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post #11 of 156
I honestly don't see the 6xxx series dropping in price anytime soon. The price difference between the two is so drastic, that the new 7xxx series is not a direct competitor to the 6xxx series in price or performance. They are two completely different cards, so sales will not be affected in any way. Not until the 7xxx series drops in price with the 6xxx series follow.

That's just my personal prediction though.
    
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I honestly don't see the 6xxx series dropping in price anytime soon. The price difference between the two is so drastic, that the new 7xxx series is not a direct competitor to the 6xxx series in price or performance. They are two completely different cards, so sales will not be affected in any way. Not until the 7xxx series drops in price with the 6xxx series follow.
That's just my personal prediction though.

Wrong, did you forget about 78xx?
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Wrong, did you forget about 78xx?

Good point, I definitely forgot. Well, we'll see when it all gets released then!
    
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Wrong, did you forget about 78xx?

Derp, except that the 78xx doesn't come out until Februrary. The only card that might be affected by this release, in the meantime, is probably the 6990.
    
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Why are people wanting Nvidia to hurry? If a 7970 is $549 then a 780 will be $649 tongue.gif
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post #16 of 156
The prices of this card should be about £399 for people living in the UK with prices to head down towards the £350-mark after a few months I would imagine.

I just hope UK retailers don't take the pi-biscuit with this one and charge £450 as it's been suggested in places. The US get hardware cheaper anyway but at £450 that is just over $700...mad.gif

I will be contacting a fellow US OCN member with a good $600 if this turns out to be the case.
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way too expensive.
C'mon Nvidia we need those 780s here already

Not expensive, since it's soundly beating Nvidia's 580, the price for the 7970 is just right.

The 580 is now an overpriced GPU. smile.gif
    
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way too expensive.
C'mon Nvidia we need those 780s here already

Not expensive, since it's soundly beating Nvidia's 580, the price for the 7970 is just right.

The 580 is now an overpriced GPU. smile.gif


 

Maybe now you won't have to disable tess in the benchmarks.

    
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i'm not paying $650,- for this because i live in europe.

I pity the british, having to pay $700,- for it haha
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Well I got 2 6950's for £400 and flashed them so they give 6970 performance, both in crossfire are better than a single 6990 which the 7970 is supposedly close against, I don't see why I should spend the extra £50 for similar performance, this 6950 unlocked crossfire will last me a good 3 years at least!
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