Gotta love hard launches. On the morning after the introduction of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970 and 980, both cards are already widely available online.
As I write this, Newegg has six GTX 970 variants in stock, including three that are priced at $329.99. I guess that's what Nvidia's $329 suggested e-tail price (SEP) translates to in the real world. A couple of the higher-priced GTX 970 models come with $10 mail-in rebates, as well, which leaves only one substantially above Nvidia's SEP.
The GeForce GTX 980 is also up for grabs, albeit in smaller numbers. Newegg has only three models in stock. All three are equipped with the reference cooler and clocked at stock speeds, and two are priced right in line with the SEP, at $549.99. The third carries a $10 premium, which I'm not sure is worth it, since it looks identical to the others.
Meanwhile, the price cut on the GeForce GTX 760 has already taken effect. Newegg lists seven variants of the GTX 760 at or below $219.99, including an MSI offering for $209.99 before a $20 mail-in rebate. That's not a bad deal.
We'll check back in next week, which is when our sources tell us AMD will trim prices to match the new GeForces.
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