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AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing ahead of dual-GPU launch

By Jos · 8 replies
Jul 16, 2012
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  1. AMD is following up from the launch of its Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition graphics card, which sought to take the single-GPU performance crown from Nvidia's GTX 680 late last month, with a new round of price cuts that will……

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  2. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 379   +47

    Hmmm a 7750 for $100 is not too shabby for a HTPC GPU.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,254   +512

    Finally competitive again - now to win back the users they upset with their initial pricing structure of the 79xx cards. I, for one, am going to stick with nVidia for a while where the dollar gets me the same performance because of the crazy initial pricing. Once they put something out that really trips nVidia up I'll switch back but if it's close I'll stay where I'm at. This change does make the 7950 vs 670 battle a lot more interesting though - if we actually see further price drops at the retail outlets.
  4. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,075   +1,248

    When a bang for the buck GPU (Radeon) cost more then a GPU with superior drivers/features (GTX) your going to have a problem.
    By the time 256bit cards don't have enough bandwidth, it will be 2-3 years from now and all of todays current cards will be nice and outdated.

    Well AMD had to do something.
    Stock for stock the 670 beats the 7970 at 1920 X 1200.
  5. Oldiesman

    Oldiesman TS Rookie

    My 6950 is more than enough for me.
  6. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,048   +1,384

    The 7850 needed a 20 dollar price drop...at least. why is there a +100 dollar gap between the 7770 and the 7850
  7. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Booster Posts: 116   +24

    300USD or 230 quid is still too much to ask for a 7870. 200 quid would be closer to the mark.
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,267

    Help is on the way.
    The only reason HD 7870 cards are so expensive is that there is no direct competition from Nvidia in that market/performance segment - just as the case with the initial HD 7970 pricing. That is about to change- the GTX 660Ti is due to launch in four weeks ( English language article based on the SweClockers report >>here<<)
  9. Ultraman1966

    Ultraman1966 TS Booster Posts: 116   +24

    I also figured that, I can't say I blame AMD, they need every last drop of profit they can get...

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