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post #11 of 23 Old 01-07-2012, 11:34 AM
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The AMD 7970 isn't $400-$500 but coming out for $600 on launch day. Currently selling on pre-order for a reference card and pricing won't go down without rival until Nvidia comes out with the GTX 780 to possibly knock it off the top. tongue.gif
Nvidia is doing the same when AMD 7970 comes out by lowering the price (from news sources) to $380 for the GTX 580 just to compete with AMD who will go unchallenged for a couple more months approximately until Nvidia brings out their answer. For price / performance IF news rumors are true for $380 the GTX 580 would take that spot easily by saving $220 over an AMD 7970.
People seem to forget with the next gen hype that two GTX 580's/6970's are a lot of performance still for single monitor owners with 1920x1200 resolution or lower easily. Heck so are two AMD 6950's/560Ti's. Games are over 60 FPS without any problems even maxed out settings.
A lot of people will jump ship to be top of the hill regardless, when comparing the 7970 to last years, best single GPU. The benchmarks I've seen are truly impressive. In the past, new series cards usually run about 15%-25% better, but this 28nm fabrication actually goes even further depending on set ups. Amazing, and it can't be denied.
To sum things up, those in a single GTX 580 / AMD 6970 with single monitors who are on a tight budget, going with SLI option is a very viable choice for most bang for your buck if pricing goes down for the 580. If you got an AMD 6970 crossfire it. Otherwise wait, and see if Nvidia dethrones AMD who then might come down on their $600 pricing to compete themselves. If Nvidia can't dethrone them with the GTX 780 their pricing might be lower to compete. Right now there's no incentive to go lower in price when AMD already has people linned up with open pockets setting aside their 'price / performance ' retorhic from the past.
I'm excited because Nvidia is usually right in line with performance or better. I've got a nice bonus check from work in March I'm setting aside for a new MSI GTX 780 3GB Lightning card. thumb.gif
At first I was contemplating on going SLI myself but I've always been a single powerful GPU solution type of person even if it meant a little less performance. I made that choice last year by switching to one GTX 580 and dropping my AMD 6870 crossfire set up I had. Less hassell not having to deal with heat, drivers, and micro stuttering issues. I went with Nvidia for 3D Vision gaming and 3D blu-ray movies for the family to enjoy.
So I suggest to anyone in this boat to wait another week or two. See what transpires. Wait and leave your option open until you see the actual competition come out and then after the dust settles make a move. It's now literally around the corner. wink.gif
Wait until Nvidia comes out with the 700 series even if switching to AMD because then it might force AMD's hand to lower current 'Nvidia type' pricing that people used to complain about but for some reason don't mind it anymore this year. If your gaming fine then what's the rush?
Imagine what non-reference card will go for if the reference cards are being sold for $600?.......I'm just glad I've got this little work bonus coming. smile.gif Pricing truly has trumped last years top dollar $550 price and people will have to dig deeper than before to be king of the hill.

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post #12 of 23 Old 01-07-2012, 02:18 PM
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Why is Nvidia going to go from 500 series GPU's to 700 series GPU's? What about 600???
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Why is Nvidia going to go from 500 series GPU's to 700 series GPU's? What about 600???
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600 series is being deticated to the mobile chips 600M.
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u should not to that because AMD driver are bad so when the card goes out you will have some issues

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Nah keep your GTX580. I have the same card as you and its AWSOME. I would love to try 2 in SLI but i doubt very much that they would fit in a lot of cases!! It maxes out every game to date on a single monitor. I had a 6950 before getting my 580 and i didn't like it much. I'm not going back to AMD.
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No you should not 'sell' the 580.
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u should not to that because AMD driver are bad so when the card goes out you will have some issues

I love this... it never fails... AMD (ATI) drivers suck... lol... get informed please... The drivers for the 5XXX and 6XXX series have been fine. I ask anyone who thinks this just search that term here on OCN and see how many times an AMD/ATI card owner said that...

That line is alwasy uttered by a Nvidia owner.

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If you sail it, I want pictures.

But mostly what Arizonian said. He talks a lot of sense for having powerful hardware wink.gif

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i think most 580 users will stay with their card and will wait for kpeler too see how it performs IF they want to upgrade

well other than the 580 owners who are getting a 7970...they just want to get a 7970
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If you got money in a pile to burn with nothing else to do, go ahead. All that work for a few FPS....really worth it? Is your 580 showing its age??? Surly you can find a better place to throw that money at.

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