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Anyone else think HD 6990 is too Expensive?

Poll Results: Anyone else think HD 6990 is too Expensive?

 
  • 40% (91)
    Yes! I'd rather get HD 6950 CF
  • 33% (75)
    No! You pay a premium for Dual-GPU cards
  • 26% (61)
    Don't Care! I'm waiting for GTX 590
227 Total Votes  
post #1 of 148
Thread Starter 
As you all know, the HD 6990 was released today.

Unfortunately, it seems that AMD's is walking in nVidia's price-hiking footsteps.

The outrageously-priced GTX 580 now has competition - HD 6990.

These are your current GPU upgrade options:

GTX 460 - 150$
GTX 480 - 300$
GTX 580 - 500$

HD 6950 - 250$
HD 6950 CF - 500$
HD 6970 - 350$
HD 6970 CF - 700$
HD 5970 - 600$
HD 6990 - 700$

What are your thoughts?
Edited by Track - 3/8/11 at 11:56am
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Maybe, I was looking forward to 600, 650 tops.
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They are priced for hardcore pc users & rich people.
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They are priced for hardcore pc users & rich people.
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It's about price/performance.
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post #5 of 148
I think it's a little overpriced, considering the reviews haven't been that favorable. Let's see what Nvidia does when it releases the GTX 590. If it does how I think it will do, the 6990 will take a price drop very quickly
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
It's about price/performance.
You pretty much answered your own question. Right now the 6990 is the fastest and most powerful GPU on the market, we'll see what Nvidia has to offer with their card. The price is obviously outrageous, but it could be a lot worse.
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Waiting for GTX 590
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Waiting for GTX 590
when is the release?
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yeah i have the 6950 CF (unlocked)..... what a DEAL !!!!

If you look at the benchies, 6990 gets less FPS in most games than 6970 CF....

Interesting, now all i need is a case full of cocaine and a couple of hookers to complete my training - Charlie Sheeeeeeen - WE LOVE Joooooooooooooo !!!
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when is the release?
when the gates of hell open, the fiery brimstone will be put to shame... eh sometime by the end of the month.
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