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post #231 of 1708
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post

No, I just thought the 580 was bad price vs performance purchase at $550+, just because it's AMD now with a slight lead doesn't all of a sudden make a minor performance increase for a huge cost worthwhile.



Oh, poor Bella... trying to put a negative spin on anything AMD.

But your above^ comments really let your bias/shill'ness/fanbgirl shine through... because if u had read the plethora of reviews, you would understand that the new AMD 7970 doesn't have a slight performance lead over the 580.. it has a rather large margin in many benches.

So Bella... how can you dismiss, or badmouth the AMD 7970 when it cost less than the "bad price vs performance @ $550" Nvida card... when it also has more performance?
post #232 of 1708
This card is looking great, can't wait for proper drivers and non-reference desings!
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£450 shut the front door !!
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post #234 of 1708
After reading Hardware Canucks write up, I must say, this card is rather impressive and with those architecture changes, newer drives should improve performance .

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24% on average faster than a GTX580. Looks like Nvidia will be cutting prices here soon. biggrin.gif

P.S. I love my 580 though. Still waiting on GTX780.
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post #235 of 1708
Arthedes's summary:

A) Good for new system builders who don't have a system right now
B) Good for new system builders who have a very old system (q6600/gtx8800)
C) Bad for people who already have a 580, performance gain is not justifiable for the price
D) Good for enthusiasts who always want the best of the best, regardless of price.
Edited by Arthedes - 12/22/11 at 9:26am
post #236 of 1708
It looks like AMD has gone away from their value strategy. The 5870 was a good deal when it came out. 10% faster than the GTX580 and 10% more. No reason to upgrade at that price point. I was hoping for $400-450, get more pay less sell the heck out of them.

BTW, when do these and the 7950 hit the street?

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post #237 of 1708
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Arthedes's predictions:
A) Good for new system builders who don't have a system right now
B) Good for new system builders who have a very old system (q6600/gtx8800)
C) Bad for people who already have a 580, performance gain is not justifiable for the price
D)Good for enthusiasts who always want the best of the best, regardless of price.

i agree 100%.
post #238 of 1708
This is going to be a good upgrade for me coming from 5870's. 1125 core overclock on air and stock volts!? Can't wait to put my water cooling rig on it and over-volt with afterburner. I bet we will see 1200mhz easy.
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Arthedes's summary:
A) Good for new system builders who don't have a system right now
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C) Bad for people who already have a 580, performance gain is not justifiable for the price
D) Good for enthusiasts who always want the best of the best, regardless of price.

DUDE, how much did you pay for your 7950!?!?!?! Where did you buy it? Is it unlockable? How fast is it compared to the 7970. Plz I must know since you have one already!!!whistle.gif
 
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post #240 of 1708
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It looks like AMD has gone away from their value strategy. The 5870 was a good deal when it came out. 10% faster than the GTX580 and 10% more. No reason to upgrade at that price point. I was hoping for $400-450, get more pay less sell the heck out of them.
BTW, when do these and the 7950 hit the street?
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jan 9th. I guess they price it that high because yeilds are low. If they'd rice it low demand would be high but there simply isn't enough supply (if we are to beleive yeilds are low and amd doesn't just want to make advantage of us enthusiasts and earn money. omg its all a conspiracy! companies want to make money!)
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