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post #61 of 165
Can my psu with 405watt on 12v support this 225 tdp gpu with my overclocked 95 tdp cpu ????
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Ahh the GPUs wars are back on fire again, I love this time of the season.
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If Nvidia go all out of Kepler then it isn't hard to believe that the GTX 660 will be around equal to a 7970. With that said, I don't expect the 7970 to stay AMD's top single card for long, either.

My guess is this:

GTX 660, 670, and 680 released.

HD 7970 price nose dives and sits equal to GTX 660 performance

AMD releases a HD 7975 (or HD 7980/8970... whatever it'll be called) with more shaders and significantly higher stock clock speeds to compete with the GTX 670 directly.

HD 7990 competes with GTX 680
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I'll tell you people this.Radeon is on market now and Nvidia deffinitly don't like that at all.So some strange rumours will surface that might become tru or not.Nvidia will push the limits as far as they can to beat AMD.
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Historically this has sort of been the case. 3870 was somewhere around 8800GT performance, and 4870 was a little faster than gtx 260. If all of this is true we'll simply return to that status quo
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i forsee a ton og GTX580s on the market place
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You must be new to the scene. Just a couple of years ago, ATI/AMD's HD4870 caused all sorts of fits for Nvidia.

Which made AMD lose out on a ton of profits, sure, it got alot of enthusiasts buying, but its better to make money on a few enthusiasts than make no money on alot of enthusiasts
 
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i forsee a ton og GTX580s on the market place

It is more like you are seeing into the present.
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Which made AMD lose out on a ton of profits, sure, it got alot of enthusiasts buying, but its better to make money on a few enthusiasts than make no money on alot of enthusiasts

The GTX 280 was a profit loosing machine for Nvidia. They had to slash it's price by over $250 in just a few weeks to make it competitive with the 4870.
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The GTX 280 was a profit loosing machine for Nvidia. They had to slash it's price by over $250 in just a few weeks to make it competitive with the 4870.

What I am trying to say is, the 'sweet spot' strategy, especially apparent with the RV770, leaves quite a bit of profit on the table, the HD4870 was great at $299, but AMD may have been better off by pricing it at $399, which is where it was relative to performance, which will have made AMD an extra $100 per card sold, considering AMD actually lost more when RV770 sales were at their peak (Q4 2008 - Q2 2009), that may have been a better solution
 
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