Last-gen graphics cards $

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TechOutsider

    TechOutsider Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Posts:
    549
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    27,009
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    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.
     
  3. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Posts:
    690
    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.
     
  4. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Posts:
    8,053
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    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......;)
     
  5. Raza0007

    Raza0007 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Posts:
    1,425
    Location:
    USA
    ^ 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.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.