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Multiple Radeon HD 7950 Cards Listed in Europe

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Not to be outdone by their US-based brethren, several European stores have jumped the gun and put up for pre-order the (still not officially announced) Radeon HD 7950 aka AMD's second 28 nm-powered graphics card. The listings in Europe reveal three HD 7950s, two that seem to be based on AMD's reference design (one from XFX, one only carrying the AMD brand) and a custom model coming from Gigabyte.

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hmmm, whats up with the reference fan? Seems strange they would use a different cooler and fan for the 7950/7970
 
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hmmm, whats up with the reference fan? Seems strange they would use a different cooler and fan for the 7950/7970
unfortunately that is the way it is meant to be if you look at AMD's reference design of the 7950 :(

All I can say is that it is WAY overpriced imo.
 
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Good to see that the price is the same everywhere ...
 
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7970 or 7950 Hrmmmm. Waiting for AUD pricing
 
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£435! Some 7970's are only £10 more! When ebuyer mucked up some were sold for £416! Makes my new 6950 for £175 feel much better...
 
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My GTX 580 cost less at launch...
 
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Yep, that's a joke. AMD has a special kind of humor. What are these guys smoking? :D
 
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Same here, makes a lot of sense eh? -.-
7950 costs 450 euros while I can find a 7970 for 460 euros, funny enough :D

EDIT: http://www.lsdistribuzione.it/index...d=86&option=com_virtuemart&vmcchk=1&Itemid=60
this retailer smoked something, 458 euros rofl.

This to not say that 450-500 € for a GPU is expensive, because let's say it high end has always been priced so high, hence the "high end", but such price should be carried on the next gen if there is atleast a 70-80% out of the box increase, not counting oc.
 
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I keep wondering who needs these cards at these prices. The small (very small) community of enthusiasts who have the money already already grabbed or will grab when there's stock, the 7970, king of the hill. If you have 400+ Euros or $ to spend on a card you might as well shell another 50 for the top offering. As for the rest they have plenty of way better offerings bang/buck.
 

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AMD won't give us nothing for "free" for this generation, trust me next if hd 7770 will be as good as hd 6950 it will cost like that. if it will be as good as 6870 then it will be price the same.
this HD 7950 is better than gtx 580 and it costs more - thx AMD.
 
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Looks like they hired a pricing expert from Apple.
 
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These prices are killing me!! I was hoping around $300-350, however that would hurt the 6xxx series :eek:
 
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These prices are killing me!! I was hoping around $300-350, however that would hurt the 6xxx series :eek:
Thats 1 of the main reasons, yep. They don't want to cannibalise the 6k sales since it still has a lot of life left in them. I'm sure when more of there lower end parts come out for the 7k series, prices will eventually stabilize and then most of the 6k models will become EOL. Hell, there's even a few 5k cards left on Newegg, but mostly low end.
 
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£435! Some 7970's are only £10 more! When ebuyer mucked up some were sold for £416! Makes my new 6950 for £175 feel much better...
*Cuddles £416 Powercolor HD7970*

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I just see these price as trying to influence Nvidia and their AIB's to think they can push/price the competing 6XX prices up. Although I'm seeing at least in the states most strong OC'd 7950 being $430-460 basically the same pricing as GTX580 but more performance. While remember such AIB non-reference pricing is not based by the AMD MSRP (just like Nvidia AIB's do) so such prices will fluctuate wildly base against the markets volatility. While there's no competition the AIB's or mostly E-tailer set what the market will bear... Not AMD's fault.