AMD Cuts Radeon HD 7990 Price by $200, Now $799 (or Less)

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News Posted: Thu, Aug 8 2013 10:48 AM
You may have noticed that AMD's Radeon HD 7990 graphics card is selling for less money these days. That's because the Sunnyvale chip designer issued a generous price cut to its flagship part, and the end result is that you can get your mitts on what was once a $1,000 card for around $700 or less. Shop around a little and you could save even more.

Granted, $700 is hardly cheap, but we're talking about a dual-GPU graphics card that's capable of performing like two Radeon HD 7970 cards when properly scaled (see our full review). Equally important, there's a value proposition at the $700 price point that didn't exist at the $1,000 mark.

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Officially, AMD knocked $200 off the MSRP. We reached out to one of our contacts at AMD who confirmed the price cut.

"AMD has worked with its partners to enable an incredible US$799 SEP for the world's fastest graphics card, the AMD Radeon HD 7990," AMD told HotHardware in a statement. "In combination with the Never Settle Reloaded bundle, which provides 8 AMD Gaming Evolved titles right in the product box, the HD 7990 is the most amazing graphics deal in the market today."

While $799 is the new official MSRP, AMD's hardware partners are paying less, and as a result, street prices are lower too, albeit usually by way of a mail-in-rebate. One example is the XFX Radeon HD 7990, which is marked down to $699 after rebate on Newegg. It also comes with 8 free games courtesy of AMD's Never Settle Reloaded bundle referenced above.

A quick peek online shows several other cards priced around $730 street, though some SKUs have been spotted for as low as $630 (after rebate). Those tend to sell out quickly, however, so if you spot one and are in the market for such a card, you'll want to pull the trigger before it's sniped by someone else.
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if only i had $800 -.-

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How about the 7800 series?

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i swear this was on my wall this morning and was $300 off now i cant find it....

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It was Hexus I think mate

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Clixxer replied on Thu, Aug 8 2013 3:19 PM

I think Powercolor is selling a 7990 on newegg for $699.

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So, except for a minimal number of games and benchmarks, you can get a card that performs better than the Titan and the GTX 690 for between 200 and 300 less. This should be making headlines.

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Clixxer replied on Thu, Aug 8 2013 11:36 PM

Tyotukovei:

So, except for a minimal number of games and benchmarks, you can get a card that performs better than the Titan and the GTX 690 for between 200 and 300 less. This should be making headlines.

Still $700 though but I agree!

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Clixxer:
Still $700 though but I agree!

For reference, the GTX 780 is currently going for anywhere from $650-700. If you have the money, hey. Though I also agree with you on that "Still $700".

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Don't matter one bit for clixxer :D

He's got a rig with a 7990 on its way to him already! Congratulations again bud! :)

I also could have sworn this morning I saw 300$ off, which is just as insane, but I'm glad to see the price drop down to what is now pretty reasonable for some enthusiasts. The 8 freaking free games help as well!

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Clixxer replied on Fri, Aug 9 2013 1:05 PM

Thanks man! 

Well I think the $300 off came from the some were selling at the $999 and since the powercolor one is $699 it is $300 off dependings.

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