Sweet! The price of the 7850 has gotten me excited. Atm i don't need to upgrade my gpu, but i think i know some one who may want to upgrade their computer. I tend to like amd's 850 models. I have used their 3850, 4850, and 6850 and they all gave good price to performance.
King of the " bang for your buck"
You forgot to mention that AMD launched his 7xxx generation a half year ago, so I don't see anything bad to AMD to cut prices :)
Yeah they made their money on this generation, time to make sure and clear inventory for the launch of Gen 8.
I like that 7850 price line I have not had any need really to upgrade throughout the 6 series and am still running my 5 series top of the line for now. This at least when we get to BF might be a grab for sure.
Whilst not a fanboy, I typically tend to buy nVidia. Not for any particular reason, I think once I compare the two lines I just see things that perk my attention more when it comes to team green.
That said, I am liking that AMD are cutting prices; the problem is is that I don't think AMD were expecting to have to make so many price cuts at so frequent intervals. People who bought these cards earlier, being early adopters to AMDs Tahiti architecture, are going to be irritated.
The problem isn't the age of the HD 7000 family, it's the fact that AMD is having to cut costs in the first place. Remember, AMD's four year net profit margin on GPUs is just 7%. That's much lower than Nvidia, and it includes the company's best years, when the HD 4000 and HD 5000 were doing extremely well.
Tahiti is a great chip. The HD 7000 is a good series. But it's not quite as strong as Kepler, and that puts AMD in a tough spot.
The Kepler based graphics cards, especially the professional grade variety are much better graphics cards both in terms of price and quality. More bang for your buck and all that.
What can Radeon do to combat That?
Price cuts are always good news,.....
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Price cuts are always nice to see.
However, I would like to see BIGGER price cuts :D
My buddy wants to get a better GPU, and He's waiting for a decent enough price drop so he can get a good card without breakin the bank.
Hope it works out for him.
Me on the other hand, I dont got nothin to spend in the first place :P
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