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Radeon HD 7970 Listed by European Retailer

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. btarunr

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    Dutch online retailer Comcom.nl couldn't hold its rocks, and listed the upcoming Radeon HD 7970 on its site. Listed, was an ASUS-branded card (with no pictures, of course), so it could be a paper listing for pre-orders. Comcom is asking €482.11 for this card before applicable taxes, about €573.71 with them. Disturbing as the pricing looks, it endorses speculated North American pricing of US $550 (pre-tax) for these cards. In its listing the retailer mentions the card's model number as HD7970-3GD5, and as having 3 DVI connectors, 1 HDMI, and two mini-DP.

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    This thing has to be a monster...
     
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    They're just trying to gouge eager beavers.
     
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    My words exactly with the 2 top comments above me ^_^
     
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    b-b-b-but will it run crysis ?:rolleyes:
     
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    I say ban him! :shadedshu :wtf:
     
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    Those prices make me feel like i should expect a price of £600 or more in the UK as it will probably be around £100 added just for tax. :(
     
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    There's one shop in the US that I've never heard of listing it for $665 bucks. I have a feeling that the "Newegg" price will be around $599. I sure hope the price reflects the performance.
     
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    Rather the price will reflect the costs of the transition to 28nm.
     
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    You might be right. It's too bad Nvidia won't have anything that can compete with it for most of the year.
     
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    If NV can sell the 580 for 500$ then why AMD can't ask 600$ for a card that will be at least 20% faster? The interesting thing will be the 7950 probably priced at around 400$ as I expect similar (or slightly better) performance to the 580.
     
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    Because I'm not rich. I really wish Nvidia was launching sooner so we would have options and hopefully a price war. Even if not a price war, the options would be awesome. AMD having exclusivity on DX 11.1 cards is not looking good to me right now.
     
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    Why? Most of Europe has similar VAT rates to us (in fact we have brought ours in line with most of Eurpoe at 20%).

    £600 is far too much and simply won't sell. £450-500 seems more realistic for first time adopters lowering to under £400 for the main release.

    Portrait Eyefinity needs MOAR power and I don't want to run CF/SLI so I NEED this card.... :D
     
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    dude way old joke should be will it Rage out .......
     
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    I work for a large OEM Computer manufacturing plant. I can tell you that our sales men have these listed customer pricing for about $550 each. The bad news is I have not got to see these in action (like with other hardware before they have come out.) So I can not comment on whether or not.... the HD7900 series will be worth the price. But I can tell you that the price does sound and look about right.
    Although things can change before release they have in the past. But usually they don't change that often.
    If it were Kepler I would have more info since we are a Nvidia licensed whole saler.... but with AMD/ATI it is always sketchy for me to get a handle on.
     
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    I used to run crysis......then i took an arrow to the knee
     
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    I should check my posts more closely, that was supposed to be £500+ and i stand by that expected number :laugh:

    €500 is around £420 and tax on that about £84 but then with limited availability i have no faith in retailers not bumping the price like with the 58xx cards thus my expectation of £500+.
     
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    I will wait a couple months and hope for price drops...Would love one of these in my HTPC.
     
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    The monster is here !!! I need two asus 7970 :D, waiting for most lower price ^^
     
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    nice pricing!
    Is this gona beat 6990 and GTX 590? well at least price is close - minor preformance increas and major price jum - is this the way the new GPU generations will arriver? who need old days when there were preformance jump and close to nothing price increase!
    You go AMD - let them pay for overall discret GPU decline, overall economy slump, 40nm to 28nm transition delay, Bulldozer and other sh_it - who else is going to cash for that???
     
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    First time I ever heard of comcom.nl, and I'm Dutch and shop online a lot... I smell a marketing hoax...
     

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