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pretty much foresaw this price [fixing] was inevitable.
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I doubt they would offer across the board price cuts this early regardless. They will likely leave the first round of price incentives to the hardware manufacturers with the typical free games and mail-in rebates(with the hopes that most people are too lazy to send them back to redeemed them).

To which most are too lazy so most of those rebates aren't seen. Technically most of the "rebates" today are just scams to say you can get another $25 off the price but very few people will honor it. Happened to me twice.
     
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7870 for $300 would be sweet.
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pretty much foresaw this price [fixing] was inevitable.

Its not price fixing. There are rumors that there will be 1.5gb models sold at 50$ below the 3gb models. That is the price savings.
    
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thanks AMD and Nvidia for the kick in the butt to costumers !!!!
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post #76 of 107
Such a stupid decision. If the 7970s are well-stocked why not lower the price to an appropriate amount so a good number of people whose GTX 680s are backordered will go for the 7970 instead. Right now I doubt a lot of people are willing to pay $50 more for a slower performing card.
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Surprising... the GTX 680 is cheaper and outperforms the 7970... what are they up to?
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Lol, yeah I guess I am the dummy that just spent $600 each for inferior cards. Nevermind the 17 power phases, support for six monitors on a single card, gold plated mosfets and connectors, 3GB of 384-bit memory, voltage check points, dual bios, Twin Frozr IV cooler, standard backplate, and gpu reactor. Definitely inferior to a reference 680...

In the case of the Lightning, it's completely worth it. However, $550 for a reference 7970 is uncool.
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If you cant afford it you cant stick you low end cards.

How did you get that out of what I said? You got some misguided ESP.

Dropping prices is good for everything. Can't see why your defending it. Oh wait...
post #79 of 107
i know what they can do with the 7970 if there is no price drop.......... rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by vikingsteve View Post

Surprising... the GTX 680 is cheaper and outperforms the 7970... what are they up to?
In the case of the Lightning, it's completely worth it. However, $550 for a reference 7970 is uncool.

even if the lightning is dipped in gold, i will buy the faster, cheaper, cooler, and more power efficient gtx 680, because is superior on every aspect i can think
Edited by Reload_X - 3/29/12 at 7:25pm
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I just hope the 7850 and phantom GTX 660 won't be obsolete before their prices get reasonable.
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