones release and there is always some kind of major issue plaguing the performance of said game.

FFXIV beta is now working well with ATI last I heard though. Took SE 3 months to get them working though...
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PostSubject: Re: GTX 470 price drop?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:21 am

Yeah thats why I never went with ATI. My biggest gripe about nvidia has always been that everytime a new series of cards hit, it also pretty much required an upgrade to the power supply. Although they do seem to be getting slightly better. The new PC is going to be a lil more future proof though because I am dropping a good amount on a PS and a baby crying chunk on a motherboard that will support the intel 6 core processors as well as the current run of i7
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