Radeon 7000 series

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tesjes

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Will there be any price drop in the 68xx series when the 7xxx series hit the shelf? Just wondering. I wanted to pick up a 6870 and I can wait a little while if the prices drop when the next generation is released. What is the approximate release date for the 7xxx series?
 
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Some of the 7000 series will be out before the year ends(the 77XX and 78XX). The enthusiast line of cards(79XX) is expected to release sometime in early 2012.

I'd honestly wait for the new ones. The 7870 is going to match the 6970 for power, but do it while drawing much less electricity(about half). The 79XX cards will also use XR2 memory instead of GDDR5, which is about twice as fast.

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Some of the 7000 series will be out before the year ends(the 77XX and 78XX). The enthusiast line of cards(79XX) is expected to release sometime in early 2012.

I'd honestly wait for the new ones. The 7870 is going to match the 6970 for power, but do it while drawing much less electricity(about half). The 79XX cards will also use XR2 memory instead of GDDR5, which is about twice as fast.
 
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I have a Athlon II 450 for a processor. I was thinking that a 6870 would be about the max I could go with that processor. What would be a good 7xxx series for that processor?
 

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Any guesses at price points for the 79xx cards? I've never bought components at launch and in the past have always waited for price drops, but I'm currently running a 5770 and was thinking about getting a second one to tide me over until the new cards come out, however, if ATI typically launches it's cards in the $600 price range, it wont be worth it for me to wait.
 
Odds are the 79xx series cards will probably start at about $300, and that might be a bit optimistic. Supposedly the 79xx cards are going to be using XDR2 RAM from Rambus, which is going to make them even more expensive. Even so, I doubt you would see a $600 starting price on any of these, not even the 7970, not unless the 7970 is leaps and bounds better than any single GPU solution nvidia puts out.
 

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At the beginning the prize of 7000 series is guite near the related 6000 series (in speed i mean) after the old stock have been sold out, there will be price trops. First in 6000 series, then later in 7000 series (depending on how fast Nvidia can bring out their 28nm cards. We need competition to reduce prizes, you know!)

 
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