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With Kepler now delayed im looking at amd, do you think their new gpu would be released before then?
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not sure, but i hope so aswell. ATI 7xxx would be my ideal upgrade as long as the drivers arnt crap like the 5xxx was when it launched...
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In all honesty, I highly doubt that it will be released before Battlefield 3. I won't be surprised if it's not even released until Q1 2012. The best thing to do right now is just buy a better single card of the current gen, use it as long as you can, crossfire, and then upgrade to the 7xxx or 6xx series of cards after that (Depends on your budget actually, you could crossfire 560Ti's now and be set for a while, or if you're like me with a horrid income you could go for a single 560Ti or single 6870 and OC the piss out of them and then crossfire later). This way you can avoid crappy drivers at the launch of the GPU's, buy a used card if you'd like to save money, and/or possibly get a price drop on unused products.
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post #4 of 30
Just hold off until the release date of BF3 draws closer and more accurate news will be available. Sure its nice to plan ahead and be somewhat content with the idea of what you will do, but not much is known yet and the release date of BF3 is still a ways off.
    
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In all honesty, I highly doubt that it will be released before Battlefield 3. I won't be surprised if it's not even released until Q1 2012. The best thing to do right now is just buy a better single card of the current gen, use it as long as you can, crossfire, and then upgrade to the 7xxx or 6xx series of cards after that (Depends on your budget actually, you could crossfire 560Ti's now and be set for a while, or if you're like me with a horrid income you could go for a single 560Ti or single 6870 and OC the piss out of them and then crossfire later). This way you can avoid crappy drivers at the launch of the GPU's, buy a used card if you'd like to save money, and/or possibly get a price drop on unused products.
I cannot afford to buy a gpu then upgrade when SI finally comes out, also my board only supports 4x crossfire which I am weary off.
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I doubt it will be released before BF3. Q1 2012. Might be released before then, but I doubt it...
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i was thinking of just getting a 570.. i only play at 720p so even my 250 now runs 95% of games at max
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a Rage3D interview with some top AMD guys this July said that it was on schedule to release in Q4 2011

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AMD's Graphics Core Next Gen architecture is scheduled to appear in products due in Q4, 2011, as both Eric Demers and Rick Bergman confirmed for us. It is likely they will use TSMC's 28nm process, and have a dual architecture split like Northern Islands.
http://www.rage3d.com/interviews/amd.../index.php?p=4

so thats Oct 1-Dec 31

I really hope they are out in before Dec, will CF almost right away
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Nope, I cant see it happening, however there could be a possibility.
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From what I read at the roadmap, its spos to be just like the 6000 Series release, the 78XX are going to be released first, from what I gathered around Late Q4, so after BF3 in Oct 25.

And I don't think 79XX are going to be released until Q1 2012.
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