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post #11 of 18
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Nice...I like how the PCB is black to start with.

This.

That is one good looking card!
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Man this does not look like a good budget gaming year. Makes me think back on when the 4890 launched is cost around $260 and could come pretty close to the gtx280. Radeons have slowly been loosing that great price performance they ones had.
    
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post #13 of 18
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Nah but going from a 6970 to a 7950 or 7970 is a pretty nice improvement.

If the HD 7950 truly performs on par with the GTX 580 as rumors say, then I dont see how it would be worth to step up from a 6970. It'd be a mere 15% performance increase.
HD 7970 is a different story though especially since it can reach HD 6990 levels with some proper OC.
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I'm really interested in the TFIII model no one has those yet though frown.gif
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post #15 of 18
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TFIII out already. Does it have better VRM's then the cheap reference?


IDK if they have improved it, and this is why: You'd think that they would have released the 7970 TFIII before the 7950 because it came out a month earlier but they are still working on it.

However its possible that they were working on the 7950 custom cooler since the beginning and they worked on the 7970 stock first and now they are making the TFIII.

 

I just wished there was a 7970 TFIII out already.

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post #16 of 18
nice card from msi...still price does matter...too close to 580 they should put it in gtx 570 price range
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post #17 of 18
I wonder why they launched the TFIII on launch day with the 7950, but no TFIII with the 7970 yet.
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post #18 of 18
Don't forget this will be the first true 7 series proprietary design,with more VRM's and voltage control etc. XFX's 7970's don't really count.I would be surprised if 1150 MHz is not the common overclock.If the ref. card can hang with the 580,after driver development you will see the TFIII reaching 7970 performance.You can pretty much tell by the price,if it wasn't able to compete or beat the 580 than it would be cheaper.

Edit: I was right!

just saw a submission on HWBOT with an Asus 7950(stock cooler)
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LN2 GTX580
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notice the GPU scores and clocks
Edited by Redwoodz - 1/31/12 at 5:56am
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