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The arrival of Kepler was a double-win for consumers. First, NVIDIA's highly anticipated GeForce GTX 680 graphics card upped the pixel pushing performance ante and took pole position as the fastest single-GPU card on the planet, pulling ahead of AMD's Radeon HD 7970 videocard in almost every situation (check out our review here). And secondly, NVIDIA managed to undercut the competition by pricing its GeForce GTX 680 at $500. That's hardly chump change, but hey, it's $50 cheaper than the competition's flagship GPU. The question is, can we expect a price war to ensue? Conventional wisdom says that... Read more...
NVIDIA's 9600GT has had a dramatic impact since its arrival, showing performance that a sub $200 video card provide surprising levels of performance.“Since then retailers such as Newegg cut pricing below the original MSRP of $169-189, down to $150 on NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT models.In response to this, AMD is set to cut prices yet again on its Radeon HD 3800 line. Independent retailers tell DailyTech they are receiving partner pressure to drop the price on these cards below the corporate pricing set just a few weeks ago.”With prices dropping this quickly on both NVIDIA and AMD cards, we can certainly... Read more...
Verizon Wireless started a price war on Tuesday by announcing a $99.99 unlimited calling plan across the United States. The ink barely had time to dry on the press release before AT&T matched the offer.Verizon Wireless introduced an unlimited calling plan for $99.99 a month on Tuesday, a move that was quickly matched by AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA and weighed down stock prices for all U.S. mobile carriers.Verizon Wireless was apparently the first major carrier to make an "unlimited" plan available nationwide with no domestic roaming or long-distance fees. Its announcement was all but... Read more...
AMD slashed prices on it's dual-core offerings early last week, lowering prices on its Athlon 64 X2 and FX processors by as much as 33 percent. Intel is expected to drop prices on their quad-core desktop processors on July 22nd and its server processors on July 29th, likely in response to AMD's price drops. These prices cuts have sparked widespread speculation that an all-out price war will develop between the two chip makers, similar to the one witnessed last year. However, AMD has officially put a stop to the speculation. In an interview with CRN, Gary Bixler, AMD's director of marketing... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that NVIDIA is currently enjoying a price war between TSMC and UMC as each foundry fights for the company's 80u business. Although historically an ATI-focused foundry, UMC is now aggressively pricing their 80u capacity in an attempt to secure NVIDIA's orders for that process and steal business away from TSMC. Here, it will be interesting to see how TSMC reacts as that foundry is responsible for roughly 90% of NVIDA's products. However, even if NVIDIA grants the 80u business to UMC, the high-profile 90u business used for all mainstream and flagship level products will certainly... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer is reporting that NVIDIA is taking a large initiative to significantly lower the costs of it's flagship GeForce 7900 GTX and GeForce 7900 GT graphics cards. Right now, we're not positive what the average drop in price will be throughout the market. However, any easy way to find out would be to check Pricegrabber and see for yourself. NVIDIA is about to take over the initiative in the high-end market. In the UK, the grpahics chip firm has significantly lowered its prices. The goal... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that AMD's upcoming new Turion 64 X2 mobile CPU's are expected to cause a price-war in the notebook market. With Turion 64 X2 based notebooks from the likes of ASUS, HP, and Acer coming to market in May, we are bound to see one of the first true threats to Intel's Centrino platform. With Intel's new Merom CPU preparing to launch, it will certainly be interesting to see how AMD's price/performance ratio for the Turion 64 X2 will match against it.AMD will release its new Turion X2 64 processors, with the entry-level segment starting at 1.6GHz and the flagship topping out at 2.2GHz... Read more...