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You guys are surprised that they're overpriced on a price:performance basis? You must be new here. Admittedly, it's silly that if you base it on a price/die size basis, the 7950 is a better value or at least as good of a value. AMD's target MSRP is probably $95 and $129 for them, after they've been out for a few weeks.
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GTX 560 or AMD 6870 > AMD 7770
AMD 7770 is 18% less performance of the 560 / 6870. If your sporting one 560 or 6870 already and were waiting for the AMD 7770, wait no longer, forget it. Your much better off to SLI the 560 or Crossfire the 6870 and stick with your current card.

What sort of creatures would "upgrade" from 6800 series to 7700 series? At best they'd tie, anyone could tell you that. (ie would you go from GTX 480 to 570? No.)
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At first glance somewhat disappointing results. I was looking forward to 7770 hoping it would be the new king of bang-for-buck. I mean ok - performance is good-enough-for-getting-the-job-done but price kinda sucks considering the competing offers around that price point.
We'll see if the price drops after the launch into a range that corresponds to the performance better or AMD manages to release some new drivers making this card uber.

I have a feeling their best 'bang for the buck' card will come with the 7850 & 7870's.
     
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Disappointing performance -- I was hoping it would match the 6850 at least. I wish the old rumour of 896/832 SPs ended up being true. Horrible pricing as well.
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You guys are surprised that they're overpriced on a price:performance basis? You must be new here. Admittedly, it's silly that if you base it on a price/die size basis, the 7950 is a better value or at least as good of a value. AMD's target MSRP is probably $95 and $129 for them, after they've been out for a few weeks.
What sort of creatures would "upgrade" from 6800 series to 7700 series? At best they'd tie.

I was thinking that with each card doing one better than the previous gen version, the 7700 card would be just a bit better than the 6870/560. Just like the 7950 is a bit better than one tier higher of previous gen 6970/580 card. This one missed that mark of one showmanship.
     
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I was thinking that with each card doing one better than the previous gen version, the 7700 card would be just a bit better than the 6870/560. Just like the 7950 is a bit better than one tier higher of previous gen 6970/580 card. This one missed that mark of one showmanship.

So what you're not happy about is that going from a 6870 to a 7770 isn't a sidegrade, and it's actually a slight downgrade? My guess is that the 7770 has 640 SP's so it can Crossfire with Trinity graphics. Anyways, x800 series is the new midrange (has been since 6800 series), so I'm still confused why everyone is whining so much, as if you'd even consider a 7700 series card, or a Nvidia 650 Ti or whatever.
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Awesome performance/watt. REALLY awesome. TERRIBLE performance/dollar.

Now we just wait for Kepler so that AMD is willing to drop prices to something reasonable...
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So what you're not happy about is that going from a 6870 to a 7770 isn't a sidegrade, and it's actually a slight downgrade? My guess is that the 7770 has 640 SP's so it can Crossfire with Trinity graphics. Anyways, x800 series is the new midrange (has been since 6800 series), so I'm still confused why everyone is whining so much, as if you'd even consider a 7700 series card, or a Nvidia 650 Ti or whatever.

Have you seen pricing?
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Price needs to come down. Other than power consumption, what do these cards have that the 6850 or 6870 don't at the moment?

AMD, you're getting close to pricing yourself out of competitiveness in this market. Considering that Nvidia has a lot more marketshare, that's very dangerous.
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Have you seen pricing?

Pricing doesn't define whether a product is good or not. Does it have better performance than last gen (faster than a 6770, check), low power consumption, good thermals, etc.? Suppose for example that AMD made a quad-core as fast as an i7-2700k with less power consumption and slightly more OC headroom.. but it was priced at $500. Price, bad. Product, good. Prices can/will always drop.
 
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Pricing doesn't define whether a product is good or not. Does it have better performance than last gen (faster than a 6770, check), low power consumption, good thermals, etc.? Suppose for example that AMD made a quad-core as fast as an i7-2700k with less power consumption and slightly more OC headroom.. but it was priced at $500. Price, bad. Product, good. Prices can/will always drop.

Agreed. Right now, enthusiasts should not buy the 7770 or 7750. Well, MAYBE the 7750 since it can fill the niche market for gaming-level graphics sans power connector.

It's all down to pricing when Kepler is released, IMO. AMD is pricing their latest cards high because they're the early bird this round. Nvidia has done the same in the past.
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