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Happy Holidays from NVIDIA and ATI


Is Battlefield 2 or F.E.A.R. owning your computer hardware? Are you thinking about a graphics card upgrade this holiday season? Well, you are definitely in luck.

As Nerd Approved reported a few weeks ago, NVIDIA has been forced to reduce its supply of Geforce 7800 GTX 512 cards because they are not getting enough 144-pin 1.1ns Samsung GDDR-3 memory chips. This is especially worrysome for NVIDIA considering that the GTX 512 is, quite possibly, the most powerful / sought after card on the market.

Naturally, ATI has taken advantage of the situation by shipping tons of X1800 XT OC cards – which are second only to the GTX 512s. Bit-tech is also reporting that these cards may come in at “a buyable price.” They are expected on store shelves by the end of the week.

However, The Inquirer is reporting that NVIDIA has countered by reducing the price of the Geforce 7800 GTX 256MB. The exact amount of this reduction is unclear (the article featured some confusing language) but NVIDIA is most likely looking to clear inventory for the GTX 512s and the upcoming release of the G71, the 90nm version of the 7800 ( the true 7800 ‘Ultra’).

ATI has also recently reduced prices on the X1600 and X1300 in a bid to make them more competitive with the 6600 DDR2 and 6800 GS.

With all of this competition over your holiday buisness, it is as good a time as any to consider your next graphics card purchase.

Posted by Sean


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