Originally Posted by PureBlackFire
Originally Posted by Shogon
580 performance at, how many watts less consumed?
Sure I guess the small bus width makes people uneasy, but then when the 280 went from 512 bit to 384 on the 580, nobody seemed to mind.
irrelevant. and that jump was a worthy upgrade. the 660ti is a good choice for someone with a much weaker gpu or no gpu etc. people tend to bring up power consumption when it suite the moments random point and it's duly noted, but SharpShoot3r07's TX750 can handle a 580 or two with plenty of room to spare.
as for AMD's prices, has anybody else noticed that the 7870's went up in price yesterday? no longer a single one under $300 at major retailers. the 7950 too. $350 and up, when last week there were models going for $330 (some less with rebates/promo codes). a poor response from AMD to say the least.
Really? I see 4 7870's under $300. Here:
(sort by price, lowest first)
I also see a few 7950's right at around $320 or so:
You can still get the MSI Twin Frozr or the Gigabyte Windforce 7950 right at $330. Yeah, they're not on sale for $309 anymore, but the regular retail prices haven't gone up any at all. That goes for 7870's and 7950's. The retail prices are still exactly the same. Reason prices went up slightly is because newegg isn't having their blowout sales anymore right now. That Gigabyte Windforce 7950 was originally $360, it had like a $30 instant rebate and a $20 MIR on top of it, which made it $310.
So yeah, prices went up...but they only went up because certain sales ended.