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I want 2 7850's for $400 mad.gif

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post #22 of 107
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rather stupid move by them... Why would anyone pay more for a slower card?

because the 680 is only marginally faster when both are overclocked. plus the extra gig of vram makes it more future-proof. also has non-reference variants and general availability.
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Learn effeciency...
Or just get by on IG, or $99 oldie in a drawer.. but if ur that eager to blow Mom's money and have no self-discipline & cannot wait. Then by all mean necessary, hurry up & buy a card that has been out 2 months.
Makes total sense..

Go be a jerk somewhere else.
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Sucks.

How long until 680 stocks replenish?
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post #25 of 107
Good'ol supply and demand.

I really want a 7870 but I think they are priced too high. Was hoping the cascade of price reduction would come sooner but my GTX260 has lasted this long.. it will last a little bit longer I guess.
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Its like this. Lets say you have a GTX570. You want a GTX680. Wait 2-3 days to sell it and have the GTX570 Sold. Go Online to buy a GTX 680 and its out of stock. What to do what to do. You cant go and buy GTX580 so the only other option is HD 7950 or HD 7970. I would pay $50 extra just so i can have a GPU to game. 1 week is a lot of time to wait sometimes.
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Learn effeciency...
Or just get by on IG, or $99 oldie in a drawer.. but if ur that eager to blow Mom's money and have no self-discipline & cannot wait. Then by all mean necessary, hurry up & buy a card that has been out 2 months.
Makes total sense..

^This
Cold hard truth, could have been said a little nicer thought in my book.

Anyways, why would AMD lower prices right now? Its too early for them to do that, regardless that their cards are inferior to the GTX 680 gaming wise. I'd be watching out for a price drop once the 670 and below come out. If Nvidia keeps the same price setup with the other cards as they currently do with the GTX 680, it would be an unwise move by AMD to not lower the price a little.
post #27 of 107
This is really upsetting considering some AMD fans were waiting for the 7970 to drop in price once Kepler was out.

Stupid move in my opinion as they're alienating their fan base.
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post #28 of 107
seems that the MSI lightning 7970 is $50 odd cheaper for me here so thats the way I'll be going. It comes OC'd to about the same speed as the 680 so I guess Im staying red afterall. having said that I wont have the cash for anohter two weeks so who knows.
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post #29 of 107
"any time soon" is a bit off. The 670 will probably be released within a month. AMD can't keep this going after that
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I also noticed that GTX680 is just like GTX590. Cant find it in any Shops.

They've been out for a week. The Radeon 7970 couldn't be found as well as GTX 680's have been able to at this point in their respective lifespans, availability was WORSE on the 7970 one week in and only became readily available in the last 1-2 weeks. GTX 680 keeps showing in throughout the day once or twice every day since they've launched. Count in faster speeds, better driver support (clearly agreed upon judging by steam #'s that the general populace prefers nVidia as a brand), quieter, notably cheaper, and cooler-running + lower power consumption and it's small wonder the GTX 680 keeps selling out the instant it comes in stock.

AMD's strategy of finally matching the GTX 680 with $100+ extra overclocked-stock versions is already biting them in the ass as far as sales go.

Per SKYMTL, hardware canucks' reviewer and poster of the op's article:
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Actually, I think this is a massive problem for board partners, particularly those with overclocked premium versions.

It is one thing to sell a card that offers sub-optimal performance at a certain price point.

It is a whole different ballgame when you have 1GHz HD 7970s that may JUST BARELY compete against a GTX 680 and yet are going for $575 to $599. These guys (ASUS and MSI among others) will have a seriously hard time selling their cards.

At this point though, all of my retailer contacts have indicated the same thing: most people are more willing to go on a GTX 680 waiting list and get their card "whenever" than buy a HD 7970 right away. Several large retailers have hardly sold any HD 7970s since the GTX 680's launch. I can't give exact numbers or my sources are toast but let's just say that most are down in the single digit sales for the last 2 weeks combined. So (IMO) up to this point, AMD's strategy is certainly NOT paying off.

Well said if you ask me. Additionally, steam #'s show a ratio of 4-6 to 1 for the GTX 570/580 vs. Radeon 7970/7950 and this is backed up by many other sources of info for those with contacts.
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