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Old March 7, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Default AMD 6990's -- how will it affect pricing?

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I was wondering how the impending release of AMD's line of 6990 gfx cards might impact the pricing of their current line? will the price of the 6950/70 drop significantly when the 6990 is released?

(furthermore, when is the expected release date??)

The reason I ask is because I plan on buying a 6950 in the near future, but I want to know if I should jump on any sales I see now, or wait until April-May when its bigger brother is released?
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Old March 7, 2011, 12:30 PM
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From a market standpoint, AMD wouldn't release a card that would negatively contribute towards reducing the price of two new products.
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Old March 7, 2011, 12:34 PM
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I imagine since its a dual gpu the pricing will still be rather high to compete with whatever nvidia will be pushing out soon to compete with their dual gpu as well.
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what you're suggesting is: because the 6990 will be competing at a different price point than the rest of their line-up, it will probably not impact pricing at all?
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Old March 7, 2011, 12:38 PM
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Put it this way: what AMD is releasing won't impact their pricing. What NVIDIA is about to come out with will have a trickle-down effect on the whole market.
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Put it this way: what AMD is releasing won't impact their pricing. What NVIDIA is about to come out with will have a trickle-down effect on the whole market.
Tease. Not only are you a tease but you might start a flame war.
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Old March 7, 2011, 01:39 PM
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The only thing you can bet on is (if the dollar stays at par), the cards will be cheaper when next gen is released. Anything other than that is just a guess.

Edit: The part you are talking about is for the ultra high end. So it will not effect us little guys at all. My guess.
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Old March 7, 2011, 02:19 PM
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From a market standpoint, AMD wouldn't release a card that would negatively contribute towards reducing the price of two new products.
Sounds expensive!

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What NVIDIA is about to come out with will have a trickle-down effect on the whole market.
Exciting times again!!! I was getting bored lately, with the SB situation, and the wait for the Dual-GPU cards...Bulldozer has to show up in benchies also!!!!!!!
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pricing for budget, mainstream, enthusiest, will only change when when the competitor brings out a better perfomance per price point card, or to try and curb sales by offering acard with better performance to value ratio....6990 wont move any prices on the current market...
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Yes, maybe, but according to SKY, the nVIDIA dual-GPU coming up on the 15th might very well stir the pot!
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