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i love mad can't wait to get my quadfire 7970 6gb cards

but man here is what i am hopng out of kepler
if the 785 is a single GPU

i want 1536 cuda cores a 1.2 GHz

i want 8GB of 512bit DDR5

and it to be 3-4 faster than the 580

i will pay just about any price for 4 of those

but i doubt it will happen
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all I know is I'm saving up for a 670/770 thumb.gif My first nVidia product has been nothing but excellent so far, and I don't doubt the new gen will continue this trend.
     
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Depends, AMD has really sacrificed gaming performance with the GCN Architecture, 768 cuda cores even clocked at gtx 560ti speeds, will be plenty enough to beat the HD7970, assuming no bandwidth limitation, without making the die size any bigger than GF114 is.
 
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post #134 of 165
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Originally Posted by pisstaker View Post

Depends, AMD has really sacrificed gaming performance with the GCN Architecture

What? Are you insane? The 7970 is a huge step up from the 6970.

If there was any sacrifice, it was negligible and well worth the boost in compute performance.
Edited by Homeles - 1/22/12 at 1:15am
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Depends, AMD has really sacrificed gaming performance with the GCN Architecture, 768 cuda cores even clocked at gtx 560ti speeds, will be plenty enough to beat the HD7970, assuming no bandwidth limitation, without making the die size any bigger than GF114 is.

That would be true if they just tweaked Fermi, but Kepler is a new architecture so the CUDA cores cannot have the same performance, there is only a few things we know
about Kepler, but dropping "hot clocks" is a given, it would considerably change performance.
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post #136 of 165
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What? Are you insane? The 7970 is a huge step up from the 6970.
If there was any sacrifice, it was negligible and well worth the boost in compute performance.

Not to start a flame war, but considering that die size of 7970 @ 28nm is basically equal to 6970 @ 40nm, while 28nm increases transistor density by more than 50%. Gaming performance increase is ~47% comparing to 6970.

So, per die mm performance overall is slightly lower. But that is expected considering HTC focus nature of architecture.
post #137 of 165
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What? Are you insane? The 7970 is a huge step up from the 6970.
If there was any sacrifice, it was negligible and well worth the boost in compute performance.

The only way we would know if there was sacrifice will be comparing the 7970 to a hypothetical 28nm VLIW 4 or 5 gpu of the same die size and compare their performance,
 
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Sorry to say (Even though I like AMD GPU's) is that Nvidia's new card is probably going to be faster or up to par with the 7970. The reason being is that AMD has set the bar for GPU as concerned so Nvidia has to and needs to keep up with the competition That's how innovation works.
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post #139 of 165
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i love mad can't wait to get my quadfire 7970 6gb cards
but man here is what i am hopng out of kepler
if the 785 is a single GPU
i want 1536 cuda cores a 1.2 GHz
i want 8GB of 512bit DDR5
and it to be 3-4 faster than the 580
i will pay just about any price for 4 of those

but i doubt it will happen
Why would you need four of those lol....What are you trying to power? The jumbotron at Dallas stadium? biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zosothepage View Post

i love mad can't wait to get my quadfire 7970 6gb cards
but man here is what i am hopng out of kepler
if the 785 is a single GPU
i want 1536 cuda cores a 1.2 GHz
i want 8GB of 512bit DDR5
and it to be 3-4 faster than the 580
i will pay just about any price for 4 of those

but i doubt it will happen
Why would you need four of those lol....What are you trying to power? The jumbotron at Dallas stadium? biggrin.gif

lmao.

We will see guys, be patient. And hey, if it beats it cool, if not, price war. Either way, we win.
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