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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448: pricing and availability

by Parm Mann on 29 November 2011, 16:33

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NVIDIA's latest Fermi-derived graphics card is here, and it's carrying one key message; the GTX 560 Ti 448 should offer almost all the performance of a GTX 570 at a lower price point.

Our review of Gigabyte's card has shown that the product has promise - and it's great for high-quality 1080p gaming - but the GTX 560 Ti 448 will need to be priced just right in order to make any sense at all.

It's a steal at close to £200, but at £240 or beyond, you could pick up a GTX 570 with all 480 cores intact (models from KFA2 and MSI are readily available). So, how much exactly can you expect to pay for the GTX 560 Ti 448? To get an early idea, here's a snapshot of what was available at 4pm on launch day.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448

retailer product availability price

Palit GTX 560 Ti 448 In stock £239.47
Zotac GTX 560 Ti 448 Limited Edition Pre-order £239.47
Gainward GTX 560 Ti 448 Limited Edition In stock £249.40
MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr III In stock £251.47
ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448 DirectCU II Pre-order £251.47
EVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 FTW In stock £251.47
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 448 In stock £263.47
EVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Classified Pre-order £273.02
aria.co.uk Palit GTX 560 Ti 448 In stock £227.99
ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448 DirectCU II Pre-order £239.99
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 448 In stock £244.99
MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr III In stock £251.99
cclonline.com ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448 DirectCU II Pre-order £229.99
Palit GTX 560 Ti 448 In stock £231.97
MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr III Pre-order £244.86
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 448 Pre-order £257.03
ebuyer.com Palit GTX 560 Ti 448 Pre-order £234.99
Inno3D GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Edition Pre-order £237.99
Zotac GTX 560 Ti 448 Limited Edition Pre-order £238.99
dabs.com ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448 DirectCU II Pre-order £239.98
MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr III Pre-order £239.98
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 448 Pre-order £249.99
novatech.co.uk Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 448 In stock £256.98
overclockers.co.uk MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr III In stock £239.99
Zotac GTX 560 Ti 448 Limited Edition Pre-order £239.99
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Looking around the various retailers, there's plenty of stock and a good mix of custom-cooled cards from various manufacturers. But prices range from under £230 to over £270, and the GTX 560 Ti 448 isn't quite the bargain we'd hoped for.

Right now, the lowest in-stock price is £227.99 for a Palit GTX 560 Ti 448 from aria.co.uk. Our reviewed Gigabyte model, which we had hoped to see at around the £220 mark, is currently priced between £245 and £265 depending on where you shop.

At these prices, the GTX 560 Ti 448 is tough to recommend over a regular GTX 570; the latter offers slightly better performance and costs only £12 more than the cheapest GTX 560 Ti 448.

The launch-day prices are higher than anticipated, but the 448-core card may still live up to its promise if/when pricing begins to settle.



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sigh, i have been an nividia diehard for the longest time, this release is such pure bs I am for once considering giving ati another chance. The biggest insult is that 570 prices seem to be shifting upward….wth?? ‘tough to recommend’ yeah just a bit, maybe hexus needs to edit its bang4buck rating to reflect what a joke the pricing is.
and all this just before new cards from amd….sigh
Sounds like nvidia really need to get out in front of this and explain what's going on with the pricing, because at the moment it just looks to me (and no doubt others) like retailers are artificially pushing up the price of the 570 to allow them to charge more for this card. Whether that's actually what's happening or not, people are cyncial and that's what they will assume - and that would be a major PR fail for nvidia.
So I bought my GTX570 on the forums for £195 back around July time, seems it was a good bet!
cptwhite_uk
So I bought my GTX570 on the forums for £195 back around July time, seems it was a good bet!

New? Nice one!
I think its a case of both nVidia and AMD prices going up as the new generation looms and volume decreases without an available replacement.

For nVidia that's meant to be Q2 2012 but they probably feel comfortable keeping their prices in-line with AMD whose serious cards (78XX and 79XX) probably won't be in stock until mid-January (I'm guessing, don't quote me on it). Although this new 560Ti is out and there was recently a new version of 6950 released, it seems a bit late in the day and is probably seen as a way of taking advtange of a situation where people either don't know there's a generation change on the way or need a high-end card now without spending much more than £230.

That said, is that how this tends to go as one generation of cards is replaced by another? Wouldn't have expected it between the 5 and 6 series AMD cards but was it around the time of 5 series being released?