Friday, April 13th 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7900, HD 7700 Series Price Cuts En Route: Report

Despite losing its competitive edge to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680, for various reasons AMD was rather slow in adjusting prices of its Radeon HD 7900 series SKUs, the HD 7970 and HD 7950. We are now learning that AMD is preparing the first round of price cuts for its flagship graphics card lineup, since the advent of NVIDIA's Kepler architecture. A Kitguru report pits price cuts of Radeon HD 7970 as much as by US $60 (from $549 to "as low as" $489). The price of HD 7950, on the other hand, is expected to go down by as much as US $55 (that's from $449 to $394). There's also a small price cut in store for Radeon HD 7770, which according to the report, could go down by $15.

Source: Kitguru
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56 Comments on AMD Radeon HD 7900, HD 7700 Series Price Cuts En Route: Report

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
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#2
hhumas
and what will be in Asia
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#3
General Lee
OCUK already revealed they're going to drop 7970 prices to 360£ and 7950 to 300£ in a few days, so about 50€ and 30€ price reduction at least for 7900 series. I doubt AMD needs to adjust 7800 prices, 7700 on the other hand could use a drop indeed.
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#4
moonlord
AMD brings balance to the force, i'm an AMD guy so now i don't have to take the path of the darkside :rockout:
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#5
NHKS
by: General Lee
.. I doubt AMD needs to adjust 7800 prices,...
for now yes.. once the GTX 670/Ti price & perf. are known, we will know for sure.
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#6
DarkOCean
I want price drop on the 7800 series too.
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#7
punani
Tempting, but i'll still wait and see what the 670 has to offer.
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#8
TheLostSwede
by: DarkOCean
I want price drop on the 7800 series too.
Me too :D
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#10
SIGSEGV
i want AMD HD7970 badly.. please amd, give me more price cuts so i can take msi's lightning hd7970 with reasonable price :D :D :D
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#11
Dj-ElectriC
A price drop for the HD7800 series is just a matter of time.
Though, prices of 219$ and 299$ respectively for HD7850 and HD7870 could do much more justice...
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#12
DarkOCean
by: SIGSEGV
i want AMD HD7970 badly.. please amd, give me more price cuts so i can take msi's lightning hd7970 with reasonable price :D :D :D
I want one too at $250.
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#13
reverze
got a friend buying 7770 end of the month, lets hope price drop is place by then.
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#14
Dj-ElectriC
Ask your friend if he's got a 250 watt PSU, because if not he might just invest he's money on a HD6870 instead...
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#15
DarkOCean
by: dj-electric
ask your friend if he's got a 250 watt psu, because if not he might just invest he's money on a hd6870 instead...
+1
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#16
ChristTheGreat
I saw an HD7870 Powercolor, with stock fan, 339$ + on newegg canadaor Free Dirt3 with the MSI dual-fan for 359$ free shipping. I might start to think selling my HD6950 :) With this price cut, or GTX 670Ti, hard choice
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#17
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Its about time....UK pricing for the 7970 is a ripoff.

Lowest price for an XFX 7970 BE = £419
Lowst price for the same card from newegg = $540

$540 converted into GBP = £339

If i was serious about buying one, i could ask a fellow TPU member to order me one and ship it over via FedEX or DHL and id still be have enough money saved to get totally wasted down at the pub for a whole week.
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#18
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: SIGSEGV
i want AMD HD7970 badly.. please amd, give me more price cuts so i can take msi's lightning hd7970 with reasonable price :D :D :D
Honestly no real reason in buying a special 7970, the reference cards clock just as well and save you money.
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#19
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: 1Kurgan1
Honestly no real reason in buying a special 7970, the reference cards clock just as well and save you money.
sometimes its not about the card itself but about the cooler that it comes with. Reference coolers are often quite noisey and dont cool anywhere near as effectively as graphics card that comes with a Twin Frozr II/III or a Accelero Xtreme or cooler of similar design etc etc
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#20
blibba
by: DarkOCean
I want one too at $250.
I want one for free! What does this add?
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#21
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
Good News! but I'm out unless the 7870 drops under $300

Until then the 6870 Hawk in my rig will do just fine :cool:
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#22
DarkOCean
by: blibba
I want one for free! What does this add?
Maybe then i could afford one.:p

Since amd will cut these prices we should expect nvidia do the same on their side?
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#23
buggalugs
by: 1Kurgan1
Honestly no real reason in buying a special 7970, the reference cards clock just as well and save you money.
Hmmmm, vacuum cleaner sound vs silent gaming.......

Anyway, no surprise here.....Just like I said when the 7970 was released wait a couple of months and you'll save money.
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#24
radrok
Not anytime soon, huh?
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#25
NielsCnossen
My reference asus 7970 only goes to 30% fanspeed playing BF 3 at max on 1080p, that is with overclock @ 1050 ...you can hear it, but its not noisy. Im really happy with my card. :)
The main reason to go for a 7970 is its memory, I'm planning to buy a 1440p mon in the near future, for those resolution's you need the 3 Gb :)
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