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From what we know so far, the 780 will not be out until at least 6 months from now and possibly more. That gives the 79xx series a long run of being ahead and to gain market share. By the time the 780 rolls around, they(AMD) could easily have a refresh out that will contend with it. That is why.

By your same logic, when the 780 does come out, we can't compare it to the 7970 because it is old tech and we should be comparing it to the 8970. This same argument went around and around with the 5xxx series and the 4xx series. This is pretty much the same exact thing happening again.
Edited by Strat79 - 12/20/11 at 9:29pm
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From what we know so far, the 780 will not be out until at least 6 months from now and possibly more. That gives the 79xx series a long run of being ahead and to gain market share. By the time the 780 rolls around, they(AMD) could easily have a refresh out that will contend with it. That is why.
By your same logic, when the 780 does come out, we can't compare it to the 7970 because it is old tech and we should be comparing it to the 8970.

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By your same logic, when the 780 does come out, we can't compare it to the 7970 because it is old tech and we should be comparing it to the 8970.

That is definitely not my logic at all. My logic is comparing a new GENERATION to and old generation of the competition. Not comparing the products based on the dates they were released.

Obviously a new generation of technology will should perform better than an older generation.
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Also, why is it "unfair" to test a 7970 against a 580? That argument just doesn't make sense. If you can't test new cards against old cards, how will you know if the new stuff is any faster?

I'm not saying anyone's making that argument right now, but there are people that have, and it's utterly moronic.
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Also, why is it "unfair" to test a 7970 against a 580? That argument just doesn't make sense. If you can't test new cards against old cards, how will you know if the new stuff is any faster?
I'm not saying anyone's making that argument right now, but there are people that have, and it's utterly moronic.

Well I'm not sure who said anything about it being unfair...but I did say that they choose to compare it to an older generation of their competitor rather than their own last gen cards.
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I think that until we get some more games that actually utilize all this power, newer, more powerful cards are kinda superfluous. I mean, look at that BF3 graph for example. I already get over 100fps average in BF3 fully maxed at 1080p with my 580's. So what, the 7970's would do 170fps? Is that going to be even noticeable except on a graph? I'm just hoping that they come out with some super high quality games soon that can actually utilize all of this power....
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That is definitely not my logic at all. My logic is comparing a new GENERATION to and old generation of the competition. Not comparing the products based on the dates they were released.
Obviously a new generation of technology will should perform better than an older generation.

WELL they need something to compare to lol. Why don't they compare to the 780 you ask? umm because its no where near available lachen.gif
I don't care im getting the 7970's im january, then come 680's or 780's, if theyre better ill get those too. WIN - WIN scenario for the open minded folk. Money comes and goes, good graphics are there to stay thumbsupsmiley.png
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WELL they need something to compare to lol. Why don't they compare to the 780 you ask? umm because its no where near available lachen.gif
I don't care im getting the 7970's im january, then come 680's or 780's, if theyre better ill get those too. WIN - WIN scenario for the open minded folk.

Basically what I was trying to get it is that they should compare it to the 6970............
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Basically what I was trying to get it is that they should compare it to the 6970............

But they're not competing with them selves here dude, they're at war with the competition. This is marketing warfare.
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Show me some min/max/average FPS benchies in BF3 compared to today's cards, otherwise all this is moot and pointless.
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