“In the past few years successive cards from both NVIDIA and ATI have pushed that upper price ceiling higher and higher, and now we are looking at products from both manufacturers that retail for well above $549. Not only that, but with SLI and CrossFire the hard core enthusiast has the ability to spend $1500 alone on the graphics subsystem of their computer (in this case 2 x 7800 GTX 512 MB). The question we need to ask ourselves is if we can expect to pay upwards of $1000 for a single video card anytime soon?”
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Asus Extreme AX800 Silencer @ Got|Apex
- ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer @ HotHardware.Com
- MSI NX6800GS-TD256E (GeForce 6800 GS, PCIe) @ HardwareZone
- e-GeForce 7800 GTX BlackPearl 512MB @ HEXUS
- XFX 6800GS SLI Video Card @ Motherboards.org
- HIS Radeon X800GTO 256MB @ Hard Avenuve
- Sapphire ATI Radeon X800 GTOÂ² @ Elite Bastards
- Matrox DualHead2Go Analog Edition Review @ PCstats.com
You want how much for that video card?
Source: PenStar Systems
Penstar Systems asks the question that most of us have, how high are graphics card prices going to go? Right now, a high end video card can be half of the entire cost of a new PC, more if you want to use 2 video cards in SLI, Chrome or Crossfire mode.