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A new report comes out every week claiming that the 7970 will be released in a different month.

First it was late 2011, then it was Q1 2012, then it was Q3 2012, then it was 1H 2012, then it was March 2012, now it's January 2012.
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post #52 of 114
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Originally Posted by Usario View Post

A new report comes out every week claiming that the 7970 will be released in a different month.

First it was late 2011, then it was Q1 2012, then it was Q3 2012, then it was 1H 2012, then it was March 2012, now it's January 2012.
Where exactly? smile.gif

The only release dates I've seen has been Q4 2011 by someone from AMD when trying to stop some rumours about HD78xx being delayed to Q2 2012.
And Q1 2012 as an estimate by forum users.


I still believe Q4 2011 for HD78xx and Q1 2012 for HD79xx.
(Possibly a small delay for the HD79xx cards because of the new arch.)
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Looking forward to a GPU upgrade considering either 7850 crossfire or a single 7950.
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Looking forward to a GPU upgrade considering either 7850 crossfire or a single 7950.

I would get the 7950 or 7970 if I were you.
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heh I used to have a geforce 7950. Was a beast at the time.
    
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Grr, I was hoping the December reports were true.

My 4870 just doesn't cut it anymore with the new games i want to play (Skyrim and BF3) at 1920x1200. not even going to purchase those games until i get new hardware.
    
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Grr, I was hoping the December reports were true.
My 4870 just doesn't cut it anymore with the new games i want to play (Skyrim and BF3) at 1920x1200. not even going to purchase those games until i get new hardware.

same here smile.gif
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Hmmm, wonder if we will see good drops on 6xxx cards. 5xxx cards STILL fetch a good price, hopefully 6 series does not follow suit. Stupid mining, must be most of the problem.
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Grr, I was hoping the December reports were true.
My 4870 just doesn't cut it anymore with the new games i want to play (Skyrim and BF3) at 1920x1200. not even going to purchase those games until i get new hardware.
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same here smile.gif

Join the club. I can only run most new games on low to get decent frames.
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Join the club. I can only run most new games on low to get decent frames.

It's been a long time since I have felt the need to upgrade, though. Before I had my 24", I had a 20" @ 1600x1200 and that ran STALKER games well enough (probably the most taking games I played on the system).

I mostly play TF2, L4D2, SC2 and all of those games are a piece of cake, even on a 4870.

But BF3 and Skyrim are enough to cripple my GPU.
    
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