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Why AMD so expansive? Seriously?

Here's a card that beat GTX580 in every aspect, and its cheaper - and you say its expensive?

Logic = 0
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Originally Posted by CULLEN View Post

Why AMD so expansive? Seriously?
Here's a card that beat GTX580 in every aspect, and its cheaper - and you say its expensive?
Logic = 0

well I am wondering how high prices will go. This is becoming ridiculous. Every generation prices only go up. At what point will ppl stop buying them?!
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well I am wondering how high prices will go. This is becoming ridiculous. Every generation prices only go up. At what point will ppl stop buying them?!

Introductory prices have gone down.... not up.

The 8800 ultra debuted at $ 829...

The 7800 GTX debuted at $599....

The 6800 ultra debuted at $ 549...

The GTX 580 debuted at $549...
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Maybe if nvidia lowered their 500 series prices a decent bit to lure customers away from AMD, then AMD would have a reason to lower prices, nvidia really controls the prices here, aside from massive early release price gouges.
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Ugly, ugly looking cards.

Guess I'll have to wait for some decent looking non-reference.
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GTX280 was $650
GTX480 was $500
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post #17 of 55
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Ugly, ugly looking cards.
Guess I'll have to wait for some decent looking non-reference.

Thought there were not going to be reference cards on the 7950 release. They are going straight to custom PCB
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The key words being "decent looking non-reference". thumb.gif
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post #19 of 55
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Introductory prices have gone down.... not up.
The 8800 ultra debuted at $ 829...
The 7800 GTX debuted at $599....
The 6800 ultra debuted at $ 549...
The GTX 580 debuted at $549...

hmm, not sure what did they compete with back then, but

5870 debuted at 380$
5850 debuted at 260$
4870 debuted at 300$
4850 debuted at 200$
3870 @ 220$
2850 @ 180$

What is even more concerning is that the difference between xx50 and xx70 was never this small
Edited by Ha-Nocri - 1/30/12 at 8:44am
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Thought there were not going to be reference cards on the 7950 release. They are going straight to custom PCB

It's both iirc; at launch there will be both reference and non-ref designs/PCBs.
What's going to make that slightly more confusing is that the reference design for the 7950 doesn't look anything like what they have over the past few years (non-blower-style)

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