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I don't put any stock in these pre-release benchmarks. Mostly because we all know AMD always has issues with their drivers which can hold back a card 5-10% (possibly more) in overall performance.
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What happened to the statement: "7970's performance comparable to 6990?"

I'll be disappointed if it doesn't outperform 6990.
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Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post

What happened to the statement: "7970's performance comparable to 6990?"
I'll be disappointed if it doesn't outperform 6990.

I think you'll probably be disappointed then. We should know soon enough...
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Originally Posted by Warmonger View Post

New architecture + PCI Express 3.0 I don't see why people are surprised by the numbers being thrown out there in terms of performance increases. The third generation is a improved slot as well, so numbers obviously should be decent. The 8000 series will be the cards to talk about once they master the 28nm technology. But to me a video card is a video card, bring on the 7000's so I can get my 6970 for cheap. biggrin.gif


We all say this every year about every new up and coming bit of hardware. biggrin.gif
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And when nVidia releases their first round of 28nm high performance you'll only have a few months for AMD 8000 series on a fully matured and likely more optimized 28nm process...
You can always wait for the other guys to release something better, but then your always waiting, and we're all playing...
I kind of like the fact that AMD and nvidia are on a sort of opposite release schedule now... gives us something new more often heh... I just want 6900 series prices to take a drop...

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What's the rumored price tag on these?
    
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I far as I know they will be using the same factories for 20 nm, also again, with some minor upgrade. So I don't know why people think a 6 billion 28nm chip should be much more expensive than a 3 billion 40 nm chip?  Of cause for bigger profit it probably will be mad.gif

 

The only other limitation I see is the speed of memory. 


Edited by G woodlogger - 12/17/11 at 8:34am
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If this is true I will be holding on to my 6970's a little longer.
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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

Nope you are very correct. Rarely system benchmarks correlate to game performance.
    
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imo 30% is still a good jump
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