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Amd Drop Prices, is 7950 a better buy now?

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April 16, 2012 2:44:32 PM

AMD Drops Price of High End Cards - HD7970 to $479 and HD7950 to $399
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Should I wait for further price drop or is it good to buy 7950 now?
April 16, 2012 2:48:02 PM

They're not going to drop the prices again for a while. Now that the new generation graphics cards are settled in, new releases won't change the prices again until the next generation comes out.
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April 16, 2012 2:55:31 PM

i kinda like the 7870 better. even with price cuts it's a better deal.
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April 16, 2012 3:04:25 PM

Newegg.ca and .com both still have the same prices as last week. Will this take time to filter down? I've been waiting for a price drop and I just bought two XFX 7970 DD at newegg which nearly made me throw my laptop when I read that prices were lowered.
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April 16, 2012 3:09:01 PM

Store prices will eventually be lowered to AMD's msrp, i don't know how long it will take though.

Also, it won't be huge, at worst you lost $50-100 for your two cards together. A thousand compared to a thousand one hundred isn't something to loose sleep over.
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April 16, 2012 4:30:30 PM

slicedtoad said:
Store prices will eventually be lowered to AMD's msrp, i don't know how long it will take though.

Also, it won't be huge, at worst you lost $50-100 for your two cards together. A thousand compared to a thousand one hundred isn't something to loose sleep over.



I guess it isn't that big of a deal but it is kind of a piss off when you patiently wait and they finally make the purchase and you find out immediately aftern that the price is going down. At least I didn't risk newegg being out of stock on the XFX 7970 DD which is sure to happen when the price does drop.
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April 16, 2012 4:47:48 PM

^yeah, i find waiting just leads to more waiting. It's only in rare cases that i put off buying hardware because something new is coming out or prices are changing.
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April 16, 2012 5:09:06 PM

since this thread is already started i guess ill ask my question as well. Which card is better? I want maximum performance for 500 or less. However, if a certain card is significantly better and costs 550 i may consider it. (sorry to get the thread off track)
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April 16, 2012 5:16:11 PM

^you should start a new thread for new questions (not that this thread isn't already sidetracked). but...
You would choose between a 7970 or a 680. 7970 is better for very high res (read: above 1920x1080), otherwise the 680 is better. If you can find a 680 at $500, go for it. Otherwise, you could wait for the price drops with the 7970 to actually happen.
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April 16, 2012 5:40:59 PM

stingstang said:
They're not going to drop the prices again for a while. Now that the new generation graphics cards are settled in, new releases won't change the prices again until the next generation comes out.


I definitely don't agree with this statement. NVIDIA has released ONE card, the 680, and you're going to claim that this generation of graphics cards are settled in. Its barely pass the point of the initial surge from first release. Prices are still inflated due to the low supply and high demand. NVIDIA will surely release more cards, it would be very strange that they wouldn't. Cards like the 670 and 660ti most likely, or at least looking at the past products.

To the OP, prices will probably never be fixed. It's business, it will remain as a fluid state, when say for example when the 670 releases, AMD might have to readjust their prices again, possibly on the 7800 series. It all depends on the on their product brackets a certain segment in contrast with the competition.

I think that was the reason behind th 7900 series price drop. The 680 is starting to become more avaiable and AMD can no longer charge the premium that they were charging compared to the competition.
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April 16, 2012 8:01:09 PM

Thing is, the rest of the fleet's prices will fall in line with what AMD has. There's little chance that nvidia will undersell their 670 to AMD's 7950, and even then, it'll be 2 months at least before prices change, which won't be for much, and only if 670 sales are far over 7950 sales, according to AMD analysts.
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April 16, 2012 8:42:16 PM

itialianpasta said:
since this thread is already started i guess ill ask my question as well. Which card is better? I want maximum performance for 500 or less. However, if a certain card is significantly better and costs 550 i may consider it. (sorry to get the thread off track)



Whatever you get, do not waste money on a factory overclocked model and do spend your money on one with a good non reference cooler.
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April 17, 2012 11:57:10 AM

Thank you all!
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April 17, 2012 11:57:45 AM

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April 17, 2012 5:57:16 PM

Just checked newegg. The price has gone down. You can get a reference gigabyte 7970 for $479.99. I just sent them a nasty email since the two 7970's that I just bought have dropped in price by $40 dollars each. Pretty sad that the day after I get my second card delivered the price immediately drops.
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April 17, 2012 6:08:38 PM

it wouldn't surprise me too much if you get a refund (or at least a giftcard) since newegg has decently consumer friendly practices.
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April 17, 2012 6:10:18 PM

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