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People's feelings on the prices of new AMD 7000 cards

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So I check the hardware section often and look at the new AMD cards and looking at people's opinions on the prices and performance compared to the 6000 cards.

Is it just me or do the people there just simply have too high standards for these cards, in terms of price and performance?

Why do they expect 7800 cards can compare to the 6900 cards?

And how can they expect the 7870 to be $300 at release when they think about buying it and if it was any higher they wouldn't think it's "worth it" and stick to their current cards (length of time not specified)?

Have they considered WAITING for Nvidia's cards to be released so there will be price competition between the 2 companies? Or waiting even further for deals on the cards? Why do they act like it's a "now or never" kind of decision? Do these people have no sense of time?

Or does it REALLY take a VERY long time for the prices to drop to a decent amount EVEN AFTER Nvidia's cards are released that it's not worth mentioning?
Edited by Bitech - 3/5/12 at 12:39am
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Many people believe technology is now. Many people who got an iPhone 4 still upgraded to the iPhone 4s. They just want newer items that perform better no matter how much faster or more it costs. And because technology is so fast, there isn't a substantial improvement, but people prefer newer.
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Been a while since, ive actually been in the whole video card thing but im coming back to it, now days i see it no different then just 4 to 5 years ago, a nice new v-card was around 300-400 for a good one, and now it seems just like gas, its the same stuff, but it still continues to go up for new reason, basically what im trying to say is its a cost of living increase the dollar isnt worth as much niw days, but i do disagree and, think its ridiculous what these companies pricetag the newer stuff for
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It looks decent to me. OC'ed the 7870 beats the GTX580 and 7950 in most every review. I call that a deal for $350.

I think the problem is these are not much of an upgrade if you already have a high end card. They do look like good cards though.
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Have they considered WAITING for Nvidia's cards to be released so there will be price competition between the 2 companies?

As, like, a favor to consumers who can't wait themselves?

I have no comment on some MSRP stated in a review. I'll form an opinion a couple weeks after retail launch.
    
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