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Originally Posted by th3m3rc View Post

Wait from the Sapphire non reference or Lighting Card from MSI

If Sapphire had a release date announced for when that would be the wait would be bearable. Right now I'm teetering on the edge of a Sapphire 7970 reference.
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by jman246 View Post

Should i wait for kepler to push the prices down?

It's kind of pointless to wait for something so far out and with no insight as to performance/price. I mean, if you're willing to wait that long, why not wait some more and wait for 8xxx? I say buy when you need the product and pick the best product for the price at the time. It would be different if something were being released in a week or two, but you're talking several months.
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I sold my 560ti HAWK for this 6950(2gb, hawk with crappy 1gb) just because I feel much more safer and feel like AMD is working better the nvidia. My 6950 is running 65C on full 100% load! ON STOCK COOLER (reference) ! Awesome Card! I would not wait. It's not like when the 6XX's will come out that they will drive the prices of the 7XXX's to like 200 bucks right? Maybe about like 20-50 bucks. still I would still buy it right now.
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I bought my 5870 because at the time, it was the fastest single GPU on the market, and I got it for $400. The GTX 480 didn't come out for another 4 months after I got my 5870.

To this day, my 5870 does fabulously on BF3, and for me, that means the card was easily worth the price. The 8800 GTX that I had before it was an incredible card, but the 5870 beat it black and blue for a price that was $150 less after 3 years. Not bad at all.
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