Updated: Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition magically emerges from the mists

Six weeks have passed since AMD launched its Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card. The new flagship offers higher default clock speeds than the standard 7970, plus a tweaked PowerTune implementation that’s better at maintaining those speeds and capable of pushing them even higher when thermal headroom permits. At the product’s introduction, AMD told us the 7970 GHz Edition would start selling at the end of June and be widely available in early July. However, we’re into August now, and the card is virtually absent from online stocks.

We’ve scoured a number of big-name online retailers, and we could find only a few listings for the new card. The lone GHz Edition at Newegg is this Sapphire Toxic model, which is currently out of stock. The Toxic card has even higher clock speeds than the GHz Edition’s defaults, which might explain its $700 asking price. That’s $200 more than AMD’s suggested retail price for the GHz Edition.

Sapphire also has a Vapor-X flavor of the GHz Edition listed at Amazon. This stock-clocked variant is available from one Amazon partner, The Price Pros, which claims to have just a single unit. It’s selling the card for $545, or a little more than Amazon’s own $500 listing for the same model. Amazon doesn’t expect to start shipping the Vapor-X for 2-4 weeks, though.

Of course, we should point out there are numerous hot-clocked Radeon HD 7970s in stock at both Amazon and Newegg. Many of them are clocked at 1GHz or higher, but they’re not the GHz Edition models AMD said would be available by now. Unlike with the GeForce 680, which was difficult to obtain after its spring release, we don’t see a bunch of out-of-stock listings for 7970 GHz Edition cards. The three listings above are the only ones we’ve been able to find anywhere. The fact that they all refer to Sapphire cards is even more curious.

We when asked AMD about this situation, a company rep told us the basic issue is that AMD’s add-in-board partners need more time to integrate the GHz Edition chips into their top-of-the-line board designs. We’re hoping for a more definitive statement from AMD on this matter soon.

Update: In response to our inquiries, an AMD rep just sent us a link to a search at Newegg for the term "7970 GHz" that now yields three results, including cards from VisionTek and XFX that show up as "in stock" at prices below the 7970 GHz Edition’s $499.99 suggested e-tail price, along with the out-of-stock Sapphire Toxic card we noted before. We may be witnessing a minor miracle, since multiple TR editors did this same search on this same term only hours ago and were presented with just a single result, the out-of-stock Sapphire.

The XFX and Visiontek cards appear to be very new additions. The folks at the amazing Newegg tracker Camelegg have a listing for the Sapphire, but the XFX card’s item number shows as "not yet in our database." The Visiontek card’s item number is also not yet listed.

Somehow, the market has moved in the hour-plus since our initial report. You’re welcome. Feel free to click "buy," I guess.

I should mention that we have noticed a distinct lack of $300 Ferrari 599 GTBs at online vendors, too, and we would like to see that issue rectified as quickly as possible. Notification via private email is preferred.

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    • HisDivineOrder
    • 7 years ago

    AMD realized the negative press from having such an incredibly vapor-based release (June to August) was going to start looking very, very bad, so they probably same day shipped Newegg some partner cards they threw together as quickly as possible to avoid looking like they lied.

    Then they emailed you and were all, “Didn’t you fail at search?” Except you guys had done your due diligence and responded, “Yah, did you fail at card launches?”

    It’s really rather pathetic that they were in such a mad rush to try and “steal back the crown” from nVidia’s mainstream part turned high end priced part they had to pseudo-launch a higher end part they must have known their partners (hence the word, “partner”) had no intention of releasing any time soon.

    I wonder if it worked. Did anyone actually forego buying a Geforce part to buy a vacuum cleaner in this day and age?

      • raghu78
      • 7 years ago

      People like you keep forgetting AMD had Radeon HD 7970 (1 Ghz) cards on launch day and these cards clocked 1125 Mhz at stock voltage and even higher with voltage tweaking.

      [url<]http://www.anandtech.com/show/5314/xfxs-radeon-hd-7970-black-edition-double-dissipation-the-first-semicustom-7970/6[/url<] Funnily enough people were busy enjoying these cards for 2.5 months before the GTX 680. When the GTX 680 launched custom HD 7970 cards like MSI HD 7970 Lightning (1070 Mhz) were available. [url<]http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/53263-msi-hd-7970-lightning-3gb-review-22.html[/url<] so enough with your flamebait comments. So according to you the HD 7970 is a vaccum cleaner. By that comparison I wonder what the GTX 480 was.

        • BestJinjo
        • 7 years ago

        You can’t use objective reasoning with an NV fanboy. Look how hard some of them are trying. I’ve never seen them acknowledge AMD / ATI ever winning (9700Pro, 9800Pro, X800XT/X850XT PE, X1950XT/X, and now 7970GE). He is just grasping for straws since HD7970 had the single-GPU crown from Jan 9 to March 22, and that wasn’t mentioned of course. Now he is just as upset that Ghz edition retook the crown this month. $50 less than most 680s too. That’s a win-win for the consumer.

    • rrr
    • 7 years ago

    Meh card anyway, expensive, relatively power-inefficient (vs nVidia’s offerings) and not impressively performing.

    I’d stay with 670/680.

      • Chrispy_
      • 7 years ago

      You’re trolling it wrong; The fastest single-GPU on the market today is hardly “meh”, the power efficiency is very close and if you’re not impressed with the best card you can buy, then I guess it’s time for you to hit the Prozac.

      From the TR review:
      [quote<]The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition has indeed recaptured the single-GPU performance title for AMD; it's even faster than Zotac's GTX 680 AMP! Edition.[/quote<] and... [quote<]at $499.99, the 7970 GHz Edition is unambiguously a better value than the GeForce GTX 680.[/quote<] and... [quote<]even our power consumption results turned out to be closer than expected.[/quote<]

        • rrr
        • 7 years ago

        Yes, because TR is only site in the world which tested that card, right?

        I know some folks are knee-deep in love with AMD and take offense at not coddling every single product they make, but it is what it is: nVidia has better gaming product.

          • Chrispy_
          • 7 years ago

          I can’t read the whole internet but the general consensus seems to be that the Radeon is faster than the Geforce in more games than the Geforce is faster than the Radeon.

          The difference is that many of the Geforce victories are in ancient game engines such as Unreal3 or Source-engine titles – games where people are already getting hundreds of frames a second at max settings.

          Sure, if you want to play HL2 or Shogun games at 300fps instead of 275fps, then the Geforce is the card for you.

          Nobody’s going to stop you, except perhaps the online retailers who are still having stock issues for some cards: Even Newegg, the stock goliaths have no GTX680’s cheaper than MSRP and there’s still a restriction to a max of two per customer. If you wanted to buy a dozen 7970 GHz editions there are plenty of models starting from $449 and $469 gets you a Gigabyte which is actually quieter than the GTX680 and it’s blower.

            • raghu78
            • 7 years ago

            yeah. HD 7970 wins a majority of the games. Also at 1440p /1600p where these games find it difficult to run at 50 fps and performance is really required HD 7970 is clearly the faster card. Demanding games like Crysis 2, Witcher 2, Batman AC (MSAA), Alan Wake, Dirt Showdown, Metro 2033 , Crysis / Crysis Warhead all run faster on HD 7970. Shogun 2 and Batman (FXAA) is faster on GTX 680. Other less demanding games like Skyrim, Deus Ex, Dirt 3 also run faster on HD 7970.

      • Draxo
      • 7 years ago

      But how well does your 670/680 mine for Bit Coins?

      Puts on flame suit…

        • Firestarter
        • 7 years ago

        Who cares?

          • Meadows
          • 7 years ago

          Nobody. Bitcoins are useless.

            • Chrispy_
            • 7 years ago

            …unless you want to obtain restricted drugs, guns, stolen passports, fake visas etc.

            Darkweb is bitcoin-dependent over here. 😉

            • Draxo
            • 7 years ago

            Did you get all that information from a source @ government hates all other forms of currency besides the one they own you with?

            • Draxo
            • 7 years ago

            educate yourself.

            [url<]http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/06/22/the-bitcoin-richest-accumulating-large-balances/[/url<]

            • Draxo
            • 7 years ago

            [url<]http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/06/22/the-bitcoin-richest-accumulating-large-balances/[/url<]

          • Draxo
          • 7 years ago

          Pays for my VPN

          😀

        • rrr
        • 7 years ago

        I do not have one.

        Problem?

          • Draxo
          • 7 years ago

          if you prefer to be censored. Not a problem

      • BestJinjo
      • 7 years ago

      The 7970 GE is the fastest single-GPU in the world for single or multi-monitor use. If you have a problem with that, feel free to e-mail the author of each of these professional hardware websites.

      Sweclockers:
      [url<]http://www.sweclockers.com/recension/15564-amd-radeon-hd-7970-gigahertz-edition/17#pagehead[/url<] TechPowerUP: [url<]http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/HD_7970_SOC/28.html[/url<] TechReport: [url<]https://techreport.com/articles.x/23150/11[/url<] Computerbase: [url<]http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/grafikkarten/2012/test-amd-radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition/4/[/url<] Xbitlabs: [url<]http://www.xbitlabs.com/picture/?src=/images/graphics/geforce-gtx-690-sli/zfulltable.png[/url<] Bit-Tech: [url<]http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/06/22/amd-radeon-7970-3gb-ghz-edition-review/9[/url<] Tom's Hardware: [url<]http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232-19.html[/url<]

        • rrr
        • 7 years ago

        LMAO, playing 1-2% difference as something significant, where it easily falls into testing variations. In the meantime switch to perf/watt and you see 680 and 670 having slightly bigger lead than that. Then go for perf/$ and 670 just murders 7970, GHz edition or not.

        All folks that complained about 480 being power inefficient, it’s only fair for them to complain about 7970 now, where nVidia has more efficient gaming solution this time around.

    • MixedPower
    • 7 years ago

    Here’s your Ferrari:

    [url=http://www.amazon.com/Wheels-Ferrari-Fiorano-Special-die-cast/dp/B001TJBULY/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1344050211&sr=8-14&keywords=Ferrari+599+GTB+model<]LINK[/url<] 😉 EDIT: Forgot how to format BBCode URL links.

    • sschaem
    • 7 years ago

    Have you checked newegg? a few ghz to choose from , like this one at 449$ ready to ship for free.

    [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001[/url<]

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I should mention that we have noticed a distinct lack of $300 Ferrari 599 GTBs at online vendors, too, and we would like to see that issue rectified as quickly as possible. Notification via private email is preferred.[/quote<] You obviously have not been looking on kijiji. ;D

    • ALiLPinkMonster
    • 7 years ago

    TR: Our words are power.

      • Meadows
      • 7 years ago

      Reminds me of the movie Going Postal.

    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    A few phone calls and Geoff moves the market *swoons*.

    (Yes this represents my entire response to this.)

    • HighTech4US2
    • 7 years ago

    So when can we expect an article from Charlie at SemiAccurate ripping AMD on how their product is vaporware and Big, Hot and Broken?

    —-

    Oh, that’s right it’s the red team and in his eyes they can do no wrong.

      • jdaven
      • 7 years ago

      I wonder if sending an email around to all the techy websites asking them to get rid of all the trolls would get rid of guys like this?

        • HighTech4US2
        • 7 years ago

        Hit a nerve did I.

        You know that if Nvidia did this Charlie would have an article on the front page with the above headline.

        And that is the truth.

          • jdaven
          • 7 years ago

          Nope. I’m just wondering if there is a way to get rid of trolls on the forums like you.

            • HighTech4US2
            • 7 years ago

            I’m all for a way to remove idiots like you but then these forums would be pretty quiet.

            • clone
            • 7 years ago

            calling anyone an idiot for no valid reason and you belong?

        • entropy13
        • 7 years ago

        He may have been a troll in the past, but when a “troll” says the truth, that particular truth doesn’t become trolling.

          • moose17145
          • 7 years ago

          except that NVidia has failed even harder this cycle than everyone apparently cares to see… they were 6 months late with the cards they do have, and even then the cheapest 600 series parts I can find at newegg right now are 400 bucks. even their POS 100 dollar part isn’t in stock. At least AMD has managed to get a complete lineup onto the market that beats its competing NVidia counterparts. But whatever.. guess when you are living in NVidia land you can believe whatever you want.

          That being said ATI/AMD has had some pretty fail launches… so don’t take it as I am on AMD’s side…I just call it as I see it, and IMO NVidia has been full of fail this cycle. Oh wow their TWO parts that were 6 months late could beat the competing AMD parts upon their super late release assuming you could get one. Considering they were released a full half year after the AMD parts I certainly would have hoped they could have beat the AMD cards they were competing against… and even then they just barely beat them… and they had to totally sacrifice their compute capabilities to do so…

          I seriously just cannot understand how so many people are STILL saying “AMD lost this round” when NVidia has clearly been the one who has failed this cycle… their parts were impossible to get after their release, they BARELY beat their competing AMD 7000 counterparts despite being a half year late, have horrid compute capabilities, and still do not have a complete top to bottom lineup… whatever… only when within the reality distortion field of fanboyism I suppose…

          • BobbinThreadbare
          • 7 years ago

          Is this semiaccurate? No.

          Does Charlie write for the tech report? No.

          He’s a troll if no other reason than he’s annoyingly complaining about something non-tech report related.

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      Things don’t work like that when I just read there was a listing at newegg. Eat crow nvidia shill.

        • HighTech4US2
        • 7 years ago

        Yea, TR edits the story to change the result and then the Forums Raging Red Rooster comes a posting.

        How surprising. NOT.

          • jdaven
          • 7 years ago

          Don’t you dare start that Red Rooster crap again. That is how you were banned from Anandtech forums a few years ago.

            • cegras
            • 7 years ago

            Is this SiliconDoc’s alternate account? Thought he was registered here …

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          I don’t understand this gpu fanboy stuff. who cares ?

            • esterhasz
            • 7 years ago

            It’s a bit like Jersey Shore, but with hardware. If life becomes too safe, drama must be generated.

          • l33t-g4m3r
          • 7 years ago

          I’m using a 470, shill. Your shilling doesn’t make nvidia look good, quite the opposite.

      • BestJinjo
      • 7 years ago

      Let us know when you stop trolling. TechReport’s power consumption testing shows 16W of power consumption difference at load in a system with a GTX680 vs. HD7970 Ghz:

      [url<]https://techreport.com/articles.x/23150/10[/url<] Since there is no such thing as a reference Ghz edition card, now let's compare after-market 7970 Ghz edition that runs at 1.08Ghz and still consumes less power than a factory preoverclocked 680: KFA² GeForce GTX 680 LTD OC 2 GB = 212W [url<]http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/KFA2/GTX_680_Limited_OC/26.html[/url<] Gigabyte HD 7970 Super OC 3 GB = 203W [url<]http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/HD_7970_SOC/26.html[/url<] When discussing modern systems that already consume nearly 300W of power, these 10-20W differences are immaterial. Maybe we should bring up the real power hungry card, the GTX480 that uses > 250W at load....

    • alwayssts
    • 7 years ago

    IMHO, it doesn’t matter the Ghz Ed. is AWOL. It is simply a symbol.

    The 7970 was clocked low because it was binned when 28nm was in risk. 680 was clocked at a better clock for perf/volt or watt on the mature process with less ipc. AMD just essentially released a product that showcased with the glamor of press reviews 7970 at similar or even slightly lower speeds it is equally fast to faster than 680. Powertune thing is bs, but the bios is around if you want it, and the default voltage is similar to second-batch and on 7970s…although most probably don’t mind the higher default because it may indicate it was binned with more leakage and higher clock potential, or they may just overvolt anyway.

    Anyway, point made, job done. Who cares about this product when the same thing is available cheaper? The thinking that this matters is the same reason we may get a 7950 ghz ed to compete with 670 when in reality anyone with common sense knows it already does.

      • HighTech4US2
      • 7 years ago

      > IMHO, it doesn’t matter the Ghz Ed. is AWOL. It is simply a symbol.

      So you admit that AMD willingly made a card that they knew was going to be vaporware just to brag how they had the fastest single GPU card.

      And by the way Rory Reed (AMD’s CEO) bragged that they had the crown with the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in AMD’s last CC. So I guess he must have one of the ten or so produced (the others going to review sites). Too bad actual customers can’t buy one.

      Somehow I feel if this was Nvidia doing this you would be singing a different tune.

        • BestJinjo
        • 7 years ago

        [url<]http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-7970GHZ[/url<] At least 3 on Newegg: [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=hd7970+ghz+edition&x=0&y=0[/url<] In the UK, the GE costs less than some 670s: [url<]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-scanfx-radeon-hd-7970-x-edition-5700mhz-gddr5-1050mhz-dvi-i-hdmi-2-x-mini-display-port[/url<] Keep on trolling.

      • erwendigo
      • 7 years ago

      “The 7970 was clocked low because it was binned when 28nm was in risk. 680 was clocked at a better clock for perf/volt or watt on the mature process with less ipc.”

      No, itsn´t this at all.

      First, Why do you say “ipc”? Another use of “IPC” out of control and without sense. I = “Instruction”, P = “per”, C = “Cycle”. Do you count the executed instructions per cycle of clock in the GPUs?, really? XD

      Second, the GK104 scales its clocks better than the Tahiti chips. A GK104 runs perfectly with 1,05-1,10 GHz with the most basic voltage of the card, it´s 0,987V, this is a fucking dream for a Tahiti chip .

      You have a Tahiti chip in the 7970 GHz Edition running to 1,05GHz with 1,215V of voltage. To make this and make it “reliable”, AMD needs to pump the voltage of the Tahiti chip in the “normal” 7970 (that runs with 1,175V).

      The GK104 runs smoothly over 1250 MHz with the default voltage (1,175v), and some ones goes to the +1300MHz with 1,175v.

      No one Tahiti chips can make this.

      And noooo, the uberdumper-7950 GHz with extrapowerhunger (the default voltage of the 7950 is inferior to the 7970 voltage, so you need a stronger increment of it for go to the GHz, sooo… the power increments very much), itsn´t equivalent to the GTX 670, because… you know, this is OC, and the OC runs for the two sides, not only for the AMD side.

        • BestJinjo
        • 7 years ago

        So much misinformation in 1 comment. There are 7950 cards that can surpasses a 7970 and a GTX680 with overclocking –> MSI TwinFrozr 3, PowerColor PCS+.

        There are plenty of 7970s that can overclock to 1150mhz+ on stock voltage. Just because AMD applied 1.212 to Ghz edition, doesn’t mean original 7970s or new 7970 Ghz cards can’t run 1.05ghz at 1.05-1.08V if you set them manually in MSI Afterburner.

        You are also not accounting that Kepler GK104 adds additional GPU Offset voltage when dynamic overclocking is enabled. While the stock voltage is officially 1.175V, Kepler GPUs can go up as much as 1.21V. It has already proven with a volt-meter. Current software cannot read dynamic GPU voltage addition on top of 1.175V. This has already been discussed at Guru3d for GTX680 overclocking:
        [url<]http://www.guru3d.com/articles_summary/msi_gtx_680_lightning_voltage_tweaking.html[/url<] Kepler overclocks more easily because it's a smaller chip. Smaller chips often have better overclocking headroom. This is a characteristic that's been present for generations if you followed videocards (6600, 6600GT, 8800GT, GTX460). This is no different why quad-core CPUs often overclock better than 6 core CPUs. Also, at similar clock speeds the Tahiti chip has faster performance. It takes about a 1250+ GTX680 to achieve similar performance of an 1160mhz 7970. So no GK104 does not scale better with clock speed, especially since it's more memory bandwidth limited. Reviews have already shown a 7950 beating a GTX670 with overclocking. So yes the 7950 is equivalent to an overclocked 670 if you push both to the max on air. 1.15ghz 7950 = Max OCed 670 on air without a volt mod. [url<]http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7950_Flex/31.html[/url<]

      • raghu78
      • 7 years ago

      yeah you are correct. anyone with common sense knows HD 7970, HD 7950, GTX 670, GTX 680 all end up quite close when overclocked. at the same clocks HD 7950 is 5% slower than HD 7970. same applies to GTX 670 and GTX 680. Getting a HD 7950 OC at USD 330 – 350 and overclocking to 1.15 – 1.2 Ghz with voltage tweaking you don’t miss anything in performance. thats what people who are smart and who want maximum bang for buck are doing.

        • BestJinjo
        • 7 years ago

        This. A lot of people don’t want to believe it though that a $330 card can come close to $450-550 cards, probably because it makes them seem like they wasted money. This is just like HD5850 vs. 5870. At max overclocks (1.1-1.2), the 7950 is as fast as the $450 HD7970 Ghz edition and thus faster than a stock 680.

    • barleyguy
    • 7 years ago

    It’s funny that a card you can’t buy is called the Vapor-X.

      • squeeb
      • 7 years ago

      xD

      • BestJinjo
      • 7 years ago

      If you really wanted one, you can buy it easily for less than $450 with a coupon code on the Home page. You just aren’t looking hard enough.

      Sapphire AMD Radeon VAPOR-X HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB = $458 – $10 = $448 w/ Free shipping

      [url<]http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-7970GHZ[/url<]

    • can-a-tuna
    • 7 years ago

    Top of the line cards are hard to make. Is that surprising? Where are GTX 690? Pretty much all out of stock or costing more than $1000.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      How many GTX 690’s do you want. Was just at the local mom and pop shop and they have 3 on hand.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        where is your local “mom and pop shop” that sells 3 690’s? imma guess it’s more of a “pop” shop anyway. moms don’t like video cards. not 690’s anyway.

          • Deanjo
          • 7 years ago

          Saskatoon

          Also checking the other two mom and pop shops they also have 690’s in stock as well a few GHz 7970’s.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            my question is DO THEY ACTUALLY HAVE MOMS.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Yes and MILFS too.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            (puke)

            there’s no such thing. i’m not THAT old. well, i’m old enough to be married and have children, but not old enough for what people often refer to as MILF’s. I guess, technically, my wife is a milf, and i’m not into adultery, fantasy or reality. but you know what i do like? MILK SHAKES. it’s like 35C and it’s muggy as F. in SASK you don’t have the humidity. I wish i was there right now. I lived there for 8 months just outside of weyburn. now i’m east coast. Too bad dairy F’s up my guts 🙁 i’m a sad pony tonight.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            You wouldn’t want to be here this year. Humidity hell. It’s like when I was based in TO. Hot and humid all the time. Enough that we have had a record year of tornados. 32 and counting, 30 in July alone. On average we have maybe 11 a year.

            • BobbinThreadbare
            • 7 years ago

            I thought you were a poor student, what are you doing having children?

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            i AM a poor student. I worked, saved money, volunteered in Malawi for 2 years, adopted a malawian orphan (my first) came back. figured “what the hell, we’ve already got one kid”, so it was business time around my house, now i have a son too.

            • Disco
            • 7 years ago

            You’re the best SSK!! I usually don’t have a reason or the time to jump in these threads very often, but I always enjoy reading your comments. Keep it up!

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            thanks cool man! ♥

            • highlandr
            • 7 years ago

            It’s business… It’s business time!

            [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGOohBytKTU[/url<]

      • HighTech4US2
      • 7 years ago

      Maybe you should do a basic search before posting. That way you won’t look as foolish.

      [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130781[/url<] In stock for $999 And it has been in stock for a number of weeks now.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        your argument is that he’s 2$ off the mark? (1001 being more than 1000)

          • HighTech4US2
          • 7 years ago

          No he stated the GTX690 was pretty much ALL out of stock which is false.

            • willyolio
            • 7 years ago

            [quote<] all out of stock [u<]or[/u<] costing more than $1000.[/quote<] or /ôr/ Conjunction: Used to link alternatives: "a cup of tea or coffee"; "are you coming or not?".

          • Alexko
          • 7 years ago

          It’s $999.99. So really he was just $0.02 off. :p

        • raghu78
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah in stock after 3 months. And that too just one SKU in stock. and only one vendor is selling GTX 690. can’t get more obvious than this. The GTX 690 is a marketing stunt. nothing more. Not even ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte (who are the other top Nvidia card manufacturers) have a GTX 690 card out.

        [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709+600315498+600328254&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=48&description=&hisInDesc=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&AdvancedSearch=1&srchInDesc=[/url<] Where was this card in the first 2 months after launch.

    • Farting Bob
    • 7 years ago

    Just checked scan.co.uk (a fairly big UK PC parts site) and they have 3 different 7970’s in stock with clock speeds over 1Ghz, the MSI version is in fact the cheapest 7970 of any speed they have available.

    So it looks like the answer to “where in the world is the Radeon Ghz Edition?” is “outside the USA”.

      • HighTech4US2
      • 7 years ago

      Those are OCed cards and not the Ghz Edition.

      • Prion
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]Of course, we should point out there are numerous hot-clocked Radeon HD 7970s in stock at both Amazon and Newegg. Many of them are clocked at 1GHz or higher, but they're not the GHz Edition models AMD said would be available by now.[/quote<] [quote<]Just checked scan.co.uk (a fairly big UK PC parts site) and they have 3 different 7970's in stock with clock speeds over 1Ghz, the MSI version is in fact the cheapest 7970 of any speed they have available.[/quote<] First reading and understanding, then commenting 🙂

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    I don’t know, but I think Carmen San Diego has it.

    Updated: Aw TR editors… why did you have to go change the title and ruin my lame joke?

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