AMD reduces Radeon HD 7970, 7950 and 7770 pricing

radeon hd 7970 AMD reduces Radeon HD 7970, 7950 and 7770 pricing

If you're looking at picking up one of AMD's fairly recently launched Radeon HD 7970, 7950 or 7770 graphics cards, but haven't gotten around to it yet, then we have good news for you. AMD has finally decided to lower its prices to a somewhat more affordable level, especially in the case of the two high-end models.

If you're looking at picking up one of AMD's fairly recently launched Radeon HD 7970, 7950 or 7770 graphics cards, but haven't gotten around to it yet, then we have good news for you. AMD has finally decided to lower its prices to a somewhat more affordable level, especially in the case of the two high-end models.

The Radeon HD 7970 stands for the biggest price drop, of US$70 compared to the launch date and you can already pick up some cards for the new MSRP of US$479. This puts the Radeon HD 7970 at a US$20 lower price point than Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680, although we're not sure if this is enough to sway users over to the Radeon HD 7970.

A US$50 saving is what you'll be seeing for the Radeon HD 7950 which has come down from US$449 to US$399. This will likely make some of the overclocked Radeon HD 7870 cards a tough sell; especially models priced in excess of US$370. That said, it seems like some of AMD's partners are dropping the prices here as well, without any official word on the matter from AMD, as we spotted Radeon HD 7870 models going for as little as US$330.

Finally the Radeon HD 7770 has been reduced by US$20, from US$159 to US$139 making it a pretty attractive option to the Radeon HD 6850 which is retailing at around the same price point these days and offering similar performance, albeit drawing more power.

The Radeon HD 7970 and 7950 will also come with three games for a limited time, as part of the three for free promotion. The games are Deus Ex: Human Evolution (including the Missing Link DLC), Dirt: Showdown (expected in May) and Nexuiz, a DX11 first person shooter (again expected in May). Presumably the games will be digital download only.

Source: Hardware Canucks

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