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Shamrock 04-14-12 12:18 AM

AMD Price cuts coming
 
http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...bes-go-to-war/

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...tml#post620341

Here are some rumored (and hopeful) cut prices

7970 - $479 (3GB)
7950 - $379 or $359 (3GB or 1.5GB)
7870 - $299 (2GB)
7850 - $229 (2GB)

If a 7850 goes $229 it will be mine!

Redeemed 04-14-12 02:36 AM

Re: AMD Price cuts coming
 
At $300 that 7870 is looking delicious, but I'm not sure I'd be willing to pay that for it.

I dunno, think I'm kinda' biased. I got this 5870 so cheap yet I'm so pleased with its performance. I almost don't want to upgrade because of that. Really don't think I'd feel the 7870 was a $300 upgrade over my 5870, if that makes sense. :o

Shamrock 04-14-12 02:58 AM

Re: AMD Price cuts coming
 
7850 is same chip as 7870. Both can't OC past 1050 (unless, you use Asus GPU tweak). When both OC to max, the 7850 is 3-5% behind. It's why I want the 7850. $229?

Redeemed 04-14-12 03:10 AM

Re: AMD Price cuts coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shamrock (Post 2545537)
7850 is same chip as 7870. Both can't OC past 1050 (unless, you use Asus GPU tweak). When both OC to max, the 7850 is 3-5% behind. It's why I want the 7850. $229?

7870 has 240 more Stream Processors as well. Granted, I'm not sure how big of a deal that'll make. Could mean a decent lead as drivers mature or not. Regardless, whenever I get a new video card I want it to actually feel like I'm upgrading. :lol:

But I do agree, 7850 @ $229 is a great deal.

Johnny C 04-14-12 09:00 AM

Re: AMD Price cuts coming
 
These are the prices the cards should've launched with. I blame nV for once again being late to table for the ludicrous pricing the 7900's launched with.

ViN86 04-14-12 09:15 AM

Re: AMD Price cuts coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Redeemed (Post 2545532)
At $300 that 7870 is looking delicious, but I'm not sure I'd be willing to pay that for it.

I dunno, think I'm kinda' biased. I got this 5870 so cheap yet I'm so pleased with its performance. I almost don't want to upgrade because of that. Really don't think I'd feel the 7870 was a $300 upgrade over my 5870, if that makes sense. :o

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=511

Redeemed 04-15-12 10:11 AM

Re: AMD Price cuts coming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ViN86 (Post 2545627)

Pretty much reinforces my stance. As much as I'd like a new video card I can see my self sitting this one out. Putting that money towards a larger boot SSD, larger steam HDD, etc. Maybe the next generation.

Honestly I was expecting the 7770 to be more on par with my 5870, the 7870 to be faster than the 6970 by about 10 - 20%, and the 7970 to on average double the performance of the 6970. Well, that's what I was *hoping* for at least. Didn't quite pan out.

Good cards, yes, but I just can't justify such a small performance jump for that price. I'd benefit more by putting my money else where. :)

EDIT: My only complaint is I have to play without AA in some titles which isn't too big a deal anyways. However, if I find a very good deal on a second 5870 I may just go CrossFire. I paid $90 for this 5870 and if I come across another one for about the same price... find me a current solution for the same price that'd offer that level of performance. :lol: Closest match would be the 7850 after this price drop but it's not gonna' compete with dual 5870s. :lol:

Shamrock 04-15-12 09:16 PM

Re: AMD Price cuts coming
 
Here's some OC results, if you're interested

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/a...ern-islands/19

Dang, I want these prices down, I am crippled right now with a 260 GTX :(

Redeemed 04-16-12 12:31 AM

Re: AMD Price cuts coming
 
It appears the price cuts aren't so dramatic! :(

Oh well, as much as I would like a new GPU I really wasn't leaning towards upgrading anyways. :lol:

EDIT: I read that news article wrong- the 7970 will go for about $480 and the 7950 about $400. So the 7870 and 7850 maybe just as the OP stated. :)

Roadhog 04-16-12 01:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redeemed (Post 2546044)
It appears the price cuts aren't so dramatic! :(

Oh well, as much as I would like a new GPU I really wasn't leaning towards upgrading anyways. :lol:

EDIT: I read that news article wrong- the 7970 will go for about $480 and the 7950 about $400. So the 7870 and 7850 maybe just as the OP stated. :)

What did you expect? Its barely slower than a 680.


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