Originally Posted by E-Peen
Regardless of this unfortunate mishap, is it just me, or do DirectCU models seem to run just as hot as regular models?
It's just you.
And cooling isn't the DCII's strong point (even though it does it better than reference), it's the quieter operation and the price on DCII cards is almost always lower than other brands, making it a fantastic deal!
Originally Posted by Neroh
And yet the 3GB GTX 580 is just as expensive as the 7970, despite the fact that the 28nm node is much more expensive due to high demand (TSMC is booked out) and lower yields than the more mature 40nm process. Not to mention the 7970 is a much better card anyway
Ever wonder why the 580 cost 40% more than 570 while only being ~10% faster? Because it had no equivalent competition.
Now that the 7000 series are out I have no doubts that the nVidia will kill the price of GTX580 to fall in line with its performance, now that it finally has a competitor. sales will drop and the 3GB models should also see very few sales...unless the buyers are mindlessly
loyal to nVidia...
It also appears the HD7970 has been priced according to GTX580, which I don't think was a very smart decision because GTX580 was already overpriced.Edited by Tippy - 2/26/12 at 8:57pm