Feeds

Price drops on Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 and 280

Free market economics

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

High-end gamers owning a bit of patience can thank the free market. Or at least offer a courteous nod to AMD for supplying sufficient heat under Nvidia's tender bits.

Not a month has passed since Nvidia pushed out its new generation of GPUs, and it's already slashing the price of the GTX 260 and 280.

The GTX 280 is now sold at $499 from its previous price of $650. The GTX 260 is now $300 from $400.

Not bad. Still not cheap, but not bad.

Nvidia recently cut quarterly expectations in part due to less-costly GPU offerings from AMD. It's also struggling with defects in yet unknown models of older mobile GPUs.

Nvidia fans may shed a salty tear for the situation — but at least wallets won't be inclined to follow the sentiments.

Related Review
Nvidia GeForce GTX 280

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.