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It's faster than my 580 so I'm buying one.
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post #322 of 1708
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The same pitch was used for the 5870 and I learned my lesson. Shelled out 1200 euros for two of those at launch and I am still suffering from poor AMD drivers. When the AMD catalyst staff is fired for all the testing they have done on our money I will consider another AMD card. Until then, I do not want any product that is hyped up to be more than it is thumb.gif
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1200 Euros LOL. Maybe 850 Euros at most. You son, got ripped off. Bad.
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post #323 of 1708
Wow, honestly was expecting another BD but dam this thing is fast, well played AMD.
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The price however is inexcusable, the HD5870 was faster (In terms of how much of an increase it was over the last gen) and was only $399 at launch...AMD dropped the ball on prices big time, taking advantage of the massive lead in terms of release date they have..

5870's MSRP was too low and AMD lost money because of it, once distributors figured it out they jacked up the price so that they wouldn't be constantly sold out. AMD's not going to make that mistake again. The price is perfectly reasonable IMO, given its performance and lack of competition.
     
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post #324 of 1708
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Wow, honestly was expecting another BD but dam this thing is fast, well played AMD.
5870's MSRP was too low and AMD lost money because of it, once distributors figured it out they jacked up the price so that they wouldn't be constantly sold out. AMD's not going to make that mistake again. The price is perfectly reasonable IMO, given its performance and lack of competition.

Yeah, the HD5870 was low but this is the other extreme. I'd say $500 for the MSRP at most.
    
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post #325 of 1708
I'm hoping it will be $500 at launch. The pricing hasn't been locked down and confirmed yet as far as I know. Just rumors and unconfirmed reports from the review sites, saying they heard it was going to be $549. If I am wrong, I'd like to see a link, as I haven't found a confirmed one yet.
post #326 of 1708
well looks like im going to pass because atm my 2x5870s=faster than one of these cards, I would have thought that 2 more generations that the new high end cards would be more powerful, guess not...I remember that the 8800GTX was more powerful than a 7950gx2.
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post #327 of 1708
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well looks like im going to pass because atm my 2x5870s=faster than one of these cards, I would have thought that 2 more generations that the new high end cards would be more powerful, guess not...I remember that the 8800GTX was more powerful than a 7950gx2.

The G80 was a rare exception, most cards don't increase that much from previous generations. That was 5 years ago, you should realize that isn't the norm.
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The G80 was a rare exception, most cards don't increase that much from previous generations. That was 5 years ago, you should realize that isn't the norm.

Actually HD 3870 to HD 4870 was a bigger increase.
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Think about how this card will fold!
VLIW was super crappy at folding and SIMD has worked really well for nVidia folding so far.
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The G80 was a rare exception, most cards don't increase that much from previous generations. That was 5 years ago, you should realize that isn't the norm.

Actually HD 3870 to HD 4870 was a bigger increase.

That was is the other exception. Apart from those I haven't seen a large jump like that since the ATi 9800 Pro, which was about 8-9 years ago.
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