Anyone want a GTX580 for $360? (Counting MIR)

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 21, 2012 - 05:12 PM |

You can get a Galaxy GeForce GTX 580 from NewEgg at this very moment for the measly sum of $390, $360 after the MIR and get it shipped to you for free!  If you prefer an overclocked card the the EVGA SuperClocked GTX580 will run you a bit more at $440, with a variety of other models available between those two benchmarks.

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That reduction of over $100 makes the price to performance ratio change significantly as now AMD's HD 7970 costs $150 more than the GTX 580; however the performance difference between the two cards is only about 10%.  While a difference of $50 did represent about a 10% price difference, after these cuts that is no longer true.  NVIDIA has changed the high end graphics card market already, without having released the GTX 680 yet.  Once that hits the market in the not too distant future, AMD is going to have to rethink their pricing in order to stay competitive.  The mid-ranged HD 7870 is within $40 of the current price of the GTX 580 which makes those two cards direct competitors, which was probably not AMD's intention, though the performance numbers are close enough to make it a contest.


March 21, 2012 | 05:42 PM - Posted by pdjblum

NO, I want a 680 for $385. Imagine how many more units nvidia would sell. A smaller margin but far greater volume would translate into higher profits. This is based on the assumption TMSC can produce enough units, which I doubt they can, at least not at this point.

March 21, 2012 | 06:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Did they also lower the price of the 570?? If not they would be very close in price.

March 21, 2012 | 07:24 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Cheapest I see is $260 so essentially you could get 2 for the price of a 580 yesterday

March 21, 2012 | 08:54 PM - Posted by PapaDragon

The 680 that we now know, was supposed to be the 660TI. Nvidia is going to make a nice profit out of a card that was intended to be in the $250 range.

March 21, 2012 | 08:59 PM - Posted by PapaDragon

Oh, forgot to mention,great price, But I'm waiting for the either the EVGA 580 3GB or the 570 HD 2.4GB to drop considerably further and take advantage. Its for a video editing rig.

March 22, 2012 | 05:56 AM - Posted by Branthog

The 660 is supposed to be coming out in April for around $320, and be comparable to the 580, so . . .

Then again, I'm holding off for the 690 or 7990, so I can go dual-dual-GPU with a pair of 'em.