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post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post

Fingers crossed. biggrin.gif
Will be getting me 7970 if it delivers.
Edit:
According to DonanimHaber, 7970 has 48 ROPS and slower than 6990/GTX590.
48ROPs??? I was expecting it to have at least 64ROPs. Slower than 6990/GTX590? Not buying it. I'm already deadly close to 6990 with my 6870 Crossfire. 7970 will just be a sidegrade.

lol, one card is better than two, especially when it has more vram, more shaders, higher memory bus and better upgrade path. If you have a chance to dump CF, do it. Your games will play much smoother and wouldn't be as driver dependent. I wouldn't be surprised if the 7970 will pull even with a 6990 in Eyefinity resolutions because of the increase in vram.

You cant add another 6870, so your only upgrade path from there is to sell them. Whereas the 7970 can be later CF in dual, tri and quad configurations.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 12/12/11 at 12:32pm
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If they said 1/9, maybe they meant 9/1 as in September 1. tongue.gif
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If they said 1/9, maybe they meant 9/1 as in September 1. tongue.gif

Who do you think they are, Nvidia? rolleyes.gif
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post #24 of 39
Fingers crossed...

Also, it'll be interesting to see how the 7800 series performs considering that the 7900 series is supposedly going to be considerably more expensive than AMD's previous generation cards.
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Who do you think they are, Nvidia? rolleyes.gif

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Hope I can get my money together by then, 4890's showing its age these days. Also does anyone know what connectors the 79xx will use. 6+8pin?
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I can't believe they couldn't rush it a little bit and get it out a couple weeks before December 25th...though a January 9th release is nicely poised to make use of all the Amazon and Newegg gift cards I have coming my way.
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if the 7950 is about $350 i buy it and sell my 5850 smile.gif
    
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http://www.techpowerup.com/156641/January-9-Launch-Date-for-AMD-Radeon-HD-7900.html
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according to reliable market sources DonanimHaber spoke with....

Reliable and DH in the same sentence?
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Also, it'll be interesting to see how the 7800 series performs considering that the 7900 series is supposedly going to be considerably more expensive than AMD's previous generation cards.

Well, it's going to be a pretty large die (for AMD). Estimates are putting it between 378 mm² and 432.6 mm², which is roughly equal to slightly larger than Cayman. Throw in the doubling of transistors in the same area, and we're looking at 4.5 billion transistors, accoring to VR-Zone

http://vr-zone.com/articles/rumour-amd-tahiti--hd-7900-specifications--details/14199.html
http://forum.beyond3d.com/showthread.php?p=1605031#post1605031
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Hope I can get my money together by then, 4890's showing its age these days. Also does anyone know what connectors the 79xx will use. 6+8pin?

7950 = 6 + 6 pin, 7970 8 + 6 pin
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Reliable and DH in the same sentence?

hell freeze over yet? biggrin.gif or is it just to begin freezing? biggrin.gif
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