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    News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    $50 sliced off the HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7870.
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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    I hope these reductions translate to UK prices soon as I want a 7870 now!

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    Quote Originally Posted by dcwt2010 View Post
    I hope these reductions translate to UK prices soon as I want a 7870 now!
    Yerp, just as long as "translate" != "£1:1$". A quick bit of figuring sees a 7970 for £332 inc VAT, which sounds quite good to my inexpert ears.
    EDIT: There's already that pricing http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-m...-dl-dvi-i-hdmi, actually £322 so a whole tenner cheaper!

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    dammit, only just got my 7870! oh well, i'll look at getting another one for Xfire...
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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    I'm going to wait till August or later for the GTX660 to see what NVidia brings but if the prices get any lower I'll take the plunge now!

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    My Launch-purchased GTX680 /appears/ to still cost *more* now than it did when I bought it

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    Im still on a 5870, so the 7870 is quite tempting really. Dont need it though so as above, i will wait and see what the 660 bring to the table

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    "... Team Ted ..." Interesting team name, never heard AMD called that before...

    "..., now sits at the $199 mark ..." Your table indicates that it is $299.

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    Good news for people wanting to upgrade their GPUs, I especially like the bundled games which would persuade me to go with AMD rather than nVidia.

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    I wonder how much these cuts will end up being, currently at scan the cheapest 7950 is £6 more than the new pricing, including vat and probably the import shipping i think that meets the MSRP so lets hope it means it goes down by another £50 haha!.

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    I really want a GTX670 in a couple of months so I'm hoping Nvidia follow suit with these price cuts.

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    Quote Originally Posted by george1979 View Post
    I really want a GTX670 in a couple of months so I'm hoping Nvidia follow suit with these price cuts.
    I wouldnt hold your breath for that...

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    The GTX580 are still going for near 300 quid so I don't the 670 will drop any time soon.

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    The GTX660 will compete with the HD7950, which is why AMD has dropped prices, something AMD should have also done @ the release of GTX670 also, either way, it’s good to see AMD not reacting to nVidia when damage is already done but instead attacking for once. I think nVidia will release anther GK104, a crippled version of the GTX670 in GTX680 quantities, I don`t see the GTX660 coming below £300 for the 1st few months and when it does, it will be too late as the next gen leaks will start and release not so long after.

    People waiting for the GTX660, might as well wait for the Nvidia 7 series or AMD 8 series. The problem is, Nvidia still have nothing other than GK104 (Just look at the Desktop & Mobile, it’s all GK104 apart from the GTX640/50), so I don’t see them selling GK104 under £300.

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    Quote Originally Posted by heXuser View Post
    The GTX660 will compete with the HD7950, which is why AMD has dropped prices, something AMD should have also done @ the release of GTX670 also, either way, it’s good to see AMD not reacting to nVidia when damage is already done but instead attacking for once. I think nVidia will release anther GK104, a crippled version of the GTX670 in GTX680 quantities, I don`t see the GTX660 coming below £300 for the 1st few months and when it does, it will be too late as the next gen leaks will start and release not so long after.

    People waiting for the GTX660, might as well wait for the Nvidia 7 series or AMD 8 series. The problem is, Nvidia still have nothing other than GK104 (Just look at the Desktop & Mobile, it’s all GK104 apart from the GTX640/50), so I don’t see them selling GK104 under £300.
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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    Still nowhere near cheap enough for me. Need another 100 off the 7970 before I'll be tempted, and by the time that happens, there will probably be a new gen close to release anyway.

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    Re: News - AMD cuts Radeon HD 7000-series pricing, again

    Given that the costs of GPUs mainly centers around the combined costs of fabricated die (based on its area) + memory + bus, past gpu generations lead that a 352mm die like the 79xx cards should sell between $250 - $350 (like the 69xx cards). So it is good they are finally getting into the price range where AMD isn't getting significant returns (or maybe the fab tech is just maturing and TSMC isn't taking everyone for a ride by being the only supplier).

    Meanwhile, the GTX 680 with its 294mm die should only be around ~$300 at most. So that is really overpriced still. Hoping Nvidia drops it, but it seems there is a pervasive sense that the 680 is "better" than the 7970 so it is worth the premium, even though it sucks balls at GPGPU with less vram for extremely high resolution textures.

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