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#1 lazykoala

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:23 AM

I heard rumors about a decent size price drop for the 660ti that is supposed to occur soon in Jan/Feb 2013. Anyone have a more specific date on when this will happen? Will it get close to $200 even or stay around the $250 mark? Or at this point is it better to just wait for the 700 series? I've been monitoring newegg and amazon, but haven't seen any price movement.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

Just my guess but maybe it will coincide with the release of the 8800 series?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Tuesday ;)
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:12 AM

View PostQuaker, on 05 January 2013 - 04:37 PM, said:

Tuesday ;)
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Aw you got my hopes up and nothing happened =(.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Feb 4th.   kbai

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

lol, well, it should drop fairly soon really considering it's kind of in a bad place at the moment in the UK for value. Although the HD8 series looks like a total rebrand, so i doubt it'll drop much more until the gtx7 series.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:27 AM

View PostLord Sojar, on 09 January 2013 - 04:43 PM, said:

Feb 4th.   kbai

Well I did see a great deal on a 660ti a week ago, but oddly enough no prices have been lowered online yet. I guess they really are gonna wait for the 700 series.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

View Postlazykoala, on 05 February 2013 - 04:27 AM, said:

Well I did see a great deal on a 660ti a week ago, but oddly enough no prices have been lowered online yet. I guess they really are gonna wait for the 700 series.

I wouldn't expect a serious price cut to it until either the HD 8000- or GTX 700-series attempts to move into the mid-range market. So even after the two new generations debut, it could be weeks or months between the HD 8970/8950/GTX 780-equivalents and something that actually attempts to compete with the 660 Ti.

As of right now, I don't think the 660 Ti really has room to drop very far. I'd like to see more of them closer to HD 7870 prices, but right now you can already find a few for $260 after rebate, which isn't that bad. And Nvidia clearly doesn't mind being a poorer value sometimes.

A $200 GTX 660 Ti would completely reorganize the midrange for both companies and may make it very difficult for Nvidia's own new products to compete.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:25 PM

View Posttypographie, on 05 February 2013 - 07:30 PM, said:

I wouldn't expect a serious price cut to it until either the HD 8000- or GTX 700-series attempts to move into the mid-range market. So even after the two new generations debut, it could be weeks or months between the HD 8970/8950/GTX 780-equivalents and something that actually attempts to compete with the 660 Ti.

As of right now, I don't think the 660 Ti really has room to drop very far. I'd like to see more of them closer to HD 7870 prices, but right now you can already find a few for $260 after rebate, which isn't that bad. And Nvidia clearly doesn't mind being a poorer value sometimes.

A $200 GTX 660 Ti would completely reorganize the midrange for both companies and may make it very difficult for Nvidia's own new products to compete.

^^^^^^^^ This! If you look in the past the 6xxx, 5xxx, 5xx. 4xx cards never really droped much in price. Part of the reason as their no longer made people will still pay high prices for them to Xfire with a card they already have instead of buying the best of the newer cards.




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