FWIW, my card is now selling for $579 at Newegg (with free games) -- I only paid $450 (with free game). Some got it for $401.
Don't know why its the most expensive air cooled HD7970 today. But, it is a good card and I wondered why it was the cheapest HD7970 when I bought it.
Apparently, Nvidia is not providing enough competition.
All the 7970s have gone up, the MSI Lightnings have Hit $600 at NewEgg, But its Arguably the most sought after 7970 for its Power Control Features, and its construction.
The $75-$100 premium on the 75MHz overclock is overkill.
the Non OCs are still $450-$475
Edited by SkateZilla (06/04/12 09:56 AM)
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