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Tuesday, 14 December 2010 19:03

Radeon HD 6970 to cost 275 euro

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Excellent price, 6950 for €225
We just got an update of Radeon HD 6900 series pricing. The Radeon HD 6970 will sell in Europe as of 5 AM Wednesday for €275+VAT, while Radeon HD 6950 will sell for just €225+VAT euro.

The UK suggested retail price is £225 incl VAT for Radeon HD 6950 and £279 incl VAT for Radeon HD 6970. UK chaps will get the cards at 6.00 AM due the time zone differences. California and the rest of Pacific time zone will get the card on December 14th at 9.00 PM, while east coast New York gets it December 15th at 00.00 AM.

This is a surprising move as the prices are much lower than anyone had expected. For comparison, the Geforce GTX 570 sells for at least 340 euro, while the cheapest Geforce GTX 580 on the EU market sells for 480 euro, and in most cases for well over €500.

We heard that €360 for 6970 and €320 for 6950 was the plan before, but obviously it got canned. One can only hope that AMD can make money with such low prices, but as end users we should simply be thrilled for getting great graphics cards at such low prices.

The prices are excellent and even if the cards ends up somewhat slower than the GTX 580 and GTX 570, they will definitely be very attractive due to competitive pricing.

Kudos to AMD for the price, the fight is on.

Last modified on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 21:41
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+66 #1 Tiki 2010-12-14 19:14
Cool Keep up the good work AMD!!
 
 
+44 #2 milkod2001 2010-12-14 19:16
wow
 
 
+46 #3 function69 2010-12-14 19:24
Crazy!
 
 
+83 #4 nele 2010-12-14 19:28
Hell I can't believe Fudo is getting thumbs up for an AMD story... :lol:

But seriously, this is by far the best bit of news we've heard about Cayman. We said it would be cheap, but this is nothing short of a bargain.
 
 
+39 #5 Boomstick777 2010-12-14 19:33
um, bit gutted if this is true, just bought GTX 570 for £249.. Hmm I think next time i'll wait until all the cards are released before I buy :/ lol
 
 
+68 #6 ForTheWins 2010-12-14 19:35
"One can only hope that AMDcan make money with such low prices,"

Shouldn't we be hoping Nvidia can make money with the prices AMD set? LOL
 
 
+31 #7 The_Wolf88 2010-12-14 19:37
Excellent !
 
 
+27 #8 Boomstick777 2010-12-14 19:38
Quoting ForTheWins:
"One can only hope that AMDcan make money with such low prices,"

Shouldn't we be hoping Nvidia can make money with the prices AMD set? LOL


Yeah obviously if these prices are real, AMD have set them at a level they can still make profit. Nvidia are going to be in trouble I think and be forced to lower there prices which is much worse for them as there cards cost far more to make...

Although Nvidia have prob made some money already from suckers like me who rushed out and bought GTX 570/80 lol
 
 
+18 #9 Nerdmaster 2010-12-14 19:45
Whoever bought 570 and could not wait for 570 was a loser. :lol:
Where is Warrior24?

edit I meant 6970 :D
link for performance:
http://www.semiaccurate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=88409#post88409
 
 
+16 #10 Euler 2010-12-14 19:47
270€ For nearly the same power as the 580? Don't think so. AMD is not stupid enough to trow money away like this.
 

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