Graphics Card (GPU) Stock Check - May 10th, 2012

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 10, 2012 - 10:38 AM |
Tagged: radeon, nvidia, HD 7970, hd 7950, hd 7870, hd 7850, hd 7770, hd 7750, GTX 690, gtx 680, gtx 670, geforce, amd

Due to popular request, I am going to try to keep our readers up to date on the current availability of graphics cards and pricing on the market.  With the recent price drops from AMD, the frequent out-of-stock status of the GTX 680 cards and today's new release of the GTX 670, I thought this would be a great summary of the current situation.

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NVIDIA's latest offering, the GeForce GTX 670

We will try to post new updates weekly or maybe more frequently as we see fit.  Newegg is our partner of choice for this today, so let's see what we have.

AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series

Radeon HD 7970 3GB - In Stock
Starting at $479

Radeon HD 7950 3GB - In Stock
Starting at $399

Radeon HD 7870 2GB - In Stock
Starting at $329

Radeon HD 7850 2GB - In Stock
Starting at $249

Radeon HD 7770 1GB - In Stock
Starting at $129

Radeon HD 7750 1GB - In Stock
Starting at $109

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 Series

GeForce GTX 690 4GB - No Stock
Starting at $999

GeForce GTX 680 2GB - No Stock
Starting at $499

GeForce GTX 670 2GB - In Stock
Starting at $399

It is launch day for the GTX 670 and those seem to be pretty widely available for the time being.  As great a card as it is though, I am hesitant to think it will remain in stock through the end of the day based on past experiences with the GTX 600 cards.  Still, the GTX 680 is MIA and the few times I have seen it in stock it only lasts a couple of hours.  

AMD is still doing fine on availability with the Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 widely available for the price of $479 with a set of three free games including DiRT Showdown and Dues Ex: Human Revolution.   

If you are looking for our latest graphics reviews to judge the performance of the above cards, here you go:

May 10, 2012 | 10:56 AM - Posted by Searching4Sasquatch (not verified)

Of course there's plenty of stock of the AMD stuff. Every review shows the GeForce cards are faster, quieter, cooler, and use less power regardless of what price point you're looking at. Why would the AMD cards be flying off the shelves?

May 10, 2012 | 11:01 AM - Posted by pdjblum

Do you think the reason there is a stock of 670's while the 680's are out of stock is that low yield on 680's provides usable dies for the the 670's?

May 10, 2012 | 04:04 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Sounds very possible!

May 10, 2012 | 02:08 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

I don't think you'll have a hard time finding 670s like you do with the 680s for that exact reason. I bet there are plenty of non-680 class chips to meet the demand for GTX670s.

May 10, 2012 | 02:56 PM - Posted by Ss3trnks2

Or that Nvidia was purposely trying to get more 670's from the start and produced a rather large amount more of them for launch than they did with the 680, knowing that it is typically a higher selling card.

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