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have a 15% off code for EVGA which i would use to get a 780 Classified for $595. code expires on Oct. 10th. that's my dilemma.
Man, I'd jump on that. If you don't want it, let me have it! biggrin.gif
    
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this launch by AMD is wonky. i'm ready to pull the trigger on a 780 but AMD's lack of info on the R9 cards has me hesitant. i suppose their launch strategy is working exactly as intended on me.

AMD's whole strategy has been shady imho, the rebrands are more expensive than the cards they replace. Awful launch so far. If you go with the 780 you know you're getting awesome performance, Physx, exclusive features for a whole bunch of upcoming games, including Watch Dogs and Witcher 3. Get the 780 and then wait for a real new generation to appear on 20nm, this Nvidia / AMD gen has been the worst from both camps in a long time..
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have a 15% off code for EVGA which i would use to get a 780 Classified for $595. code expires on Oct. 10th. that's my dilemma.

i am saying there might be reasons for this sudden 15% discount before R9 290X launches. smile.gif it looks like Nvidia is going to anyway cut prices on GTX 770 and GTX 780 cards sometime this month after Oct 15th.
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i am saying there might be reasons for this sudden 15% discount before R9 290X launches. smile.gif it looks like Nvidia is going to anyway cut prices on GTX 770 and GTX 780 cards sometime this month after Oct 15th.

The bad thing is this is the kinda talk you always hear around an amd launch... Oh hey the competition is giving coupons so those slides showing xxxxxxxxx to blow the latest Intel/nvidia out of the water must be accurate.

But then they release their highly pre ordered tight lipped product and it kinda flops, usually in more ways than one. I really want this card to succeed so don't get me wrong, it's just I've seen amd release their processors and cards a bunch of times and they don't always measure up to the hype (even more so on the cpu side of course, but the price premiums for nvidia are usually worth not having all the extra little bugs...

Which kinda brings it to the point of price. AMD really needs to bring their price/performance home with this lineup and their not doing it so far with their 2 yr old rebanded lineup that also costs more. Who knows, maybe the 290x will be the exception as opposed to the rule, but if not amd is just digging a hole and with nvidia rightly lowering their product prices near the time of a competitors new lineup (as they should do no matter the other teams performance) it may just bury Amd a little deeper.


As to the guy with the coupon, I'd use it and pick the lowest possible shipping speed/leave a note saying not to drop it off if your not home... that will hold you out till the 15th to see what the competition is bringing and if amd brings it to the table you can reject the package and not be out any return shipping fees/get all your cash back... If amd flops though you'll have a nice shiny new card you can pick up at the local PO/UPS and at a great price.
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i am saying there might be reasons for this sudden 15% discount before R9 290X launches. smile.gif it looks like Nvidia is going to anyway cut prices on GTX 770 and GTX 780 cards sometime this month after Oct 15th.

yeah i've considered this. i wouldn't blame EVGA for trying to move stock if price cuts are coming. or it could just be coincidental timing.
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As to the guy with the coupon, I'd use it and pick the lowest possible shipping speed/leave a note saying not to drop it off if your not home... that will hold you out till the 15th to see what the competition is bringing and if amd brings it to the table you can reject the package and not be out any return shipping fees/get all your cash back... If amd flops though you'll have a nice shiny new card you can pick up at the local PO/UPS and at a great price.

i appreciate the suggestion. if no concrete info is released on the R9 cards by thursday night i'll pull the trigger on the 780 classified and leave it in a corner unopened until NDA lifts. i'll pay return shipping if i decide to send it back. the parcel carriers deserve to get paid, fuel and time aren't free.
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Moving on to retail matters, buyers of the 200 series will want to pay attention to the fact that the 200 series is not currently part of Never Settle Forever. AMD’s video game bundle program is not being extended to the 200 series at this time, so on top of the price cuts for the 7000 series they will also have an active game bundle while the 200 series does not. AMD for their part isn’t saying anything concrete about the future, but they are strongly hinting that this is temporary, and that the 200 series will be added later after the 7000 series is cleared out in order to give buyers an extra incentive to pick up a 7000 series card first. Given AMD’s situation it makes a lot of sense, but it means we’re in a weird position where in the first time for over a year it’s NVIDIA that has the better bundle, with their current Batman: Arkham Origins bundle.

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looks like the 200 series cards will not be part of the Never Settle promotion. bummer. wonder if this effects the 290X and 290 seeing as they are part of the 200 series.
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