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When Nvidia releases cards after Ati has released their cards, I find that Nvidia's cards aren't much of an upgrade from their previous series. But when they release their cards before Ati does, I find that the cards are a great improvement from last generation.

Does anybody else feel this way? (this is just my experience and what I remember about new card releases)
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post #92 of 120
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Originally Posted by nitd_kim View Post

When Nvidia releases cards after Ati has released their cards, I find that Nvidia's cards aren't much of an upgrade from their previous series. But when they release their cards before Ati does, I find that the cards are a great improvement from last generation.
Does anybody else feel this way? (this is just my experience and what I remember about new card releases)

To some degree you might be right. As if they know how high to set the bar to be ahead if AMD goes first. So when the refresh of same fabrication comes out following year they have some room to play with to stay on top.

AMD has done same. It's sort of a leap frog game between them both. Personally it's good for all consumers they are both at each others throats. We should be grateful for both. Got some pretty vocal haters to both sides who can't seem to comprehend the value other so-called 'enemy' brings to the table.

Each year better performance and they keep each other in price check which helps our bottom dollar in the end and if not the dollar gives the option to those that prefer the top card. Again giving us options opposed to one being the clear winner every year with price and performance to the point of monopoly. The moment we have just one GPU chip maker is the day we pay high inflated dollar for less than worth it performance and no one to keep it balanced. wink.gif
     
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So theyve gone from having nothing to show at CES to stockpiling supplies of the full working GPU. Yeah ok lol

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I just hope these cards are the next 8800.....

I mean I can still play every game with my old 8800gt....that card was (and still is) epic. The 8800 was a huge jump from the 7800/7900. Kepler will disappoint me if it isn't a huge jump.
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To some degree you might be right. As if they know how high to set the bar to be ahead if AMD goes first. So when the refresh of same fabrication comes out following year they have some room to play with to stay on top.
AMD has done same. It's sort of a leap frog game between them both. Personally it's good for all consumers they are both at each others throats. We should be grateful for both. Got some pretty vocal haters to both sides who can't seem to comprehend the value other so-called 'enemy' brings to the table.
Each year better performance and they keep each other in price check which helps our bottom dollar in the end and if not the dollar gives the option to those that prefer the top card. Again giving us options opposed to one being the clear winner every year with price and performance to the point of monopoly. The moment we have just one GPU chip maker is the day we pay high inflated dollar for less than worth it performance and no one to keep it balanced. wink.gif

This^^^.

As far as intel and amd are concerned the low power APU are were its at and this year is going to be great competition between Trinity and IvyBridge IMO. Even, maybe in the higher TDP APU's too depending on how well AMD's PileDriver cores do...
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When Nvidia releases cards after Ati has released their cards, I find that Nvidia's cards aren't much of an upgrade from their previous series. But when they release their cards before Ati does, I find that the cards are a great improvement from last generation.
Does anybody else feel this way? (this is just my experience and what I remember about new card releases)

why up the ante when u can only be marginally be better
new trend in competition
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So, just a dumb question probably, but I'm no expert either way so I gotta ask someone. If this new card is allegedly going to be 2GB, 384-bit, and have a 780mhz core, how is it such an improvement over current GPUs? I know the 28nm uses less watts which means less heat and everything, but where's the major improvement we're going to see over a current single-chip card like the 580 Classified Ultra 3GB that comes at 900mhz stock and is damn cool even on air? Is the performance increase in the architecture itself and the efficiency and not in the numbers?
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AMD has not provided a 7970 GPU die shot.

That makes me think they may have some unused (hidden) cores waiting for upcoming cards.

Only allowed to work for GPUs produced with TSMC High Performance 28 nm process coming later.

http://www.tsmc.com/tsmcdotcom/PRListingNewsAction.do?action=detail&newsid=6181
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So, just a dumb question probably, but I'm no expert either way so I gotta ask someone. If this new card is allegedly going to be 2GB, 384-bit, and have a 780mhz core, how is it such an improvement over current GPUs? I know the 28nm uses less watts which means less heat and everything, but where's the major improvement we're going to see over a current single-chip card like the 580 Classified Ultra 3GB that comes at 900mhz stock and is damn cool even on air? Is the performance increase in the architecture itself and the efficiency and not in the numbers?

Being 28nm not only reduces power but size too, so you can fit 700+ cores + arc. Gains
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AMD has not provided a 7970 GPU die shot.
That makes me think they may have some unused (hidden) cores waiting for upcoming cards.
Only allowed to work for GPUs produced with TSMC High Performance 28 nm process coming later.
http://www.tsmc.com/tsmcdotcom/PRListingNewsAction.do?action=detail&newsid=6181

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2012/1/3/amd-denies-any-hidden-cores-in-radeon-hd-7970-(tahiti-xt).aspx
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