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Damn it, that's not cheap $459-$499 is way to much! Why would anyone pay that for a card?? I might give $375 at the most for the 7950! I'll just wait for Nvidia to release their new cards to the market.
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Damn it, that's not cheap $459-$499 is way to much! Why would anyone pay that for a card?? I might give $375 at the most for the 7950! I'll just wait for Nvidia to release their new cards to the market.

Paying $450 for an AMD card that's better than a $550 NVIDIA? ZOMG OH NOES WE HAS TO WAIT FOR TEH KEPLER TO SAEV US ALL
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When your top dog you can set top prices. It's called a premium. AMD can call the price and you pay to have it or not. Eventually you'll find your price point which varies person to person.
The cards have all jumped one notch higher in level of performance than previous series. This 7950 is running a tiny bit better than a 580 so I don't find it surprising it's priced as such. Pretty fair if you think about it.
If the 7950 is priced just out your range then the 7870 will be priced at current 6950 prices and run approximately the same performance in retrospect. It's all relevant.
A consumer wanting price / performance should look to 6000 / 500 series for best value at this time. Pricing comes down a tad (usually not much) until supplies of last years series runs dry. Usually takes a litte over half a year for the well to run dry. Look to the OCN Marketplace for deals as you will always have the elitist that must be top dog card and will get rid of perfectly great crossfire set ups just to stay epeen.
Like a person selling quad 6970's under water for quad 7970's, even though they are killing FPS as is.
It's not new marketing and AMD isn't your dads ATI anymore. It a well deserved kudos as their stock holder see money on the table and any real business will do what it takes to keep their investors happy. Just good business.
One thing that does help is competition which AMD doesn't have until Nvidia puts out their next gen. No urgency to lower pricing when you got the market cornered. It's why it's so important that neither AMD or Nvidia fold for us consumers. We're feeling the effect now.
Lastly to justify the higher price is the cost to make it has also increased. The new short supply of 28nm chips are part of the equation. Hope this helps those baffled at these current prices putting into perspective the many determining factors that come into play. wink.gif
Well said, and rational. +rep for you sir. thumb.gif
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Paying $450 for an AMD card that's better than a $550 NVIDIA? ZOMG OH NOES WE HAS TO WAIT FOR TEH KEPLER TO SAEV US ALL

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So guys, what do you think - when the price will drop for 7950s ? I was contemplating picking up one at the end of march at NCIX, hoping for a price of $400-430.
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The only way you're seeing the price on those drop is if Nvidia releases a competing card which is either undercutting it, or outperforming it at the same or near-same price point, especially with how well some reviewers are saying it OCs. So, that COULD happen in March? but I wouldn't imagine it'll happen before May, from what people say.

Or find a deal. I know Buy.com has coupons for 10 bucks off if it's a first time purchase...if you buy a processor at microcenter they give you a coupon for 10% off a video card, among other things - but pretty sure that has to be brick and mortar. Dunno about NCIX.
 
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