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August 17, 2012 7:32:57 PM

Will the 7850 Ever get a price drop? I mean seriously! I've been following this card for months now, cuz it's the card I really want to get, but it launched with a MSRP of $250, and it's still selling for $250! This is getting ridiculous, but I'm getting a little sick of waiting. Do you guys think a price drop is imminent? Cuz at this rate, I'll have to wait till Christmas to actually see a drop. Or if the GTX 650 has decent performance and is cheaper w/ hopefully at least 1.5GB of VRAM, then maybe I'll just go that route.

What do you guys think? After waiting like 4 months, I can wait a little longer, but I'd like a little reassurance that it's the right decision.

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August 17, 2012 7:40:57 PM

It used to be more. I'm guessing with the release of the 660ti it should be pushed down in price again. (Rumors suggest $20-40)
I've got available credit that I'm sitting on debating if I want to just a 7850 now, or wait for the hopeful price drop soon. Who knows?!
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 17, 2012 7:47:28 PM

its going to probably move into 230's.

I mean if you want a 7850 cheap now,

Buy this

then enter code TECH101 for 15$ off. then all it should ad on is tax i think. Not sure how much tax is, but I dont think it will be past 250$ total.

tax to me if i would have bought it brings it to 224.33 which is lower than neweggs prices
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August 17, 2012 9:31:29 PM

smakadopolis said:
It used to be more.


REALLY!? When I looked up reviews of when it launched they all indicated that it launched at $250.

And @smakadopolis, I've never dealt with them before so I'm a little weary, and it's in american dollars, so I'd have to account for the conversion, although I think the Canadian dollar is almost at par again, and with free shipping, that now seems like a pretty decent deal, but if a price drop isn't imminent, I'll probably go for this:

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=69494&vpn=GV-R785OC-2GD&ma...
August 17, 2012 10:07:39 PM

that's for a 1GB model, one of my main deciding factors for the 7850 is the 2GB, for future proofing.
August 18, 2012 6:36:46 AM

paul7799 said:
Will the 7850 Ever get a price drop? I mean seriously! I've been following this card for months now, cuz it's the card I really want to get, but it launched with a MSRP of $250, and it's still selling for $250! This is getting ridiculous, but I'm getting a little sick of waiting. Do you guys think a price drop is imminent? Cuz at this rate, I'll have to wait till Christmas to actually see a drop. Or if the GTX 650 has decent performance and is cheaper w/ hopefully at least 1.5GB of VRAM, then maybe I'll just go that route.

What do you guys think? After waiting like 4 months, I can wait a little longer, but I'd like a little reassurance that it's the right decision.



I have the XFX HD 7850 2gb you can not go wrong you can run ALL of the current games on Ultra it cut's through them like a hot knife on butter.
August 18, 2012 2:48:58 PM

Krypton80 said:
I have the XFX HD 7850 2gb you can not go wrong you can run ALL of the current games on Ultra it cut's through them like a hot knife on butter.



Ya, I'm quite adaminte that it's the card I'm going to buy, but I just feel like after all this time, there's gotta be a price drop on the horizon, I wanna buy the card, but I don't wanna feel screwed cuz I bought just before a price drop.
August 18, 2012 2:54:57 PM

See these prices make me want to buy a card much more, once it passes that barrier over that 200 mark, I find it very difficult to justify the purchase. And since these cards are in a SIMILAR performance category (please don't start a huge debate, I've seen many reviews and benchmarks I know the order, I'm just saying the cards offer SIMILAR performance) maybe the 7850 will drop a little more.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60642&vpn=N5...

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62756&vpn=HD...
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 18, 2012 5:49:21 PM

the 560ti is closer to the 6950(which in the US is 200$). the 7850 was paired with the gtx 570/560ti448 which is ~250$+
August 18, 2012 6:49:22 PM

ya, I've decided I'm gunna get a 7850 for sure, the last question though, is when. That's the point of this thread, when do you guys think there will be a price drop, if any?
August 18, 2012 6:56:08 PM

Well, since Nvidia didn't launch the 660ti at a great price, I think you might be waiting a while :( 

It's not really predictable... I guess it could happen within a month, but I'd guess more like the end of the year.
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 18, 2012 7:22:06 PM

a price drop will relatively be released along with the 660(non ti) as its the 7850's competitor.
August 18, 2012 8:54:25 PM

dudewitbow said:
a price drop will relatively be released along with the 660(non ti) as its the 7850's competitor.


ya that's what I'm thinking, and it seems the non ti 660 will probably only have 1 or 1.5GB of VRAM so the 7850 is an even more appealing choice, although we'll have to wait and see for actual performance data. But ya I definitely agree, and then of course the question becomes, when do you think the 660 non ti will be released?
August 18, 2012 9:12:07 PM

paul7799 said:
then of course the question becomes, when do you think the 660 non ti will be released?


In about 6 more months given Nvidia's current release schedule :p 

On a serious note, I have no clue. I would guess within 2 months.
August 18, 2012 9:35:19 PM

BigMack70 said:
In about 6 more months given Nvidia's current release schedule :p 

On a serious note, I have no clue. I would guess within 2 months.


well if that's the case, then i'll be buying now. I think I'll give it either to the end of August, or mid September
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 18, 2012 9:49:52 PM

If we were to trust Wccftechs post on the 660(nonti) as well as the gtx/gts 650's, it should be released relatively on september 6th.


edit: as oems already have the 1.5gb vram version and the retail 2gb version should shortly come out.
August 18, 2012 10:33:56 PM

is the 2GB version of the 660 non ti and the 1.5GB for the 650? and alright, so I should definitely hold out a little longer?
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 18, 2012 10:40:31 PM

paul7799 said:
is the 2GB version of the 660 non ti and the 1.5GB for the 650? and alright, so I should definitely hold out a little longer?



No, the 1.5gb version of the 660 is OEM only. I'd expect retail ones to be 2gb vram. the 650s I would think will be 1 gb vram, with a seperate model for higher vram
August 18, 2012 11:13:28 PM

alright sounds good, but I'd still like to hear a little more for Nvidia, I have no idea what their deal was this year but of course the release schedule has to be so spread out, the one year I'm dying to get a new card!
August 22, 2012 2:43:05 AM

http://videocardz.com/34520/nvidia-launches-geforce-gtx...

Well, I've held out long enough, I guess the 660 non-Ti will be coming in September (obviously a rumour, but at this point, it's 85% likely), so I can wait either for that card or a price drop for the 7850. I mean really, the 7850 has been on the market for what, like 6 months and hardly budged?
August 22, 2012 3:57:22 PM

whooooohooooo!!!!! this is fantastic news!!!!!!!

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=69494&vpn=GV-R785OC-2GD&ma...

This OC'd 7850 I've been eyeing up for some time now! and it's finally in my "purchasable" position! :)  XD Although....lol according to this article, AMD will be bundling Sleeping Dogs with the 78xx series cards (in order to compete with the Borderlands 2 deal with the 660Ti), in the next couple weeks, so maybe I should hold off just a tad longer lol

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23447
August 22, 2012 4:11:37 PM

Holy ***, that is a steal for the 7850
August 22, 2012 4:16:40 PM

ya I know! I REALLY wanna get it now :)  and it's Canadian too, so it might be even cheaper on ncix.com (although I live in Canada, so hence that's what I'll be getting), and I've decided the game thrown in, doesn't really matter, but I'm just kinda holding my breath for the gtx 660 (non-Ti), cuz it's only gunna require a single 6-pin PCI-E connector, and is aimed at the 78xx series in terms of performance. So I'm not really planning on letting this deal slide by, but I'm kinda hoping for some more concrete specs (besides the OEMs, or a confirmation that it's the same as the OEMs) on the 660, just to know if I should wait a little longer for that, or if I should finally get the 7850 that I've been waiting about 3 months for.
August 22, 2012 5:41:21 PM

OK, I hate MIRs just cuz generally you don't get them or they take like a month and a half to get returned, and there's a Sapphire 7850 available on Newegg.ca for $199.99, so $10 cheaper than the original price of the Gigabyte (but $10 more expensive if you consider the rebate). However, the Sapphire isn't OC'd but honestly I can do that myself it's not that big of a deal (although I probably won't OC it for a while - that is, once I feel I truly need more performance). So now it comes down to, which do you think has a better cooler/will be more reliable (I've never had a problem with Gigabyte, so I'm kinda leaning towards them, but I wouldn't mind saving 10 bucks on the Sapphire).

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 12:27:00 AM

I dont think any real tests were done after Sapphire switched over to the slightly modified dual-x fans on the 7850. I would assume it does better than the original fans with the sapphire logo on them(the one I have). I mean, sapphire is the leading brand for amd based cards(and does the most customizations on models than any other company)
August 23, 2012 12:34:50 AM

alright, so I should go with the Sapphire 7850 for $199.99?
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 12:51:28 AM

Your choice, I dont think any specific 7850 model is bad(its efficient already, it probably doesnt have too many problems) except for maybe the 1gb vram models that are obsolete.
August 23, 2012 12:56:10 AM

Well, I've had good experiences with Gigabyte products, but I see significantly more reviews, and customers with a Sapphire 7850, so I'll probably follow the crowd (even though I typically do the exact opposite and support whatever company has lower sales) and get the Sapphire, also since it's a newer revision of it, that'll also probably be good for helping a little more future-proofing it lol. AND I like that the upfront price is cheaper (again, I try to avoid MIRs) on the Sapphire. Also, one last question...Do you think it's generally easier to OC a card that has no factory OC? Or is it generally easier to push an OC'd card past the factory OC? OR is it pretty much your OC experience will vary more between cards (despite buying the exact same product, some cards just can OC more than others, that's a fact) than it will between what the OEM has done?
a c 106 U Graphics card
August 23, 2012 1:31:50 AM

its all random, there's only a slight % chance that an OC variant has a better PCB then a normal one.
August 23, 2012 1:56:09 AM

ya that's what I figured, so the Sapphire it is! :)  thanks for all your help :) 
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