"The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."
Oh noes, I think my cruel streak is coming out...
Still could go lower, but if you want the games, it not a bad proposition.
heatware - http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=29781
^in stock as I write this. Also theres a ton on ebay and a few on amazon.
Its about time AMD did a price drop though. Should help them significantly.
$450.00, in stock, and comes with Dirt 3.
$470, in stock, comes with Dirt 3, non-ref cooler, not HIS. HardOCP really liked it, it got a silver award with the only negative being the price. Now its $100 less than when they reviewed it. I'm on the fence right now. $470 for that card right now, or wait around twiddling my thumbs for another few weeks while nV tries to get some stock in stores.. and then maybe wait another few weeks since non-ref boards will be coming out. pretty soon i might have waited 2 months for a 680 when I could have been enjoying a 7970 the whole time.
I don't know Activate AMD, if you have the itch bad why not buy the 7970? There's a feeding frenzy on for the 680s might be hard to find them for a while with so many people hunting them like they were made of gold.
I'm torn between continuing to wait for a GTX 680 or just buy a Sapphire HD7950 (has a switchable bios with #2 bios adding much overclockability).
Anandtech review on the Sapphire 7950 OC didn't mention this bios switch (its near the Xfire area) and it still did well on his review. Guys are hitting 1250 core and 1575 memory on the sapph 7950 oc (they are adding just a bit of voltage, not very much).
Let me just add that I wish a choice between a 7970 and a 680 was one of my problems right now.