The PVC graphics card price tracker

Discussion in 'Technology' started by bfun, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. This is a place to keep track of some of the prices that we've seen on graphics cards. High prices, low prices, new prices, whatever. It will give us a feel for the state of PC graphics capabilities and cost.

    Mid level

    Nvidia EVGA GTX460 192bit 1GB $89.99 - lowest
    AMD ASUS or Sapphire 6850 1GB $120 - lowest

    High End

    Nvidia EVGA GTX 580 3GB 384bit $479.99 - lowest
    Nvidia Galaxy GTX 580 1.5GB 384bit $359.99 - lowest
    Nvidia ECS GTX 570 1.2GB 384bit $259.99 - lowest

    AMD Sapphire 7970 3GB 384bit $549.99 - lowest
    AMD Sapphire 7970 2GB 256bit $349.99 - lowest
  2. I like the vanilla GTX 560's last I checked. two would run you less than 350 US and get you better than 7970 speeds.

    @newegg an evga card goes for 180 with 15 dollar MIR
    GTX 560 TI 448 is 20 bucks cheaper than a 570 and virtually the same. while supplies last though ofc.
  3. Just spotted a GTX460 for $90. I think prices are going to change a lot in the next few weeks.
  4. That's an awesome deal. If you're gaming at resolutions below 1080p, a 460 is all you need.
  5. Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB for $329.99

    $30 lower than the lowest price last week.
  6. Amazon has a Diamond AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCIE 3G GDDR5 on sale today for $459.

    So as expected the 7970 is dropping in price. The GTX680 is still missing in action although a few can still be had from price gougers for over $600.
  7. AMDs official pricing is now this.

    HD 7970: $479 (seen these for $450 retail)
    HD 7950: $399 (seen these for $380 retail)
    HD 7770: $139

    The following 3 games will also be included with the above cards.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution + Missing Link DLC
    Dirt: Showdown (this game will be released in May 2012)
    Nexuiz (a DX11 FPS based on the CryEngine 3 to be released on May 2, 2012)

    The 7800 series haven't changed but they also don't have any direct competition at the moment.
  8. Newegg Business has a 10% off coupon which brings the following cards to

    HD 7970 3GB for $405
    HD 7950 3GB for $342
    HD 7870 2GB for $296
    HD 7850 2GB for $214

    GTX 680 2 GB out of stock
    GTX 580 1.5 GB for $341
    GTX 570 1.28 GB for $260
    GTX 560Ti 1 GB for $198

    At this point I'd have to say ATI is winning the price war in every category. The 7870 is $47 less than the 580 and the 7850 is $46 less than the 570. The 7950 wont have direct competition until the 670Ti comes out and the 7970 is now about 10% less than the 680 which hasn't been in stock since it's release date.

    I'm curious to know what the GTX 670Ti prices will be like. If it does compete with the 7950 it will have to be priced near the GTX 580 to be competitive.