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Nvidia's new card means price drops, compare and shop here (update)

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Last week, Nvidia announced a new, powerful graphics card, the GTX 1080 built on the new Pascal architecture.

Not surprisingly, over the weekend we started to see price drops hitting the GTX 980 TI card, the current not-insanely-priced front-runner for Nvidia's available line of cards.

I've dropped a comparison chart below so you can see how the GTX 970, GTX 980 TI, GTX Titan X and now the GTX 1080 compare. The 1080 isn't due out for another few weeks, so we haven't had a chance to dig into retail benchmarks. That means for now you're going to have to either wait for the 1080 to come out on May 27 and tests to hit or take a slightly informed leap of faith.

What we do know is that the GTX 1080 is using the new Pascal architecture and is meant to deliver the power of the $1000 Titan X card for just $600 and and less power consumption.

Here are some of the better deals we found for the GTX 980 TI, courtesy of PCPartPicker.com:

MSI GeForce GTX 980TI GAMING 6G LE is $529.99 after rebate.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! is $539.99.

MSI GeForce GTX 980TI 6GD5T OC is $589.99

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X OC EDITION is $594.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti DirectX 12 06G-P4-3994-KR 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support GAMING ACX 2.0+ Video Card is $599.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti DirectX 12 06G-P4-4997-KR 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Classified ACX 2.0+ Video Card is $599.99

Update:

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW 6GB Video Card w/ ACX 2.0 Cooling is $474.99