Last-gen graphics cards $

Discussion in 'hardware' started by TechOutsider, Aug 12, 2009.

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  1. TechOutsider

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    TechOutsider, according to GPUReview, the HD4870 seems to be the better card. Perhaps the price difference is due to their interface? :doubt:

    ATI 9800 Pro = AGP 8X versus HD 4870 = PCI-E 2.0 x16.
     
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    Crikey I've still got my 9800 AGP upstairs in its box. I remember when it came out it was one of the first cards to go big time with memory, mine had 250mb on-board.
     
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    The price difference is primarily due to the fact that the 9800 is now a very old card that (generally) people are not interested in buying any longer. Any stocks remaining are used/surplus unsold cards, and in general only someone in desperate need of an AGP card will be buying it. It brings in a good amount of profit to sell it at a premium to such customers since AGP cards are so few these days, and also tends to get rid of the spare stocks......;)
     
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    ^ Thats the reason alright. Sometime ago I went to buy a SDRAM stick for my old computer and was shocked to find that a brand new 1 GB SDRAM stick cost almost twice more than a brand new 1 GB DDR2 stick.

    It is a supply/demand issue. Since there is almost zero supply of old RAM/video card, so they are priced higher than a newer far superior RAM/video card.
     
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