The NVIDIA-based video card market is a bit more splintered than the ATI one, and we still have the older GeForce cards available at street level, and competing at the entry-level and mainstream sectors. Naturally, the newer GeForce 9 and GTX Series lines receive a greater number of listings, especially at the popular GeForce 9400/9600/9800 and GeForce GTX 260 to 295 levels. NVIDIA gets the same overall coverage as the ATI list, starting at the entry-level GeForce FX, moving to the mainstream GeForce 9600 and 9800 series, and ending with the powerful GeForce GTX 285 1GB and GTX 295 1792MB cards. But just like ATI, some older NVIDIA models are becoming increasingly hard to locate, and we continue to adjust our list accordingly.
The overall news is better in the NVIDIA chart, although there were only four price drops of more than $10. But the top two were significant, and featured a $42 cut to the GeForce GTX 260 896MB and $30 sliced off the GeForce GTX 260-216 896MB. Two NVIDIA graphics cards increased by similar amounts, as the price of the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB and GeForce GTX 285 1GB jumped by $21 and $18, respectively. The overall price decreases outnumbered the increases, and our NVIDIA chart displayed an aggregate drop of $102.