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Any word on when reference designs will be available? Would it be worth it to wait for them if one plans to watercool?
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Any word on when reference designs will be available? Would it be worth it to wait for them if one plans to watercool?

According to TechSpot review More details emerge on Radeon HD 7950 ahead of launch AMD is allowing vendors to go straight to non-reference models.

Hard to say what vendors will do right off the bat with their first launches, we'll know in about a week.
     
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I've always liked the XX50 series cards, close to XX70 performance for 100 less.
    
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Cant wait to see what designs are available at launch.

Also the 7950 reference design isn't the same as the 7970. There was a picture posted a few days ago, the cooler actually has a fan in the middle (not blower style), and exhausts some heat back into the case. There doesn't seem to be a proper reference design available in the sense that theres no option to have 100% of the heat exhausted out the back of the case. It also looks pretty poop.

On the brightside its possible some vendors may design their own proper reference cooler for the card to make it look similar to the 7970.
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I've always liked the XX50 series cards, close to XX70 performance for 100 less.

But a HD 5850 doesn't come close to a HD 5970.. There's the only exception lol
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Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but doesn't it seem strange that they're releasing a new gen card at the same price as a 580, a last gen card, and the performance is "comparable" instead of straight up better? shouldn't a next gen card at the same price as a last gen card mop the floor with it?
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Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but doesn't it seem strange that they're releasing a new gen card at the same price as a 580, a last gen card, and the performance is "comparable" instead of straight up better? shouldn't a next gen card at the same price as a last gen card mop the floor with it?

Does a HD 6970 mop the floor with a GTX 580? If that is what will happen when GTX 780 comes out, I will laugh, very, very hard.
If the performance of a HD 7970 compared to a GTX 780 is like this the performance of a HD 6970 to a GTX 580, then.. lol.
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Does a HD 6970 mop the floor with a GTX 580? If that is what will happen when GTX 780 comes out, I will laugh, very, very hard.
If the performance of a HD 7970 compared to a GTX 780 is like this the performance of a HD 6970 to a GTX 580, then.. lol.

For some reason I'm not quite following. I'm thinking that the 6xxx series and the 5xx series are the same "generation." 7xxx series being new and shiny. It looks like I can get a 7950 for the price of a 580 and shouldn't I want to get the 7950 over the 580 considering they'll be at the same price point but the 7950 is a whole generation newer? But, looking at the benchmarks I might as well go with the older card. Sorry if I'm missing something really obvious or not making myself clear.
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For some reason I'm not quite following. I'm thinking that the 6xxx series and the 5xx series are the same "generation." 7xxx series being new and shiny. It looks like I can get a 7950 for the price of a 580 and shouldn't I want to get the 6950 over the 580 considering they'll be at the same price point but the 6950 is a whole generation newer? But, looking at the benchmarks I might as well go with the older card. Sorry if I'm missing something really obvious or not making myself clear.

I kind of get what you are going at..
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I kind of get what you are going at..

By the way I had a typo in there that was confusing. Fixed now.
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