Wednesday, January 25th 2012

First 7950 Listed for Retail

The first of many retail listings for the 7950 are up today thanks to the online distributer PROVANTAGE. Not much is known but the high retail price of $481.58. Time will tell if this is just the normal mark up for a pre-release item or if this is in fact retail. Ironically the picture they display is that of a ATI HD4850. The listed specs are as follows: HD 7950 3072MB DDR5 384BIT PCI Express DVI.

Source: PROVANTAGE
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25 Comments on First 7950 Listed for Retail

#1
radrok
by: TheMailMan78
Not much is known but the high retail price of 481.58
I think you may want to add $ to the article. :toast:
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TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: radrok
I think you may want to add $ to the article. :toast:
Thank you ninja eyes! :laugh: :toast:
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#3
boomstik360
I was looking at this lol. Price is lame :(
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
The vender is lame....
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#5
thematrix606
Why does the picture show a 4850? Oo :eek:
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#6
erocker
by: brandonwh64
The vender is lame....
Provantage is a very good retailer. I use them often. The price will come down when they are actually released. If someone wants to waste money and pre-order it's on them.

by: thematrix606
Why does the picture show a 4850? Oo :eek:
Many websites will show a stock picture until an actual picture is available.
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#7
boomstik360
I've used them with no problems. Still get the magazine lol for the past 4 years
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#8
freakshow
by: erocker
Provantage is a very good retailer. I use them often. The price will come down when they are actually released. If someone wants to waste money and pre-order it's on them.
i have used them myself pretty good company if i do say so. :)
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#10
EarthDog
Im guessing that is a pretty inflated price for preorder. Not sure how much these are for sure, But I am betting around $400-$450 MSRP.
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#11
erocker
by: EarthDog
Im guessing that is a pretty inflated price for preorder. Not sure how much these are for sure, But I am betting around $400-$450 MSRP.
Yeah, they listed 7970's before the January 9th at an inflated price as well. I guess you're paying for the "special" order. heh.
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#12
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: erocker
Provantage is a very good retailer. I use them often. The price will come down when they are actually released. If someone wants to waste money and pre-order it's on them.
Maybe its because I have never used them :( I try to stick with newegg and places I know have good service. If I catch something on sale from them then I will test the waters.
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#14
Sasqui
by: stefanels
Very HIGH pricepoint !!!!
Not for the one who will be the first kid on the block... and it won't be me! LOL
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#16
DanishDevil
If you look at the Doninhamber performance of the 7950 overclocked vs. the 7970, assuming all of their numbers are correct, based on $450 and $550 price points for the two cards respectively, you're looking at a 15-18% better bang for your buck for the overclocked 7950 vs. a stock 7970. Stock you ask? 10-15%. If you're thinking HD 7900 series and you want more bang for your buck, 7950's for you. Not that we couldn't infer that the top-end card would demand more money for simply being the best, but it's nice to see the numbers back it up.
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#19
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
subtract a $ bill off the price! Then the price will be more realistic.
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#20
n-ster
by: DanishDevil
If you look at the Doninhamber performance of the 7950 overclocked vs. the 7970, assuming all of their numbers are correct, based on $450 and $550 price points for the two cards respectively, you're looking at a 15-18% better bang for your buck for the overclocked 7950 vs. a stock 7970. Stock you ask? 10-15%. If you're thinking HD 7900 series and you want more bang for your buck, 7950's for you. Not that we couldn't infer that the top-end card would demand more money for simply being the best, but it's nice to see the numbers back it up.
but the 7970 OCs like a best as well so at then end the 7950 isn't that much better
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#21
thematrix606
by: erocker
Many websites will show a stock picture until an actual picture is available.
Umm, that's called false advertising, mmkay. A stock image would be something like "No Image Available" like most sensible sites :)
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#22
SteelSix
by: brandonwh64
the vender is lame....
+1
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#23
dickobrazzz
i`m happy with my cf of 2x 6950@ 6970 :)
but i`ve bought sapphire 7970 and now i don`t know what for :confused:
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#24
Patriot
Provantage ... no good luck...overpriced and they don't hold stock an hardly anything...
Special order means 3mo. back ordered. :mad:

Last time I made an order that was "in stock" I canceled after 3mo of waiting.


I am curious what an after release price looks like from other resellers.
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#25
DanishDevil
by: n-ster
but the 7970 OCs like a best as well so at then end the 7950 isn't that much better
That's why I included stock numbers. It's still about a 10% better value for the money. The source I used didn't have 7970 OC numbers, so I didn't include that, and of course OC's will vary.
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