Graphics Card (GPU) Stock Check - May 23rd, 2012

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 23, 2012 - 05:43 PM |
Tagged: stock check, 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 the release of the GTX 670, I thought this would be a great summary of the current situation.

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NVIDIA's highest end offering, the GTX 690

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 $469

Radeon HD 7950 3GB - In Stock
Starting at $389

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

In short, nearly two weeks later, nothing has changed.  For NVIDIA neither the GeForce GTX 690 can be found nor can the GTX 680 - a card that launched more than two full months ago.  To say we are disappointed in the capability for NVIDIA to keep up their end of the bargain would be an understatement and explains why we STILL have not used the GTX 680 card in our Hardware Leaderboard!!  The GTX 670 remains in stock though with four models available at Newegg including an overclocked MSI model for hte $399 MSRP.  Considering this might be our new favorite GPU, that is good news at least. 

AMD is still doing great on availability with the Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 widely available for the price of $469 / $389 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 23, 2012 | 05:44 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

wow, they are all actually in stock!? 0.o

May 23, 2012 | 05:50 PM - Posted by cyke1 (not verified)

670 is, newegg has had a them in stock since they were out, only 2 of the like 8-10 they offer but still. i grabbed a gigabyte 670 the day they were out, loving the card, super cool idle, ranges from 79 degree's F yes F to 95 depending on air temp. only avg's like 9-10 degree's over room temp.

May 23, 2012 | 06:31 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Yeah, it's nice when you can really buy the products we talk about, huh?

:P

May 23, 2012 | 10:18 PM - Posted by Zanthis

may just be me, but I see 6 cards in stock.

May 23, 2012 | 11:37 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Yeah, they showed up after my post. :/

May 23, 2012 | 06:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

All the AMD cards are in stock because everyone is waiting for Nvidia cards lololol

May 23, 2012 | 08:05 PM - Posted by Draconian

The 690 is going for $1,400 on eBay

May 24, 2012 | 06:02 PM - Posted by Branthog

Two months in and it's still pretty dry. I haven't decided if I want one or two 690s, 2 or 3 680s or 2 or 3 670s. Whatever I choose, it at least needs to be the 4gb version (hefty vram for expanded resolutions) -- good luck.

At this rate, the next line of cards will be out, before you can pick up three of anything NVIDIA has right now.

To be fair, I'm having a hard time finding the 1250w PSU I want right now, too. It's out of stock. And the Ivy Bridge that I want right now . . . is out of stock. I have $4k to $8k USD just waiting to be thrown at a new rig and not a damn piece in site.

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