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I just don't believe the 7970 will be almost as fast as the 6990. I want it to be true but I don't buy it.

Why? We had one generation where the new cards weren't equal to the last gen dual GPU, every other gen with dual GPUs it's been that...The 8800GTX was faster than a 7950GX2, the 9800GX2 was around a GTX 280, the GTX 295 is around a GTX 480, etc...
    
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post #102 of 131
AMD/Ati need to improve their Drivers n technologey / support to Crossfire . They just bring new HW but wht abt Drivers ? AMD/ATi drivers Sux . mad.gif
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I'm as sure that this is fake as I am sure that the performance will most likely end up close to this or even better. It is highly feasible that we will see ~6990 performance with the 7970. Not sure why anyone would think otherwise considering this a full node shrink and new arch, along with substantially faster memory throughput. Clock-speed advantages aside, they have shown they can easily improve at least 25%+ per SP, not even with a new arch. They have came very close or matched the previous gen dual GPU cards many times in the past on just half-node shrinks and little to no arch/memory changes. With all these changes, I would be shocked if it didn't match the 6990. Even it it doesn't, they could very easily release a refresh with many more SP's that would blow away the 6990 due to the shrink. They are probably going for more a balance of performance, power draw and die size while still coming very close or matching the 6990. If they choose, they have plenty, and I do mean a TON more room for extra SP's with this big of a shrink. Doubt they saw the need to release such a monster just yet though. They know a good balanced card is just fine considering how far off the competition is with something that could compete. They are just being smart and holding out for when they need it. It is very reminiscent of the 5xxxx series and its long uncontested reign. Only this series has much more future potential still untapped, in the form of a bigger SP/die refresh than the 6K was to the 5K.
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Well, so what if it matches a 6990? That's like advertising that 2 6870s can match a GTX 580, which they can... on paper.

Living with 6850s in crossfire. Crossfire solutions don't count in my book, I'll just be comparing to the 6970. I wonder how it'll match against some of those 1ghz+ liquid cooled 580s?
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post #106 of 131
I'm not even gonna consider upgrading my GPUs for at least 2-3 more years. But the performance increase does look impressive, if that is true. A 7990 would be around double the power of my Dual 6970s. If that was true wouldn't that bottleneck a stock I5 2500k?
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If the 7970 single card solution out-performs my 2 o/c 5870's by a good margin, I am all over it. Get me OUT of this xfire madness.
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post #109 of 131
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If the 7970 single card solution out-performs my 2 o/c 5870's by a good margin, I am all over it. Get me OUT of this xfire madness.

Haha yeah I hear ya, I sold my 3870X2 to get a 4870 which wasn't really much of an upgrade on paper, but having dual core or crossfire is just such a pain, I'm always sticking with single core solutions from now on.
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Haha yeah I hear ya, I sold my 3870X2 to get a 4870 which wasn't really much of an upgrade on paper, but having dual core or crossfire is just such a pain, I'm always sticking with single core solutions from now on.

IDK, I think cpu has alot to do with it. I once ran 2 4870's on a q9550 @ 4.25ghz on a p45 board and It was a nice improvement in really any game that needed it. Though when using that same q9550 @ 3.6 on my evga 780i board with the 2 gtx470's I have now, and it was a total bottleneck. It scaled but poorly. Couldn't even run crysis at max with max aa. with my i7 that went away and now i see perfect scaling on any game that really needs it. My frames almost doubled in crysis and can run fine at max with max aa running a solid 60fps caped with v-sync.

Multicards work, Just need to get a high end Intel cpu to take advantage of it. AMD cpus do not scale well and are highly not recommended for dual cards.
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