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I sort of wish that EVGA had its own series of AMD non-reference cards. I'd really like 2 7990 hydro-copper ultras that I could overclock the heck out of. biggrin.gif
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So they fired the marketing team who hyped up bulldozer, then hired the company that hired those people to market their 7xxx series? Did I read that right?
    
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So they fired the marketing team who hyped up bulldozer, then hired the company that hired those people to market their 7xxx series? Did I read that right?

That's where i was stumped... it doesn't make sense.
Sounds a bit illegitimate.
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It is pure speculation, however, that this new HD 7970 may ship with some parts disabled that may be enabled in a respin to meet the next generation of Fermi, the GTX 680 in Q1 of 2012.
That's illegal. And unprofessional if u asked me. Its like they're toying with us.

Illegal? Are you serious. So GTX 480 was illegal as well? Actually, every GPU but the flagship must be illegal too, since they're dumbed down versions.

Yields are not great and AMD must keep within TDP, and as is, 250W is the TDP from what i'm seeing, and then you've got +20% PowerTune....

They're getting all the kinks out first.
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Doesn't matter. The baseline for the comparison is 1. The 7970 in that chart is 40-70% faster.
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The graph is not hard to read or understand.

Yes, it is, and for that specific reason. rolleyes.gif

If you think it doesn't matter, then ask yourself: Why does marketing do it?
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Yes, it is, and for that specific reason. rolleyes.gif
If you think it doesn't matter, then ask yourself: Why does marketing do it?

Because marketing will be marketing. And it is easy. The numbers and baseline are right there. # NBD
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Agreed... 1 being the clear baseline, hell they could start the graph at one and make it look even more crazy but it only matters for ignorant consumers. If that equals more money for AMD then power to them LOL
    
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What's the predicted price tag for one of these puppies?
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post #40 of 80
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This is the only chart that has sealed my purchase of two 7970's.
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It absolutely chomps the GTX580 in BF3 with 4xMSAA, something that the 6970's couldnt do at all.
This shows a 100% improvement from the 6970's using MSAA in BF3.
WOWWWW

First of all this graph is not very amazing as the gtx 780 is supposed to be 2 times faster. And second how do you know what they are measuring? There are definitely no labels anywhere on the graph.

I also wonder why people think this card is going to be awesome when there is a 99% chance that the offering from nvidia will crush it. Not saying it doesn't give good performance, but they compare it to and old gen card from nvidia which doesn't really show anything other than it took them an extra generation to have a faster card than nvidia's last generation.
Edited by icehotshot - 12/20/11 at 9:28pm
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