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  • 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
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post #11 of 148
Well the average one looks like around $730, and the average GTX 580 (previous fastest single GPU) goes for around $500. So that is a 46% increase in price but if it isn't a 46% increase in performance then it really isn't worth buying over a 580.

Also the average 6970 is $360 so x2 would be $720 which is roughly equal... which seems stupid to me. I would think at least they make the 2 6970's cheaper because they require more space, cause more heat probably, and leave no room to expand to another GPU so with all the disadvantages it should be much cheaper than going with the single GPU.

Although if this pricing holds up for Nvidia as well I guess we can expect to see the 590 at $1000? If so that would just be nuts.
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when is the release?
When Nvidia work out how to integrate a nuclear power supply into the card to power it
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hahaha ! Okay, so did anyone else see what happened at chernobyl ???????????
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My wife is going to have to step her pole dancing into high gear if we are going to be able to afford this.
    
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post #15 of 148
The card is being sold higher then the recommend price, That is not AMD's fault...

And it's no more expensive then the 5970, GTX 295 and other cards were at launch.

May I also remind you at the price the 8800 Ultra was?

No one forces anyone to buy the cards so stop complaining about the price.
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It's not expensive enough, I still got money for lunch!
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whos complaining, were just thinking of stuff you will need to sell to get one :>
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post #18 of 148
It was just launched, the price will drop, especially when the gtx590 is launched.
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post #19 of 148
Not at all. You pay around 1000$ for 3 GPUs (6990+6970) and it will rape Nvidia GTX 580 SLI for the same price.

So it's not overpriced. Nvidia 580 are overpriced.

I paid more for my 8800 Ultra when it came out then I paid today for my 6990. People have short-term memory problems...
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post #20 of 148
Cards like the 6990 aren't designed to provide the best price/performance - If you want that get a GTX 460 or 6850.
    
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