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Tuesday, 25 January 2011 14:11

AMD cuts some prices on GTX 560 launch day

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Just in time for the launch of Nvidia's GTX 560 Ti card, AMD decided to cut the price of its HD 6870, HD 6950 1GB and Radeon HD 6970 cards. In addition to the price cut, AMD is working on a new driver that should launch tomorrow, January 26th.

AMD decided to cut the price of its Radeon HD 6950 1GB and 2GB models to US $259 and US $269-$289. In addition to these two, AMD has also cut the price of its Radeon HD 6870 card to US $219. In Europe these prices will range from €189.99 for the HD 6870, €225 for the Radeon HD 6950 1GB and €239.99 for the Radeon HD 6950 2GB card.

In addition to the price cut, AMD will release its new 11.1a Catalyst driver tomorrow that should improve performance of its Radeon HD 6800 and HD 6900 series graphics cards. According to our info, the improvement should go as high as 30 percent in some cases. Of course, we'll hold out our judgement until we see some tests.

The new prices should be affecting the retail/e-tail pretty soon and it is always nice to see some competition now that the GTX 560 Ti is happily selling at €229,90.

Last modified on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 14:46
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+43 #1 majorpayne 2011-01-25 14:48
I love price wars. :lol:
Benefits for us users.
 
 
+14 #2 Warhead 2011-01-25 15:49
Man, I can't wait for the new drivers for my HD6970....I've been waiting for that since december.
 
 
+7 #3 123s 2011-01-25 16:35
and what about HD 5xxx support :/ ?
 
 
+26 #4 Boomstick777 2011-01-25 17:23
Impressed AMD/ATI Articles are a lot less biased now, hopefully Slobodan Simic will get to write all future AMD/ATI pieces, its great to read without being compared to Nvidia or some kind of negative comment about AMD/ATI. Faud must be off sick lets hope Slobodan sticks around
 
 
+13 #5 arclight 2011-01-25 17:48
Quote:
AMD cuts some prices on GTX 560 launch day




Cool, exactly what we wanted.
 
 
+3 #6 Nubstick 2011-01-25 19:16
Quote:
AMD decided to cut the price of its HD 6870, HD 6950 1GB and Radeon HD 6970 cards


So was the 6970 affected or not? You don't give any price info on it.
 
 
+4 #7 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-25 21:36
@Nubstick, 6970 wasn't affected... it still has no reason to be, even after 560ti launch.
 

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