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#1 El_Capitan

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

http://www.hardwarec...nt-count-on-it/

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:25 PM

+1 welp hopefully they do slash prices in the next couple weeks, those HD7870's are really a steal if under $300.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

OK AMD, then I will just go buy a GTX680 because its cheaper and faster then the 7970. Wow AMD can you get any dumber. :mfp:

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

It's not dumb, it is actually a pretty smart move. Most geeks for being so intelligent are stupid when it comes to buying hardware and have a bad case of impulse buying. That means while the GTX 680 stocks are low the 7900 could fill the void of "I need a new card now", many geeks suffer.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

Don't forget too that in Europe, the 680 GTX is as expensive as the 7970, the 7850 is less expensive than the GTX 560 with 448 cores and the 7870 is a bit more expensive than the GTX 570. At least, they're like this around here.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

AMD can't afford to lower the prices even if they wanted too. They are so broke they need every dollar they can.

I expect it to see like this for another month or two and you should see AMD start moving a little downwards as more cards come out from NVIDIA.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

Presently, supply & demand of GTX680s have a big difference in between them. So, why should AMD decrease the price of their flagship 7970?
I think no decrease in price will happen withing next one month.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

AMD can't afford to lower the prices even if they wanted too. They are so broke they need every dollar they can.


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Thanks to their failure with the whole FX series processors.

Edited by d6bmg, 31 March 2012 - 08:08 AM.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:11 AM

I'm hoping price doesn't decrease for a long while, keeps the value of my HD 7970's higher than it should be. :P

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:21 AM

I'm hoping price doesn't decrease for a long while, keeps the value of my HD 7970's higher than it should be. :P


Now I think Nyt will start crying. :P

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:29 AM

Believe it or not but there are still some people who believes that the most expensive ones gives the best performance. :lol:
They can't do anything without first lowering the lower range cards and since AMD still hold's the throne for $350 range with the 78x0 (which most people could afford), it'd be stupid for them to lower the price.
I'm just glad that AMD could still provide competition. It'd be a shame if they leave the GPU market too..

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

AMD just needs to step up their game. They have been slacking lately. Lower the price and stick with the "close to performance, but at a vastly cheaper price" motto that they used to have. Used to be a big AMD fan but their ingenuity is terrible today.

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