HIS 7970 $450 at Newegg

Dustins

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Wow.. and the price keeps going down. Wish I waited a day before I picked up my 2 7970's....
 

ParasiticJ

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At $450 USD the 7970 is a better value. As you get closer to $500 then it becomes debatable. Also, good luck finding 680's in stock.
 

Teenyman45

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Most of the 7970s on Newegg also come with one or more free games which does help the price point a bit.

Of course, the present price point is what these cards should have been released at in the first place and a nearly $200 early adopter tax for my crossfire setup is quite... irksome.
 

coconutboy

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Good thread if only to point out that the prices are dropping on the 7970s, and despite all the hype, the gtx 680 is pretty much a draw performance-wise with the 7970, particularly if you game at 2560x1600. I pre-ordered a mildly souped-up EVGA Superclocked+ 680, but that was prior to the AMD price cuts. Now, after the price drop, the beastly Asus 7970 I'd been considering has dropped by $60!! For that price, it's significantly faster than a stock GTX 680, runs quieter, cooler, and will cost me the same. Depending on how soon it comes back into stock, I'll quite possibly buy one of those unless a comparable deal comes along on a 680.

Also, although $449 is a killer price on a 7970, I'd spend the extra cash and buy this non-reference Sapphire instead. With MIR it's only $10 more. Without rebate it's $20.

Edit: Also, the Sapphire was given kudos and a Silver Award here at the [H] just over a week ago when the price was $580. With it now having dropped by $110 (no, that's not a misprint, one-hundred ten dollars you read it right), I'd say it's a no-brainer for gaming. For people who need Nvidia for GPU computing etc, this card won't be of interest. But for gamers seeking a high-end card, this is as good of a deal as you're likely to find anytime soon.
 
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