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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 #121 of 148
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
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.
Or you could take a quick look at the $3800 Quadros and $2860 FirePros - now, those are expensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133347

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195102
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Originally Posted by Track View Post
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?
Your poll leaves out the 6970's Crossfired... which will run circles around this overpriced furnace they call the 6990.
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post #123 of 148
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Originally Posted by Levesque View Post
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...
well said maaan...didn't thought abut that 1 6990 and 1 6970 for 1K would rape 580SLI which is also 1k...HMMMMM

so not a bad deal afterall.
     
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post #124 of 148
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well said maaan...didn't thought abut that 1 6990 and 1 6970 for 1K would rape 580SLI which is also 1k...HMMMMM

so not a bad deal afterall.
Hmm, so would three 6950s which are 250 after rebate, and at 750, you can take the woman out to dinner and do some e-raping to boot.
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The reviews are reminiscent of the GTX480 reviews if you ask me. Great performance at some hefty penalties.
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post #126 of 148
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Looks like most people think it's too expensive.

I'll have to start another poll come GTX 590
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post #127 of 148
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Looks like most people think it's too expensive.

I'll have to start another poll come GTX 590
Of course people are going to think it's too expensive. Marginal buyers are always gonna think cards like this are too expensive.
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post #128 of 148
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Of course people are going to think it's too expensive. Marginal buyers are always gonna think cards like this are too expensive.


Why does EVERYONE miss my point?

My point: If you can unlock an HD 6950, HD 6990 is too expensive.
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post #129 of 148
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They are priced for hardcore pc users & rich people.
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I agree they arent priced reasonably for users like myself who dont have alot of money. Id like to get one but I cant justify that price at all so im stuck with a 6950
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post #130 of 148
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My point: If you can unlock an HD 6950, HD 6990 is too expensive.
Since when was unlocking anything (Be it GPU, CPU, or otherwise) wholly reliable?

Why work when you can win the lottery?
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