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Why was the 7970 $550, when the 6970 it replaced was $350?

Because 3GB 580s were going for $600 and got crushed.
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Why was the 7990 $1000 - $1100 at launch, when 2 7970's were $800?

Because 690s and Titans were going for $1000-$1100 and got beat/crushed respectively. Plus the added convenience of a single card (over dual 7970s), plus binning, plus R&D..
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Why was the 7970 $550, when the 6970 it replaced was $350?

Why was the 7990 $1000 - $1100 at launch, when 2 7970's were $800?

gtx580 $500
post #183 of 1055
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Maybe because its sibling, HD7870, bested HD6970 handily?

That's laughable.

The 6970 was cheaper because at it's launch, the 580 walked all over it.

The 7970 was faster than the 580 and had the higher price to justify it.
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8+6 pin power. Not sure if that's a good thing or not. thinking.gif
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8+6 pin power. Not sure if that's a good thing or not. thinking.gif

Virtually all high-end reference designs have 8+6 these days; what were you expecting
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That's laughable.

The 6970 was cheaper because at it's launch, the 580 walked all over it.

The 7970 was faster than the 580 and had the higher price to justify it.
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Virtually all high-end reference designs have 8+6 these days; what were you expecting

It wouldn't have surprised me to see 8+8, but undoubtedly many custom cards will feature that.
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Why does everyone think it'll be priced at 500 dollars? Why would you release a brand new card that comes close to Nvidia's 780 that's priced at 649.99 and price it at 500? To appease amd fans? lachen.gif If it's close to the 780 it will be 600 dollars. If it's not close to the 780 it'll be priced lower.

I can hear amd fans already complaining about the price when its finally released

That was just a rough estimate on market segment on my part,not actual msr. Was not the focus of my post.Does $600 sound better to you?
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That's laughable.

The 6970 was cheaper because at it's launch, the 580 walked all over it.

The 7970 was faster than the 580 and had the higher price to justify it.

Someone gets it.
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So much speculation.

I'm sure AMD will price those R2D2s and R2D1s appropriately, or else people are either going to buy the 7000 series or Nvidia instead.

If R2D2 i priced around 500-600 at launch, it better beat a 780 or people will just grab a pair of 7950 or Gtx 760 instead (or GTX 780?)

Edit: So disappointed how the new naming scheme is not catching on frown.gifsad-smiley-002.gif
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