AMD quietly drops Radeon HD 7990 price to $700

By on August 8, 2013, 10:15 AM

It appears AMD has quitely dropped the price of their high-end Radeon HD 7990 graphics card to $700, cutting $300 off the $999 launch price. While this is still out of the price range of many gamers, the dual-GPU card becomes a much better deal up against offerings from Nvidia.

As discovered by The Tech Report, the AMD Radeon HD 7990 is selling for as low as $700 on Newegg; XFX's model is currently $699 after a $30 mail-in rebate. Other vendors are selling their cards for $730-$780, listing "special savings" as a "limited offer". The price cuts aren't just at Newegg. On Amazon some 7990s have also received the discount and are selling for as low as $730, although some cards remain at their original $999 price.

When put up against Nvidia's dual-GPU offering, the GTX 690, the AMD Radeon HD 7990 has the same or better performance in games but now has a significant advantage in price. The GTX 690 is selling for $999 as is its single-GPU brother, the GTX Titan, meaning you can grab the 7990 for up to $300 less.

To sweeten the deal, the AMD Radeon HD 7990 also comes with eight free games as part of the company's 'Never Settle' promotion: BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, and Tomb Raider. After factoring in all the free games and the slashed price, the 7990 is an excellent buy if you're in the market for a powerful dual-GPU graphics card.




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MilwaukeeMike said:

I wonder if they're trying to clear out the inventory before releasing a new card. Perhaps we'll see a new $999 AMD card in the next couple months.

wastedkill said:

I wonder if they're trying to clear out the inventory before releasing a new card. Perhaps we'll see a new $999 AMD card in the next couple months.

Hope so I am waiting on a 8990 lol

Puiu Puiu said:

New driver, new price and tons of free games. AMD sure is working hard this summer.

I smell new cards by the end of the year. They are launching them because of the free publicity they will get around the time the new gen consoles will start selling. What we know for sure is that the new gen APU's will launch this year with a pretty big increase in GPU performance.

BlueDrake said:

I wonder if they're trying to clear out the inventory before releasing a new card. Perhaps we'll see a new $999 AMD card in the next couple months.

That's possibly the case. Also it's easier to slash a price, and make back profits while slotting yourself in a lower budget bracket. Clearly the 7990 is a great card I'm sure, but it's possibly having issues competing on that pricing bracket. I obviously don't know how the 7990 compares to the other cards.

Guess I've always favored one over the other, with the few cards I ever purchased. Hoping it's new price point, will bring in more buyers. But if they are looking to slot in a new card to that bracket, I'm wondering what it would be and how it would compare.

Fbarnett Fbarnett said:

More like nobody has any money to buy this stuff

1 person liked this | RH00D RH00D said:

More like nobody has any money to buy this stuff

People certainly do. Because if $1000 GPUs didn't sell, AMD and Nvidia wouldn't be selling them at all.

I recently picked up a GTX 770 for $500 after tax and shipping. I could have saved up a bit longer for a $1000 card but I just didn't want to put that much into the GPU because the 770 can fulfill my needs satisfactorily, so I didn't really see the purpose.

It's not really a matter of being rich either, I'm certainly not rich, I work minimum wage in Canada and pay all my own bills. You just have to know good money management practices and have patience to save up.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

This is what happens when a company runs short of money, brains and balls. They haven't created anything new since HD 7x series and went for re-branding it as HD 8x line, thinking the sheep will swallow it as it is.

That sheep approach backfired at them, as NVidia 7x products kicked AMD off the premium product segment. The sales on every top product dropped, as most of enthusiasts opted for a product from NVidia, myself included.

As the new disastrous sale figures started pouring in, the only way AMD could try to revive it is by a move like this. It is an act of desperation by AMD, one of so many. The last big one when they realized they were no longer in competition with Intel for top processors and had to drop prices accordingly, been there ever since.

Their HD 8x line is done for, has been for 3 month now in fact. And as someone mentioned 8990 for an update - please, this joke is just so dumb, as anyone who thinks that 8990 can make any difference.

AMD may have a fighting chance again when they ready HD 9x product series, but from what I hear, it is still miles away.

Congrats, AMD, another step down the drain. How come you are still alive? Oh yeah, I remember now - the PS4 and XBox deals, nice last straw grasp...

Guest said:

I would bet on AMD clearing inventory, but to be honest AMD hasn't had any problem beating nvidia in the price vs. performance area for a while.

GhostRyder GhostRyder said:

This is what happens when a company runs short of money, brains and balls. They haven't created anything new since HD 7x series and went for re-branding it as HD 8x line, thinking the sheep will swallow it as it is.

That sheep approach backfired at them, as NVidia 7x products kicked AMD off the premium product segment. The sales on every top product dropped, as most of enthusiasts opted for a product from NVidia, myself included.

As the new disastrous sale figures started pouring in, the only way AMD could try to revive it is by a move like this. It is an act of desperation by AMD, one of so many. The last big one when they realized they were no longer in competition with Intel for top processors and had to drop prices accordingly, been there ever since.

Their HD 8x line is done for, has been for 3 month now in fact. And as someone mentioned 8990 for an update - please, this joke is just so dumb, as anyone who thinks that 8990 can make any difference.

AMD may have a fighting chance again when they ready HD 9x product series, but from what I hear, it is still miles away.

Congrats, AMD, another step down the drain. How come you are still alive? Oh yeah, I remember now - the PS4 and XBox deals, nice last straw grasp...

Wow dude, that is not true on any ground, even if you want to argue the fact is the 7990 is the single fastest Card available (The Titan is the fastest Single GPU, but also shows because of cost). The 7990 was not selling well due to the fact you could buy 2 HD 7970's for cheaper and most people opted for that over the late to the game dual GPU solution. Nvidia is charging abnormally high prices for both their top of the line cards right now (The Titan and 780) and its turning the market in a sad direction of prices becoming unreachable for most people in this day and age and its showing in the sales department. All other versions of the GTX cards are just essentially rebranded 6 series cards as well.

AMD dropping the price of the 7990 will bump its sales and help it. The fact you can get the fastest Single Card on the market at 50 bucks more than the reference 780 and get roughly 200 bucks in games bundled in makes that card a steal of a deal honestly. Im actually now considering one just to get all the games with it (Actually 2).

The HD 8xxx series will be released when the time is right, AMD said they wanted to focus on the 7XXX line instead and update drivers and improve over all performance on the cards rather than release new cards and at a cheaper price where as NVidia said bring out the next line and raise the prices 150 dollars. So which company is the better option?

2 people like this | Puiu Puiu said:

This is what happens when a company runs short of money, brains and balls. They haven't created anything new since HD 7x series and went for re-branding it as HD 8x line, thinking the sheep will swallow it as it is.

That sheep approach backfired at them, as NVidia 7x products kicked AMD off the premium product segment. The sales on every top product dropped, as most of enthusiasts opted for a product from NVidia, myself included.

As the new disastrous sale figures started pouring in, the only way AMD could try to revive it is by a move like this. It is an act of desperation by AMD, one of so many. The last big one when they realized they were no longer in competition with Intel for top processors and had to drop prices accordingly, been there ever since.

Their HD 8x line is done for, has been for 3 month now in fact. And as someone mentioned 8990 for an update - please, this joke is just so dumb, as anyone who thinks that 8990 can make any difference.

AMD may have a fighting chance again when they ready HD 9x product series, but from what I hear, it is still miles away.

Congrats, AMD, another step down the drain. How come you are still alive? Oh yeah, I remember now - the PS4 and XBox deals, nice last straw grasp...

You do know that the 8xxx series is just a rebrand because of the the OEMs? They were forced to release something. The 9xxx series will debut latter this year (they say it might be October) with the new GCN2.0, along side new APU's and the next gen consoles.

It's one hell of a good year for AMD and you can't deny that.

GhostRyder GhostRyder said:

You do know that the 8xxx series is just a rebrand because of the the OEMs? They were forced to release something. The 9xxx series will debut latter this year (they say it might be October) with the new GCN2.0, along side new APU's and the next gen consoles.

It's one hell of a good year for AMD and you can't deny that.

^This guy knows his stuff

3 people like this | dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

This is what happens when a company runs short of money, brains and balls. They haven't created anything new since HD 7x series and went for re-branding it as HD 8x line, thinking the sheep will swallow it as it is.

Pretty harsh...but an accurate assessment if you factor in AMD's original decision not to roll the dice with TSMC's 28nm HP process. Going with HPL got the HD 7000 series into production (and the public spotlight) faster, but gave AMD less wiggle room for incrementally advancing the design specification and performance

That sheep approach backfired at them, as NVidia 7x products kicked AMD off the premium product segment. The sales on every top product dropped, as most of enthusiasts opted for a product from NVidia, myself included.

Fact. Borne out by Nvidia's Q2 financials that came out today. While Tegra still proves to be a bit of a basket-case (hence the move to licencing IP), the GPU division picked up 9% in revenue...9% they must have picked up from their competitor in what is basically a flat market.

As the new disastrous sale figures started pouring in, the only way AMD could try to revive it is by a move like this. It is an act of desperation by AMD, one of so many. The last big one when they realized they were no longer in competition with Intel for top processors and had to drop prices accordingly, been there ever since.

It's always been AMD's way to slash prices when the competition applies the pressure. Probably indicative of the level of imagination of the board of directors. They would likely have been better served investing more time and energy in software R&D - especially spending some time listening to the user base (inc. comparative testing against their rivals products) in gaming, and providing financial impetus to OpenCL applications. Other companies spend their way out of trouble, AMD's way is to slash R&D, sell their assets, and reduce their workforce- which presents a favourable short term spreadsheet, at the expense of long term viability.

As far as the HD 7990 is concerned, its price was always way too high for what it is. It's only real competition was the GTX 690, which had sold to those that wanted it before the 7990 arrived. Other than that, the HD 7990 was competing against other AMD products. Quadfire with the cards is a bust, and two 7970 GHz Editions can be had for $600 (or three for $900)...kind of makes a $1000 dual 7970 card redundant.

Their HD 8x line is done for, has been for 3 month now in fact. And as someone mentioned 8990 for an update - please, this joke is just so dumb, as anyone who thinks that 8990 can make any difference.

That should probably be the HD 9990. The HD 8990 is an OEM branded 7990.

AMD may have a fighting chance again when they ready HD 9x product series, but from what I hear, it is still miles away.

But the powerpoint presentation is in September !

Either way, it arrives this year using existing 28nm which means a big GPU (+ commensurate price tag) if AMD want to go toe-to-toe with the GTX 780 / Titan / Titan Ultra, or late Q1 next year if its on 20nm.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

40% drop in share price since this time last year tells me that many investors may share my view on this. Either way, re-branding products like that is a shameful practice and too inept for such a big company.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

They were forced to release something.

That's a laugh. And so release something they did...

Made my day

1 person liked this | DKRON said:

Still no price movement in Australia though, don't really see anyone here paying any attention to it

Scavengers Scavengers said:

This is what happens when a company runs short of money, brains and balls. They haven't created anything new since HD 7x series and went for re-branding it as HD 8x line, thinking the sheep will swallow it as it is.

That sheep approach backfired at them, as NVidia 7x products kicked AMD off the premium product segment. The sales on every top product dropped, as most of enthusiasts opted for a product from NVidia, myself included.

As the new disastrous sale figures started pouring in, the only way AMD could try to revive it is by a move like this. It is an act of desperation by AMD, one of so many. The last big one when they realized they were no longer in competition with Intel for top processors and had to drop prices accordingly, been there ever since.

Their HD 8x line is done for, has been for 3 month now in fact. And as someone mentioned 8990 for an update - please, this joke is just so dumb, as anyone who thinks that 8990 can make any difference.

AMD may have a fighting chance again when they ready HD 9x product series, but from what I hear, it is still miles away.

Congrats, AMD, another step down the drain. How come you are still alive? Oh yeah, I remember now - the PS4 and XBox deals, nice last straw grasp...

You do know that the 8xxx series is just a rebrand because of the the OEMs? They were forced to release something. The 9xxx series will debut latter this year (they say it might be October) with the new GCN2.0, along side new APU's and the next gen consoles.

It's one hell of a good year for AMD and you can't deny that.

Something tells me that VitalyT doesn't know very much at all.

Dave

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Still no price movement in Australia though, don't really see anyone here paying any attention to it

Same situation across the ditch. Cheapest HD 7990 is $NZ 1643 ($US 1314), while the lowest priced (quality) 7970 GE can be had for $NZ 599 ($US479). If there were no U.S. freight forwarding, or stores that ship internationally I'm certain the high-end enthusiasts would all emigrate.

1 person liked this | VitalyT VitalyT said:

Something tells me that VitalyT doesn't know very much at all.

Dave

For one thing I know is when someone comes just criticizing others without saying anything useful on the subject, is when they don't know anything about it.

Check definition for Trolling, Dave, you might find your picture there

DKRON said:

Same situation across the ditch. Cheapest HD 7990 is $NZ 1643 ($US 1314), while the lowest priced (quality) 7970 GE can be had for $NZ 599 ($US479). If there were no U.S. freight forwarding, or stores that ship internationally I'm certain the high-end enthusiasts would all emigrate.

Wow and I thought we had a problem, the 7990 here is $AU 1120

2 people like this | JC713 JC713 said:

Wow, the only thing keeping the 780 up is the power consumption and just being an nVidia. You basically get this 7990 for $500 if you factor in the free games.

Will GCN 2.0 be 22nm? Or just a revision of 28nm? Also @Puiu, AMD is unveiling the new GPUs on Sept 25 in Hawaii (hence, the Hawaii codename xD): [link] .

I want to see how that will work out. I feel like AMD can easily snag the crown here. The leaked benchmarks show that it is faster than the Titan. It all comes down to price. But keep in mind, AMD will also bundle games like BF4 with the new GPUs.

2 people like this | dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

I want to see how that will work out. I feel like AMD can easily snag the crown here. The leaked benchmarks show that it is faster than the Titan.

You mean this steaming pile of excrement ?

Posted by "getwinder", publisher of spurious information since forever. Remember the supposed 2304 core Tahiti ? the Toxic ZX and Atomic RX ? Yup, those (along with enough assorted tripe to keep a northern coal town happy for a year) were getwinder.

Just for the record, I don't think a company like Sapphire would refer to the reference SKU as "Da Original"

Wow, the only thing keeping the 780 up is the power consumption and just being an nVidia.

Nope. The thing keeping the 780 "up" is the fact that it is a single GPU, and when overclocked is basically the fastest single GPU card around. Dual GPU cards require a level of faith in the company to keep/get the drivers up to par. Single GPU cards, not so much.

You basically get this 7990 for $500 if you factor in the free games.

Not really. The games are available for cents on the dollar. Plenty of vendors out there (wholesalers, compute buyers) are happy to sell the games for $5-10 each.

Puiu Puiu said:

For one thing I know is when someone comes just criticizing others without saying anything useful on the subject, is when they don't know anything about it.

Check definition for Trolling, Dave, you might find your picture there

just try not to feed the troll :P

1 person liked this | Scavengers Scavengers said:

Something tells me that VitalyT doesn't know very much at all.

Dave

For one thing I know is when someone comes just criticizing others without saying anything useful on the subject, is when they don't know anything about it.

Check definition for Trolling, Dave, you might find your picture there

Are you sure you want to say I am the one not posting anything useful?

Just a few examples. The comment you made about AMD stock. I am a AMD and Intel stock holder. Lots of each. The reason AMD stocks fell recently was because since last summer many of us have thought maybe they were putting to much effort into the consoles and not into the consumer\OEM PC market.

That has always been their bread and butter so to speak.

Next, winning contracts from the top console makers in the world is hardly grasping at the last straw.

Saying that is not just a reach. Its a damn reach. I can assure you that nvidia would love to be in AMD's shoes in that arena.

And of course the 8000 series comments. You didn't know that they were not consumer parts.

So to be clear I wasn't saying you were stupid or anything like that. Just that you are really not doing any research to base your comments on.

Dave

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Still no price movement in Australia though, don't really see anyone here paying any attention to it

Same situation across the ditch. Cheapest HD 7990 is $NZ 1643 ($US 1314), while the lowest priced (quality) 7970 GE can be had for $NZ 599 ($US479). If there were no U.S. freight forwarding, or stores that ship internationally I'm certain the high-end enthusiasts would all emigrate.

Yeah, it's pretty ridiculous. I know a guy who works in an electronics retail store (Harvey Norman) and has contacts to some of the big AU PC-part suppliers. He thought he got a hell of a deal to get the Titan for $1000....

DKRON said:

Yeah, it's pretty ridiculous. I know a guy who works in an electronics retail store (Harvey Norman) and has contacts to some of the big AU PC-part suppliers. He thought he got a hell of a deal to get the Titan for $1000....

Well he got a great deal in Australia because for some reason the titan is even more expensive the 690 and 7990 in most stores

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Well he got a great deal in Australia because for some reason the titan is even more expensive the 690 and 7990 in most stores

True, good deal for AU ($1400-1400?), but not overall. :P I'm betting that the stores imported this in at a very cheap price due to the good dollar a few months ago.

GhostRyder GhostRyder said:

Well he got a great deal in Australia because for some reason the titan is even more expensive the 690 and 7990 in most stores

The titan is a complete rip off, it honestly does not have enough power to beat the 690 offered by NVidia at the same price and like you said in many cases the titan is more. The 780 was by far a better deal, but its still a huge asking price considering the fact that you can get 2 7970s for less than the price of 1 of those cards.

GPU's on the higher end are raising prices all around each generation significantly more than has happened in along time (Maybe the highest increases of all time) and its getting to a point that being a high end PC gamer is getting harder. At the price of 1k on both, I didn't like either the 690 or 7990 as during the last generation, the prices were in the range of 6-700. Now with the whole bundle, the 7990 is the best bargin on the market right now. I actually saw at one point the Devil 13 by powercolor was 629 with a rebate on the 7th of august which I almost bought just because I was so shocked the price was so low. Wish I had bought two now sadly, however Im still satisfied with my rig.

DKRON said:

I think they could of raised it because they are harder to find in Australia? A rarer item

Lionvibez said:

I wonder if they're trying to clear out the inventory before releasing a new card. Perhaps we'll see a new $999 AMD card in the next couple months.

Whatever card amd releases next will just be a refresh I think. Nothing really great until Q1 2014 at the earliest.

1 person liked this | Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

I like the fact that AMD has reduced the price and $200 is a good price drop but in my opinion any GFX card that costs over $350 is terrible value considering they only have a 2 hour life span before they're considered obsolete. I would never ever buy a GFX card that costs so much even if I had money to burn.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

in my opinion any GFX card that costs over $350 is terrible value considering they only have a 2 hour life span before they're considered obsolete.
I gotta disagree with you and at least make it a 2 day lifespan. lol

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Everyone knows that the GPU product cycle is 12months+. Every other generation is really just a refinement, so GPU's actually have a lifespan of 2 years+, very easily.

Also, if you really had money to burn, you'd buy the best of what you want.

amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

Everyone knows that the GPU product cycle is 12months+. Every other generation is really just a refinement, so GPU's actually have a lifespan of 2 years+, very easily.

Also, if you really had money to burn, you'd buy the best of what you want.

Titan is a ripoff but nothing touches it or the GTX 780. Who cares about having the fastest single dual GPU card, only the fastest single GPU matters because having past 3 GPU's is mostly useless, 4 being the max. Quad SLi Titans or 780's wreck everything and anything. From every standpoint besides price, they are simply the best. People who buy a 30ft Scarab or Dodge Viper aren't concerned about money. This same principal applies here.

For me, I always buy second best. You get 90% of the performance at much less. The lifespan guess is irrelevant. I have a friend who's been rocking CrossfireX 2GB 5870's (since release, been several years now) and they still do quite well as his resolution (1200p).

Guest said:

So, basicly, we are waiting for the old horse Radeon 9XXX, rebranded with HD infront?

m?

JC713 JC713 said:

You mean this steaming pile of excrement ?

Posted by "getwinder", publisher of spurious information since forever. Remember the supposed 2304 core Tahiti ? the Toxic ZX and Atomic RX ? Yup, those (along with enough assorted tripe to keep a northern coal town happy for a year) were getwinder.

Just for the record, I don't think a company like Sapphire would refer to the reference SKU as "Da Original"

Nope. The thing keeping the 780 "up" is the fact that it is a single GPU, and when overclocked is basically the fastest single GPU card around. Dual GPU cards require a level of faith in the company to keep/get the drivers up to par. Single GPU cards, not so much.

Not really. The games are available for cents on the dollar. Plenty of vendors out there (wholesalers, compute buyers) are happy to sell the games for $5-10 each.

Valid points. The single GPU part is important, forgot about that.

Puiu Puiu said:

Whatever card amd releases next will just be a refresh I think. Nothing really great until Q1 2014 at the earliest.

I think we already made it pretty clear in the comments that they are releasing the next gen 9xxx cards with GCN2.0 in Q4 (sometime in October if reports are correct) ^_^

1 person liked this | dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Valid points. The single GPU part is important, forgot about that.

Yep, never underestimate the allure of the halo effect. Rational pricing for the top single GPU SKU has always played second (third?) fiddle to the PR machine and the urges of the egocentric....and of course, having three or four of them (depending on generation) will invariably trump any dual GPU setup.

Lionvibez said:

I think we already made it pretty clear in the comments that they are releasing the next gen 9xxx cards with GCN2.0 in Q4 (sometime in October if reports are correct) ^_^

well then oct isn't to far away should be interesting.

Darth Shiv Darth Shiv said:

Congrats, AMD, another step down the drain. How come you are still alive? Oh yeah, I remember now - the PS4 and XBox deals, nice last straw grasp...

Um... that is a particularly massive straw?

Guest said:

VitaliT, not slam ! AMD made the moves of desperation?! In desperation you write. Have you ever heard of bitcoin, litecoin, feathercoin, PP coin and other virtual currencies? Are you have idea that their generation is done using HIHG END AMD graphics cards: 7990,7970,7950,6990,5970 etc. Do you know how big the network virtual money? Very large. Nobody buys nVIDIA graphics cards for mining virtual money. What do you think why ? Well, because they are inferior :). AMD is not in crisis. The crisis can only be nVIDIA. For example. I have: 1 x SAPPHIRE 7970 VAPOR-X Gygahertz edition, 6 x MSI 7950 TWIN FROZR III, 1 x SAPPHIRE 7950 TURBOBOOST and OC DUAL-X,1 x MSI 5850 TWIN FROZR II, etc.

Many of my fellow virtual miners have hundreds of AMD graphics card! I will have them all the more because of parallel programming AMD stream processors much more flexible than the nVIDIA CUDA cores! Where is the famous nVIDIA CUDA technology in mine virtual money? There is none anywhere. Look at the hardware comparison :

-http://litecoin.info/Mining_Hardware_Comparison

-https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Many of my fellow virtual miners have hundreds of AMD graphics card!
Unless you can tell me there is a practical purpose behind making all those cards process 24/7, I personally don't care how many you use mining bitcoins. At least with folding@home there was a cause which was finding a cure for decease. What is the cause with mining bitcoins? You would be a fool to make your machine process 24/7, if you didn't know what all that processing was used for. I for one would like someone to explain what this cause is.

1 person liked this | St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

I for one would like someone to explain what this cause is.

No one knows. The tasks given to users could be encryption that the miners are helping to break.. who knows.

And I thought the general consensus was that AMD is better bang for buck, which is why they are used on mining rigs.

DKRON said:

Amazing thing just happened, it went down! [link]

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Amazing thing just happened, it went down! [link]

LOL..... $900... very nice. :'(

$250 off! (normally $1149, strictly while stocks last!)

DKRON said:

They only normally keep about 5 in stock of these cards because not many people have 1149 to spend on a card

havok585 havok585 said:

Something tells me that VitalyT doesn't know very much at all.

Dave

For one thing I know is when someone comes just criticizing others without saying anything useful on the subject, is when they don't know anything about it.

Check definition for Trolling, Dave, you might find your picture there

Hehe, u put him right into his place.

ViperSniper2 said:

I haven't bought Nvidia for years. Since they were exposed for using the same hardware used in lower priced models, just programed differently to enable the better features. ATI (AMD) has always been straightforward about giving you the best hardware and features for the money. While CEO Jen-Hsun Huang of Nvidia has always been out to snake us and Sony, Microsoft, ASUS, and every other hardware manufacture with blowhard style bravado that just doesn't prove true out in the actual World of Gaming instead of Over Rated Shill Benchmarking! .......at least I know with ATI/AMD I usually get more than I pay for instead of the other way around!!! DD

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

at least I know with ATI/AMD I usually get more than I pay for instead of the other way around!!! DD
If only that were true!

1 person liked this | Lionvibez said:

I haven't bought Nvidia for years. Since they were exposed for using the same hardware used in lower priced models, just programed differently to enable the better features. ATI (AMD) has always been straightforward about giving you the best hardware and features for the money. While CEO Jen-Hsun Huang of Nvidia has always been out to snake us and Sony, Microsoft, ASUS, and every other hardware manufacture with blowhard style bravado that just doesn't prove true out in the actual World of Gaming instead of Over Rated Shill Benchmarking! .......at least I know with ATI/AMD I usually get more than I pay for instead of the other way around!!! DD

Whatever you are on can I buy some?

ATI(AMD),Nvidia,Sony,Microsoft, Asus are all publicly traded companies with shareholders that demand profits.

They only care about your money son.

1 person liked this | FranciscoNET FranciscoNET said:

Many of my fellow virtual miners have hundreds of AMD graphics card!
Unless you can tell me there is a practical purpose behind making all those cards process 24/7, I personally don't care how many you use mining bitcoins. At least with folding@home there was a cause which was finding a cure for decease. What is the cause with mining bitcoins? You would be a fool to make your machine process 24/7, if you didn't know what all that processing was used for. I for one would like someone to explain what this cause is.

There is no cause (its a business decision to begin mining cryptocurrencies), you have a lot of research to do in terms of cryptocurrencies. Mining Bitcoins, (now Litecoins because it is more profitable to mine Litecoins with a GPU) is all about finding a new block of new bitcoins or Litecoins, and you get that block for yourself because of your efforts. These blocks are then circulated onto the cryptocurrency network, contributing for more funds to be available in total, there is more funds in circulation that can be use for trading purposes thanks to people that are mining that actively finds new coins by having their GPU solve complex mathematical problems. So, the more people there are mining, the more value these currencies acquires. That's why 1 (one) bitcoin today equates to over $850 dollars. Of course, if you dont want to mine, you can always directly invest in purchasing bitcoins and enjoy your return on investment in a few more months -- a guy in Norway who purcahsed $27 worth of bitcoins in year 2010 and forgot about it till recently, today he is a millionaire -- talk about return on investment.

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