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Hi All

Ati card prices are dropping rapidly recently, and now you can pick up a MSi 7970 TF3 OC BE gpu for only £240. All other 7970s cost £300, and im looking to play BF3, BF4 at 1440p. Would it be wise of me to buy this gpu? Instead of waiting for 9970/9950 prices?

Seems like a price too good to be passed up.
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Seems like a price too good to be passed up.

While I agree that the price is brutal, there has to be a reason to it.

I bet AMD has something up their sleeves with the 9 series that they want to sell the 7 series out before the 9 series land and they no longer can at a profit.
Edited by Artikbot - 9/6/13 at 11:02am
   
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Depends on your budget - $300 for a 7970 is a pretty good price, and itll probably go even lower once the 9970 is announced in a few weeks. Dollar:Peformance will be good, id speculate that a 7970 will be about 65-70% of a 9970, for half the price.

Then again, If you have more money to spend - then the 9970 becomes more attractive since itll be cheaper than the 780 while most likely beat it by 5-10% (i would think)

Myself - im going to try and sell my Matrix and upgrade ot he 9970, instead of picking up a cheaper 7970 and Crossfiring, if it overclocks well and beats a 7970Ghz by a good 30%.
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i think im just gonna hold off and wait for the 9970, or even hope the 9950 is priced around £250 as itll probably beat the 7970 im guessing?
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i think im just gonna hold off and wait for the 9970, or even hope the 9950 is priced around £250 as itll probably beat the 7970 im guessing?

That's my guess too. Topping 7970 performance for around 250 quid.

In fact more than my guess, it is my wish tongue.gif
   
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I'd still wait for 9xxx to come out - prices won't go up if this lives up to the hype.
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Look at it this way, if the R9-280X doesn't live up to expectations, there's a chance that 7970 prices might stabilize or even increase by a bit. It is all still speculation though.
Edited by Tobiman - 9/14/13 at 2:48pm
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