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    HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    More details here:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/159049/AM...-Revealed.html

    It is meant to be around $400 to $450.

    With 20% VAT that should be around £310 to £350.

    Any more is price gouging by retailers and suppliers.


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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Thats a bit more like it actually. Performance drop of 10-15% looking a the clocks?

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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Thats a bit more like it actually. Performance drop of 10-15% looking a the clocks?
    Retailers in the UK are starting to say the card will be over £350. If anyone you know,is interested in the card make sure you tell them that it should be between £300 to £350.

    The current HD7970 should be not more than £420 for reference models. Cards could be had for just under £420 from UK retailers until they "adjusted" the price due to demand.

    If you look at both the HD5850 and HD6950 they were around 20% to 30% cheaper than the higher end cards.

    Its the greedy price gouging by retailers and suppliers which is screwing us over, and giving AMD a bad name too.
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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Here are examples of the price hyping even before release:

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...6&postcount=32

    http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread....=1#post1685435

    People were talking about the HD7950 being around £300 to £350 and these are the responses they got.


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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    so once this card get released the 6950/70 should also drop in price, right?

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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlauLicht View Post
    so once this card get released the 6950/70 should also drop in price, right?
    Not with UK retailers and their pre-launch price hyping.

    This way they will make older SKUs look better value even at current prices and then they can ditch them quicker with no price drops.


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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    meh evil people scan should be nice to us lol, they r cheaper than most retailers anyway and free p&p and awesome service so cant complain really

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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlauLicht View Post
    meh evil people scan should be nice to us lol, they r cheaper than most retailers anyway and free p&p and awesome service so cant complain really
    Scan did the same though. You need to catch the pricing within one or two hours of launch. After that once a competitor increases prices all of the UK retailers do so. Basically it is a pricing cartel.


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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Apparently they have shipped already.

    The card that interests me most is the HD7890. I've a feeling that will slip in under the radar and might offer good performance for the money.

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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Core count is the same across both?
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Core count is the same across both?
    The HD7950 has 1792 shaders and not the 2048 shaders the HD7970 contains.

    OTH,if it is anything like the HD5850 1GB and HD5870 1GB,at the same clockspeeds performance is probably similar.


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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    I hope the cards come out at £300-£350 and can stay within 15%~ the performance of a HD7970.

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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Retailers in the UK are starting to say the card will be over £350. If anyone you know,is interested in the card make sure you tell them that it should be between £300 to £350.

    The current HD7970 should be not more than £420 for reference models. Cards could be had for just under £420 from UK retailers until they "adjusted" the price due to demand.

    If you look at both the HD5850 and HD6950 they were around 20% to 30% cheaper than the higher end cards.

    Its the greedy price gouging by retailers and suppliers which is screwing us over, and giving AMD a bad name too.
    Totally, what i was saying is that at around £300-350 it probably fits a lot more peoples budget if the overall performance only drops around 10-15%.

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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    ocuk have said it will be more expensive than a gtx 580 1.5gb , so thats over £350+ is it not ?

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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Quote Originally Posted by chaotic_russ View Post
    ocuk have said it will be more expensive than a gtx 580 1.5gb , so thats over £350+ is it not ?
    Posts 1,3,4 and 6 will be useful to read.

    The short version: greedy UK retailer and suppliers price gouging the card even though the RRP is between £300 to £350.


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    Re: HD7950 pricing and specifications leaked!

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Posts 1,3,4 and 6 will be useful to read.

    The short version: greedy UK retailer and suppliers price gouging the card even though the RRP is between £300 to £350.
    i am starting to hate some of the uk etailers for this , and the fact is i am still waiting on a refund after 5 days lol . i might get a 7950 when things settle down or just get a 580

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