NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX Graphics Card Review Posted!

Discussion in 'Reviews & Articles' started by Dashken, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    That will never happen as well.

    If both cards have similar performance, there's no reason for either companies to drop price, like what happen on 6800 Ultra and X850XT. Till today, they still cost 2 bombs, both arms, and both legs. If neither of them reduce price, there's no reason for another to drop price just for the heck of it.

    And if let say R520 is slower than 7800 GTX, R520 has to be priced lower than 7800 GTX, which means that 7800 GTX still remains as the best card in the market, so logically, they won't reduce the price also.

    We are still the losers in the end no matter what happens, unless everyone start boycotting them, which will never work, since they are too many rich people out there...
  2. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    the most expensive component onboard is the memory module. sometime manufacturer doesnt earn much especially when the memory chip is expensive..

    whether we boycott the product or not, there will always be an expensive offering.
    they need to have such flagships. too bad it's just too expensive for us :(
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2005
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Not really. What can ATI's R520 do? The most it can do is pressure NVIDIA to drop price on the 7800 GTX GPU. However, the cost of the card will remain essentially about the same, just slightly cheaper because only the GPU is cheaper.

    In any case, the price competition is not really determined by ATI or NVIDIA. Many companies now produce cards using GPUs from BOTH chip houses. So, it doesn't matter if they sell you an NVIDIA card or an ATI card, as long as you buy either one from them! :mrgreen:

    So, they will probably price it according to its performance and the demand. As long as the demand is there, they will continue to sell them at inflated prices.
  4. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    Inflated prices? Do you really think so? IMHO it's justified. Just like most other PC components, you can get the cheap low-end stuff that does its job. But if you want enthusiast-level products, you have to fork out the cash. In terms of graphics cards, if you want performance on a limited budget, there's the mid-range lineup. Sounds fair to me. :)
  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Well, just look at the 7800 GTX. Except for the GPU and a slight difference in memory clock speed, everything else is virtually the same as the 6800 Ultra. So, why the large price difference?

    So, yeah, I think it's inflated. It's one thing to pay premium prices for premium products. It's another to pay inflated prices.
  6. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    Hm...here in Australia the difference between a 7800GTX and a 6800 Ultra is less than A$100. I think that's fair.
  7. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    If you check PriceGrabber, the lowest price for a GeForce 6800 Ultra is $399, while the lowest price for a GeForce 7800 GTX is $495. That's a remarkable difference of $96 (RM 355) or 24%!
  8. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    because they spent so much on power saving? the entire chip was designed from ground up based on the mobile design..

    each part of the chip has diff clock speed. 430mhz doesn't represent the entire chip.

    anyway, the cost isn't the GPU but the memory chips and the PCB. these are the most expensive components..
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2005
  9. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    No-no. I was talking about the COST of the card and its components.

    Yeah, the GPU is only one component in the card. A GPU price drop won't really drop the card price too much.
  10. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I really miss the days when I could get Voodoo2 for RM900 when it's launched...
  11. werty316

    werty316 Newbie

    Maybe we all should boycott ATI and nVidia so they will lower their prices. :thumb:

    SAMSAMHA Newbie

    hahaha, boycotting, if that would work, then the price will never reach this high:).
  13. zachig

    zachig Newbie

    Hahaha, I wish boycotting would have worked.

    BTW, now the 7800GT (not 7800GTX) has been released with a little bit less performance and 50-60$ less in price.

    Anyway, I don't have the money even for the the GT :cry:
  14. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    manufacturers usually divide the market based on region.
    to them..like XFX, malaysia is still a developing country, and because of that, they usually concentrate on promoting the mainstream and budget line...

    to us, it's very expensvie to buy the GF7800GTX,
    but not those who live in developed countries like US, UK and Japan..
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  15. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    I don't know about you, but I still find it ridiculously hard to convince myself to get a $499 card even if I get USD$3000 monthly.
  16. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    That will never happen, like what they've said, there are always rich people out there :lol:
  17. zachig

    zachig Newbie

    Chai, can we conclude from what you wrote that you earn a monthly salary of USD$3000? :mrgreen:

    Man, nice salary you got :clap: . Mine is a little bit over USD$2000.
  18. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

  19. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry to disappoint you, nope. In fact, I don't even get RM3000 (around $780)! :haha:
  20. zachig

    zachig Newbie

    You know, I was just kidding, don't take me seriously, hope you're not offended. :thumb:

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