Originally Posted by FierceRed
I don't expect the 7950/7970 to sell for much less, if at all lower, than current 6950/6970 prices. And that's just fine.
I'd say they'll be price almost exactly as the original MSRP $300 / $370 was when the 6950/6970 came out. I believe AMD has fixed their price points to embrace especially in today’s economy. Unless there’s a huge performance jump, which that’s not what I'm getting from most dialogue. They'll be able to again leap-frog as I’m doubtful of the 45% claims of lately, and will probably stay on the heels or match of what Nvidia’s Kepler might provide. Then by Q3 2012 AMD have a re-spin that “one-ups-men’s” Kepler.
If "Tahiti" does get XDR2 memory (which I hearing is still up in the air) it might be on a special model that comes later with the 7990 (dual GPU) to counter what Kepler brings.