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No PCI-E 3 yes smile.gif i am happy now

Why? This card wouldn't even be able to suck up that much bandwidth.
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No PCI-E 3 yes smile.gif i am happy now
Why?
PCIe 3.0 would probably provide enough bandwidth to use this card in an x4-slot. Making trifire much more feasible on Z77-boards.
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Those are pretty! Still, I think I prefer the red stripes on the 6950/6970.

And 210W is a pretty awesome TDP for a GPU with 33% more shaders/texture units than a 6970 (250W).
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No PCI-E 3 yes smile.gif i am happy now

Why wouldn't you want pci-e 3? It's backwards compatible.

Why did everyone and their mother miss the memo?
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If someone wants to buy my 5870s after these launch i will probably be getting at least 1 of them.....
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Where does it say theyre not pci-e 3?


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Eagerly awaiting more news of a release date

Off topic;
JedixJarf your avatar almost gave me seizure from a laughing fit lachen.gif
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I'm not too excited about these. I mean, i'm fighting not be. First i want to see some reviews and see real world benchies for the games that exist.
Don't want to get over hyped as i was with BD and in the end ... meh ... " it's a great platform, for software that's not out yet ... maybe in 2 years or so " tongue.gif

With all this economic crisis, people must make their math and see what's the gains ( in performance and consumption ) vs what they have now ... for the existing gaming titles.
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With all this economic crisis, people must make their math and see what's the gains ( in performance and consumption ) vs what they have now ... for the existing gaming titles.

I wasn't aware of an economic crisis, can anyone enlighten me on this? (HDD prices aside)
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I wasn't aware of an economic crisis, can anyone enlighten me on this? (HDD prices aside)

Hmmm? Care to explain what you mean with " i wasn't aware of an economic crisis" ?

But either way, this is my opinion of course. There are other users that really love to get the latest hardware and keep saving the entire year for that, i'm not saying it's a bad thing. I was kind of mirroring how i see things smile.gif
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