Using a popular price engine we search for the best pricing on the items we are comparing today just to give you a better insight about the products we're looking at. We don't always use the lowest prices though, we use the lowest price from stores we trust and know actually stock the product (and don't use the old "Bait and Switch" tactic which is so common in this industry).
In the instance one of the products we're looking at isn't listed on the search engine we will look for an equivalent product. This will always be labeled on the graph.
The overall price the card comes in at is also relatively painful. Priced at around the same as 512MB 8600GTS cards it's clearly an expensive offering from MSI, so you have to wonder if it's really worth all the money. Well let's sum it up!