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Old 04-14-12, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default 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!
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Old 04-14-12, 02:36 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-14-12, 02:58 AM   #3
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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?
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Old 04-14-12, 03:10 AM   #4
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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.

But I do agree, 7850 @ $229 is a great deal.
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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.
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Old 04-14-12, 09:15 AM   #6
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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.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=511
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Old 04-15-12, 10:11 AM   #7
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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. Closest match would be the 7850 after this price drop but it's not gonna' compete with dual 5870s.
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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
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Old 04-16-12, 12:31 AM   #9
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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.

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.
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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.

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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