Geforce 2 gts price droping ??

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StefanCruz

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This summer i want to get a new card because i just got a new job at CHUCK E CHEESES. Well i was wonderign about how much the gefocre 2 will be droping in price. and should i wait for the price to go down to about 200 or should i get the viper II or geforce sdr/or ddr.
 
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Freon

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You can already get the Leadtek (TV out, big heatsink) and Visiontek (barebones) for $260 or so plus shipping (another $10). Thats about $50 drop in street price in only a month.
Creative just released their card at $299 MSRP, and Elsa dropped their MSRP from $349 to $329, so expect prices to drop even more.

The thing is I don't think it will quite hit $200 until the NV20 comes out. They'll probably drop down to around $225 and stay there for awhile once the market stablizes itself. The good thing is that the NV20 may only be another 4 or so months away.

Rather than wait 4 months to get a GTS for $200, I would suggest just springing for a Geforce DDR right now. You'll get 80-90% of the performance of the Geforce 2 (theres even less difference if you have a slower CPU) and you'll get it right now. The Geforce DDR is by far the best card in its price range, and it will still be a solid performer for another year.
They're not too hard to find for about $200. Forget the Viper II (crappy drivers, SDRAM, slow at high resolutions and high detail), and the SDR is only good if you can't afford that extra $70 for the DDR, but you can.

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DrDNA

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I wouldn't bump the Viper II just yet, it performed better than the GeForce SDR at higher resolutions using Quake III and UT according to http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/viper2vsgeforce/page6.asp
It also retails for $145 at onsale.com, while the SDR and DDR come in at $220 and $282. According to these sources, the Viper II may not be a bad idea. The Geforce DDR may perform slightly better at higher resolutions, but it's also about $140 more (might as well buy 2 Viper IIs). The drivers are in a beta state but not that bad.
Anyhow, just some enlightenment.
 
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Broder

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Viper II's final drivers are ready for a long time now... we will see new versions, and there are rumors that even say Viper II might get FSAA on new drivers (just wonder what a beautifull slide show that would be). It's SDR memory is rather good too, can easily be overclocked to 180Mhz and S3TC also helps it's memory eficiency...
 
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StefanCruz

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thanks for all your help people but i think i'll go with the geforce because i heard that more games that use direct x work better with it and does the geforce or viper II have a heatsink.
 
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Freon

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"...SDR and DDR come in at $220 and $282"

HUH??? Are you smoking crack? Try, $130 and $200. And that's 60 seconds of searching on Pricewatch.

Given about equal price, I would take a Geforce SDR over a Viper II any day.

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DrDNA

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No, I'm not smoking crack. Notice that the url I used was not a link to Pricewatch. The most logical and mature thing to do would be to inform Stefan that the cards are available for lower prices somewhere else, and then provide a link there. Imagine that!
 

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