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AMD Finalizes Radeon HD 7900, HD 7700 Series Price Cuts, Bigger Than Expected

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  1. btarunr

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    AMD reportedly finalized the adjusted prices. The price cuts were first reported in a little earlier this month. The price of Radeon HD 7970 was slashed by as much as US $70, sending it down to $479, $20 behind that of the GeForce GTX 680. That of the Radeon HD 7950 was cut by $50, which will send its price down to $399. Lastly, the price of Radeon HD 7770 went down by $20, it is priced at $139. Although not formally part of these price cuts, the Radeon HD 7870 is now available for as low as $330.

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  2. borden5 New Member

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    where's 7850 :(
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    Sweet now if it goes a little lower I would pick one up.
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    right after I buy the 6870, may be should have waited.
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    An inevitable step in the right direction :]
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    This pleases me. :D
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    Only half of newegg 7970s seem to have gone down in price so far. I thought they did it all at once
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    Excellent, everything goes according to the initial 13% pricedrop that usually occurs the first 2 to 4 months from launch, more to follow. The scheme is elusive, something to do with TSMC having to ramp up 28nm process that takes at least 10% per year, 20-25% being ideal for ideal prices. All the way down to 199$ would be best.
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    wow nice
    until $70 cut, so buy the lower then reflash it
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    So a $70 price cut for the Lightning series as well...
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    Might be reference models
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    I hope they lower the prices here where I live... :toast:
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    pricing in our country is shit...at $479, this might be priced around $500...
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    Until there is software to warrant it....still priced too high.
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    Our 7970s have dropped from £410 - £460 to £350 - £380
    Thats a HUGE drop. (~$95)

    Our 7950s have dropped from £339 - £380 to £300 - £340
    Another Huge drop (~$65)

    Source: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics Cards - AMD/Radeon HD 7970

    I'm regretting buying my 7870 for £265 now, for an extra £40 I could've had a 7950.

    EDIT - There is actually no feasible reason to buy a GTX680 if your in the UK now, the cheapest one can be had for £409, a good £60 (~$95) above the cheapest 7970.
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    Only reference model 7970's dropped below the 680, the non-reference and custom cooling versions are still $50-100 higher.
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    ASUS DC2 and PowerColor AX7970 are priced at $489: $10 less than 680.
    And don't forget that non-reference 680's are priced > $539 (and not available to buy).
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    Actually it's £399 : Here
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    £340 for a 7970 is friggin sweet, still going to wait until they come down further hopefully 3 months or so :toast:
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    what about the 7950 1.5Gb model...are they gonna make one or was it just smack talk?

    I'm playing on a 22" 1680x1050 monitor with a GTX 560 ti OC (1 Gb) card and an upgrade to a 7950 1.5Gb would be, performance wise, enough for me imho...
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    When is the 7970 Toxic supposed to come out? I was hoping it would be out by the time the prices drop.
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    If Vr-zone kindly check newegg usa prices they will be less excited about paper-price cuts .
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    with no clear future about GTX680 availability on the market, and these huge price cuts on 79xx and 78xx whoever got the crown for the fastest is not important anymore..
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    Price/availability metrics might start becoming more important if/when this happens in the future.
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    Expecting 7850 price drop! 180-200$ is adequate price IMHO.

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