AMD Cuts HD 7950, HD 7870 and HD7850 Prices
Following last months price cuts, AMD have now added more price cuts to their high-end GPU line-up - specifically the Radeon HD 7850, HD 7870 and HD 7950 cards. Although the Radeon cards overclock much better than NVidia Kepler based products, for the typical user the cards will be run at or near stock speeds, where NVidia beat AMD by a significant amount. These new prices bring the Radeon GPUs down to prices, which more closely match similarly performing Kepler counterparts.
July's price cuts brought the price of an HD 7970 down from $479 to $429, a price which isn't changed in the current round of cuts. HD 7950 3GB cards were also reduced in price from $399 to $349, and in this round of cuts the price is farther lowered to $320, 20% lower than the launch price.
The HD 7870 2 GB cards had their price dropped from $349 to $299 in the last round, and that has now been dropped to $250, a 28% drop from launch. HD 7850 cards didn't get a price cut in the first round, but they have been cut this time around. The price of an HD 7850 1 GB has been dropped from $230 to $190, a drop of around 20%, while the HD 7850 2 GB has been reduced from $250 to $210, a 16% reduction:
These price drops bring the price of an HD 7950 closer to that of a similarly performing GTX 660 Ti, with the other cuts also being competitive with NVidia's offerings, including estimated prices of cards not yet released.
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