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post #21 of 31
As long as I can buy two and crossfire them
post #22 of 31
I never used an ATI card before the 6xxx series and i was very happy with my 6870 even though I wish I would've gotten one of the more powerful cards...I am completely ready to throw more of my hard earned cash at them for the 7xxx series especially with all of these major improvements that we have been reading about.
post #23 of 31
The previous rumors (dating back as far as many months ago) stated low/mid end parts first just as the article states. Performance is synonymous with mainstream cards for AMD. We should see the high end 78XX, 79XX next year.

Not that I do not wish I am wrong though, as the high end 79XX AMD is my next upgrade. Just thought I would post this as I am sure there will end up being more "news" coming in the next while that is just going to end up confusing more than educating. AMD just changed their naming with the high end cards, so I doubt they are going to again so soon.
post #24 of 31
If I'm not wrong, the HD7600 series will have 800 shader based GPUs. If they executed well, this will have Radeon HD5770/HD6770-like performance. If they sell them for the same price as the current HD6670 (480 shaders), I'd say they will sell very well. And the fact they will get all their power from the PCIe slot makes them excellent candidates for OEM systems and HTPCs for some gaming. Remember this is a big part of the market. I expect and wish them to do well.
 
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My guess is that the 78xx series will also be released, but that the 79xx series will come in 2012. Just like with the 6xxx series.
     
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I'm happy with my 2x HD 6970.
 
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Id gladly run a few 7770s if they could do Tri
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djriful View Post
I'm happy with my 2x HD 6970.
I wasn't happy with 2 6970s even at 940mhz core in battlefield 3 caspian border @ 1920x1080 maxed. I got too many frame dips sometimes down into the high 30s which in a FPS is highly noticeable for me. When I bumped it up to 3x6970s it was just the right amount. I had a minimum of 55+ in caspian maxed out with 4-8xAA and High Post AA. Too bad I sold those however. Now I'm going to be stuck trading my Dual GTX 560 TIs for 2 x 470s and OCing them for the extra Vram, and possibly adding a 3rd to hold me off until the 6xx series and 7xxx AMD series matures a bit.
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OT but the title of the article is just...hurting my brain
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Quote:
Originally Posted by m3t4lh34d View Post
I wasn't happy with 2 6970s even at 940mhz core in battlefield 3 caspian border @ 1920x1080 maxed. I got too many frame dips sometimes down into the high 30s which in a FPS is highly noticeable for me. When I bumped it up to 3x6970s it was just the right amount. I had a minimum of 55+ in caspian maxed out with 4-8xAA and High Post AA. Too bad I sold those however. Now I'm going to be stuck trading my Dual GTX 560 TIs for 2 x 470s and OCing them for the extra Vram, and possibly adding a 3rd to hold me off until the 6xx series and 7xxx AMD series matures a bit.
You realize that crossfire *and SLI requires a game specific profile/driver right? xfire was never enabled in BF3 beta. So only a single GPU was utilized. I'm shocked that you weren't aware of games requiring profiles to enable crossfire / SLI. AMD is actually providing more timely driver/profile updates to enable dual GPU in newer games compared to nvidia.

Also, 6970 crossfire is faster than 580 sli because xfire scales better than sli. Me? I've got a crossfire 6970 rig along with a 580 rig, and its ridiculously fast - but ii'm going to stick to single gpu from now on until a more elegant smart vsync is developed. Microstuttering is pretty annoying to me.
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