AMD Cuts Prices of its Radeon HD 7000 Series

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EzioAs

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^ Agreed. It's not low enough. Let's hope after the 660ti comes out at a frickin $300, which is high for a mid range-card, the 7800 prices go down more.
 

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Rumors place the gtx660ti above the performance of a gtx580, then it should be between the performance of the 7870 and 7950.

AMD HD 7000 prices are still too high. AMD should lower the 7950 to $300 to be competitive with nvidia.
 

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[citation][nom]doomtomb[/nom]Back in my day (2009), mid-range cards were $200-249. Not this $299+ crap.[/citation]
Mid-range cards were in that range less than 3 years ago. It seems like this generation is the beginning of the trend...
 

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Why is everyone freaking out about these prices - I recall the 8800gtx costing upwards of $550 per card (if memory serves).

Don't get me wrong, I love low priced video cards - but really the prices of either camp don't seem unreasonable.
 
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Amd doesn't need to lower prices to compete with nvidia. The 7950 can be found for $335 and it overclocks extremely well, to within 5% of an overclocked gtx 670 which is $400. I own both so this is not fanboy nonsense.
 

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Amd doesn't need to lower prices to compete with nvidia. The 7950 can be found for $335 and it overclocks extremely well, to within 5% of an overclocked gtx 670 which is $400. I own both so this is not fanboy nonsense.
It's not the 7950 that needs more price cuts (but yeah that would be great), it's actually the 7800 cards (7870/7850)
 

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So no price drop on the 7850? Hmmm... I guess I'm not too mad since I bought one a month ago and a big drop now would probably make me mad but still...
 
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8800GTX was the highest end card of its time hence the price this is a mid range card, not a 680GTX therefore the price is high and not to mention we're in a recession of sorts so not everyone has deep pockets like you.
 

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[citation][nom]greghome[/nom]No discount for the 7750?I know it's cheap already........but.......[/citation]

There's nothing else out that that can run slot power that competes with the 7750. Would be nice if nVidia put out the 640 with gddr5 to start a price war in the slot power market, but they didn't.
 

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[citation][nom]Trickset[/nom]8800GTX was the highest end card of its time hence the price this is a mid range card, not a 680GTX therefore the price is high and not to mention we're in a recession of sorts so not everyone has deep pockets like you.[/citation]

No need to talk about pockets - whether shirt or pants.

I'm just making the observation that these prices aren't unreasonable or unheard of. I think that the prices for either camp are acceptable. They aren't gouging because there is still a market.

As I said, I'd love to see 5870/4870 prices. However, unless one side dominates the market - I don't see the other side making a gambit like that to regain market share.
 

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People are playing on consoles, tablets and other handhelds, so we'll be looking at longer update cycles and higher prices for PC gaming hardware. Kinda blows but whatchagonnado
 

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[citation][nom]doomtomb[/nom]Back in my day (2009), mid-range cards were $200-249. Not this $299+ crap.[/citation]
You also gotta understand that back in 2009 the dollar was worth more than it is now. END the FED, stop printing money!!!
 

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Is there really a reason to go above a gtx 460/465 level GPU? I bought a 465 on sale for 129.99 in august of 2011 and i have had no problems playing every game i own at 1080p with mostly maxxed settings.
 
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