Nothing like official price cuts to wrap up the week. AMD tells us it's updated the suggested e-tail pricing for three of its high-end, 7000-series Radeon graphics cards. The new prices should propagate to online retailers starting Monday, the company expects, and they are as follows:
- $299 for the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition.
- $349 for the Radeon HD 7950.
- And $429 for the Radeon HD 7970.
You don't have to wait until Monday to see the new prices in action. Actually, Newegg charges only $289.99 for its cheapest Radeon HD 7870 and $339.99 for its most affordable Radeon HD 7950 right now. Those prices are both $10 below the new AMD figures. As for the Radeon HD 7970, you can find XFX's stock-clocked Double D model selling for $429.99 before a $20 mail-in rebate.
I took a peek at Google's cache for those same listings, and it looks like the 7870 and 7950 were already selling at those same prices on July 7, long before AMD made its announcement. (The Radeon HD 7970 Double D did cost a little more, though—it was listed for $449.99 on July 8.) That tells us today's cuts might not change a whole lot. Perhaps we'll see a greater variety of models with lower prices starting next week, though.