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AAA games are in a bit higher demand then f2p coins I'd say. And considering we are buying graphics cards, actually getting full blown games is a bit nicer I think.

But if you want your tanks to glow neon green and have 22" rims on them, then obviously the amd bundle isn't for you.

I think it's more than fair when I can physically go and sell the game codes for $30. In real life. Right now. Like, in literally 5 minutes.

And if you play the game, and you were planning on buying it anyway, then yes, or course you are saving the price of that game. That's not fuzzy math, that's just math.

You just moved the goalposts. In your first analysis you deducted the full $60 MSRP of Bioshock from the card's price by saying that it's a savings if you play the game. And now you trot out selling the game codes at half price? Nice try, but you can't have it both ways.
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AAA games are in a bit higher demand then f2p coins I'd say. And considering we are buying graphics cards, actually getting full blown games is a bit nicer I think.

But if you want your tanks to glow neon green and have 22" rims on them, then obviously the amd bundle isn't for you.

I think it's more than fair when I can physically go and sell the game codes for $30. In real life. Right now. Like, in literally 5 minutes.

And if you play the game, and you were planning on buying it anyway, then yes, or course you are saving the price of that game. That's not fuzzy math, that's just math.

I could sell a 75$ code for 60 bucks (more than bioshock tongue.gif) - still end up paying less for my card, and have better performance

a 7790 looked like it'd be a great card. it really did. I posted the review thread about it. However, having the 650 Ti reviews today....it just so happens to be that a 7790 isn't worth it anymore.
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Well that's good if it stays that way.My point was the reviews where comparing it to the 7790 and they are not the same price bracket.

As I understand it, the 2GB version of the 7790 will be almost equivalent in price to the 2GB version of the 650 Ti Boost. To quote Legit Reviews:

"Both Sapphire and Gigabyte will be releasing 2GB versions of the Radeon HD 7790 in late April and expect them to retail for $20 more. That puts the upcoming Gigabyte GV-R7790-2GB at $169..."
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You just moved the goalposts. In your first analysis you deducted the full $60 MSRP of Bioshock from the card's price by saying that it's a savings if you play the game. And now you trot out selling the game codes at half price? Nice try, but you can't have it both ways.

Why don't you look at my math again. I can sell the code for $30, I can buy the game for $60. $30 codes arnt just floating around because guess what? People play the game! And that is just more reason of how easy it would be to sell it for $30.

Read my math before you keep commenting on it. Even if you could get BioShock for $45, that would mean the 7790 is $105, still a better value, or 2 for $225 ($55 more than 1 650ti boost)
     
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great move by nvidia, this will force AMD to cut prices across the board in their 7850 and lower cards if they want to remain competitive. This throws a real wrench in AMDs transparent plans to increase the prices of their 78xx boards a bit (since they were so much cheaper then their nvidia competition)... now they'll have to cut prices on their 7850, 7790, 7770 and 7750. as this hits them across 4 cards. brilliant move by nvidia.

and the best part is, this is a move that only helps the consumer in the end. because even if amd doesn't respond with price cuts, the consumer will get a great deal on the 650ti Boost.
 
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I could sell a 75$ code for 60 bucks (more than bioshock tongue.gif) - still end up paying less for my card, and have better performance

a 7790 looked like it'd be a great card. it really did. I posted the review thread about it. However, having the 650 Ti reviews today....it just so happens to be that a 7790 isn't worth it anymore.

$60? More like $20...and no one is buying them because there are TONS for sale on the bay.
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I dunno if AMD can afford the the run to the bottom
 
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A good thing, but it took them forever to attempt matching AMD's GPU price/performance.

Why on earth would you lower prices if the product is selling well? To make less profit from the sale?

Let's get something straight. Neither Nvidia or AMD care about price/performance.

They are both in the game to make money. If AMD could get Nvidia prices then they would.

Why do you think the 7970 was $550 and the 7950 was $450 at launch?

Because they knew they could get that price.
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Why don't you look at my math again. I can sell the code for $30, I can buy the game for $60. $30 codes arnt just floating around because guess what? People play the game! And that is just more reason of how easy it would be to sell it for $30.

Read my math before you keep commenting on it. Even if you could get BioShock for $45, that would mean the 7790 is $105, still a better value, or 2 for $225 ($55 more than 1 650ti boost)

so let's use your math. a 650 Ti Boost for 170 (which is already a better card than a 7790)
You get a $75 coupon with it. Let's say you sell that for $60 You're then left with a 650 Ti for $110

Buy another one, sell the same coupon again, then you're left with 2 650 Ti's for $220 and much better performance.

stop comparing a 7790 to a 650 ti. A 7790 will require you to lower visuals, or experience significantly lower fps






Going SLI 650 Ti only doubles the benefit over a 7790....

now let's say you do save some money by going with a 7790, and you're so comfortable that you're going to have 2. Well that leads me to assume that you're buying two for a longer term investment. So 2 years down the road when the 7790's just fall out of reach for playability, the 650 Ti will still grant you those extra frames per second that you'd need
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so let's use your math. a 650 Ti Boost for 170 (which is already a better card than a 7790)
You get a $75 coupon with it. Let's say you sell that for $60 You're then left with a 650 Ti for $110

Buy another one, sell the same coupon again, then you're left with 2 650 Ti's for $220 and much better performance.

stop comparing a 7790 to a 650 ti. A 7790 will require you to lower visuals, or experience significantly lower fps

Don't get me wrong, I understand that the 650ti boost is a better performer than the 7790, and my posts are telling of that.

But that is why I brought up the 7850 before. You get 2 AAA games with the 78xx series (BioShock and tomb raider/crisis 3). So for $200 (was $180 for 1gb but is being phased out) you get the card plus two games that again, can sell very easily for $30 a pop. Or you enjoy the games and not pay retail ($45 and up for tomb raider, $55-60 for crysis 3/BioShock).
     
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