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Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:57

HD 5970 drops to €389

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AMD rolls out the red carpet for GTX 580
A quick glance at our price search engine has revealed a rather interesting price drop.

AMD's HD 5970 is currently available for €389 in Austria and we're expecting the drop to go into effect in other markets soon, but we are still not sure about the new MSRP, so take the €389 figure with a grain of salt.

In spite of this, it clear we are looking at a significant price drop, as AMD's flagship dual-GPU board was priced around the €500 mark.

Although it's not in the prime of its youth, the HD 5970 is still quite a performer and it can easily match or outpace Nvidia's new GTX 580 in some games.

Although it would be quite pointless to say that either the GTX 580 or HD 5970 are cheap, the price drop will certainly put a bit more pressure on Nvidia and hold the line until Cayman and Antilles boards enter the fray.
Last modified on Tuesday, 09 November 2010 16:04
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+68 #1 Jermelescu 2010-11-09 16:01
That was fast...
Once again, best bang for the buck is AMD.
 
 
+69 #2 function69 2010-11-09 16:07
See, that's what it's all about - price wars and competition. Nvidia rolls out a new card, but it's the AMD fans who benefit from it!
 
 
+62 #3 Coliz91 2010-11-09 16:46
finally...amd is dr0ppin' the price..a big yay f0r the c0nsumers..thnx to competitions :D :D
 
 
-66 #4 Warrior24_7 2010-11-09 17:32
Bow down biiaatch! You've been taken these dumb fools for a ride the whole time. This isn't a price drop, but a price slash! AMD could've done this along time ago, but they wanted to keep putting it to these ignorant clown monkeys! :D
 
 
+18 #5 Jermelescu 2010-11-09 17:42
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Bow down biiaatch! You've been taken these dumb fools for a ride the whole time. This isn't a price drop, but a price slash! AMD could've done this along time ago, but they wanted to keep putting it to these ignorant clown monkeys! :D

do you know anything about production costs and profit?
 
 
+25 #6 redisnidma 2010-11-09 17:43
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Bow down biiaatch! You've been taken these dumb fools for a ride the whole time. This isn't a price drop, but a price slash! AMD could've done this along time ago, but they wanted to keep putting it to these ignorant clown monkeys! :D

How long since AMD haven't dropped the price of its cards? :roll:

Sounds to me that they are making room for the upcoming GPU refresh (Northern Islands). ;-)
 
 
+40 #7 Nerdmaster 2010-11-09 17:50
For me a 5970 is much better when gaming but worse in gpgpu than 480. But Cayman is about to come and destroy 580!
 
 
+44 #8 ReasonMan 2010-11-09 18:08
`Although it's not in the prime of its youth, the HD 5970 is still quite a performer and it can easily match or outpace Nvidia's new GTX 580 in some games.`

Dear Mr Scott,

I do not know what reviews you have read, or how you did benchmarks yourself.

There is less than a handful of games that actually GTX has an edge over 5970, or you meant low res - but seriously point a person who buys such card instead of 30" for 19"ish ?

and do not tell me that 47dB is quiet.

Guys, stop being polite towards any company already. You are newsmen, not sheep herder.
 
 
+15 #9 jonelsorel 2010-11-09 19:48
@redisnidma: if you really checked some price/perfomance charts for the last years' amd vs nvidia you'll realize they didn't really need to cut them.
 
 
+6 #10 noypogs16 2010-11-09 21:08
theres a report in amd analyst day that today fusion is shipping now need to confirm that report
 

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