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AMD Cuts Prices of HD 7900, 7700 Series, Plus Free Games

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As expected, AMD has finally cut the prices of the HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7770 series graphics cards after the release of the GeForce GTX 680.

With the successful launch of the GeForce GTX 680, it was only a matter of time before AMD would counter with a price drop of their new HD 7000 series cards. Initially, AMD didn't react to the GTX 680 hitting the market because of the very limited availability of it. If users wanted a high-end card, the HD 7900 series was your best available option. Now with the GTX 680 becoming more available, AMD needed to drop the price of the HD 7900 series to remain a viable option for price to performance against the GTX 680. As part of an AMD Gaming Evolved announcement, AMD announced it would be closely partnering up with THQ and Codemasters on some AMD optimized titles, as well as dropping some graphics card prices.

The promotion between THQ and Codemasters is known as the "Three for Free" promotion. The three titles are Deus Ex: Human Revolution, DiRT Showdown and Nexuiz. AMD stated that it will be bundling these games with their graphics cards starting April 16th. In a statement, AMD said, "Rolling through select etailer and retailer partners shortly, we will be launching the Three for Free promotion, bundling a free copy of Dirt Showdown and Nexuiz with each AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series graphics card. We will also be including a full copy of one of the top titles of 2011; Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as well as its DLC expansion The Missing Link." Adding three bundled games to the Radeon HD 7900 series is a nice value-added bonus to end-users. 

The prices of the HD 7970 are dropping from $549 to $479, with the HD 7950 dropping from $449 to $399. AMD looks to be banking on the "Three for Free" bundle, the price drop and the fact of ready availability of the HD 7900 series to continue to spark sales against the GTX 680. In addition, AMD cutting the price of the HD 7770 to below the $150 price point at $139. 

"The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is now priced at an incredible $479 and continues to be the only enthusiast card available in volume, while the AMD Radeon HD 7950 is now an impulse buy away, at $399, and on both of these you will see our Three For Free offer which includes Dirt Showdown, Nexuiz and Deus Ex: Human Revolution with The Missing Link DLC. And one more thing, for those looking for access to a cutting-edge graphics experience at a very wallet-friendly price, AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition graphics cards will now be available at the sub-$150 sweet spot, as low as $139(US) SEP."

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    witcherx , April 16, 2012 3:03 PM
    amd 7950 here i come.................
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    friskiest , April 16, 2012 3:04 PM
    We knew this was coming,. but the 3 free games should make-up for a better value.
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    scrumworks , April 16, 2012 4:00 PM
    That's a very welcomed price adjustment. Will grab 7770 soon.

    But when does Tom's show how awful 680 is in computing applications (gpgpu) compared to Tahiti? That used to be one of the key selling points of the whole nvidia-family according to the reviews rantings here.
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    witcherx , April 16, 2012 3:03 PM
    amd 7950 here i come.................
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    friskiest , April 16, 2012 3:04 PM
    We knew this was coming,. but the 3 free games should make-up for a better value.
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    neon neophyte , April 16, 2012 3:04 PM
    Called it. Honestly, I dont know why so many people didnt think this would happen. It had to happen. The only reason it didnt happen sooner is because the gtx680 was a paper launch, with no supplies at retailers. AMD knew they had a bit longer to keep selling their flagship at a premium.
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    witcherx , April 16, 2012 3:06 PM
    these should have been the original prices... let the price war begin..
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    supall , April 16, 2012 3:11 PM
    C'mon GTX670. Get out that door so I can see some nice price drops for the 7800s.
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    trumpeter1994 , April 16, 2012 3:14 PM
    Hmm now I'm really curious as to what will happen with the gtx 680 and how the pricing will be on the 670/670 ti.
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    __-_-_-__ , April 16, 2012 3:17 PM
    meh, I just want the 7850 price reduction...
    nvidia is out of the equation for me since it doesn't support triple monitor. except for the 680 but that's just too expensive.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , April 16, 2012 3:20 PM
    Nice, now if AMD would get off its ass and compete with Intel lol
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    stingstang , April 16, 2012 3:27 PM
    I just looked, and I don't see the price drop yet..
    Speaking of the GTX680s, I looked at completed auctions on ebay.com and people have been buying them for upwards of 700 dollars a piece! Like...wow. Fanboy much?
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    ismaeljrp , April 16, 2012 3:32 PM
    neon neophyteCalled it. Honestly, I dont know why so many people didnt think this would happen. It had to happen. The only reason it didnt happen sooner is because the gtx680 was a paper launch, with no supplies at retailers. AMD knew they had a bit longer to keep selling their flagship at a premium.


    you didn't call it dude....this is pretty basic business concepts...
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    Anonymous , April 16, 2012 3:33 PM
    I was really hoping for price drops on the 7800 series. What's the point of getting a 7870 for $350 when you get get a 7950 for $50 more?.
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    matt_b , April 16, 2012 3:35 PM
    Good move and thumbs up for not only a decent price drop, but a fairly solid game bundle as well. I was really hoping for a drop on the 7800 series as well, but I didn't hold my hopes too high.
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    neon neophyte , April 16, 2012 3:39 PM
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    you didn't call it dude....this is pretty basic business concepts...


    I agree its basic, but you would be surprised how many people didnt think it would happen.
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    markdj , April 16, 2012 3:48 PM
    So when will we actually see these prices in stores? just looked on newegg and amazon and not seeing any 7970s even priced at $499 let alone $479, all around $570
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    stingstang , April 16, 2012 3:50 PM
    soldier37Meh... GTX 680s 4gb version here I come, for my 2560 x 1600 res.

    Thank you for your valuable and insightful comment.
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    zachusaman , April 16, 2012 3:57 PM
    wow not only are these human revolutionary cards DiRT cheap, but 3 games with them? whats AMD going to do nexuiz? a free tv?
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