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First 7950 Listed for Retail

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The first of many retail listings for the 7950 are up today thanks to the online distributer PROVANTAGE. Not much is known but the high retail price of $481.58. Time will tell if this is just the normal mark up for a pre-release item or if this is in fact retail. Ironically the picture they display is that of a ATI HD4850. The listed specs are as follows: HD 7950 3072MB DDR5 384BIT PCI Express DVI.

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I was looking at this lol. Price is lame :(
 

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The vender is lame....
 

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The vender is lame....
Provantage is a very good retailer. I use them often. The price will come down when they are actually released. If someone wants to waste money and pre-order it's on them.

Why does the picture show a 4850? Oo :eek:
Many websites will show a stock picture until an actual picture is available.
 
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I've used them with no problems. Still get the magazine lol for the past 4 years
 
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Provantage is a very good retailer. I use them often. The price will come down when they are actually released. If someone wants to waste money and pre-order it's on them.
i have used them myself pretty good company if i do say so. :)
 
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Pricing fail
 
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Im guessing that is a pretty inflated price for preorder. Not sure how much these are for sure, But I am betting around $400-$450 MSRP.
 

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Im guessing that is a pretty inflated price for preorder. Not sure how much these are for sure, But I am betting around $400-$450 MSRP.
Yeah, they listed 7970's before the January 9th at an inflated price as well. I guess you're paying for the "special" order. heh.
 

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Provantage is a very good retailer. I use them often. The price will come down when they are actually released. If someone wants to waste money and pre-order it's on them.
Maybe its because I have never used them :( I try to stick with newegg and places I know have good service. If I catch something on sale from them then I will test the waters.
 
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Very HIGH pricepoint !!!!
 
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If you look at the Doninhamber performance of the 7950 overclocked vs. the 7970, assuming all of their numbers are correct, based on $450 and $550 price points for the two cards respectively, you're looking at a 15-18% better bang for your buck for the overclocked 7950 vs. a stock 7970. Stock you ask? 10-15%. If you're thinking HD 7900 series and you want more bang for your buck, 7950's for you. Not that we couldn't infer that the top-end card would demand more money for simply being the best, but it's nice to see the numbers back it up.
 
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The price of this card is too damn high!
 
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subtract a $ bill off the price! Then the price will be more realistic.
 
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If you look at the Doninhamber performance of the 7950 overclocked vs. the 7970, assuming all of their numbers are correct, based on $450 and $550 price points for the two cards respectively, you're looking at a 15-18% better bang for your buck for the overclocked 7950 vs. a stock 7970. Stock you ask? 10-15%. If you're thinking HD 7900 series and you want more bang for your buck, 7950's for you. Not that we couldn't infer that the top-end card would demand more money for simply being the best, but it's nice to see the numbers back it up.
but the 7970 OCs like a best as well so at then end the 7950 isn't that much better
 
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Provantage ... no good luck...overpriced and they don't hold stock an hardly anything...
Special order means 3mo. back ordered. :mad:

Last time I made an order that was "in stock" I canceled after 3mo of waiting.


I am curious what an after release price looks like from other resellers.