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5970 is a great card. thats the first dx card i had and i loved it so much that i got a second one and to be honest i think that today two 5970s could pretty much stick it to any game out there.btw they overclock like bosses.
    
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post #22 of 54
I've got the cash.

I've got the open slots.

Somebody stop me. I'll buy it - I swear I will!

But seriously - I would have gone right for the black edition XFX if it didn't look so... simple? Hopefully it'll have a little bit more pizazz up close, but it doesn't look like something worth $600. The ASUS also looks nice, but are these all reference coolers except for the XFX?

Furthermore, how are prices/speeds with relation to what everybody expected?
Edited by Escatore - 1/8/12 at 3:34pm
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Furthermore, how are prices/speeds with relation to what we expected?
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Originally Posted by techPowerUp 
On the 22nd of December 2011, AMD launched its Radeon HD 7970, announcing that the cards will be available in the retail channels by 9th January, 2012. It permitted reviewers with access to AMD-made samples to post reviews on the 22nd, and told the press that it will have a FOB (freight-onboard) price (the price at which each card ships out of its place of origin, in this case Hong Kong, China) of US $525. Market sources told DonanimHaber that this price has been adjusted from $525 to $475. That doesn't necessarily mean that retail HD 7970 will cost lower than the $550 target retail price AMD talked about in several occasions. It will be up to downstream distributors and retailers on whether they want to convey this latest cut to the end-user, or keep a bigger "cut" (margin) for themselves. AMD hasn't officially announced any price updates so far.

No thanks Newegg.
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post #24 of 54
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Originally Posted by Escatore View Post

I've got the cash.
I've got the open slots.
Somebody stop me. I'll buy it - I swear I will!
But seriously - I would have gone right for the black edition XFX if it didn't look so... simple? Hopefully it'll have a little bit more pizazz up close, but it doesn't look like something worth $600. The ASUS also looks nice, but are these all reference coolers except for the XFX?
Furthermore, how are prices/speeds with relation to what everybody expected?

Do it, the XFX will OC so much higher, I believe it to be so.
post #25 of 54
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5970 is a great card. thats the first dx card i had and i loved it so much that i got a second one and to be honest i think that today two 5970s could pretty much stick it to any game out there.btw they overclock like bosses.

I have to ask, how much voltage do you think you would apply for a 850MHz overclock?
1100-1150 memory too.
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post #26 of 54
I'm going to buy one when they appear in stores here in Norway.
Sure I've got 6950s clocked at 950/1500, which does give very decent performance, but I want to try a new card, without CFX/SLI and watercool it as well.
It will be glorious!
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post #27 of 54
What one should I buy?
post #28 of 54
Still not sure if this 7970 will beat my 560ti 2gb in sli in BF3 at 1920x1200. That is my biggest worry. I can play BF3 now at ultra settings and it never goes below 60 FPS. I wonder if the 7970 can do that or will it dip. When I had the GTX 580 it would dip to the 40's sometimes and that was at only HIGH settings and from what I have read the 7970 is only like 10% faster
post #29 of 54
Should I get the saphire?
post #30 of 54
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Should I get the saphire?
Personally?

In this order:

MSI
ASUS
GIGABYTE
Sapphire

The first three have 3 year serial based warranty.
Very useful when you are selling the card to someone else in the future.
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