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I'm not feeling it, help me out here.

43% more performance for 300% more (at $150)?

Clearly we're talking about typical resolutions here, 1200p or less...

Assuming you needed more power, you could get 40% more performance than a overclocked 7970 for 50% the cost.

Help me out here, it's still really painful.

There's tons of games that DO NOT use multicard setups, so this is an invalid arguement.
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What game doesn't use multicard setups and would actually need a multicard setup?

    
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I'm not feeling it, help me out here.

43% more performance for 300% more (at $150)?

Clearly we're talking about typical resolutions here, 1200p or less...

Assuming you needed more power, you could get 40% more performance than a overclocked 7970 for 50% the cost.

Help me out here, it's still really painful.
I thought your campaign for pricing was over?

Going by your logic, we should abolish any and all high-end cards. Period. The 580 and 7970 never existed, so now all we have are models in the $3-400 price point. rolleyes.gif Back to the real world..

You just can't seem to understand that the 580 and 7970 are ENTHUSIAST cards. ENTHUSIAST cards ( Or anything enthusiast period ) ALWAYS have a *premium*. That's why anything enthusiast always have terrible value. This applies to ANYTHING ELSE in the world. Whether it be cars, smart phones, tvs, CPUs, headphones, WHATEVER.

Get that through your thick skull please.
Edited by Yvese - 12/27/11 at 4:33pm
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GTX 470 hasn't been $350 since it's release back in March 2010. 

I got one in November of 2010 for $180.


There are two serial based ones on ebay for $150, right now.

I think it's a pretty valid comparison.

I got my HD 6950 2Gb for $200 6 month ago. Unlocked it and overcloked it. Also keep in mind the GTX470 might have GPU power but if you want to play high resolution if HD 7970 will walk all over it. It like comparing 2 cars how fast they can go in a city. Try 3 displays with GTX470 and see it get 5 fps, Try HD 7970 and see it get 400% more. You can argue all around but considering HD 7970 is priced 550 its probably target to very high end gamers not 1080p games.
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post #955 of 1708

You can't really hide behind "enthusiast" when you're getting lower performance, can you?

 


I'd consider myself an enthusiast, why don't you? Is it because my cards are beneath you?

 

 

I'm not talking about high res or three screens, why change the topic so it suits your needs better?


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post #956 of 1708
I understand what balla is saying and that's fine if you don't mind two year old tech (BTW you had to w/c your cards so don't forget to figure in that cost with your comparison). I, however, want new tech that is more efficient, cooler, quieter, and faster than anything made in 2009 and I am willing to pay the premium for it. That doesn't make me wrong it just makes me different...
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GTX 470 hasn't been $350 since it's release back in March 2010. 

I got one in November of 2010 for $180.


There are two serial based ones on ebay for $150, right now.

I think it's a pretty valid comparison.

Yeah, that was a head scratcher when he said that. Heck, most GTX 570s don't even sell for $350.00 anymore.
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You can't really hide behind "enthusiast" when you're getting lower performance, can you?



I'd consider myself an enthusiast, why don't you? Is it because my cards are beneath you?
Wait, what? Last I checked the 7970 performed above the 580. If you're talking about 2 cards compared to the 7970, grats. That's great. But here's the thing.. Enthusiast models mean top performer(s). It doesn't matter if 2 cheaper models out perform it. Fact of the matter is, the top single card performer is an enthusiast model and is priced as such.

You're honestly grasping at straws here. There's many definitions for what an enthusiast ( AKA, a person ) is, but there's only one definition for enthusiast when it comes to hardware; top of the line, latest and greatest. When it comes to the latest and greatest, there's always a premium. This applies to nearly EVERY consumer item.

Why is this such a hard concept for you to understand? You've practically lost your entire argument yet you're still here. Someone needs a reality check.
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You can't really hide behind "enthusiast" when you're getting lower performance, can you?



I'd consider myself an enthusiast, why don't you? Is it because my cards are beneath you?
Wait, what? Last I checked the 7970 performed above the 580. If you're talking about 2 cards compared to the 7970, grats. That's great. But here's the thing.. Enthusiast models mean top performer(s). It doesn't matter if 2 cheaper models out perform it. Fact of the matter is, the top single card performer is an enthusiast model and is priced as such.

You're honestly grasping at straws here. There's many definitions for what an enthusiast ( AKA, a person ) is, but there's only one definition for enthusiast when it comes to hardware; top of the line, latest and greatest. When it comes to the latest and greatest, there's always a premium. This applies to nearly EVERY consumer item.

Why is this such a hard concept for you to understand? You've practically lost your entire argument yet you're still here. Someone needs a reality check.

 


 

 

en·thu·si·ast/enˈTHo͞ozēˌast/

 
Noun:
  1. A person who is highly interested in a particular activity or subject.
  2. A person of intense and visionary Christian views.
  3. A person who wastes money on overpriced items.
  4. A Yvese.

 

 


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