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what the hell, the 7970 just released...ha ha
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The 7970 alone makes my RIG cry and look like sh**..and here comes AMD HD8000 series?? lachen.gif
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It comes out in April, and it outperforms the 7970 by 50%. Those that bought the HD 7970 = suckers! wink.gif
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So they are suggesting to release the 8000 series in less than 3 months? I doubt it. Nvidia is due out shortly, and though delayed not till next December. rolleyes.gif
The rumor section is the right place for this news tid bit.

The earliest we will likely see Kepler is this summer. If they run into any snafus like they did with Fermi is could very well be Fall. I could see AMD with a product refresh by then.

Kepler is due out March / April time frame.
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Can't wait to see the rediculous price tags on the kepler branch. rolleyes.gif

You don't have to wait. AMD just took the Nvidia high pricing road and left price/performance behind with Tahiti. wink.gif
     
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Would be pretty difficult since it only recently taped out and isn't in prototype. And they didn't mention Kepler at CES. <---- this should tell you everything you need to know.

March won't happen. Summer is the earliest.
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I think its not so much they held back this time, its that they foresaw the kind of increase they will get from a refresh and they wanted to get a good jump on nvidia. If they pushed the 7000 series to its limits the increase to 8000 series with scheduled refinements might not be worth it and AMD would be shooting themselves in the foot. Right now the 7000 series is a good upgrade for a lot of people and has raised the bar on GPU performance. Now when the 700 series from nvidia launches, AMD might take the passenger seat again and then come right back to regain the lead. If AMD can do that they will have nvidia sweating hard. It would then almost be like AMd and Intel, only this time with AMD ahead of the game and on top.

So yea, I don't see this as AMD was scared of nvidia, I see smart planning... Sorry it just makes more sense.
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post #37 of 104
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It comes out in April, and it outperforms the 7970 by 50%. Those that bought the HD 7970 = suckers! wink.gif

It comes out next tuesday, it's 9001 times faster than a 9870, and it will make everyone question the concept of religion.
    
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It comes out next tuesday, it's 9001 times faster than a 9870, and it will make everyone question the concept of religion.

Oh boy!
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I don't understand why people underrate the 7970 to the 580? 15-30% increase isn't bad and plus it still needs driver work and that's at stock speeds, it can still overclock like a monster. Whats the performance increase of a refreshed 580 to a 6970 not more then 30%? And keplar might as well be bulldozer right now, until there's some real hard data, all I'm hearing is I know a guy who knows a guy who's best friend's with a guys sister that works answering phones for Nvidia and she has all this underground info that the CEO's don't even know about, but she leaked it to me because she likes my hair style.
     
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I don't understand why people underrate the 7970 to the 580? 15-30% increase isn't bad and plus it still needs driver work and that's at stock speeds, it can still overclock like a monster. Whats the performance increase of a refreshed 580 to a 6970 not more then 30%? And keplar might as well be bulldozer right now, until there's some real hard data, all I'm hearing is I know a guy who knows a guy who's best friend's with a guys sister that works answering phones for Nvidia and she has all this underground info that the CEO's don't even know about, but she leaked it to me because she likes my hair style.

Seems like a valid news source.... wink.gif
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