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Old March 26, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Not shure if I can post a fellow review sites review page, but I'd like to point out again how things are on equal footing with 7970's especialy when you oc them: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...d,3162-11.html The cards flip flop each other in power & preformance.

And yes these prices are far out of wack. The 7970 & 680's should be price @ a $399 price point if that.
I don't think you will see that kind of aggressive pricing with these cards till maybe when they are near the end of their life and retailers are trying to get rid of them to make room for the HD 8970 and GTX 780!!!!!

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Old March 26, 2012, 08:52 AM
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The 680 and 7970 are the current top of the line cards. Regardless of the whining about GK110 coming, I expect to pay $500 for the fastest single-GPU cards out there. When they release something faster, I'd expect that to come in around that same $500 mark, and other products to get cheaper.
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Old March 26, 2012, 09:26 AM
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The 680 and 7970 are the current top of the line cards. Regardless of the whining about GK110 coming, I expect to pay $500 for the fastest single-GPU cards out there. When they release something faster, I'd expect that to come in around that same $500 mark, and other products to get cheaper.

Yeah, and it is cheaper than the old days.

Anyone remember buying the first Ultra? GX2? etc etc.

$500 is a damn good price for the performance.
And many people have spoken with there wallets as these are sold out or BO across the boards.

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Yeah, and it is cheaper than the old days.

Anyone remember buying the first Ultra? GX2? etc etc.

$500 is a damn good price for the performance.
And many people have spoken with there wallets as these are sold out or BO across the boards.

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Exactly.... In a free market economy (for everybody but Apple with it's sheeple.... ;) ), that would normally set off alarm bells within a company suggesting that they'd priced a new item well under what the market would bear.

Like it or not... in a free market economy, a widget that only costs pennies to produce will still sell for $1000 if folks are willing to pay it.
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Old March 26, 2012, 10:00 AM
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In agree on the market influence. People are willing to pay the price so that's what the companies charge.

That said, don' blame AMD and nVidia directly for the pricing. For example the 7970 was supposed to be around $500-550. That was their reference. But few of the manufacturers actually made reference only model cards, and priced their "customized" ones higer (in some cases much higher). This is not AMD's fault, nor is it nVidia's in the case of customized 680's.

It's also disengenious to announce a card at the $500 price point only to see retailers offer it at that only during a discount period, quoting regular prices as much as $100+ more. WHich of course will further drive sales to those who can't go the extra for the "regualr" price.

As for the "good old days". I bought my HD4870 when it was top of the line in 2008 and it cost me $299. Is a $200-300 increase within product category over a 3 year span resonable? Thats' for individual buyers to decide. I'm waiting a while to see what prices do as this 4870 is still doing a decent job.
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It's also disengenious to announce a card at the $500 price point only to see retailers offer it at that only during a discount period, quoting regular prices as much as $100+ more. WHich of course will further drive sales to those who can't go the extra for the "regualr" price.
That's the only reason i even ordered one from NCIX. At the time of buying, their listed regular price was, ~$600 after march 31st and I figured I could sell my 7970 for 500 to break even bascially. Now I am trying to cancel my order as I will not be able to sell my 7970 for what I want to and will take a hit.
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In agree on the market influence....
As for the "good old days". I bought my HD4870 when it was top of the line in 2008 and it cost me $299. ...job.
As for the good ole days, I suspect he was referring back a bit more than 2008.
I bought my 128mb 6800u for $425 and my 256mb 6800GT for $625. The Ultra was even more expensive but hard to find in 2004. I forget how much my XPERT@Play Rage Pro AGP 8MB was ~'98
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I paid over $500 for my Rage Pro AIW.....
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I still have my 7950 GX2, I think I paid $600?
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