GeForce GTX 980 and 980 Ti Get Price Cut!
Last month, when NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, it slashed the price of its GTX 980 graphics card from $549 to $499 USD, but it seems like NVIDIA’s add-in board (AIB) partners want to have their cards be more competitive.
This time, following the launch of Radeon R9 Fury, AIBs are silently dropping their pricing on high-end GeForce cards, the GTX 980 Ti and the GTX 980. Both Maxwell-based graphics cards have seen their prices drop by $20 USD.
Obviously, the price drop is an attempt to make sure Nvidia GeForce better competes against AMD’s latest Radeon 300 series cards. Currently, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti retails for $649, and dropping the price to $629 will surely put pressure on AMD’s flagship Radeon R9 Fury X which is priced at $650.
The GTX 980, on the other hand, is now available for $479, down from $499 earlier. Considering the fact that it is still $50 expensive than its competitor – the Radeon R9 390X – the price cut won’t be able to make much difference in this case. Nevertheless, it will help close up the gap between overclocked 390X cards and GTX 980 models.
If compared with the newly released Radeon R9 Fury which costs $549, the GTX 980 is priced $70 lower – but R9 Fury has significant gains in performance.
The price drop is very quiet, with no official announcement coming out from any of the AIB partners. Now, it would be interesting to see how AMD reacts to the latest move by its rival. Do you think the Team Red will also drop prices on the Fury’s in the future?