Originally Posted by PopcornMachine
I hope this is close to accurate. The 8870 under $300 would be very tempting.
They quote the original price for the 7870 at $350, which is now available under $300.
So will the 8870 be even cheaper since it costs 20% less than 7870?
I guy can dream can't he.
Despite the great sales of the HD 7900 series, the high prices did sort of backfire on AMD. Many 5800 and 6900 owners did not upgrade because the price was just not right.
If AMD plays there cards right and prices the HD 8900's respectfully, they will make killer sales from existing customer along with new. I can see the 8900's prices very well IMO due to being 2nd Generation 28nm.
I always skip a generation, and now I am ready to buy a HD 8970, if the price is right, that is.