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Originally Posted by OCNExpert View Post

Provantage has marked up a lot in the past afaik.

Yeah they tend to do it for all unreleased hardware so I expect the price to be around what the rumors have said ($450).
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Oh man that is expensive. Hurry up nvidia so that we can have some price competition.
Edit: Hey wait a minute. That picture is of a hd 4850!!! I call bull on this.

Provantage is usually one of the first retailers to post a place holder for new hardware. It's just an indication of when the new hardware would be available (soon).
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post #12 of 69
Amazon had 7950s listed during the 7970 launch for $540, but they've wisely taken them down.
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it seems right. i dont understand why everyone is complaining. i mean for the past 5 years high end gpus have always cost 500-600 bucks while dual gpus are 700-800 big ones.
    
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post #14 of 69
Expensive.. but nV will knock it down a bit when they get their new gen out and if not time will.
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You know its not a good thing when new GPU or other tech for PC gaming comes out with a really high price. PC gaming is becoming more expensive all the time........... IDK......... just complaining. lol
Not really... high end has high price, and competitionless (in terms of both performance and generation) high end is even more. You can spend less on PC gaming, especially as you can carry your old stuff to the new.
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Here's to hoping they unlock! smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
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it seems right. i dont understand why everyone is complaining. i mean for the past 5 years high end gpus have always cost 500-600 bucks while dual gpus are 700-800 big ones.

lol I remember buying a 6800 ultra the week of release and then replacing it with an unlockable x850 pro a few months later due to the 6800 dying.
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post #17 of 69
I called my vendor today and he gave me a brief price list.

SAPPHIRE 7950 3GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI/2DP @ $454
POWERCOLOR HD7950 3GB GDDR5 @ $469
POWERCOLOR HD7950 3GB GDDR5 OC @ $489
ASUS 7950 DDR5 900MHZ D/H/2MDP @ $479

So i would expect retail prices to be a little above these.

I'm ordering one tomorrow and It should arrive on Friday. I'll post some benches over the weekend.
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post #18 of 69
Amazon actually listed the 7950 on the 7970 release day but soon removed them tongue.gif
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I liked the 6xxx series because it made gaming with good graphics affordable. I wish AMD stuck to making good gaming affordable and not just wanting to beat nVidia in raw power. Oh well.
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post #20 of 69
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I liked the 6xxx series because it made gaming with good graphics affordable. I wish AMD stuck to making good gaming affordable and not just wanting to beat nVidia in raw power. Oh well.

I totally agree, but you can also choose to not upgrade and buy all the cheaper 5k/6k series cards being sold now. biggrin.gif
    
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