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You guys earn too much i get like 8k usd a year with my work only........
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post #42 of 56

Here in Australia we suck ass.

 

That is all :)

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You guys earn too much i get like 8k usd a year with my work only........

Since I'm still in school and just trying to live, I make $16k/yr if I'm lucky. I still find ways to save for things, and I'll be damned if I don't have the money saved up for a 7950 or 7970 by the time reviews hit mad.gif
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post #44 of 56
Fudge that if thats the real price ill be getting something cheaper
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More talk about the cards, less talk about AU economy.
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maybe AMD should spend more time developing good drivers than expensive hardware... food for thought
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Stop complaining about the price.

It will spank the 580, so the price is right where the market want it to be. smile.gif

Everyone and there mother was buying the overpriced 580 for 500$... so the price of the 7970 is where it should be.

Poeple have short term memory loss? The Nvidia 8800 Ultra was 699$ when it came out. A single GPU. Those time were crazy.
    
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If it's not a better performer than the 6990. I think I'll skip this generation. I have a GTx 580. I don't want to spend $599 for a card that's 10% faster than a card that's $500... about 1 year ago.

Hasnt that been the case with past GPUs with other mixes of better performance in other areas and power usage.
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maybe AMD should spend more time developing good drivers than expensive hardware... food for thought

There is nothing wrong with AMD's/ATI's Drivers -- That's all false. In fact, it's been proven that Nvidia's drivers have been more problematic than ATI's since the 38xx series and up.

Has ATI ever released a driver that literally killed your card by making it overheat? Nvidia has.
     
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Hasnt that been the case with past GPUs with other mixes of better performance in other areas and power usage.

Yes and No. The 4870 to the 5870 was double the performance.. lower idle.... used more power (but less in 2D). The 5870 to the 6970 wasn't as much of an increase. This generation may or may not. I'm hearing yes and no.

It's been better to buy 2x the same card to be faster than 1x of the dual GPU cards which isn't a 100% increase is all. If they can't beat a 6990 GTX 590 -- It's not much of an improvement in my honest opinion.
     
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