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.

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: