folks have rose tinted glasses when it comes to AMD pricing, and like to pretend the 7970 only got released one or two times, and that AMD basically gave it away, along with health care & college.
I always come to the conclusion that those folks simply had the card purchased for them by someone. Possibly as a birthday or holiday present. idk... OR purchased the card they have during one of the 13435463245 refreshes.
R.I.P. Zawarudo, may you OC angels' wings in heaven.
$400usd for a flagship? I can't remember the last time (if ever) I paid that little for a flagship. Maybe the 9800gtx but that was just a refresh.
Originally Posted by skupples
i think I paid near $600 for my 480. Maybe more? IdK... I had been gimping along el-cheepo AMD solutions, & stolen parts from school until that.
can't throw any shade at the AMD 6570 though. That little single slot card is a beast. I still use it to this day as my troubleshooter, as it's solid as a rock and will boot from xp to win10 without the power plugged in, every time.
GTX 580 and then GTX 680 launched at $499.
THe 680 being a true flagship is surely debatable, but it was the top card in its day.