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Wednesday, 19 January 2011 12:14

AMD confirms 1GB HD 6950

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$279
AMD has officially confirmed the upcoming 1GB version of its Cayman based HD 6950 card.

According to HardwareCanucks, the new card will officially be priced at $279 and it should appear in time to counter Nvidia’s GTX 560 Ti.

The MSRP for the full 2GB version is $299 and frankly we were expecting a somewhat more substantial price cut than $20.

European retailers have already listed the first 1GB cards with prices starting at €234. This is no bargain, as 2GB versions go for as little as €245 to €250, depending on the market and VAT rates. Two European retailers claim that they will start shipping Sapphire’s 1GB card within 48 hours.

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+9 #1 Exodite 2011-01-19 12:27
That's not really unexpected, as they can't very well price the 1GB 6950 too close to the 6870.

IMO if you're getting a card in this price range it's definitely worth going for that extra GB, especially with such a small price difference.
 
 
+22 #2 flip-mode 2011-01-19 13:25
Yep, $20 difference is a fair bit less than expected. $30 to $50 would have been more appropriate. $20 savings isn't nearly enough to compensate for the loss of 1GB.

The 6870 is priced too high, too, IMO.
 
 
-12 #3 Tasty Taste 2011-01-19 15:21
This is a bad business move by AMD. They should have released their 6950 with 1GB to 1.5GB in the first place. 2GB is over kill for one of these underperforming cards imo. Was hoping they would have learned from the past and stepped up their game.
 
 
+4 #4 mrgerbik 2011-01-19 15:36
Quoting Tasty Taste:
This is a bad business move by AMD. They should have released their 6950 with 1GB to 1.5GB in the first place. 2GB is over kill for one of these underperforming cards imo. Was hoping they would have learned from the past and stepped up their game.


I usually hate when ppl say "wait for newer drivers" for improvements - but apparently the 11.1 drivers coming down the pipe are shaping up to make the 69xx's quite a bit more interesting (ie- 100% better tess. at extreme in heaven)
 
 
+1 #5 Honza 2011-01-19 17:07
where I can get Radeon 6950 2GB for 250EUR?
thx for any tip
 
 
+1 #6 arclight 2011-01-19 17:20
Quoting Honza:
where I can get Radeon 6950 2GB for 250EUR?
thx for any tip





http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127555

It says 279,9 $ after mail rebate which equals to 207,94 Euros if i did the math right.

Importing this from the US...i have no idea what costs are involved for the customs.

As for the 1Gb 6950 i have hoped for smaller prices but once the GTX560 Ti gets out i'm sure they will start a price war.
 
 
0 #7 Honza 2011-01-19 17:24
Quoting arclight:
Quoting Honza:
where I can get Radeon 6950 2GB for 250EUR?
thx for any tip



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127555

It says 279,9 $ after mail rebate which equals to 207,94 Euros if i did the math right


thx for the link, however I'm afraid that newegg won't ship to Europe, will they?
 
 
+1 #8 arclight 2011-01-19 18:10
Quoting Honza:
thx for the link, however I'm afraid that newegg won't ship to Europe, will they?



That obstacle can be passed if you have relatives/friends in the US...they could ship it to you....idk if newegg themselves ship to Europe, id' love to buy from them but the price for transportation would be too high. So i might as well buy overpriced products from my shitty country.
 
 
+3 #9 yasin 2011-01-19 18:29
not worth the shopping costs. with taxes and so on, in the tech world, $1=£1=1Eur
 
 
-1 #10 Dyno1979 2011-01-20 08:56
It seems they initially wanted to release a 6970. That means that probably 80% of 1GB 6950 will be "updateable" to 6970.
 

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