Originally Posted by hednik
Entry level gaming then. Around these parts:
6990 is ultra-high performance
6970 is high performance
6950 is mid high performance
6870 and 6850 are Mid level
6770 and 6750 are Entry level
How exactly is the X770 not considered entry level for today's gaming ?
I don;t think we can really predict performance on these merely by looking at certain parts because the OC beast he 7970 far exceeds its "on paper" performance.
Agree +1. Any self respecting PC gamer should not even consider anything below a 6750 for gaming. I mean, that's purely an insult to the game at that level and they should just stick with integrated graphics.
On another note, it seems as though AMD is reaching into the deep pockets of those crazy enthusiasts that are willing to shell out any amount of money to get the best of the best each and every generation.
I can't afford an HD 7950 yet I can get the current-gen HD 6950 within my budget. I can even reach for a cheaper HD 6970 but now AMD is taking the money-hog with no competition in sight.
The 79xx series is purely Enthusiast grade, 78xx High performance (up from midrange in 68xx), and 77xx Gamer's Midrange performance (up from entry level in 67xx) in terms of pricing.
Back in the days of the GTX 260, you could get the second best single GPU for $200-250. There's like nothing at the $200 price point anymore.Edited by Doomtomb - 2/2/12 at 1:00pm