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Unfortunately the english language lacks a single word for "greater than or approximately equal to".
If the 7970 has approximately 60% more performance then a $450-500 price tag is fairly justified and it should also fair well against the GTX 680 (Or 780 if nVidia decide to skip numbers again). 30% more performance would not cut it in that regard.

They're going to have AT LEAST a 2 - 3 quarter lead in high end, before a GTX 780 comes out. It will be the cat and mouse game all over again.

This brings the question, how well will GTX 770 fares... If the rumors of 768 Cuda cores are true, it will easily compete if not beat a 7970. Time will tell.
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post #32 of 162
Methinks 30% faster than a 6970 is extremely underwhelming for a die shrink + new architecture.
That would put it what, 20% faster than a stock GTX 580? Performance should get better with more optimized drivers but could 79xx be another Bulldozer???
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Wasn't the 7970 supposed to be better than a 6990? What happened there?
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Wasn't the 7970 supposed to be better than a 6990? What happened there?

In more compute tasks, you would easily think so. Gaming performance won't take as near as much advantage from GCN.
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Knowing AMD, if this is true, they will slash prices.
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post #36 of 162
So if

HD 6970 average FPS on Crysis Warhead at max settings on 1920x1200 is 30.2, then
30.2 x 1.3 = only 39.3 average fps?

If that's true, then I'm waiting for nVidia.
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i think i would be happy with a 10fps increase. i think i could squeeze another 10 out of a nice overclock... thats damn good imo
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You have about 6-8months after the AtI release.
    
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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/ati_radeon_5870_fastest_videocard_ever_ps_its_380?page=0,2

Judging from the 3D Mark scores there (only ones I could find from a quick search) the 5870 was roughly 30% faster in 3d Mark than the 4890 (which was the highest end single GPU in the ATI line at the time)...and we all know in the real world the 5870 ran circles around it thumb.gif

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong though wink.gif
    
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Performance seems about right considering it still has 32ROPs.

The GTX780 is probably gonna be faster if it has 1024Cores but it will probably also use like 6billion transistors so will cost heaps and use alot of power.
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