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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Making me really glad I jumped at this open box 5870 for £166!!
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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Making me really glad I jumped at this open box 5870 for £166!!
    Eeesh, nice bargain! Where did you get that from? What else is it missing for half the price of a retail part - limited warranty?

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    I thought I did well getting a 5850 for £189.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Feels like the R600 again.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    I've given in too. Just placed an order with Amazon for their out of stock HD5870 Vapor-X for £294. I'm not holding all that much hope that it will be fulfilled mind.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    Interesting stuff here which says that a GTX470 will give the power of a 5870 for the price of a 5850.
    ATI could probably drop the price to under £250 for the HD5870 especially since the RV870 is a much smaller chip than the top end Fermi chip.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    Interesting stuff here which says that a GTX470 will give the power of a 5870 for the price of a 5850.
    That does somewhat depend on what the price of a 5850 is at the time they release the 470

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by handscombmp View Post
    Interesting stuff here which says that a GTX470 will give the power of a 5870 for the price of a 5850.

    And then Nvidia's twitter recently annouced that they would be released on March 26th.
    Released on Mar 26th, with it being so late, lets hope it's at reasonable quantities.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemikemi View Post
    Released on Mar 26th, with it being so late, lets hope it's at reasonable quantities.
    No chance. If they had any quantities at all it would already be launched.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    TBH if the rumours about the 470 are true it could be a decent card - again this is relative to the current prices of 5850's.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    The prices of the ATI cards are only so high because ATI currently have sod all competition across pretty much every area. ATI could probably sell them at 1/3 of the price they currently are and still turn a profit. Given their issues and the rumoured sheer size of the thing, most feel that Nvidia won't have that flexibility, certainly not in the 470 and 480 - any price wars that Nvidia get engaged in will be to their own loss.

    I think this one is going to be aimed at the Nvidia fans alone.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    No chance. If they had any quantities at all it would already be launched.
    Fair point, stock piling for launch maybe?

    I'm not too bothered really, I bought a 5870 a few weeks back, but just want to see some competition again.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post

    I think this one is going to be aimed at the Nvidia fans alone.
    There is enough of them to keep nvidia going.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaoman View Post
    I'm looking forward to how this thing performs. If it justifies the price tag then it will be a beast, if it doesn't then nvidia will finally have to take their finger out of their arses. I'm really hoping it's an absolute beast so that I will have more choice come my next upgrade

    I mean nvidia can't be that stupid to price something so it must have something going for it to make the 600-odd dollars seem justifyable right?
    maybe it'll be for mac only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    maybe it'll be for mac only.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 makes untimely retail appearance

    Until it's released, and we see real pricing then I wouldn't discount it as an option. Right now i'm not in need of a new GPU anyway. If Fermi really does under perform it'll be cheaper in order to sell anyway. ATI or nVidia is good for me - not really bothered who makes my next GPU - more concerned about bang for buck.
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