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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 post-launch pricing comparison

by Parm Mann on 17 June 2008, 11:24

Tags: BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC2, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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HEXUS put NVIDIA's latest-greatest, the GeForce GTX 280, through its paces yesterday and surmised that it easily takes the mantle of fastest single-GPU graphics-card.

However, priced at around £450 on launch day, we stated that the GTX 280 is simply too expensive and doesn't provide the required bang4buck.

Nonetheless, there's always an audience for the card that can boast being the fastest single-GPU option of them all, and one day on, we take a look at availability and pricing from some of the leading online retailers in the UK market. Please be aware that the following table is correct as of 11:00, Tuesday June 17th.


etailer Product Availability Price (inc. VAT)
Scan.co.uk BFG Tech GTX 280 OC In stock £469.13
XFX GTX 280 In stock £457.38
ASUS GTX 280 TOP Pre-order £457.38
ASUS GTX 280 Pre-order £433.88
EVGA GTX 280 SC Pre-order £519.35
EVGA GTX 280 Pre-order £471.68
Gainward GTX 280 Pre-order £433.88
GIGABYTE GTX 280 Pre-order £433.88
UK-based HEXUS.community readers can benefit from free shipping with Scan.co.uk
Dabs.com XFX GTX 280 In stock £457.36
EVGA GTX 280 SC Pre-order (due in 3-4 days) £518.99
EVGA GTX 280 Pre-order (due in 3-4 days) £470.99
BFG GTX 280 Pre-order (due in 1-2 days) £469.11
ebuyer.com ZOTAC GTX 280 Pre-order £N/A
Point of View GTX 280 Pre-order £N/A
Inno3D GTX 280 Pre-order £N/A

That, we're afraid, is about it. Just two of the big-name etailers, Scan and Dabs, have the GTX 280 currently in stock. Though ebuyer has the cards listed, it offers no availability and no pricing. The likes of YoYoTech and Komplett don't yet have the cards listed, at all.

NVIDIA had promised generous availability on launch day, but that's anything but the case.

From the three cards currently in stock, you'll find an average price for the GTX 280 sitting at £461.29, though, that does take into account an overclocked derivative from BFG.

The limited availability, it seems, could be a UK issue. US etailer, Newegg.com, currently has GTX 280 cards from EVGA, BFG, XFX and PNY in stock, priced between $649.99 and $659.99. Yes, that's approximately £335, plus any local taxes and shipping.

In summary, NVIDIA's next-gen card is a pricey prospect that's currently hard to come by. Look hard enough, however, and you'll find it available if you really want to buy it.

Related reading

HEXUS.net - HEXUS.reviews :: BFG (NVIDIA) GeForce GTX 280: does it rock our world?



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Overclockers have the BFG in stock.
None available in Akihabara Tokyo Japan this morning….
And so far I havent seen any on the online site here either.

What a deception, even worse the shopkeepers have no idea when they will have them in stock.
For a place where I was able to buy my Quad Core on launch day, that is really disappointing.
shsanjp
None available in Akihabara Tokyo Japan this morning….
And so far I havent seen any on the online site here either.

What a deception, even worse the shopkeepers have no idea when they will have them in stock.
For a place where I was able to buy my Quad Core on launch day, that is really disappointing.


Fancy going down and taking some snaps of what is hot on the shelves and posting it up for us?
Ebuyer have 4 Point Of View GTX 280's In Stock, going for £399.99 inc vat.
Ebuyer also have Zotac and Inno3d cards in stock.

edit.. no they don't - they say ‘in stock’ on one page but when you click on them it says ‘for pre-order’.