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AMD Pulls Radeon HD 7970 Launch to December 22

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With the new 7k series right around the corner, hopefully a fair price drop for the 6k series.
It'll wholly depend on performance. If it's not much more powerful than the 6xxx series, don't expect too much of a price drop.
Similarly to how the 6xxx series wasn't all that much better than the 5xxx series, so the 5xxx series retained their value for quite a while.
 
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It'll wholly depend on performance. If it's not much more powerful than the 6xxx series, don't expect too much of a price drop.
Similarly to how the 6xxx series wasn't all that much better than the 5xxx series, so the 5xxx series retained their value for quite a while.
They retained a lot of their pricing due to bitcoin mining too, I think... correct me if I am wrong :)
 
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They retained a lot of their pricing due to bitcoin mining too, I think... correct me if I am wrong :)
Very true, however, if you think about it, there really was no justification to buy, let's say, a 6950 1GB, when a 5870 could be had for quite a bit less and had similar performance.

I know I didn't pay anywhere close to MSRP for my 6950's. My XFX 6950 actually cost me less than what I paid for my XFX 5870.
 
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This is great! I have noticed my Xfire 5870's are getting a little overwhelmed with newer game engines, especially with tessellation. So looks like I will be getting a 7xxx series unless Nvidia has a really good solution. Also excited to see what Nvidia's answer to this will be.
 
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:roll:
Shut up and take my money :laugh:
 
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Gonna need to get my hands on a couple 7970's.
 

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Atleast AMDs graphics dept is executing manufacture and marketing properly compared to the CPU Dept, now just need brains like that in the CPU dept.
 
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If the price is right and the performance is true Next Gen, then I will also get a HD 7970. But it depends, I may just pick up another HD 6970 for Crossfire is the prices go down and the performance is similar or better.
 
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I look forward to GPGPU implementations of this new architecture, should be more friendly than VLIW4/5