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You do realise that AMD is not setting the price, MSI is.

Derp?
All 7870's are around about this price thumb.gif
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Looks pretty.
I did not read the review, but wouldn't that light thingy on top be a problem if going into CrossFire?
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sexy looking card for sure. but at those prices a 7950 sounds a whole lot better.

I would like to pair one up in my sign rig since my 460 is starting to artifact at lower then stock clocks but would it be bottlenecked??
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the problem is for $380 you can get a HD 7950 from powercolor. MSI may wanna lower that. If I didnt have my HD 7950, i wouldnt spend 380 on a MSI hawk 7870 instead it would go to that power color HD7950 that can oc also.
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Originally Posted by MSIalex View Post


Price drop? 7800-series NEVER dropped in price. We can't sell it cheaper than what we pay for it!

I meant the 7950 price drop from 450, which is why I said this card fits nicely under a $450 7950. But now for the same price, you can get a 7950.

What price is this card going to msrp?
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You do realise that AMD is not setting the price, MSI is.
Derp?
All 7870's are around about this price thumb.gif

derp.

msi is not charging the same price for this card and a reference 7870.
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7870 is overpriced, but 7850 is priced decently.

this. and in my country it's even crazier, 7850 is 195 euros, and 7870 is about ~340
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Looks pretty.
I did not read the review, but wouldn't that light thingy on top be a problem if going into CrossFire?

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1886/
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"The GPU reactor is meant to be an add-on board that provides additional power to the GPU for extreme overclocking such as LN2. We could have just added it on the regular PCB, but as you may notice, the PCB is already overcrowded with the existing amount of power phases thrown on. So to answer your question: this was the best way to add additional power circuitry to the card, without making the card absurdly large (i.e. keeping it within a 2-slot design). Thus, the decision was made to have it as an add-on PCB for LN2 overclocking, and for regular usage (especially SLI configurations) the user can remove it to prevent the card from taking up 3 slots. I hope this answers your question on that. For regular overclocking on air, the GPU reactor is not needed to achieve maximum OC, but it most certainly does not hurt..." - MSI USA

and yes, I wrote that to Nate @ Legit Reviews.


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the problem is for $380 you can get a HD 7950 from powercolor. MSI may wanna lower that. If I didnt have my HD 7950, i wouldnt spend 380 on a MSI hawk 7870 instead it would go to that power color HD7950 that can oc also.

The problem is that you're confusing two things.

7950 is priced at $399 because AMD dropped the price of the GPU, the CHIP, the ACTUAL THING THAT COSTS MORE THAN $30 ON THE CARD.

We set our pricing based on what the chip costs.

Each "power phase" is a fixed added cost. We can add 27000 power phases and it is a easy, fixed cost per phase we want to add.

The GPU? That price is beyond our control. It's why ALL of the 7870s are all priced somewhere around $330-370. The MSRP for reference MBA is $349.99, and as such every card in the market will be in that range.

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Originally Posted by homestyle View Post

I meant the 7950 price drop from 450, which is why I said this card fits nicely under a $450 7950. But now for the same price, you can get a 7950.
What price is this card going to msrp?

A bit more than R7870 TFIII:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662&Tpk=r7870

How much more, will be set in next couple of weeks.
    
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$10-$20 more gets you a 7950, so much fail here amd.

You know .. 7870 vs 7950 at stock clock, the 7950 barely win by few % in most bench, so since this card can overclock like a champ , meh im pretty sure its gonna win against a ref overclocked 7950.
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