The Nvidia GeForce GTX 9xx series is almost here, but as with any new graphics card release, there are likely a fair few of you saving up some extra money for a new upgrade; the real challenge being that you’ve no idea how much money you need to save until about one week before the hardware launch.
The GTX 980 is the most powerful card in the 9xx series (so far), and prices are expected to start from $599; almost the same price as the current GeForce GTX 780 Ti. The GTX 970 is a much more affordable $399; a price that brings it very close to the GTX 780.
The pricing is interesting, as Nvidia clearly have high expectations of the new cards to price them so close to the 780 Ti and 780; keeping in mind that the 9xx cards have more VRAM and a greatly improved power consumption vs. their 7xx counterparts. The prices of the 980 and the 970 cards is also similar to the launch prices of the Radeon R9 290X and the R9 290 respectively, but the AMD cards have since seen reductions in price, so one would expect the Nvidia hardware to out perform these cards.
Are you willing to invest in the new range of Nvidia graphics cards, or will you be holding off on the upgrades until the prices come down?
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