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While it's good news.... would they have sold so well without the bundles? I doubt it frown.gif

Huh?

that's precisely the entire point of the article and this discussion.
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post #42 of 107
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While it's good news.... would they have sold so well without the bundles? I doubt it frown.gif

AMD and nvidia dont have the same marketing.Nvidia is way more popular.Maybe this will change with the new consoles but its true the bundles help them a lot.
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If somebody buy an AMD card and dont really want to play those bundled games, he can easily sell the promo code, effectivly reducing the cost of the gfx card ^^
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That's the point. People are more likely to switch due to the bundle, but are more likely to stay with AMD next round because of their pleasant experience with the product.

That's precisely what happened with me. I was ready to upgrade and after doing a ton of research I went with AMD. The original Never Settle promo helped me make that decision. Obviously reviews, benchmarks, and the price to performance ratio also helped but it always helps to have something that gives you that extra nudge.

Now having switched and enjoyed my move to AMD I'm much more likely to go AMD next time.

Sounds a lot like me. My first few cards were Nvidia. Seriously.. it was so bad whenever I shopped for new parts I would filter "Nvidia only". I tried the HD3870 and had an overall pleasant experience (drivers were starting to stabilize by that point). My HD6970 my be the best computer purchase I've ever made.
    
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It helped my decision to try out my first AMD card, a 7970. I switched from nVidia after owning a 470, 560ti, 580, and a 680. I'm glad I made the switch I really enjoy my card and overclocking the crap out of it.
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Basically i think that's what they are trying to do with this, to get people to try their cards and show them it isn't the driveless hell Nvidia fans make it out to be.

Heck i was part of those people up until i looked at the massive price/performance difference of the HD7970 and GTX680 and decided to give the red team a try. 7970 for $350 was too good to pass up thumb.gifwhat sucks is i bought it one day before their first bundle went live, ONE DAY!

anyways, this card has been good to me, just as much as my 570s were
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I would have bought another 7850 but the price did go up $10-$15 from the last one I bought. So I'll wait until the price drops again. Free games are cool, but I have enough in my library to wait until these are discounted.

Eh, you could always trade the games for something you want or gift the games.
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I'm so tempted to buy a second 7950 to put in crossfire and grab those games. Especially as NCIX have a couple of Powercolor cards for $270.

Price goes up by $100 though as I would need a water block for it, but given I am probably going to buy the games anyway.... essentially a free water block!
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well it is surprising because usually no matter AMD does, people still buy nVidia over them no matter what the cost or opportunity cost.

AMD's rebranding as a gaming powerhouse, kind of like TWIMTBP ("The way It's Meant to Be Played").

TressFX is new too.

If you're a gamer and the only things that matter are games, not using CUDA, then NVIDIA is a waste of money. If you use OpenCL and not CUDA, even more so.

When cards trade blow for blow and AMD has $100+ worth of big name games , you'd best believe most people will choose AMD. The fact is right now AMD trades blows with GPUs higher in cost (GTX 660Ti vs HD 7950 ; GTX 670 vs HD 7970, GTX 660 vs HD 7870, GTX 650Ti vs HD7850, GTX 650 vs HD 7770, GT640 vs HD 7750)

Nvidia's free-to-play gaming credits are weak in comparison, they could have hit back with a price drop of about 15-20% (~$185-195 GTX 660, ~$240-250 GTX 660 Ti ; ~$320-340 GTX 670) but didn't.

It is almost like a replay of the HD4000 series, where the HD 4870 was half the price of the GTX 280 but gave ~80% performance. NVIDIA was unwilling to drop prices then.

The HD 7870XT on sale for $210 / HD 7950 for $240 or so was probably the best deal I've ever seen this gen, period. GTX 670s typically run $280-300 on sale; GTX 660Ti for ~$240 ... with reference coolers.
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Dang, where do you see those prices?
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Bought a HD 7950 for a friend for $260. Could have Sold Crysis 3 and Bioshock 3 for $60. That would have made the cards $200. Thats HD 4850 money back in the day.
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