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I dont expect more there 1.3Ghz. It just does not make sense for AMD to put out a GPU that much downcloked.

They downclocked the card to hit a power consumption target. They have a stated tdp lower than 6970, but it consumes more than the 6970 in games.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5261/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review/27

They also probably wanted to hit a power consumption target less than the gtx 580 because of the increasing power needed to get more than 1ghz for the 7970. And lets be real. Conservation/power consumption/being green is hot now. Even at the high-end, power consumption is a bigger issue for everyone (including enthusiasts) in the past year or 2. How many people purchased overkill psu's 3 years ago versus today?

Saying the card beats the gtx 580 by 20-30% while consuming less power is better than saying it beats the gtx 580 by 30-40% while consuming more power.
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It depends on whose graphs yer looking at.


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ATI card prices just went way up, lol
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It depends on whose graphs yer looking at.

or if you're running a more demanding game than crysis, like metro2033 (the link in anandtech).
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550usd *puff* *puff*

might as well sell a kidney along with my savings.. and i do hope i can pawn every man on BF3 MP with this.. biggrin.gif
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new score, Xtreme Preset (DX11) - 3014.14 DX11 Marks - Radeon HD 7970 @ 1310/1900MHz
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