It’s on: AMD trims Radeon prices yet again

We noted in our GeForce GTX 660 Ti review that Nvidia had the advantage in terms of overall gaming performance per dollar. That was no great surprise, since new graphics cards are often priced to make a splash versus the competition. However, we sort of figured AMD had already played its hand by adding a Boost-enabled BIOS to the Radeon HD 7950 that, er, boosts performance. Turns out that adjustment alone wasn’t sufficient to win the value sweeps, so AMD has decided to counter the GTX 660 Ti with price cuts across the middle of its lineup.

AMD tells us we can expect to see new prices “towards the end of this week” on several of its products. Here’s the skinny:

  • The Radeon HD 7950 (including those with Boost) drops from $349 to $319.
  • The Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition drops from $299 to $249.
  • The Radeon HD 7850 2GB drops to $209, and the 1GB version to $189.

Now, have a look at our value scatter plots, using performance data from the GTX 660 Ti review, with the adjusted prices.


As you can see, this move restores AMD’s competitiveness on the price-performance front, even pulling them slightly into the leadβ€”less so in our latency-focused 99th percentile measurement than in the average FPS results that are less meaningful and more ubiquitous. Either way, the outcome is more or less the same.

Then again, your sense of the value equation may be swayed somewhat by Nvidia’s decision to bundle a coupon for a free copy of Borderlands 2 with GTX 660 Ti cards. To counter that offer, AMD has decided to start bundling the GTA-alike Sleeping Dogs with its Radeon HD 7800-series products. That promotion is slated to begin in the next two to three weeks, ramping up the sense of parity between the various choices even further.

What’s more, AMD doesn’t plan to roll into the holiday release season in its usual posture: sitting back and watching games that have been shepherded to market by Nvidia’s “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” program dominating the PC sales charts (and the benchmark suites) yet again. This year, the Radeon camp has lined up what is easily the strongest set of titles yet for its “Gaming Evolved” program. The list includes Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the intriguing Tomb Raider reboot, Hitman: Absolution, and the amazing-looking BioShock Infinite. These games should be DX11-fortified and, presumably, will make good use of the GCN architecture.

After a rough start to the 28-nm era, we are finally seeing next-generation graphics power drop into more attractive territory. Based on the size of the chips and various related factors, I still think there’s plenty of room for more reductions, eventually. If we’re lucky, competitive pressure will keep on ratcheting down the prices as we approach the holiday buying season.

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    • Knee Dragger
    • 7 years ago

    What’s a diorama?

    • honoradept
    • 7 years ago

    There is no interesting game to play with my current 6950.

      • rrr
      • 7 years ago

      You can always play with yourself, if you are that bored.

        • Knee Dragger
        • 7 years ago

        …speaking of 28-nm!

    • indeego
    • 7 years ago

    It is interesting that after all the deal with 99th %/FPS, FPS is still a pretty good measure of predicting 99% performance…

      • Bensam123
      • 7 years ago

      Going to concur with this as far as a correlation goes… However, 99th percentile doesn’t deal with pure performance, but rather user perceptible experience. The weighting is different. I’d choose a lower FPS, with a higher 99th if there was a choice. That 1% really matters.

    • Star Brood
    • 7 years ago

    AMD could have kept their profits up by not dropping prices and releasing a 7790 at the $175 price point, imo. Of course, the consumer market is not complaining.

    • BestJinjo
    • 7 years ago

    A little birdie told me a secret that the MSI TwinFrozr III card you tested uses binned Tahiti XT 7950 chips with high Asic values. 1100-1150mhz overclocks at or below 1.175V stock Tahiti XT stock voltage are a walk in the park. These cards ship with only 1.0-1.07V stock voltage unlike 1.25V of the reference HD7950 GPU Boost edition. πŸ™‚

    That would change the value proposition for enthusiasts who don’t mind overclocking quickly.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 7 years ago

    Assuming that there are no supply bottlenecks on nvidias end it would appear that they need to drop price.

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      Hmm…check back in September. Not that a price drop couldn’t happen sooner, but Newegg appears to have plenty of 660s and 670s in stock, and since all those cards are packaged with a Borderlands code, that can easily justify paying up to $60 more for an Nvidia card.

      We could also see some excellent holiday pricing, especially if more cards come out.

        • RickyTick
        • 7 years ago

        Yep, that seems very likely. I may be buying myself a nice Christmas present.

          • superjawes
          • 7 years ago

          I don’t plan on upgrading my current build, so no Christmas goodies for me, but I did finally start a wishlist to estimate what I want in my next computer, and I will enjoy watching that price fall πŸ˜€

    • Ryhadar
    • 7 years ago

    Welp, I was wrong when I thought they wouldn’t do price cuts.

    I’m not sure it’s the best move though. There’s still a large inventory of 6000 series cards in the wild and these price cuts will chew into that inventory.

    Why get a 6870 when you can get a 7850?
    Why get a 6950 when you can get a 7870?

    I guess AMD’s partners are prepared for that sort of thing, though…

      • HisDivineOrder
      • 7 years ago

      They need to prepare for that with MOAR pricecuts to the older products. Cutting the prices on products that have been replaced by higher end products at similar prices? Wow, mind blowing, I know, right?

        • Ryhadar
        • 7 years ago

        Oh hey sarcasm, haven’t seen you for awhile.

        Yes, obviously they will have to decrease prices but I’m not aware that AMD is still selling 6000 series chips. So those price cuts will have to come directly from the card manufacturers, which I’m sure they’re not happy about. At least when AMD officially reduces the MSRP AMD will (usually) help out the partners a bit. At the very least, they get to buy cheaper 7000 series chips in the future.

        If AMD isn’t selling 6000 chips, the partners likely get squat. And like I alluded to in my previous post, I’m sure the partners are used to it.

        Make no mistake though: I’m all for price cuts as a consumer. I’m just questioning whether or not this kneejerk reaction to the 660 Ti was a good business decision (especially when there was a modest price cut not too long ago).

          • flip-mode
          • 7 years ago

          My guess is that AMD is still making 6000 chips. When they stop I think we’ll see some wild fluctuations in price one way or the other – drastic discounts to clear inventory or drastic price hikes once inventory is nearly depleted. That’s my guess that could be totally wrong πŸ˜‰

          The other thing to consider – and you’ll have to remember back for this – is that 28nm is not a cheaper process to produce on – it’s entirely possible that a larger 40nm chip is still a fair bit cheaper to produce than a smaller 28nm chip. I remember reading something to the effect that on a per transistor basis 28nm would take some time to dip below 40nm. From that perspective, it’s hard for Nvidia and AMD to justify rushing 28nm products to market, and it makes a lot more sense to keep the older products around longer.

    • flip-mode
    • 7 years ago

    Lot’s of glee in these comments but this is not an impressive price cut. Radeons are not undercutting Geforces, rather only adjusting to match. AMD is still being conservative with pricing and not leaving any pennies on the table.

    Meanwhile, this is Nvidia’s slowest release cadence in history. It’ll take a full 12 months to release the whole GK series – they’ve only released a SINGLE CHIP thus far and merely neutered it an impressive number of times.

      • HighTech4US2
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]Meanwhile, this is Nvidia's slowest release cadence in history. It'll take a full 12 months to release the whole GK series[/quote<] It has only been 5 months (Mar 22, 2012) since the launch of the GTX680 (GK104) and you believe that it will take another 7 months just to release the GK106 (GTX660, GTS650). How about no way. [quote<]they've only released a SINGLE CHIP thus far and merely neutered it an impressive number of times[/quote<] You do have a very selective memory since you forgot the GK107 (GT640). And your way of releasing everything at once (top to bottom) isn't the best way to maximize profits. Just look at the difference between AMD's and Nvidia's GPU financials clearly show that difference. And only one company is constantly adjusting prices downward and pre-announcing revenue shortfalls.

        • flip-mode
        • 7 years ago

        Whoa, sorry I dared to say anything facetious about Nvidia! But I did forget about the GT 640. I guess AMD’s ability to do a rapid roll out of a whole generation probably unfairly highlights Nvidia’s inability to do so, but Nvidia still sells more cards anyway.

          • OU812
          • 7 years ago

          [quote<]Whoa, sorry I dared to say anything facetious about Nvidia![/quote<] You seem to do that a lot.

            • flip-mode
            • 7 years ago

            I do it to both. Sometimes people only see what they want. Can-a-tuna perceived that Scott was always biased towards Nvidia. I have plenty of posts critical of Radeons – stating just a few posts up where I said I didn’t think this price cut is very impressive. I criticized Nvidia and AMD in the same post but I’m getting raked for the comment on Nvidia.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            yeah, flip hates everyone.

        • BestJinjo
        • 7 years ago

        Being late starts counting from the time your competitor ships next generation of cards since you are forced to use outdated, power hungry 40nm chips to compete. In this case next generation 28nm AMD cards started shipping as early as January.

        HD7970 = Jan 9 –> GTX680 March 22 (almost 3 months late)
        HD7950 = Jan 31 –> GTX660 Ti Aug 16 (easily 8 months late)*
        * although 7950 was $450 at launch, but prices for 7950 dropped to low $300s for months
        HD7850 / 7870 = March 3 vs. no DX11.1 efficient 2GB NV competitor all this time.

        That’s more in-line with 5.5-8.5 months late. GTX660, GTX650 won’t launch until September-October which is easily 7-8 months late against the 7850/7870.

          • OU812
          • 7 years ago

          What good does it do to be first if you end up last financially.

          AMD really didn’t gain anything by rushing their products out the door. AMD’s financials shows that clearly. Nvidia took a more measured approach because of the limited 28nm supply and it worked in their favor financially.

          Current Quarterly Results:
          AMD – losing revenue and market share
          Nvidia – gaining revenue and market share

          Next Quarter
          AMD – predicting lower revenue
          Nvidia – predicting higher revenue

          Only one company (AMD) is cutting prices.

            • BestJinjo
            • 7 years ago

            Not sure what data you are looking at. AMD sells CPUs and GPUs. Using AMD’s overall financial performance is odd to say the least, also because NV sells Tegra for tablets/smartphones and Tesla/Quadro in professional markets.

            I am looking at AMD’s desktop discrete gaming GPU sales since this is what this thread is about:

            [url<]http://www.techpowerup.com/170575/Graphics-Shipments-in-Q2-Increased-2.5-Over-Last-Quarter-and-5.5-Over-Last-Year.html[/url<] 1) AMD saw gains in the discrete desktop category (2.5%). 2) Nvidia's desktop discrete shipments dropped 10.4% from last quarter Looks to me like AMD is gaining market share in the desktop discrete GPU space. NV is doing well on the mobile side but this has nothing to do with HD7000 series dominating on the desktop by launching way earlier and gaining market share by offering better price/performance and top of-the-line single-GPU performance for most of this generation.

      • sschaem
      • 7 years ago

      $319 for a 3GB card with 384bit GDDR5 and 4.3 billion transistor using the latest 28nm tech and pcie3, I call that very impressive. (No rebates)

      Thats 1 step down from AMD flagship cards… I dont remember video card ever being that cheap for the top of the line models.

      I paid more for an nvidia 8800 (That I’m still using), and that was the low end. nvidia was charging 500+ for its 384bit card and 600 for its flagship cards.

      Video card got much, much cheaper since the 2007 nvidia dominance.
      If it wasn’t for AMD you would be paying $500 for this crop of 660 ti.

      So, say “thank you AMD” and go buy your 660 ti πŸ™‚

        • flip-mode
        • 7 years ago

        [quote<] I dont remember video card ever being that cheap for the top of the line models.[/quote<]Huh? The 5870 launched for $380 and the 5850 launched for $260. Regardless, any price cut is a good thing and on that note this is a positive development.

    • corwin155
    • 7 years ago

    Really dont see any reason to drop my 560ti for 660ti
    dont see reason to jump to Amd either
    at the price points given for either Nvidia or Amd think ill wait till 7xxti or 8xxx maby 9xxxhds
    really not till DX 12 is out then i could see reason

    • superjawes
    • 7 years ago

    I do love some component competition πŸ˜€

    I doubt Nvidia will just drop prices after a week, especially since their cards are shipping with Borderlands codes (which are desirable right now). But after that, we could see some better competition.

    • can-a-tuna
    • 7 years ago

    And when you put the Dirt Showdown in the chart then AMD just blows nvidia away.

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      and when you put in batman, nvidia just blows amd away.

        • Alexko
        • 7 years ago

        Isn’t Batman already included?

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          idk. thinking is hard work for me. you know that.

          • HisDivineOrder
          • 7 years ago

          What he should have said is when you include Batman and enable PhysX, nVidia just blows AMD away.

            • BobbinThreadbare
            • 7 years ago

            [quote<]What he should have said is when you include Batman and enable PhysX, you will lower rendering speed and not gain anything worthwhile in return[/quote<] ftfy

        • BestJinjo
        • 7 years ago

        GTX660Ti lost to HD7950 in Batman in the TechReport review……And if you enable 8AA in Batman, it’s game over for the 660Ti. Can’t even beat an HD7870.

        [url<]http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/W/348980/original/OC%20batman.png[/url<] [url<]http://media.bestofmicro.com/8/N/348935/original/Batman%201920.png[/url<] [url<]http://media.bestofmicro.com/8/P/348937/original/Batman%202560.png[/url<] If you said WITH PhysX, then sure πŸ™‚

      • Duck
      • 7 years ago

      yay, tuna is back.

      but why you no reply lol [url<]https://techreport.com/discussions.x/23419?post=660702[/url<]

        • flip-mode
        • 7 years ago

        I hate to play the bad cop, but it should have just been a ban. Obtrusive shills have been banned before and I consider it very healthy to do so.

      • Damage
      • 7 years ago

      can-a-tuna has been banned. I dunno what I expected. Surprise maturity acquisition, I guess. Didn’t happen.

        • flip-mode
        • 7 years ago

        Yep. The only other alternative was to allow the perpetual shilling and trolling of the comments.

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          whoa. damage with the hammer… i’d better behave for a few days….

            • superjawes
            • 7 years ago

            I think for you, we ‘ll send him a specially painted sledgehammer, complete with TR logo and “DAMAGE” in orange letters.

            Side note, that would generally be an awesome addition to Damage Labs.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            you’d be sad if i got banned. admit it πŸ˜›

            • superjawes
            • 7 years ago

            You do make me laugh, I’ll admit, but seeing a spectacular banning would also make me laugh, just as Scott chastised tuna and put together a “greatest hits” post before having to deal out the final ban.

            Sorry, but I will enjoy whatever I can πŸ˜›

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            you sadist.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 7 years ago

        hallelujah. I’m sure he’ll be back with a new IP address and a new username, but it’s a nice respite for the time being.

          • Meadows
          • 7 years ago

          I wouldn’t immediately assume he knows what an IP address is.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            HE’LL HAVE AN AWESOME AMD IP ADDRESS.

        • Duck
        • 7 years ago

        Doesn’t look banned. Can still PM him.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 7 years ago

          When I click his name to view his profile it says he does not exist.

            • Duck
            • 7 years ago

            Yup he is now.

        • Bensam123
        • 7 years ago

        I don’t normally laugh at things like this, but this is pretty funny… I can only imagine this is trolling since it doesn’t seem like he cares what others think of him or what he says. :l

    • brucethemoose
    • 7 years ago

    Lets see the 660 TI hit $250.

    More importantly, lets get some good games that can actually tax these 28nm cards.

      • HighTech4US2
      • 7 years ago

      It already has if you include the value of the “Borderlands 2” coupon.

        • Spunjji
        • 7 years ago

        Bit of a bugger for those of us who already pre-ordered the game, though :/

          • druidcent
          • 7 years ago

          You could always sell the coupon for a slight discount.. (say $50)

            • clone
            • 7 years ago

            you’d be lucky to get $20 and more like $5 for any PC game out in the wild or would sit on it forever, the bundled video card promo is always problematic.

            had 15 AAA+ PC games from 2006 to 20011 for sale 4 months ago, Limited Edition Unreal 3, Limited Edition of Bioshock 2 never played, Oblivion & expansion, Assasins Creed 2, Fallout 3 on the local web, after 400+ views of the ad I got one inquiry into whether or not my copy of Fallout 3 was limited edition or not, I was asking $7.50 for any game… not takers after 2 months, pulled the ad and tossed the games, that’s the value of PC games.

            Borderlands was a darling for one staffer at TechReport average to weak for the rest, I played it and agreed with the weak part…. no interest in Border 2.

            if I’m shopping for video card “X” and it has a bundled game for the same price as Brand “Y”…. that is only good if “X” & “Y” are 660 TI’s from different builders IE: EVGA and Galaxy, if it’s between AMD and Nvidia the bundled game is vapor, it’s the gfx cards that matter.

            FarCry2, Quake Wars, 3dMark Vantage, and a number of other bundled games still sit on my desk uninstalled…. I installed 3dMark Vantage ran it once and then uninstalled it, it now sits unused.

      • burntham77
      • 7 years ago

      A valid point. I was thinking about replacing my 6850 with a 7850, but really I have yet to play a game in recent years that I could not run at the highest graphic settings on a 1080p monitor. I can wait.

    • willyolio
    • 7 years ago

    and how would this affect your system guide recommendations?

    • ultima_trev
    • 7 years ago

    HD 7950 for 320?!!

    Now me wishes I wasn’t so fast to pulling the trigger for the HD 7850… πŸ™

    • albundy
    • 7 years ago

    8000 series on the way? or can they still supermilk the 7000 bandwagon?

      • khands
      • 7 years ago

      Well, if they release on schedule we should see something near the end of the year.

    • Anvil
    • 7 years ago

    Hoping to snag a ~$230 HD 7870 soon!

    • Duck
    • 7 years ago

    It’s taking ages but eventually nvidia will release their complete lineup on 28nm. By that time production should be in good shape. Then we get into sweatspot territory…

    7850 $149
    7870 $199

      • entropy13
      • 7 years ago

      I certainly won’t be buying anything from the [b<]sweatspot[/b<] territory, that's for sure.

        • Duck
        • 7 years ago

        Aww damn crappy English nonsense to trip me up. Sweat should rhyme with eat.

        [b<]Sweetspot[/b<] then. You know what I mean Β¬.Β¬

        • internetsandman
        • 7 years ago

        I dunno, depending on the reason for the sweat there might be a good reason to pay up

          • entropy13
          • 7 years ago

          Did SSK hack your account or something?

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            I WISH

      • HisDivineOrder
      • 7 years ago

      At this rate, I expect nVidia to release a 7850 competitor and watch it walk all over the 7950B for $200, forcing the 7770 series into a $79 price point. For the 7750, they’ll just give it to you if you buy a sale priced copy of Sleeping Dogs.

        • ultima_trev
        • 7 years ago

        Then you expect wrong, Radeons have traditionally held the price/performance advantage for the past few gens…

        • xeridea
        • 7 years ago

        By the time Nvidia releases anything else, the 8000 series will be out. And their craptastic 640 is like $90-100, though it performs like its $50.

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]sweatspot territory[/quote<]That sounds disgusting, and I don't think you want your GPUs to be sweating.

    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    Interesting… higher average FPS and now variance is on par dollar wise. Sounds like a win for AMD.

    • tbone8ty
    • 7 years ago

    hmm this must mean the Radeon HD 8970 must right around the corner! lol

      • Bensam123
      • 7 years ago

      I’d give it another year at these prices… so maybe next spring?

        • tbone8ty
        • 7 years ago

        true i don’t see AMD rushing the “sea islands” series even though it has been already taped out.

        though would be sweet to have vishera, desktop trinity, sea slands all out for the xmas party

        • BestJinjo
        • 7 years ago

        Mid-August to 2012 to Spring 2013 is another Year? HD8000 vs. GTX700 series right around Haswell rebuild would be nice. :)-

    • cegras
    • 7 years ago

    Aarrgh, bought a 7870 for 370 – 70 gift card early May .. the 3 months was worth it, right guys??

      • FormCode
      • 7 years ago

      You don’t want to walk down the path you’re laying for yourself. Yes, the investment was worth it. You bought a current gen card with more than enough oomph for modern games.

    • StuG
    • 7 years ago

    Begun, The Price War Has.

      • DeadOfKnight
      • 7 years ago

      It’s about damn time. Hopefully it stays aggressive with the next generation of cards. They can surely afford to lower their prices considering the size of the silicon they are using. It was a shame to see prices skyrocket this year even if they had performance to justify the expense. Of course performance is supposed to get better; what we want to see is the performance get a lot CHEAPER.

        • HisDivineOrder
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah, but AMD decided to milk the customers for as long as they possibly could as hard as they possibly could. For years, they pushed a narrative where they wanted to give the customer better value and lower priced cards. And then the second nVidia’s a no-show, they jack up the prices and laugh all the way to the bank.

        And they only compete at any price point where there is competition released or about to be released.

        It’s almost like AMD’s a company that’s as interested in making money off a hapless consumer as nVidia. Shock!

          • travbrad
          • 7 years ago

          I don’t know why you got thumbs down, but you are absolutely right. This is why competition is so important for consumers. If one company is dominating a market then they will set whatever price they can get away with. Sure some companies are more “consumer friendly” than others but at the end of the day they all want to maximize profits.

          • BestJinjo
          • 7 years ago

          Right but when they did that with $199 4850 / $299 4870, $269 5850 / $369 5870, $299 6950 that unlocked, they were losing $. You can’t have a business if you continuously trade profits for market share. Eventually you have to stop and they did this generation. Right now they still offer better price/performance at nearly every price level. GTX670 is the only good card worth buying that NV makes right now imo. HD7870 is $50 less than the 660Ti, and 7950 with OCing smashes an OCed 660Ti. OTOH, HD7970 GE cards are dipping to $430 on Newegg, that’s way under GTX680 with more performance.

          I agree with you that price/performance isn’t as good this round as we’ve seen from AMD, but it’s still better price/performance vs. NV offerings. Not to mention you can bitcoin mine with AMD on the side when not gaming which makes the price/performance better for some people with reasonable electricity costs.

      • DeadOfKnight
      • 7 years ago

      Now if only we could see this happen with CPUs…

        • yogibbear
        • 7 years ago

        There needs to be a performance war first.

    • CampinCarl
    • 7 years ago

    Wish I hadn’t upgraded my 7850 to a 7950 a month ago. f*%#$%).

    • Hippo
    • 7 years ago

    Fuck me, I just bought the 7870 3 weeks ago….and turned in the rebate.

      • Spotpuff
      • 7 years ago

      It’s like the worst feeling isn’t it? πŸ™

      • HisDivineOrder
      • 7 years ago

      You knew the 660 Ti was coming on August 16th. Everyone knew. Price drops were inevitable with its release. Every single release of a Kepler product has resulted in a pre price drop and a post price drop as AMD reeled from yet another smackdown. They even tried a new BIOS for the 7950 PLUS a price drop and it wasn’t enough.

      See, that’s why AMD did their price drops on July 16th. Because they were trying to fool people like you into buying your card and being stuck with it at the higher price because they knew on August 16th they were just about guaranteed to get their butts handed to them on price/performance and they’d have to drop again.

      And so it is. Next time, you really should pay attention to when a competitor is about to show up. These drops are long, LONG overdue. AMD kept those 78xx series cards overpriced for way too long.

        • xeridea
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah, for the longest time, the 7700 and 7900 cards were decently priced, but 7800 was way overpriced for performance. I still feel they would be better about 10 bucks cheaper. I am fine to play any game with my 6850 (my dual core is bottleneck right now anyway), but I did get a sweet deal on a 7770 for $99 after MIR (just got accepted) as a secondary card for GPGPU.

    • Thatguy
    • 7 years ago

    Exactly what i was waiting for! A long wait it has been.

    • DancinJack
    • 7 years ago

    Wow. I might have to pick up another 7850 for Xfire. I’ve never done it before, but that’s some serious horsepower for pretty cheap.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 7 years ago

    A $200 Radeon 7850 2GB has me reevaluating my stance on my comment relating to waiting for a GTX 650.

      • tbone8ty
      • 7 years ago

      seriously this xfx 7850 looks tempting now

      [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609[/url<] overclocks well

        • derFunkenstein
        • 7 years ago

        Gonna have to wait to it’s not 270 bleeping dollars.

          • Anvil
          • 7 years ago

          How about right now?

          [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=-wJtNuvzEeGFqHrE6lFVEwYMJ1_gXp83_0_0_0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16814102998[/url<]

            • derFunkenstein
            • 7 years ago

            BAMF

            [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121651[/url<] $10 above the price cut but with a nice non-stock cooler.

        • BestJinjo
        • 7 years ago

        You can find a good 7850 for much cheaper than that. Sapphire Dual-X for $212 with free shipping after code SAVEU10 in the cart:
        [url<]http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-7850_2G[/url<]

      • HisDivineOrder
      • 7 years ago

      Yeah, I’d say the same… if the price drops were even showing up at Newegg. But they aren’t. I’m calling more AMD shenanigans on this one. I remember when they said the 7970 GHZ was coming soon, but no, it didn’t.

      Or the VCE was coming soon after launch. Hell, nVidia released the 680 and 670 and its version of said feature before AMD even got around to talking about its version for reals.

      And now… they announce a price cut that is NOT showing up. So I say, shenanigans. Thanks, AMD, for wasting my time.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 7 years ago

        well the 7970 thing turned out to be just kind of harder to find, as they were on Newegg at the time TR initially said they weren’t.

        Price changes always take a little bit to get straight. I think a lot of times a new SKU gets created.

        • DancinJack
        • 7 years ago

        You seem very angry about this. You do know price cuts usually take a little time to hit retail, right?

        • clone
        • 7 years ago

        the price drops are real, HD 7950 for $309.99 began yesterday.

        NCIX has HD 7950 for $310.01 after $20 rebate, HD 7850 for $180.99 after rebate and HD 7870 for $219.99 so the price drops are already applied.

      • willmore
      • 7 years ago

      I’m still with you on this. I think that might just be my next video card. I want something that’ll run my 2048×1152 monitor with all the eye-candy on in Borderlands2. And, I really don’t want to spend (much) over $200.

      • clone
      • 7 years ago

      hd 7850 is selling for $180.99 now at NCIX after $20 rebate.

      • BestJinjo
      • 7 years ago

      Newegg now has Sapphire Dual-X HD7850 2GB for $190 with free shipping:
      [url<]http://slickdeals.net/f/5080376-Sapphire-HD-7850-190-shipped[/url<] Direct link: [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000687[/url<]

    • bthylafh
    • 7 years ago

    Nice. Now the 7850 looks kind of tempting. Glad I didn’t pull the trigger on the 7770 last week.

    • tbone8ty
    • 7 years ago

    Nice! its definitely on now

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