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post #21 of 69
i think people just want another "5870 launch" but tbh i think why the price is so high is due the just pure nature of how mmany yield problems that 28nm has/had.
post #22 of 69
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I bought my first 5850 a day after release for $299 USD...a few weeks later they were selling the same card for around $340

Economics 101 - adjusting to supply and demand - first week sales are to find the right price range - based on your sales you can determine if you are too high or too low. Bet you they cleared out the shelves that first week at $299?

This is pretty general but you're all smart and get the idea.. thumb.gif
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post #23 of 69
Right now AMD has the biggest shween, and the biggest shween commands the biggest price tag.
That coupled with low supply + high demand and the (already high) price-point balloons to what you see on a lot of retail sites.
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post #24 of 69
MSI's card is clocked at 1GHz vs the 925mhz found on most of the other models.
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post #25 of 69
It's just the launch price so they can milk enthusiasts.. prices will drop $100-150 in a few months, depending on NVIDIA's offerings
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I would love to hear from some of the 7970 owners in all this.
Do you feel the performance warrants the price you paid?

Yes. Came from 2x Lightning 5870's overclocked on water to 1025. I got a bump in frames, more Vram, and single card solution. 550 is right on the money for this card.
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post #27 of 69
Well the prices of older gen cards are still prtyy high IMO. I just picked up a 7970 a few days ago from the egg for $550 (should be in Monday). Im coming from 6970+6950cf. The one the OP linked to did have an OC edition. Core 1010.
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post #28 of 69
This happens in any new technology. Look at lcd TV's, smartphone, intel processors I mean really it costing 1,000 for a sandy bridge-E or a 990x.
The card you have in the link is overclocked basically so people don't have to. Any one that can will buy the $550 one. Good example of this is intel again I7 920 then there was the I7 930 and so on. Price go's up on each chip but do they overclock better maybe a little.

Sorry guy's not picking on Intel since I'm going to the dark side soon lol
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post #29 of 69
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Originally Posted by navit View Post

I would love to hear from some of the 7970 owners in all this.
Do you feel the performance warrants the price you paid?

I'd say that depends on whether you're willing to overclock and how much over MSRP you paid.

I'm still playing around, but if you're willing to overclock, I'm getting performance that's ~same as my 2 MSI Twin Frozr III 6950's with 1 card.

That's pretty impressive, and the cost for the twin frozr's was the same, $550 total for both and I got my 7970 at MSRP.

So in my case, I'd say it's an ok deal, to get rid of xfire annoyances and lower power and heat.

For someone who doesn't OC, I'm not too sure it's worth it. The card is an OCing monster and you aren't getting a good value unless you OC a ton. With a OC to CCC limits, it's actually reasonable in terms of price/performance.

The obvious argument here is that the card is priced accordingly vs a GTX 580, but as I said before, the issue is that the 580 is stupidly overpriced for the performance you get. It really should have been a $450 card.
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Yes. Came from 2x Lightning 5870's overclocked on water to 1025. I got a bump in frames, more Vram, and single card solution. 550 is right on the money for this card.

I can see for you it was a good upgrade. I went from 2 5870 SOC's to a 6970 lighting.
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