How long for the 6870 to drop

How long do you think it will take for the Radeon 6870 to hit the $200 mark? Or better yet, what do you think roughly the 6970 and 6990 cards will cost on the date they hit the shelves. I want to get one for the time being, then if i get the 6870s ill get a new mobo for CF and a 750 watt PSU. If i were to get the 6970 or 6990 id probably stick to that for a long time
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  1. I was wondering the same thing, i'm intrested in the 6850 and for the past 2 weeks they been sold out on newegg,their selling like hotcakes.I just saw they got replenshed some of them.I was hoping to see some sales or some price drops around christmas time.
  2. Id much rather get the 6870 just because of the extra performance but then again the 6990s are going to be extremely tempting, but you have to ask urself if it is really worth the money
  3. Who knows. They just came out. And there will be no pressure to lower prices until supply outstrips demand or until/unless nVidia releases a similar performing card for less.
  4. blazerboy said:
    How long do you think it will take for the Radeon 6870 to hit the $200 mark? Or better yet, what do you think roughly the 6970 and 6990 cards will cost on the date they hit the shelves. I want to get one for the time being, then if i get the 6870s ill get a new mobo for CF and a 750 watt PSU. If i were to get the 6970 or 6990 id probably stick to that for a long time

    When I bought a 4870x2 on the release price it was a solid $650... So I would imagine the 6990 would be over $500 for the card on release easily. They will hit 2011 Q1 I believe. If you are getting a 750w psu, make sure you don't cheap out! Nothing like having an awesome computer with craptastic psu.
  5. they have gone up in price 10-20% since they were released just a few weeks ago. but they are going to come back down soon, once you start seeing 470's with rebates bringing them down to $210ish, the 6870's will come back down.
  6. The 6870 has gone up in price. It also shares some of the same components that are running low on supply and have caused the delay of the 6900 series. With priority shifting to the 6900 series for these components, I would expect continued shortages of the 6870, and I would not expect a price drop at any time in the near future.
  7. I'll take a stab at it and say sometime in Q2 2011.
  8. "This TI component is an integrated driver-MOSFET (DrMOS) that was first used on AMD's Radeon HD 6800 Series. This DrMOS is so new to the point there is no information on it on the Web, not even from the manufacturer itself.

    Supply of this DrMOS is limited, and since the Radeon HD 6800 Series and upcoming HD 6900 Series share the same VRM design, any (tight) supply from TI is shared between all the cards. This leads to a delay in HD 6970 card manufacturing, with partners receiving their final boards late as well."
    http://www.guru3d.com/news/amd-radeon-hd-6970-delay-due-to-component-shortage/
  9. Figure the Newegg prices will probably change a bit tomorrow since the 10% discount code EMCZZYR24 good on all video cards expires tonight so they will probably change them after that.
  10. Newegg has been out of 6870s for a while now. They do have like 2 brands available, but I wouldn't chance buying from them myself.

    I was hoping if I waited until the end of December, I could get a savings on the 6870. Do you guys really think it will not lower? I can still get it on amazon now, but want to see if it is worth waiting even until January.
  11. I wish I bought one sooner, most likely won't be seeing the $250 deals anymore huh?
  12. not going down untill they get rid of most of the 5850's (which are going cheap by the way.)
  13. Pallimud said:
    I wish I bought one sooner, most likely won't be seeing the $250 deals anymore huh?


    Newegg has the GIGABYTE model fro $249 in stock
  14. Awesome, I see they have some new 6850s too. Might make my purchase tonight.
  15. Wow that is $20-30 more than when I bought my GTX 460 nearly three months ago and its the 1GB version.
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