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I wouldn't be surprised to see the prices being above MSRP on day 1 especially for a popular product with performance numbers already available.
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Yeah. What's even more vicious is that my dad gave me his 560 Ti 448 as a "stopgap". After repeatedly telling him I didn't want it, he went and bought himself one, too...to force me into keeping this sucker. Fail.

Oh, yes; lets moan and complain about getting a free card...

Are you serious? Show some respect and take what you are given; if you don't like it suck it up and quit complaining, or better yet, go spend $500 of your own money on a better card.
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I wouldn't be surprised to see the prices being above MSRP on day 1 especially for a popular product with performance numbers already available.
Yup, MSRP for the 5850 was ~$260 if I remember correctly. Yet, when I bought it at release, it was $300... frown.gif
 
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Yup, MSRP for the 5850 was ~$260 if I remember correctly. Yet, when I bought it at release, it was $300... frown.gif

Actually, for those of us who bought day one, we got them for $260. What happened was that the initial supply basically ran out in like 1 or 2 days, so everyone started massive price gouging since cards were literally sold before they even arrived at resellers warehouses.

Hopefully won't happen this time around as AMD "supposedly" has more than enough in stock to meet demand.
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Price drop to compensate for terrible drivers.

thumbsdownsmileyanim.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gif Ignorance, you're doing it right.


I really hope this is true. Although, even if it is, I bet the resellers actually hike the price up for a few weeks due to the hype and how it is comparing to the 580. High demand == we know what the resellers are going to do...do their best to make more $$.
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Yup, MSRP for the 5850 was ~$260 if I remember correctly. Yet, when I bought it at release, it was $300... frown.gif

Actually, for those of us who bought day one, we got them for $260. What happened was that the initial supply basically ran out in like 1 or 2 days, so everyone started massive price gouging since cards were literally sold before they even arrived at resellers warehouses.

Hopefully won't happen this time around as AMD "supposedly" has more than enough in stock to meet demand.
Ah okay. Damn I should have bought it sooner... sad-smiley-002.gif
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Price drop to compensate for terrible drivers.
Proof?
 
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thumbsdownsmileyanim.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gif Ignorance, you're doing it right.
I really hope this is true. Although, even it if is, I bet the resellers actually hike the price up for a few weeks due to the hype and how it is comparing to the 580. High demand == we know what the resellers are going to do...do their best to make more $$.

x2
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Originally Posted by Kirby1 View Post

Price drop to compensate for terrible drivers.

Software support and management have always been included in the price. nVidia does spend tons of Driver support.
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Originally Posted by CULLEN View Post

x2
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Originally Posted by svthomas View Post

thumbsdownsmileyanim.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gifthumbsdownsmileyanim.gif Ignorance, you're doing it right.
I really hope this is true. Although, even it if is, I bet the resellers actually hike the price up for a few weeks due to the hype and how it is comparing to the 580. High demand == we know what the resellers are going to do...do their best to make more $$.
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Its bad enough when anyone else makes such a comment, didn't know mods did this too.
This story has been debunked. AMD officially is "unaware" of a price drop.
So 550$ cards it is.
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Really a mod is this ignorant?thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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I've found them to be perfectly fine in all but the problem games such as Rage and Skyrim (Only in CF).
I also love my 70-100% scaling smile.gif

Why don't all of you come talk to me privately, or visit the AMD Graphics section and help the thousands of us who have crashing computers, crashing drivers, GSoD, and many other Crossfire issues such as negative scaling. Especially in titles released in the last 3 or 4 months.

I can go through my ACE Event Viewer and show you about 5~10 hardware faults an hour by just my 6990 just sitting idle on the desktop. The drivers need serious work still, especially for CrossfireX.

You don't have to be pro-nVidia to realize the drivers need a lot of work.
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i just hope i can hold out until next year, i really want ivy, which im sure ill slam in my rig as soon as its release, and i want to throw a couple of the new nvidia X90s in and watercool the whole thing, i see the next year haveing price wars from month to month between amd and nvidia.

just hoping the new green 90s come out cheaper than the 7990s that would be nice.
    
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Software support and management have always been included in the price. nVidia does spend tons of Driver support.
Why don't all of you come talk to me privately, or visit the AMD Graphics section and help the thousands of us who have crashing computers, crashing drivers, GSoD, and many other Crossfire issues such as negative scaling. Especially in titles released in the last 3 or 4 months.
I can go through my ACE Event Viewer and show you about 5~10 hardware faults an hour by just my 6990 just sitting idle on the desktop. The drivers need serious work still, especially for CrossfireX.
You don't have to be pro-nVidia to realize the drivers need a lot of work.

i agree 100% i hate fanboyism because the only one who benefits from it is the manufacturer. ive got 580s in my sig rig, but i just built a budget rig with an i3 and xfire 6850s, and it literally took the same amount of time to assemble my sig rig, install windows, update drivers, install games, and start tearing through them as it did just to get my 6850s to work. they are quite impressive now, but damn.... what a pain, never had amd cards before, and im not sure that i will resort to them again, until i hear they are as plug and play as nvidia.

the autodetction software they have dosnt always work and and when that happens, you've one serious headache, and some extra money in the swear jar.

soon: I7 3770K into sig rig, and 2600k into budget rig
and nvidia 690 quad sli into sig rig, and 580s into budget build.

not sure what will happen to the i3 and 6850s, probably auctions, or charity on OCN, to an unfortunate member.
    
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