Will any next gen cards be $250-$300?

amheck

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I just picked up a ATI x800xl for $267, but the thought of these next gen cards always sounds good. Will the G70 and R520 have any cards within a month or two of actual release that will be around the $300 range? Or are they going to all be $500+? I could maybe wait a few months if there's going to be a $300 card that's better than my now un-opened x800XL, but if these things are going to be $500 for a while, then I'll just use the x800xl.

My old system is fine and can hold me over if it's worth waiting.

Aaron
 

ryanv12

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I imagine the cards that will fill that price point will be the high end cards of now...X850 Pro, 6800GT and so on
 

biostud

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The midrange cards appear when the run low on 6800 and X800 they have in stock.
 

ChiBOY83

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He didn't ask about current cards going totheose prices, he asked about if NEXT-gen cards might have a "value" card at that price point
 

amheck

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Thanks for the responses guys. ChiBoy, yeah, that's what I was kind wondering.

I know there are suppose to be some super powered cards coming out - 32 pipes, double the GPU power of today's card. But I have to think that there will be SOME sort of lower end of these cards. Just wanted to see what the lower end cards might start out at, pricewise.
 

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Originally posted by: ChiBOY83
He didn't ask about current cards going totheose prices, he asked about if NEXT-gen cards might have a "value" card at that price point

And I answered, they're not going to launch them as long as the still have enough 6800 and X800 cards in stock, so probably around X-mas.
 

hans030390

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Wait a second....what would the mid-range card be anyways? for the 6800ultra, the mid-range card was basically the same card with less ram, half the pipes, and a slightly lower clock....now, if the 7800whatever has 24 pipes and a clock of 700mhz/1.4ghz or something, wouldn't the 6800gt (or ultra) be the "mid-range" card? I dunno, but it's just a thought...

Basically, getting a 6800ultra now and OCing it would probably (i didn't say it would) be about as good as a 7xxx mid range card...
 

Munky

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Originally posted by: hans030390
Wait a second....what would the mid-range card be anyways? for the 6800ultra, the mid-range card was basically the same card with less ram, half the pipes, and a slightly lower clock....now, if the 7800whatever has 24 pipes and a clock of 700mhz/1.4ghz or something, wouldn't the 6800gt (or ultra) be the "mid-range" card? I dunno, but it's just a thought...

Basically, getting a 6800ultra now and OCing it would probably (i didn't say it would) be about as good as a 7xxx mid range card...

Yeah, but the 7xxx card will probably have SM3.1+++ :p
 

Valkerie

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Just like every other card... X800's in two years or less from now will be within a $100-$200 range (or even lower...) And a 9800 Pro will easily be under a hundred bucks.

You remember the Geforce4 Ti 4600 128mb DDR? How much does it cost when it first came out, and how much is it now?