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call me when the 7870 is at 299$ and the 7850 199$
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I'll be getting a 7950 once Amazon drop the prices.
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Still too expensive. 7950 should be $300-$350. 7970 $400-$450.
via my GNex

Sorry, but no.

HD 7970 is about 7-10% slower than GTX 680 on a single monitor, and equal and sometimes faster on multi-monitor.

The $470 price point for the HD 7970 is spot on. Anything less than that, and AMD will be handing the cards out. Also, I have a feeling that Nvidia can lower the prices on the GTX 680 without losing any money, so it's in AMD's best interest to keep the prices competitive without forcing nvidia to drop their prices.

Remember, the GTX 680 was meant to be a mid-range product, so I have a feeling that the GTX 680 could drop another $100-150 without any issues at all.

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call me when the 7870 is at 299$ and the 7850 199$


The HD 7870 is pretty close to the GTX 580 in terms of performance, so you can keep dreaming about that one. That's not happening any time soon I'm afraid.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 4/15/12 at 8:47pm
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Sorry, but no.
HD 7970 is about 7-10% slower than GTX 680 on a single monitor, and equal and sometimes faster on multi-monitor.
The $470 price point for the HD 7970 is spot on. Anything less than that, and AMD will be handing the cards out. Also, I have a feeling that Nvidia can lower the prices on the GTX 680 without losing any money, so it's in AMD's best interest to keep the prices competitive without forcing nvidia to drop their prices.

That given that GTX680 can be found and the fact that i dont this $500 will be their price in the future. It will go up just like GTX590 did.
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post #25 of 205
GTX 680 price will remain the same. If I can remember that AMD said they won't change pricing of those 7970 because they think the consumer will end up picking out their AMD GPU due the GTX is out of stock all the time. I've said to myself, that's just full of balloons. See what happened now? They end up lowering the cost because those AMD GPUs aren't selling as they were expecting even the GTX is OOS all the time. + all the review between GTX vs HD going on in the internet.

Today, consumer will judge products be reading other consumer comments and rating. It's a hard business nowaday unlike back in the 50's saying oh look your computer will run faster at bootup if you buy this GPU...

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GTX 680 price will remain the same. AMD said they won't change pricing of those 7970 because they think the consumer will end up picking out their AMD GPU due the GTX is out of stock all the time. I've said to myself, that's just full of balloons. See what happened now? They end up lowering the cost because those AMD GPUs aren't selling as they were expecting even the GTX is OOS all the time.

Nvidia Fans are loyal, they will wait. Thats what AMD learned from this.
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What about the 7870!?
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Nvidia Fans are loyal, they will wait. Thats what AMD learned from this.

indeed, once your a nvidia fan you wont switch to the red side that easily, atleast not me biggrin.gif
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What about the 7870!?

Until 68xx and 69xx series empty out, I see no reason for 78xx series price drop.
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Looks like I am no longer in the market for a 680.

20 dollars cheaper and tons of available models brings the value even with the 680, especially since I run 1440P.

Add in $150 of free games, all 3 of which I am interested in, is a damn steal. I'll be ordering tomorrow as soon as I see the drops go live
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