GTX 1080 Effect On Prices of GTX 980, GTX 970 Over Time Shows Changing Gamer Interest
Nvidia’s GTX 1080 is out now and it not only beats 980 and 970 is terms of performance but it brings down their prices by a decent margin. Its effects on prices of other cards are notable and it seems like the best time to get these 900 series cards if you were waiting for their prices to drop.
Some of the major Nvidia partners have dropped the GTX 980 price from $50 to $100.
Same is the case with Nvidia GTX 970 which is considered one of the most successful Nvidia cards of recent times due to price to performance ratio. The price drop since GTX 1080’s release is pretty significant.
So how does this affect buyers? The latest GTX 1080 costs $599 for the reference model but if you are looking to spend a little extra than you may want to go SLI with 980.
Many benchmarks show that 980 SLI does better than a single GTX 1080 so it may be time to get another GTX 980 or buy two if you wish to go SLI.
Meanwhile, the GTX 970 can be used in SLI as well for around $600 which should be comparable to a GTX 1080 performance; but I don’t have any benchmarks to back that up for the time being so I won’t stress too much on going SLI with 970.
If you are planning to grab a GTX 980 than it is probably the best time to do so.
I won’t recommend getting a GTX 970 because 1070 ref. costs almost as much as a 970 so there is no point. This pretty kills 970’s market and unless Nvidia and its partners bring down 970 to around $250 – 280, 1070 will remain king.