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Poll Results: Good value or more like 590.

Poll expired: Feb 29, 2012  
  • 52% (35)
    Good value.
  • 47% (32)
    More like 590.
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post #1 of 49
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I know its all speculation at this point, but I want to see what the community thinks. As you might have noticed the 5970 was about twice the cost of the 5870. And the 6990 was about twice the cost of the 6970. This is fair because it's twice as good. But, with the 7990 price point rumored to be $850 that is nowhere near twice the 7970. So what do you guy's think? Will it just be a great value or more like the gtx 590 vs the 580.
Edited by nvidiaftw12 - 2/1/12 at 3:22pm
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post #2 of 49
Why speculate a this point headscratch.gif
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post #3 of 49
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Just a nickname View Post

Why speculate a this point headscratch.gif

Because the clocks haven't been released at this point, have they?
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post #4 of 49
Then can sell it for ~$1000-$1200 but how many people would actually buy it? I know I wouldn't, I think $850 is a fair price.
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post #5 of 49
No way to know for sure.
But I dont see why they couldnt use 2X 7970 cores since they are good on power/heat.
The only problem there might be is if pci-e 2.0 16X slot will be enough for it or if youll need pci-e 3.0 to take full advantage of it.
post #6 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmgjet View Post

No way to know for sure.
But I dont see why they couldnt use 2X 7970 cores since they are good on power/heat.
The only problem there might be is if pci-e 2.0 16X slot will be enough for it or if youll need pci-e 3.0 to take full advantage of it.

No way, a PCI-E gen 1 x16 slot can power a 6990 easily with around 30% head room, a PCI-E gen 2 with 2x the bandwidth would easily be able to handle the increase in power
post #7 of 49
Amd has already come out and said the 7990 is (2) 7970's. They will probably be down clocked to around 800 a piece to lower power draw. Making it more comparable to (2)7950's with more shader count. I think its already pretty set in stone its going to have a msrp of 850. You have to also remember its cheaper for amd to make a 7990 then (2)7970's. So basically a minor overclock on the 7990 should be equal to stock clocked 7970's in crossfire for a much better value.
 
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post #8 of 49
A least a grand.
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post #9 of 49
The MARS II cards sold like hotcakes. There's no reason to sell it for less than twice the (then) going rate of the 7970.
    
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post #10 of 49
It will sell but not to me for a grand. Got more important things to do with that money.
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