Originally Posted by prznar1
So today is 12th feb, where are the reviews?
Could have sworn it was the 15th.
Almost positive that AMD never releases products on weekends.
Edit: They don't. JF-AMD said this in regards to the Bulldozer launch:
I am not going to comment on any date. There are 90 days in a quarter, shave off the weekends and that cuts it down to ~60 days. Then assume nobody launches on a friday, now you are down to ~48-50 days.
I'd assume that they wouldn't launch graphics products on weekends either.
Actually, something I just noticed from that chart: apparently 7770/7750 is supposed to be aimed at replacing the 6790's market segment. Interesting.
Given the 3DMark 11 numbers in the OP, this definitely seems like it's the case. Obviously, the validity of those numbers is questionable, but if they're correct, this will essentially perform like a 6850, perhaps slightly under based on driver maturity. If they were able to score this back in December, then I'd assume they'd score a bit better now.
So, a $150 MSRP card performing the same or slightly under a card that's selling at $150 right now, with far less power draw (~33% less), DX11.1, and what will likely turn out to be some great overclocking headroom on 28nm... I think the 7770 will be a fantastic card.
Originally Posted by hollowtek
this card is completely irrelevant at it's price range. even if the die's been shrunk, the price does not justify the performance.
Slightly under a 6850 at the same price point = irrelevant? Given driver maturity, I'm sure it'd surpass the 6850.Edited by Homeles - 2/12/12 at 7:54am