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[TcMagazine]AMD counteracts GeForce GTX 560 Ti with price cuts and 1GB Radeon HD 6950

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The promising performance numbers leaked to date suggest the GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be a very solid release and that has 'convinced' AMD to make adjustments to its mid-range and upper mid-range line-up. To be more specific, a stock Radeon HD 6870, which launched with a recommended price tag of $239, is going down to $219, while the new Radeon HD 6950 with 1GB of on-board memory (which should be the direct competitor for Nvidia's GTX 560) enters the market at $260.
The 2GB Radeon HD 6950 also got a little cheaper and will be found at $269 to $289, depending on frequencies. Upon launch, the HD 6950 was $299.
http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/h...radeon-hd-6950

If you were looking to get an upper range gpu now is the time. With the release of the new cards AMD or Nvidia you can't go wrong.
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Will nVidia respond to this by cutting the 560s price?
I hope so but.. unlikely.
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Yay price drops.
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I haven't seen any of the price drops from the e-tailers. How long will it take for TD/NE to update their prices?
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2GB HD6950 seems like a great buy at $270. I'm done with AMD after my 4870X2, though; their drivers are just plain awful.
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2GB HD6950 seems like a great buy at $270. I'm done with AMD after my 4870X2, though; their drivers are just plain awful.
spoilers: theyre not.
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2GB HD6950 seems like a great buy at $270. I'm done with AMD after my 4870X2, though; their drivers are just plain awful.
I'm in the same situation, I wanted to upgrade to a pair of 6950 but waited for the GTX 560, after the nightmare that have been the drivers since 10.4 with my 4870x2 I really didn't want to stay with ATI, at least for the time being.
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No 6850 price drop?
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The competition is finally kicking up.

This is very good, though the new "performance king" IMO is the HD68xx cards for being the most well rounded GPU's on the market right now.
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2GB HD6950 seems like a great buy at $270. I'm done with AMD after my 4870X2, though; their drivers are just plain awful.
eh, theyre only awful for non new cards and crossfire.
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