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Love the 79xx series...

Just wish it was in my budget
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Should really be $299 USD until then my 5850 stays.
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Should really be $299 USD until then my 5850 stays.

Yeah it should be cheaper than the 560ti because it performs 40% faster.

Wait what?
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Should really be $299 USD until then my 5850 stays.
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Yeah it should be cheaper than the 560ti because it performs 40% faster.
Wait what?

Thanks for the lolz xoleras +1.
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Someone tried it already to find that while it didn't unlock any functional units, it did increase performance by probably tightening memory timings.

rawr

i know hardocp said the silicon is the same, so there may be hope but if they are not unlockable, i'm diving in on a 7970.
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Yeah it should be cheaper than the 560ti because it performs 40% faster.
Wait what?

Yeah it should. Price should not increase with performance. They are not same geoneration.
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Yeah it should. Price should not increase with performance. They are not same geoneration.

Yea, you go and try and buy that Porsche for the price of a Mustang. Good luck.
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This card is meh. It doesn't even beat a 580 in every game.
I guarantee the second fastest single kepler gpu will beat a 580 in EVERY benchmark.
This would only be a card to look at if you have something prior to the gtx400 series, otherwise it will be a waste of money. And if your going to throw away money, you might as well get a 7970.

It will also come out in 4-6 months. And sometime soon after that AMD will release something that will beat it. There is always something faster around the corner.
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post #129 of 281
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I'm still a little confused here.
Two sets of reference? I'm going through all the stuff here and I'm just curious if this is Sapphire's version of reference.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102962

I'm thinking yes. I have been looking at a few different PCBs and they all seem to be sharing a common design.
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Yea, you go and try and buy that Porsche for the price of a Mustang. Good luck.

Exactly.

Performance is performance, and in this case, the slightly cheaper 7950 beats a slightly more expensive GTX 580 in every way. AMD now has a case where there is no reason to buy a GTX 580 unless you simply have brand loyalty, and even then, if you buy the GTX 580, you're getting an inferior product.

AMD didn't price it lower because it doesn't have to at the moment. This is a good business move on their part. I don't want to see AMD die because they keep trying to stab nvidia in the wallet while AMD is hardly making a profit in the process. Nvidia is making a pretty significant profit. It's time for AMD to do the same.
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