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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

Yea if you had new in box 580's @ $300. Well then yea no one would buy a 7950 because of the price/performance.
But that would never happen because then you would have 570's @ 150 bucks and 560ti's under 100.

Usually what happens is entire lineups of older cards will drop in price. The question is, will that happen soon due to competition from AMD, or will Nvidia wait until the 6xx-7xx series launch, discontinue the 5xx cards and drop their price then?
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I must say, 28nm has a very wide variety when it comes to oc :S.

Maybe i am mistaken, but the way i see it ref vs non-ref is no longer oc dependent. Only sound and temps, maybe durability. Correct me if am wrong.
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You're being selective. BF3 is the only game that the gtx 580 beats the 7950, and it isnt even by much.
Every game that the 7950 wins in, it wins by a rather large margin compared to the BF3 results.


really? here are plenty more examples....



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really? here are plenty more examples....
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You are being selective too. tongue.gif
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Well I think once people start getting these cards and start overclocking them it will become apparent how much better they are than a 580. Which is still a nice card, but overpriced.
Yes I think the 7950 and 7970 are overpriced also.
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really? here are plenty more examples....
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3Dmark isn't a game

.8fps in skyrim... WHOA MAN

2fps in dragon age....blowin' my mind

5fps in WoW, where both are well into the 90s.... sheesh why haven't I bought a 580 already?

14 fps in cod4, where both get well over 150fps anyways......

yeah dude you just like totally proved me wrong, how could i have ever thought I was right?

want to see a graph that's really something?

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I'll take nearly 200 watts less consumed under heavy load over .8fps in skyrim any day, but I guess that's just me.

DISCLAIMER: if it wasn't clear, I didn't say that the 580 doesn't keep up with the 7950, but the fact of the matter is that the 7950 consumes waaaaaaay less power, and runs cooler

Unless you really love nvidia, upgrading to a 580 instead of a 7950 would just be ridiculous....unless you really need that .8fps in skyrim? thumb.gif
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im sorry if you are financially burdened and actually care about power consumption.
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im sorry if you are financially burdened and actually care about power consumption.

You do know this will overclock like a beast on stock volts and own the 580. 580 is last gen, let it go man!
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im sorry if you are financially burdened and actually care about power consumption.

Why would I waste money if I don't have to?

That's just being stupid. If two cars were of near-equal quality and had very similar features, but one got half the gas mileage of the other, would you buy the one with worse mileage just because of brand preference?

Why are you trying to act like power consumption isn't a valid point of comparison for cards? It is.

Also, these factors mean the card will [and does] overclock like a boss

edit: also, that is a hilariously passive-aggressive way of insulting me..haha
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You do know this will overclock like a beast on stock volts and own the 580. 580 is last gen, let it go man!
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Why would I waste money if I don't have to?
{snip} Why are you trying to act like power consumption isn't a valid point of comparison for cards? It is.
Also, these factors mean the card will [and does] overclock like a boss

I think you just have to look at his title (under his name) and the long list of nVidia GPUs in his sig to see what is going on here.

I am looking forward to getting a 7950 at some point I just wish they were <$400, preferably ~$350, but that isn't going to happen too soon. I like the better performance / watt that AMD generally deliver, it makes for a quieter WC'ing experience.
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