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Examination of launch-day pricing for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470

by Tarinder Sandhu on 27 March 2010, 00:26

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NVIDIA finally released its next-generation graphics architecture late yesterday evening with the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 GPUs. Want to know more about the cards themselves? Check out our in-depth review of the GeForce GTX 480, as well as our SLI analysis.

NVIDIA is promising that etailers will have decent stock levels on week commencing April 12th, but it's always worth checking on what they are charging for pre-order cards, to get a feel for in-stock pricing

Please note that pricing is correct as of 1am, Saturday March 27.

GeForce GTX 480 1,536MB

UK Market

retailer product availability price
scan.co.uk* Gainward GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £428.99
ASUS GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £449.41
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £469.39
MSI GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £504.64
ebuyer.com No products listed N/A N/A
dabs.com ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £441.76
Gainward GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £446.50
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £446.50
novatech.co.uk ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £479.99
ASUS GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £499.99
Gainward GeForce GTX 480 Pre-order £489.99
*As always, UK-based HEXUS.community discussion forum members will benefit from the SCAN2HEXUS Free Shipping initiative, which will save you a further few pounds plus also top-notch, priority customer service and technical support backed up by the SCANcare@HEXUS forum.

Scan has the best of the pre-order pricing with the Gainward card, dabs is fairly consistent across its trio of GTX 480s, and novatech looks to cash-in on the web surfer who is dying to have NVIDIA's best card.

Whilst you might find the odd card pop up at an etailer, be warned that most etailers will only have stock in two weeks' time. The average pre-order price is £466, including VAT.

All cards will be the same, save for a sticker. The differences, if any, will reside with the bundle and warranty.

GeForce GTX 470 1,280MB


UK Market

retailer product availability price
scan.co.uk* Gainward GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £299.00
ASUS GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £320.15
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £333.08
MSI GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £328.38
ebuyer.com No products listed N/A N/A
dabs.com ZOTAC GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £317.23
Gainward GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £305.50
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £331.35
novatech.co.uk ZOTAC GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £319.99
ASUS GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £359.99
Gainward GeForce GTX 470 Pre-order £339.99
*As always, UK-based HEXUS.community discussion forum members will benefit from the SCAN2HEXUS Free Shipping initiative, which will save you a further few pounds plus also top-notch, priority customer service and technical support backed up by the SCANcare@HEXUS forum.


The same shipping notice applies to GeForce GTX 470, as well. The average pre-order price is £325, including VAT, putting it very much in Radeon HD 5870 1,024MB territory.

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Way too expensive on both fronts considering general slight performance increase.
The price difference is ridiculous considering they're all reference.

£430 for Gainward, £505 for MSI… insane.
This makes a Ati 5870 for £295 a better buy and hopefully they will reduce further.