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post #71 of 114
It really bothers me of all the Ati/AMD bashing as if late. Price for performance there cards are damn near spit on. I personally have nothing bad to say. There parts always performs as stated.
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Please don't pull another Bulldozer AMD. I hope this turns out great.
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post #73 of 114
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Originally Posted by HK_47 View Post

BD 8170 + Radeon 7970 will be my next upgrade, along with a new PSU biggrin.gif

If you want an 8170, might as well get a 2600k or an Ivy bridge cpu. The 8170 is going to flop.
post #74 of 114
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If you want an 8170, might as well get a 2600k or an Ivy bridge cpu. The 8170 is going to flop.

He has good reason to want to go with BD. A $250 reason, from what he said. For saving that much money, I probably wouldn't recommend going with Intel either. If he can't afford it, he can't afford it. Any other scenario, and money wasn't part of the equation, of course we should be pushing SB on him, but it is. He has clearly stated the reason for his decision and it is a perfectly good one. He will be just fine with BD, so let's leave him alone and stay on topic.

I have a feeling these cards are going to be beasts. We are going to either be getting a monster raw performance jump, like 2x the previous or a good mix of power consumption reduction with moderate performance improvement. With a die shrink of this size, it is almost a certainty. I hope for a good mix of both, something along the lines of 75-85% improvement with 30-40% less power. I think we are going to be very happy with what they plan on bringing.
post #75 of 114
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yes, because you can put a PCIE card in a PCI slot?


We're talking about PCI Express...
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post #76 of 114
for me a 560 TI hawk is what I am buying and when the price comes down I will buy another one once the 600 like comes out.
    
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post #77 of 114
The 7970 is going to be my next card for sure, I jumped to AMD when they launched the 4870 and I haven't gone back to Nvidia since.
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post #78 of 114
I might go back to ati/amd if these cards are as good as it sounds.

Haven't had an ati/amd card since the X850XT PE that was AGP not PCIE.
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grunch: any word on pricing?
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Perfect time for a few component upgrades.
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