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post #121 of 131
i think they are testing the waters and giving reviewers a chance to try the card it's gonna be a very limited number by what similiar stories to this are saying, Jan 9th is supposably the mass production of the 7k series. not so much of a update then that of a heads up
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Hassan you are an idiot to even call that "leaked"

because it takes 3 mouse clicks to see that it was made up by some forum member.
true-story.jpg and you ppl know it wink.gif
post #123 of 131
From most gen to another amd/ati has been doubling the shader count. 400 -> 800 -> 1600 (5870). And has been almost double, lets say 80 % of the last gen dual gpu card. But the 6970 has lesser shaders than 5870, 1536 vs 1600. And yet the 6970 performs 12-15% faster than 5870. So lets say tweaking the shaders with almost the same amount yeilded 15% improvement. Add 33% more shader and there you have it, 40% faster. It also depends on the games, some will benefit from wider bus, some will get higher min fps.
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good to know
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It seems to me that the same R & D dept of AMD that made the new processors have also produced the new graphics cards. OMG AMD = Another Major Disappointment. No thanks AMD, I'll stick with my SLI'd 570s thumb.gif
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Wasn't that benchmark posted here on OCN by someone? IIRC somebody made it and posted it as a joke.
I can't find it anymore but this looks oddly familiar..

Yeah, somewhere in another thread.
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It seems to me that the same R & D dept of AMD that made the new processors have also produced the new graphics cards. OMG AMD = Another Major Disappointment. No thanks AMD, I'll stick with my SLI'd 570s thumb.gif

Why would you assume that? The performance of AMD's latest CPU's have nothing to do with their graphics cards. They took on ATI and I'm pretty sure it will still be running much the same as it was before the acquisition.

And before you go shouting about how great your Nvidia cards are and how AMD's cards will suck, you should consider the fact that if they actually are very good cards, prices across the board will go down because of the competition, so don't wish too hard that they will be a failure.
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I see an Asus 7970 for $618 and $695 on two websites. No picture, out of stock. Same description on both:

"HD7970-3GD5 (reference design) - Latest 28nm GPU and 3GB DDR5 for incredible gaming experience - GPU Tweak provides a professional yet intuitive graphics tuning interface for real time card adjustment and monitoring - The latest PCIe 3.0 bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0 - Expand visual horizon across six displays with AMD Eyefinity technology."

Edit: and $665.

I was planning on getting one but not at those prices. You can get two 6950's for ~$500.

http://www.thetelecomspot.com/asus-us-radeon-hd7970-3gd5.html

http://www.builderdepot.com/browse.ihtml?pid=1460756&step=5&prodstoreid=12135

http://accessories.eracks.com/product/hd7970-3gd5/
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If the price is 500USD then it will probably deliver for that money
    
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It seems to me that the same R & D dept of AMD that made the new processors have also produced the new graphics cards. OMG AMD = Another Major Disappointment. No thanks AMD, I'll stick with my SLI'd 570s thumb.gif

I bet reasonable Intel owners think you are an idiot.
    
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