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#1 vandreadstriker

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:53 AM

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Effective immediately, Radeon HD 7970 pricing has been slashed from $549 to $470, while the MSRP for the Radeon HD 7950 falls from $449 to $399.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

About time.

From what I am hearing through contacts the green team is out selling AMD 3 to 1.

Good move for AMD, now if they could only fix their driver issues :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

Good move for AMD, now if they could only fix their driver issues :rolleyes:

I have been with AMD since the X800, and would have definitely considered myself an AMD fanboy over the past 7 years. But, this is really the single biggest reason I switched over :whistling:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

Now if only the prices for the 78x0 series would drop as well. With the 7950 so close to the 7870 there isn't much reason to get the later over the former right now.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

From what I am hearing through contacts the green team is out selling AMD 3 to 1.


well, I dont think those numbers are necessarily their high end products since pretty much every retailer is still out of stock on the 680
and I dont think the demand for 500$ video cards necessarily out strips demand of all the lower tiers
nvidia fan boys have been around a long time, I wouldn't read into it too much

anyway, i still want my 7870
prices did drop 10 or 20$ but not the msrp yet
besides, I need to wait for AMD drivers to stabilize a month or two
I want the XFX 7870 and they are giving away two free games with it but I dont really want another version of dirt

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:36 PM

I have been with AMD since the X800, and would have definitely considered myself an AMD fanboy over the past 7 years. But, this is really the single biggest reason I switched over :whistling:


yep, i have had their 5770, 6970, another 6970, another 6970, and now two 7770s, and my crashing problem with the 7770s is still as bad as ever.

and the store wont let me return the cards as the hardware itself is fine, its the driver that is the issue, so i am stuck with them until i get some 680s/7970s/685s

on that topic, with 2-3 cards, underwater, overclocked and in eyefinity/surround, what wins at high resolutions and maxed aa/af/settings?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:42 PM

on that topic, with 2-3 cards, underwater, overclocked and in eyefinity/surround, what wins at high resolutions and maxed aa/af/settings?

You'll find out soon enough on my blog. ;)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:46 PM

You'll find out soon enough on my blog. ;)


sounds great, now that the 7970s are cheaper too it is yet another thing to consider

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:41 AM

Driver reliability has nothing to do with single card systems. Only in SLI or CrossfireX does it set them apart.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:44 AM

Any idea why Newegg and others haven't lower 'em yet? :rtfm:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:46 AM

The only driver issues I have ever had with ATI was when I got my 4850, and that was only when hooking it up to my HDTV. I have no issues with a 6310 now, even running on Linux!

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