AMD made waves in the US and Europe with massive price drops of their premium dual-GPU card, the Radeon HD7990. The price drops started with Newegg dropping the average price of all HD7990 cards below $800, $199 off the card’s initial retail price when it was launched three months ago.
An AMD spokesperson has confirmed to MyGaming that price cuts are coming to South Africa for the Radeon HD7990, but the final price points have not been confirmed.
AMD did say that they were working with distributors and retailers to make the price drops happen.
|ASUS GTX690 4GB||11,764||12,899||13,096||13,349||12,257|
|ASUS GTX Titan 6GB||14,104||14,016||14,364||15,349||14,938|
| ASUS GTX780 3GB
|Club3D HD7990 Malta 6GB||13,874||14,949|
|EVGA GTX690 4GB||14,415||15,701|
|EVGA GTX Titan 6GB||14525||14677.74||15,826|
| EVGA GTX780 3GB
|Gigabyte GTX690 4GB||12,747||12,308||13,314.46||13,449||13,406|
|Gigabyte GTX Titan 6GB||13,629||13,480||13,948.19||16,049||14,333|
|Gigabyte GTX780 3GB
| Inno3D GTX780 3GB
|MSI GTX690 4GB||12,306|
|MSI GTX780 3GB
|PowerColor HD7990 6GB||8999|
|PowerColor HD7990 Malta 6GB||10,995|
| PNY GTX780 3GB
|Sapphire HD7990 Malta 6GB||13,071||13,286||13,382||13,649||13,916|
While the Americans are enjoying the price drop, South Africans are still sitting with abnormally high prices for the Radeon HD7990. Average pricing is around R12,900, but depending on the retailer this could go up or down.
However, most HD7990 examples sold locally are under the price of the Geforce GTX Titan which averages just over R14,500, making it competitive against Nvidia’s strongest single-GPU graphics card. Against the GTX690 the HD7990 is still a little more expensive.
The cheaper Geforce GTX780 currently retails for around R8,500, which would be an ideal target for AMD’s flagship card.
Dropping the price, even by R2,000, would make it a stellar buy, because with the frame rating drivers the HD7990 is appreciably faster than both its competitors.
One retailer already has similar pricing, with Wootware dropping the price of the unofficial HD7990 that PowerColor made prior to the reference design being launched earlier this year.