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will the 5870 fall in price much and if so when?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by engstrom0304, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. engstrom0304

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    above :)
     
  2. Azza

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    Of course it will fall.
     
  3. engstrom0304

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    is there usually a period whn the crazy early prices fall, when do you expect that to happen
     
  4. Parsley

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    When stock levels can cope with demand, month *at most* is my guess. They had a lot of success with the production process so there should be a lot of cards around soon.
     
  5. Sasahara

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    I would be surprised if you get any significant reduction until next year. Unless Nvidia start slashing their prices. :D
     
  6. GeneralD

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    It will stay high till the demand comes down, theres no point in reducing prices if there selling out orders at the higher price.
     
  7. nutter

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    Will fall to around £270 and the 5850 to £180

    A certain site has them priced at that now for people who want custom gaming rigs.
     
  8. StevenRaith

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    I reckon there willl be a substantial drop before Xmas, probably before mid-november; maybe by £15-30 or more on each card, for the Xmas rush.

    The production schedule should be ramped up by then so they can make profit on the voilume sold, whereas I suspect right now with the low amounts coming out, that is a bit tight.
     
  9. wellibob

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    when hell freezes over !
     
  10. tdream

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    I'd say about a month as well. Around the time X2 becomes widely available. I don't think the X2 will cost £600, at least I hope not.
     
  11. chaparral

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    There will be a big drop in price the day or week after i buy one :(
     
  12. StevenRaith

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    The Hardware Canucks review of the 5870 said that ATI have said they wouldn't release a card costing more than $500 canadian, or about £300 - possibly a notable price drop for the 5870 and the and 5870X2 for perhaps £350?
     
  13. D1ngd0ng

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    There will be a drop in price of cards at new year, just in time for the VAT increase :(

    Which is likely to be the time of the 5850/5870x2 release
     
  14. chaparral

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    Hope so :p
     
  15. Nocky24

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    At the moment i think they're priced about right. Untill nvidia come along with their new cards i dont think they'll drop the price (by much at least anyway).
     
  16. OVC

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    They will start to drop within the next 3 - 4 weeks by the end of Nov I would estimate a drop of £50.00 off the retail price, in fact it would not surprise me if it was more... Xmas is only around the corner prices will drop, which is why I am waiting until the end of November. When the 4890 came out it dropped £30.00 within the first month, so I would wait 2 months. I am.
     
  17. chaparral

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    No mate....

    Within the next 6 months it's going to slowly go up to double the price it is now....


    Quick buy 10+ of them now so you can make a packet by selling them for almost double the price in 6 months...
     
  18. Buckster

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    saw one article which quoted the shelf price of the x2 should be $499

    that should mean decent drops of the price of the 5870

    I'm going to guess at 230 by mid-December
     
  19. LoadsaMoney

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    Probably come down when fermi shows its face.
     
  20. nheather

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    I predict that prices will increase by 2.17% in the new year. ;)

    Cheers,

    Nigel