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NVIDIA wields the axe, cuts GeForce GTX 580 pricing

by Parm Mann on 12 March 2012, 10:09

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Rumour has it NVIDIA's next-generation GeForce GTX 680 is now close to making its debut. Folks who put faith in what they hear on the grapevine may be led to believe the card will make an official appearance before the end of the month.

NVIDIA's yet to substantiate any such rumour, but a couple of UK retailers are beginning to drop subtle hints by slashing the price of the soon-to-be-last-generation GeForce GTX 580.

The card is still thunderously fast and is now available with prices starting at £299.99 - representing a near-15 per cent drop. Shop around and it appears the price cuts are filtering through to various retailers, and it isn't limited to just the single top-end SKU. The cost of the GeForce GTX 570 has also fallen to under £225 and the limited-edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 can now be had for under £190 at Scan.co.uk.

Healthy cuts all round, but these perceived bargains do carry one big proviso; they suggest that the new-and-improved GeForce GTX 600 series is imminent.



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Surely a 15% drop in price means that the next series will only perform ~15% better?
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Surely a 15% drop in price means that the next series will only perform ~15% better?

I'd save that judgement for once the series has actually launched :P A drop at this stage is just to entice some extra purchases to help clear stock.
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Surely a 15% drop in price means that the next series will only perform ~15% better?

I'd save that judgement for once the series has actually launched :P A drop at this stage is just to entice some extra purchases to help clear stock.

Agree. There's DX9, DX10 and 11 titles to compare for performance, healthy bunch of synthetic benchmarks and CPU/RAM/GPU configurations and OC on top. We are a good bit away for any reasonable performance comparison claim.
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Surely a 15% drop in price means that the next series will only perform ~15% better?
How did you come to that theory? :)