Will the GTX580 get a price cut soon?

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by godhandiscen, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. godhandiscen

    godhandiscen n00b

    Messages:
    60
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    With the HD 6990 and GTX590 in the horizon is it possible the price of the 580 will go down at least $50, hopefully $100? That is enough cash for a couple games, maybe a lot of games if I was to save it for a Steam sale. Are there any rumors of a price cut?
     
  2. cannondale06

    cannondale06 [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    16,180
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    nobody knows and if they did they could not tell you anyway, lol. I do think a price cut would make sense with the release of the 590. of course if the 590 is in limited production its price could be sky high and the 580 would stay right where it is.
     
  3. Silus

    Silus [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,477
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    No rumors, but it's only natural that it happens. Once a new flagship arrives, the previous one drops in price. I doubt that the GTX 590 will cost more than $699, so if it's 60-70% faster than a GTX 580, the GTX 580 will need to go below $500 for sure.
     
  4. ChronoDetector

    ChronoDetector 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,578
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    I do hope the GTX 580 does go down so I can grab another one and do SLI.
     
  5. loki7

    loki7 Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    239
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Depending on the price of the GTX 590 or Radeon 6990 it could drop. If it doesn't, I doubt it'll drop price until the flagship 600 series card. (or whatever series Kepler is)
     
  6. samuelmorris

    samuelmorris [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    5,488
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Will not happen. GTX580 may drop slightly to around $460, but it is never going to drop as low as $400 unless it remains the forerunner, and AMD happen to be first to market with a 28nm next-gen card, like what happened with GTX285 vs HD5870 (No evidence that this will happen whatsoever).
     
  7. DualOwn

    DualOwn [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,074
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    i would go with two Palit 560ti 2gb version in SLI instead.
     
  8. -Tetsuo-

    -Tetsuo- Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    263
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    I haven't been keeping up recently. Is nVidia saying the 590 will be that much of an increase?
     
  9. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

    Messages:
    44,157
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Since the 590 is a dual-GPU card I don't think it's going to be that cheap and that it'll effect the price of the 580 which will still be the single GPU champ for probably until late spring early summer at least. Was thinking about 3GB 580s but I'll upgrade with Kepler I guess if it's a good bump.