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Originally Posted by Sir Beregond View Post

The key words being "decent looking non-reference". thumb.gif

Ha I read too quick sometimes. Still, I want some reference 7950's to be released. I want to slap a waterblock on it and call it a day.

Edit for above post: So are we still suppose to be looking for the white AMD logo at the bottom like last cards?
post #22 of 55
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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

No 7950 for me it seems... Maybe after green team launches theirs... *sigh*

This makes zero sense. The supposed green team doesn't even have a prototype pictured yet. Did you also forget that the rest of AMD/ATI line aside from the 7990 will be released in February? Nvidia is in trouble if all they can do is put down the hd7 series and make up superior specs for unbelievable prices.
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only bad sales can lower prices and I hope that will happen....

Nope there are far more factors

1. Supply and demand
2. Competition
3. Cheaper design
4. More efficient manufacturing process
5. US currency improves
6. A refresh
    
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483€ you say?!

Mother of God, that's what the 7970 costs!!

That polish retailer sure has gone bonkers.
   
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post #24 of 55
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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

I'd have to check to be certain but im pretty confident all of those cards were similar or lower performance and in direct competition with a Green competitor. right now the only competition the 6950 has is the gtx580. which it performs similarly to and is priced lower than. ATI likely have allot of wiggle room and as the Keplar hits we should see some nice price drops on HD69xx cards but until we see some real silicone from our friends in green ATI can more or less price how they like.

that said this is retailers pricing. seeing 6950s at higher prices than 6970s is kinder funny
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Is there any news regarding the cooling on them? I would LOVE to see some of them exhaust air out of the case instead of inside smile.gif
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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

Well if we are looking merely at the ATI/AMD cards. The 7970 is a 12-15 FPS jump on BF3 from the 6970. More than 15 FPS in 2033, and a massive jump in crysis 2...

5870 to 6970 wasn't nearly as big of a jump either.

The 7970 which sells for around $559 is better than the GTX 580 and sells for <$100 more now and about the same as the GTX 580 at introductory price.

It seems like a lot more because you are comparing the 6970 price now to the 7970 release price
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Ugly, ugly looking cards.
Guess I'll have to wait for some decent looking non-reference.

You are trolling right? God I hope so.
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You are trolling right? God I hope so.

Keyword: "decent", I believe smile.gif
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post #29 of 55
I am just saying that prices are not going down nearly fast enough. All we see when new cards hit the shells is that prices are adjusted compared to competition. I can bet that kepler will continue the trend and we will not see bigger prices cuts. They will just position it compared to ATI 7xxx, which is positioned compared to 5xx
post #30 of 55
I'll wait until 2 6970's show up on here in the for sale section and scoop them up for around 5 bills and be set for a few years. Thanks, but no thanks AMD!
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