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10 to 20 percent


Good news if you are planning a GPU upgrade. According to PC Perspective, AMD are planning to slash cut of several Radeon HD 7000 boards next week and some of the cuts are substantial.

In the low end and mid-range markets, the HD 7750 will drop to $95, while the HD 7850 and HD 7870 will have their prices slashed to $200 and $240 respectively. The HD 7950 will go for $290, while the boost edition will set you back $10 more.

Flagship HD 7970 are also getting a haircut and the plain HD 7970 should go for $410, while GHz Edition cards should sell for $430. The cut is expected to go into effect next week, so nothing is official yet and a grain of salt is advised.

Source

LOL I JUST GOT A XFX7950BE 1WEEK AGO
post #2 of 30
Different source, but still a repost

http://www.overclock.net/t/1304996/softpedia-amd-slashes-prices-on-its-radeon-hd-7000-series-video-cards

Some of the cards already started dropping.
Edited by Xylene - 9/15/12 at 5:23am
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this generation was vastly overpriced to begin with. guess i'll be waiting till 8000 series...
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Isn't it funny, they still couldn't phase out 6850s. My god, it's been almost 2 years. You can still buy it first hand. Did they overproduced or maybe AMD sales are really bad. I had 4850 and skipped 5000 series and it was well worth to get a 6850. So I'll probably skip 7000 series too, bad pricing also killed the appeal.
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Isn't it funny, they still couldn't phase out 6850s. My god, it's been almost 2 years. You can still buy it first hand. Did they overproduced or maybe AMD sales are really bad. I had 4850 and skipped 5000 series and it was well worth to get a 6850. So I'll probably skip 7000 series too, bad pricing also killed the appeal.

There was a shortage with the 5000 series so i think they over compensated with the 6000 series just to be safe
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There was a shortage with the 5000 series so i think they over compensated with the 6000 series just to be safe

I am not sure this could be it either though, half way through the life of the 6xxx series there was OEM 5870/5850s selling everywhere for cheap. Of course this is when BC was getting popular and everyone was buying them up.

On topic, price cuts are good for everyone thumb.gif
 
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will NVIDIA follow suite? one can hope right?
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I am not sure this could be it either though, half way through the life of the 6xxx series there was OEM 5870/5850s selling everywhere for cheap. Of course this is when BC was getting popular and everyone was buying them up.
On topic, price cuts are good for everyone thumb.gif

there was an insane 40nm chip shortage it hurt the 5000 series and nvidia's 400 series immensely so i think amd stocked up on 6000 series chips incase this happened again

here are a few stories

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/web-business/pitiful-tsmc-40nm-chip-yeilds-continue-2010/

http://news.softpedia.com/news/TSMC-40nm-Yields-Only-at-50-NVIDIA-and-ATI-Shotage-Lastst-through-2010-Q1-128821.shtml

http://www.techspot.com/news/37212-tsmc-40nm-shortage-might-last-until-2q-2010.html
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I knew something was up. No card should be available for over 2+ years. 8000 series cards are expected around Q2 2013 !
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actually right now price are right... i got my XFX7950BE for 340dollars, when the come out there where like $500dollars
and they still going down... if u can skip the 7000series because your actual hardware let you do, do it... but dont say
7000series are overpriced?? that makes no sense to me.
Edited by EliteReplay - 9/15/12 at 7:56am
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