Originally Posted by iTurn
Why would the price drop when the 660-Ti releases?
OP what's your ambient temp? I'm looking at getting one of these cards in the future.
Nvidia just released the 660 Ti specs, Tweaktown even did a review (withholding photos) and it is only about 10% off in performance from the 670! The most significant difference between the 660 Ti and 670 is the memory bus going from 256-bit to 192-bit, everything else is pretty much the same and with a price point of $299, approximately. In the test results shown by Tweaktown, and based off the spec sheet, the 660Ti threatens the 7950 and in some cases the 7970 in terms of raw performance, and crushes them in the performance to price figure. It really puts the boot to the 7850, which is a great card for the money.
Here is the review: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4869/nvidia_geforce_gtx_660_ti_2gb_reference_video_card_review/index1.html
So, with the fact that the 660 Ti is as high performing as it is, AMD is going to have to respond to keep their products attractive. Right now you have some versions of the 7970 still pushing over $515 USD, for a few bucks more you will (in theory) be able to grab 2 660 Ti's and go SLi, surpassing the performance of the 7970. Even surpassing, for less, the performance of the 7970 Ghz edition cards on the market right now.
Heck, up until I read the specs and seen the review at Tweaktown I was fully on board with AMD again, at this point they are going to have to further drop their price, or do something else to make the purchase worthwhile. I would almost feel bad about having just ordered, about a week ago, a 7850 for my brother, but it was on sale for about $215, so that is a solid deal. My own purchase in September? Well, it can go either way right now, it just depends on what AMD does.