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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post

Yep because only North America buys new GPU's rolleyes.gif
Ignorant much? Asian and Europe are big markets too. Besides with Australia's odd pricing GPU's can be put in categories that are very different to NA. Example $800 7970 (release) versus a 6990 currently. GTX570 v 6970. I could list many more.

Us Europeans generally pay more for the same hardware too ! :O
I'm seeing on average about € 560 for a refrence 7970 here in Belgium. That's about $ 724 (US dollars) at the current exchange rates.

Anyways, in regards to these rumors, I don't think nVidia will release a mainstream priced card that beats AMD's current top-of-the line card... It's not profitable from a business perspective. They just have to be a little better and/ or a little cheaper overall + they need the best top-of-the line card for the publicity (single-gpu).
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I find it hard to believe that a mid range card is going to challenge a high end card, but it would be interesting to see the results, if it is true.

Why?

GTX 260 was faster than 9800 GTX, GTX 460 1GB was faster than GTX 285 etc.

It actually happened more often than not.
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Yep because only North America buys new GPU's rolleyes.gif
Ignorant much? Asian and Europe are big markets too. Besides with Australia's odd pricing GPU's can be put in categories that are very different to NA. Example $800 7970 (release) versus a 6990 currently. GTX570 v 6970. I could list many more.

I think he means that the majority of people on OCN only care about American prices. I don't completely disagree with him though since everyone assumes newegg prices when recommending HW rolleyes.gif. That doesn't make AUS, EU and ASN prices irrelevant though so yeah that's ignorant.
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Why not just wait and see like we should and usually do time and time again?
All these fanboy flame wars are stupid.
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Ah just more spin from Nvidia. Cards launching February, mid range faster than high end ATI, sounds too good to be true.......

Why no specs/info @ CES Nvidia. Come on people, don't lap this junk up.
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I love how people are going "oh the gtx 660 its going to be as fast as a 7950" when the fact is that we don't even know how fast the 7950 is rolleyes.gif More salt I say.
    
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AMD rumor on ocn = No way, not true, I will take it with a grain of salt. (insert stupid image of a salt mine) [early reviews]

Nvidia rumor on ocn = SEE, we told you that they will crush AMD. You guys is stupid. Hurr durrrrrr.[vaporware comparison]
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post #88 of 165
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Us Europeans generally pay more for the same hardware too ! :O
I'm seeing on average about € 560 for a refrence 7970 here in Belgium. That's about $ 724 (US dollars) at the current exchange rates.
Anyways, in regards to these rumors, I don't think nVidia will release a mainstream priced card that beats AMD's current top-of-the line card... It's not profitable from a business perspective. They just have to be a little better and/ or a little cheaper overall + they need the best top-of-the line card for the publicity (single-gpu).

Nope

You can't simply put 560 euro in the currency converter. Just as bad as those Australians who like to tell us how many dollars they pay but they forget how many dollars they earn a week compared to the average American. it's Inflation.

7970 is $550 rrp

most on newegg are $570-600

What you do is put $550 in currency converter, then add your tax and this comes to 510-520euro. Already this is comparable prices, nothing alarming or rip off.

Factor in the average price in the US is not $550 but higher and this equates to the average price being around 550 euro. There's no funny business.. It's all relative.
Edited by routek - 1/21/12 at 7:45am
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That's about how it goes. After all the taxes's and other money grubbing fingers are done with a product you can pretty much just swap out the dollar sign for euros.
    
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AMD rumor on ocn = No way, not true, I will take it with a grain of salt. (insert stupid image of a salt mine) [early reviews]
Nvidia rumor on ocn = SEE, we told you that they will crush AMD. You guys is stupid. Hurr durrrrrr.[vaporware comparison]

Yep. Every single time. That never happens the other way around.rolleyes.gif
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