Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" Prices Slashed to $699, Targets GTX 780

In a bid to step up competitiveness of its Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" dual-GPU graphics card against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX TITAN and GTX 690, AMD add-in-board (AIB) partners slashed prices of the card by almost a third. What was once retailing for $1,100-1,200, is now down to $699.99. Prices of the card on American retailer Newegg.com, are ranging between $699.99 to $789.99, with two AIBs capturing the $729.99 and $749.99 price points, along the way. With the right kind of CrossFire profiles, a Radeon HD 7990 can offer frame-rates rivaled only by GTX Titan and GTX 690. Then there are also AMD's recent CrossFire micro-stuttering fix, and eight Never Settle games with realistic resale value of $100 to account for. These prices should also give GeForce GTX 780 buyers second thoughts.
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94 Comments on Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" Prices Slashed to $699, Targets GTX 780

#1
cadaveca
My name is Dave
That's one ballsy move by AMD.



Impressive.
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#2
Wile E
Power User
Indeed. You still have an Radeon setup Dave?
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#3
Jorge
I'm sure everyone is making plenty of money with a retail price of $700 for a graphics card. It's amazing the prices people are willing to pay for entertainment.
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#4
Wile E
Power User
If you think that's expensive, you should see how much go fast goodies cost for a car. Computers are the cheaper hobby for me. lol.
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
Here's hoping the 780 will drop at least $50, but honestly I don't think nvidia cares what they do.
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#6
DarkOCean
Down to the price that should have been released at in the first place.
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#7
Akrian
Well, that's great news. Now, if only AMD did this about 55 days ago, I would've went and buy it without a second though instead of struggling to find unlocked 7970 and a koolance wb for it :slap:


But hey, that's how that card should've cost in the first place. Now I hope to see 780 and titans go down he he =)
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#9
Sempron Guy
This is great news. Nvidia came up with the 690 at 1k, AMD had to go with the pricing flow. Now I could only see one reason for this price drop. Prep for the HD9xxx launch later this year perhaps?
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#10
TRWOV
by: Sempron Guy
This is great news. Nvidia came up with the 690 at 1k, AMD had to go with the pricing flow. Now I could only see one reason for this price drop. Prep for the HD9xxx launch later this year perhaps?
PR. It isn't as if there was a flood of 7990s.
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#11
ViperXTR
clearing the inventory, grab it while supplies last >:]
But yeah, its a sweet deal for its price
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#12
HumanSmoke
by: ViperXTR
But yeah, its a sweet deal for its price
Only in relation to what the previous price was. In relation to a couple of HD 7970 GE's the price still kinda sucks. A couple of these, or these for instance are going to OC better, have better cooling, and likely better resale value for the same money (or less). The only upside to the 7990 seems to be for people that only have one mobo PCIEx16 slot (probably a very small percentage of people willing to spend $700+ on a graphics card), or have their existing PCIE slots earmarked for SSD's/RAID/Sound AIB's
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#13
the54thvoid
by: HumanSmoke
...The only upside to the 7990 seems to be for people that only have one mobo PCIEx16 slot (probably a very small percentage of people willing to spend $700+ on a graphics card), or have their existing PCIE slots earmarked for SSD's/RAID/Sound AIB's
Which is a weird one. The card is very long so if you had a small mobo you may also have a small case, therefore the 7990 really is set for folks with larger set ups, so as HumanSmoke says, better with 2 x 7970.
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#14
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
I thought they were dropping the 7990 all together.
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#15
Sir Alex Ice
The problem I have with such big price cuts is the fact that it means they were screwing us by at least 300$ with the old price.
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#16
Ghost
"Competition is good for the consumers".

Cheers to all who bought it for 1000$+ :toast:
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#17
GreiverBlade
ohhh thats great now i have to threat the seller i found (for a 2nd hand 7990 1 week of use who brought it a bit more than 1000$) that his "low" price isnt "low" anymore

if the new price go as low as 699$ his 777.14$ is off the chart ! so if he apply the same "rebate" he should do 476.14$ or i buy a new one at 699$! bahah ... no joke ... or ... :p

second thought ofc i should not mention the actual price range :D
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#18
Johnny Rook
The OP -and TPU -, are putting a high degree of confidence the AMD HD7990 prices will drop tremendously, when all they have to back it up is a single deal from a single online shop.
Do they know something we don't? Something leek from AMD itself?
Or, as I think is the case, this is just a "best offer" deal from an online shop that does this kind of promos all the time?
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#20
Ghost
by: Prima.Vera
In EU still retails for 1K Euros...
Alternate.de has XFX version for 639€, Sapphire for 749€.
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#21
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Prima.Vera
In EU still retails for 1K Euros...
€646 at its cheapest here..
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#22
Widjaja
As usual online retailers over here will be very slow to update.
Right now the 7990 Malta GPUs are selling at 1420USD.
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#23
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: Widjaja
As usual online retailers over here will be very slow to update.
Right now the 7990 Malta GPUs are selling at 1420USD.
Still £800 here.
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#24
arbiter
by: cadaveca
That's one ballsy move by AMD.
Ballsy indeed, but worth noting that frame pacing fix only work on rez up to 2560x1600 so if you run 3 displays issue is still there with microstudder. Then wonder what this does for the rumor that AMD was gonna stop 7990 cards?
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#25
Vinska
Waaaaaait a sec... aren't the 7990s supposed to be EOL'd Real Soon Now™? :confused:
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