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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
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post #111 of 148
I thinks its priced right for now, what do people expect when its the best out there right now. Your buying a dual gpu card. This has the power of 2x gtx580 for 300 bucks cheaper. Cmon thats a bargain imo.
    
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not when you can buy 2 x 6950's and unlock them to 6970's and that kicks ass big time... more than 6990
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post #113 of 148
It is almost the exact price of 2x6970 and it actually is 2 full 6970's on one card... so the price is right for those who dont have motherboards with extra slots for xfire (or are used up by sound cards wireless cards ect). Not going to say its a good deal but its not terrible.
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post #114 of 148
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Originally Posted by motoray View Post
It is almost the exact price of 2x6970 and it actually is 2 full 6970's on one card... so the price is right for those who dont have motherboards or extra slots for xfire. Not going to say its a good deal but its not terrible.
I agree... TOTALY :>

however those who have a CF mobo, 6950's unlocked FTW.... you know the deal...
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post #115 of 148
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Originally Posted by ReignsOfPower View Post
My XFX Black Edition 5970 was 1199 in the first month, then it suddenly dropped to 899 when the pricetag everywhere else in the world was stable.

Actually, I bought two of them. One I bought on the first day of release in Australia for 850 then a day later it was 1200. Check PCCG prices once they appear on their website, then check back a month or two later.

Yeah, im not sure really, Australia gets Fcuked with prices, like right now the average price of a 580 is $560-$650AUD which is ridiculous considering the 6990 is $700USD in the states and we can buy one from over there for a little less than $700AUD

Sorry I keep referring to the 580 and 590 because they are what I know, im no good with AMD cards.

In any case I can see the 6990 and 590 on PCCASEGEAR being above $1000
post #116 of 148
Oh and dont forget as new drivers come out the 6990 is just going to get faster + someone is going to launch a ridiculous version in the coming months with like 3 fans and all kinds of crap to fix the heat problem.
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Oh and dont forget as new drivers come out the 6990 is just going to get faster + someone is going to launch a ridiculous version in the coming months with like 3 fans and all kinds of crap to fix the heat problem.
Ridiculous like a 4GB, 5GHz Memory clock version....?

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...s-fastest.html
post #118 of 148
Anybody that answered the third option get your wallets out. The 590 must be $850+ or Nvidia is undercutting themselves (580SLI).
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Overpriced yes. Plus games aren't taking full advantage of PC hardware still so there is no point in getting it. My 5870 can still max any game in 1920x1200.
Im playing COD:BO with every setting maxed out even 8x aa and 60fps constant!
post #120 of 148
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A $700 video card isn't targeted towards "rich people." It's targeted towards enthusiasts with a job or kids with generous parents. $700 isn't out of reach of a minimum wage earning employee if they're willing to spend that much on a video card. Next time you're at McDonalds facing a pimply faced kid, ask yourself if you view him as rich. Most people simply aren't willing to drop $700 on a video card, but it isn't because their credit cards are maxed out or their bank account is empty. These cards are only manufactured to grab the performance crown from the competition, so they can be the talk of the geek world and receive free name recognition. They do nothing monetarily for the company at all.
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