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7970? must be great, but im future proofing forsure, and only with one card this time around. hence why im waiting for the 7990.

so who else like me is super tempted to get the 7970 but will wait for the 7990? tongue.gif
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You can future proof all you want. Some day the 8000 series will be out and it will be the same crap.
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You can future proof all you want. Some day the 8000 series will be out and it will be the same crap.

you really think that the 7990 will get to the point where it WON'T handle a game extremely well in the next few years? albeit if so, then i could crossfire them..
but i don't think that will be the case. not for a good while.
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you really think that the 7990 will get to the point where it WON'T handle a game extremely well in the next few years? albeit if so, then i could crossfire them..
but i don't think that will be the case. not for a good while.

People said the same thing about the 6990. Now everyone is going bonkers that the 7970 is almost as powerful as the 6990 in certain cases (in addition to better power consumption).
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Waiting to see what nVidia has to offer would be the wisest decision.
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the 7970 and other new 7000 series cards will not be any sort of future proof. CPUs GPUS etc are not and will never be future proof. You will get a 7990 but then what happens when the 8990 comes out and its a DX12 card? then you wont be able to play the way your going to want so you will then be needing to upgrade again to get dx12.


I noticed that the 7970 excels in some games over current cards but sometimes its not really by much. I was considering the 7970 and selling my 580 but really at 1080p the 7970 gets about 3fps more than a 580 playing bf3 at max on a 1080p monitor. There are SOME games though where it can get about 10fps more.
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the 7970 and other new 7000 series cards will not be any sort of future proof. CPUs GPUS etc are not and will never be future proof. You will get a 7990 but then what happens when the 8990 comes out and its a DX12 card? then you wont be able to play the way your going to want so you will then be needing to upgrade again to get dx12.
I noticed that the 7970 excels in some games over current cards but sometimes its not really by much. I was considering the 7970 and selling my 580 but really at 1080p the 7970 gets about 3fps more than a 580 playing bf3 at max on a 1080p monitor. There are SOME games though where it can get about 10fps more.

Yeah but that's before overclocking and all that other jazz. The 7970 will do wonders with liquid cooling, or decent aftermarket cooling for that matter.

Regardless I think it's pointless to upgrade especially without DX12 support. Current cards in SLI/crossfire are more than enough to max out anything on the market, and will be until DX12 rolls out. Heck I'm still maxing everything out with my 5970.
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I future proofed by buying a gtx470. And guess what, it's paying off, because I don't need a $550 7970 to play a console port.
    
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well by no means am i the type to be buying new components every other quarter to stay ahead. i'd like to get my moneys worth over the course of a few years. heck, look at my sig rig. im still managing maxing out every game except bf3, though i am on watercooling, but that's just to lengthen the life of my components just a little more before i just have to upgrade, so i retain a very satisfying gaming experience.
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