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Our well informed sources are telling us that Fiji is not going to be the cheapest chip on the market.

The Fiji XT card should be performing well but the original plan to introduce the card at $799 is not happening, our sources tell us. Such a price had a logic -- the Fiji XT card is faster than Geforce GTX 980 that sells between $550 to $600 and Fiji XT performance is closer to the $999 priced Geforce Titan X. Most Titan cards including a few from Asus and EVGA start at $1049, even more than the suggested retail price of $999. This means $849 is a reasonable price for what you get. .

If you look at all the facts, it turns out that Fiji might be reasonably priced when compared with Titan X, but Nvidia will launch Geforce GTX 980 TI close to the Fiji launch, just to mess with AMD's plan and put some pressure on the company.

We hear Fiji XT will win some and lose some benchmarks to Titan.

It looks like the 4GB card will be the first into the shops. The 8GB card has two GPUs and it won't launch at the same time. The Fiji XT 4GB will launch by middle of June, around E3.

http://www.fudzilla.com/news/graphics/37790-amd-fiji-aims-at-849-retail-price
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Meh... Can't even be bothered with rumors anymore.
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FUD !!!! .. ok then the price is 699$ smile.gif
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Ugh..I was hoping for another 290x style pricing, where it beat the Titan but was still priced reasonably, i'm someone who won't spend over $1,200 for a pair of GPU's, so I was really hoping these were beasts AND would be priced@$599 or less, guess it was just wishful thinking though sad-smiley-002.gif
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Lol,fud still trying to pawn off that dual GPU 8GB farce...don't even click that link. doh.gif
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Just a few years ago an AMD flagship cost $379. Now it's $849 rolleyes.gif

An Nvidia flagship cost $499. Now it's $999.

It's time to nail both with a class-action.
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Well don't know how legitimate this is, but I wouldn't pay 849$ for a card with 4GB that is even better than a Titan X. Well truth be told I wouldn't even pay 849$ for a Titan X.

HBM or not. If I don't get any value from the new ram (increased peformance in gaming) then I don't care how expensive it is for AMD.

Honestly I want to see increased performance for the same money as time goes by. What do I have from a card that cost 3 times as much as 290X but doesn't even perform twice as good ? headscratch.gif

I really don't get the increase of GPU prices. We are still on 28nm and I want more performance for 500$ - 600$ depending on the design or no buy. frown.gif
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These prices are getting out of hand. I feel like overall PC component pricing has gotten better, while GPU pricing is going through the roof. It used to cost $800 to build a good system and $200 for a worthy GPU, now you can get a solid system for $500-600 and you need at LEAST a $400 GPU.
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The PS4 is obviously calling as it makes no sense to pay out so much for a card to get console ports smile.gif.
 
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putting the price at Titan X as reference is the most retarded approach.
looking by raw performance/$ perspective everyone knows Titan X is close to being the least cost efficient card on the market.
going by this trend, a card who's between GTX970 and GTX980 in performance, 2nd to Fiji XT, would end up being priced at $600, unless they can justify a $400 price gap.
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