Originally Posted by xoleras
And I say, yeah right
Nvidia being true gentlemen and giving us a break on pricing huh? 7970 performance for 299$?
Excuse me, I just spit my drink out while laughing.
Charlie D saw the card in action and said it was 10-20% slower than the 7970 at stock, so anyone thinking greater than 7970 performance for 299$ is in a fantasy land. VR-zone also stated that the GK104 is around a 7950. So you have multiple sources already stating that it slower than 7970, and the GK110 isn't being released until Q4? Of course I could be wrong, standard disclaimers apply. Won't know until the card is released. Its that time of month.
Then why is so difficult to believe that it will cost $300-$350?
10-20% performance less for how much, $200-$250 less, that way nvidia will recover share market stoled by AMD with the 79xx's.
And this is the succesor of the 560Ti, again is midrange, high end are the 680 & 685 which they will replace 570 & 580, at least thats what the old rumored roadmap suggests.
But above all this are only rumors, only letters on a paper, nothing real until the cards are released so take it with a truck full of salt