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Originally Posted by xoleras View Post

Yeah it should be cheaper than the 560ti because it performs 40% faster.
Wait what?

Gtx 560ti/570/580 overpriced cards as well, they suppose to be cheaper, gtx 5xx series came out 15 months ago and prices are still the same.

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Originally Posted by lolmont View Post

Should really be $299 USD until then my 5850 stays.
Im pretty sure 7950/70 prices will drop as soon as nvidia kepler cards come out. Maybe not to $300 point but definetily below $400. Amd is taking advantage of market situation and making quick buck, its pretty logical. They know that people will buy so they price their products according to their need not because they want to offer affordable fast cards. It's the ugly truth of a free market.
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post #142 of 281
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Originally Posted by tubers View Post

headscratch.gif
4870 = 299 MSRP
5870 = ~400 Actual price when it came out
6970 = ~369 (NIce!)
7970 = 550 MSRP
So.. what you said has been happening all along right? Wasn't that normal?

8800gtx = $599 msrp
gtx 480 = $500 msrp
gtx 580 = $500 msrp

Nvidia seems to be the opposite. Just makes it more apparent that AMD is just milking until kepler is released.

BTW, not a total fanboy, I just go with the price/performance. That is why I have a 2500k. Also why I purchased the 570 over the 580. All about the price/performance imo.
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post #143 of 281
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Originally Posted by tubers View Post

4870 = 299 MSRP
5870 = ~379 Actual price before it went out of stock and came back at $450
6970 = ~379
7970 = 550 MSRP

Better.
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post #144 of 281
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Originally Posted by tubers View Post

headscratch.gif
4870 = 299 MSRP
5870 = ~400 Actual price when it came out
6970 = ~369 (NIce!)
7970 = 550 MSRP
So.. what you said has been happening all along right? Wasn't that normal?

The HD 4870 was playing recovery after the HD 29xx and HD 38xx series of cards, so the price was naturally low to attract consumers back to ATI.

The HD 5870 was out front for 6 months. Not sure why ATI didn't take more advantage of this.

The HD 6970 wasn't as fast as the GTX 580, so AMD had to price it according to the GTX 580 or its direct competitor, the GTX 570.

The HD 7970 is again out front, and this time, AMD is out to capitalize on their lead.



It's all business. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by wint0nic View Post

I think they used that because they knew it unlocks, and they did not want people overclocking to 7970 speeds so they threw in that cheap cooler.

Or because it runs cool at stock speeds even with the cheap cooler so why needlessly increase the BOM.

Or because anyone who is going to buy this card with the intention of OC'ing it is likely going to put an aftermarket cooler or water block on it, otherwise they will buy one of the other non-reference cards with better coolers.

Or because they felt like it.
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post #146 of 281
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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post



8800gtx = $659 actual price for a while
gtx 480 = $500 msrp
gtx 580 = $500 msrp

Nvidia has been reacting to AMD's price/performance since HD4850/gtx280 launches( $200 vs $650+). gtx275 launched much lower so as not to look insane next to 4850/70 cf like the gtx280 did.

Looks better this way thumb.gif
Edited by PureBlackFire - 1/31/12 at 1:22pm
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post #147 of 281
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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

8800gtx = $599 msrp
gtx 480 = $500 msrp
gtx 580 = $500 msrp
Nvidia seems to be the opposite. Just makes it more apparent that AMD is just milking until kepler is released.
BTW, not a total fanboy, I just go with the price/performance. That is why I have a 2500k. Also why I purchased the 570 over the 580. All about the price/performance imo.

Funny how you left out the $700 GTX280..
Oh and the $800 8800GTX Ultra
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post #148 of 281
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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

8800gtx = $599 msrp
gtx 480 = $500 msrp
gtx 580 = $500 msrp
Nvidia seems to be the opposite. Just makes it more apparent that AMD is just milking until kepler is released.
BTW, not a total fanboy, I just go with the price/performance. That is why I have a 2500k. Also why I purchased the 570 over the 580. All about the price/performance imo.

I concur, this reminds me of when the HD58xx came out and Nvidia had nothing yet and AMD just kept the prices up there.
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post

Funny how you left out the $700 GTX280..
Oh and the $800 8800GTX Ultra

Thanks, that makes my point stronger.

Nvidia is keeping prices stable so everything can stay affordable if you look at what their old prices were compared to the latest generation of gpus. They are doing the opposite of what AMD seems to be doing, which is raising prices every generation.

If they didn't then the gtx 580 would have been $700 at release and you would all be looking at $750 7970 prices on newegg.
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Or because it runs cool at stock speeds even with the cheap cooler so why needlessly increase the BOM.
Or because anyone who is going to buy this card with the intention of OC'ing it is likely going to put an aftermarket cooler or water block on it, otherwise they will buy one of the other non-reference cards with better coolers.
Or because they felt like it.

because they want more PROFFFFIT. People will still buy even with crappy heatsink cause "WOW its faster than gtx 580" factor.
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