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the Radeon HD 7850 lowers its load consumption to 130 watts, 26% less than the HD 7870. I guess it will works with x51 [alienware] console?

True. Since the 7850 uses such a small amount of power, I would love to see a low profile version of that card. Talk about an HTPC with a kick. smile.gif
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post #172 of 263
Personally i am waiting for Cards with a bit of punch. There are so many cards too close together. HD 5870, GTX560 Ti/448, HD 6950/6970, GTX470/480, GTX570/580 and now these cards. They really add nothing in terms of performance. I could care less about power consumption if i upgrade too often and in the end its make $10 difference.
People that would upgrade to these are probably using HD <5800 or GTX<4XX. Might as well buy used cards for cheaper.
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post #173 of 263
I wonder what's going to happen with high wattage power supply's? Think of this... ivy bridge i5 overclocked to 5GHz, 80 watts. two 7870's in crossfire, 290 watts. 290 + 80 = 370. You are literally playing anything on ultra for the next 2 years on less than 370 watts. The need for 500+ watt power supply's is going to become obsolete.
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post #174 of 263
Nvidia better step up their game or they're going to find themselves in a bad position soon.

I can see matching the performance of the 7000 line and possibly beating it... but they definitely wont match the efficiency
 
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The need for 500+ watt power supply's is going to become obsolete.

Not when Nvidia rolls into town. whistle.gif
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1GHz -> 1.2Ghz its 20% OC. GTX580 @ 770Mhz can OC ~ 925Mhz Thats ~ 20% Also. GTX580 is faster at stock so in reality it will never beat GTX580.

Wait until the MSi TFIII 7870 comes out. These are just reference model cards, OCing to that with no voltage tweaks. And the memory got OC'd quite a bit as well - 4800mhz to 5800mhz according to one review (might've been for the 7850, but still).

Check this beauty out!

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post #177 of 263
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yeah, I feel stupid for buying this PSU :/
Firstly, it is way over power consumption of a single card and CPU (will never go CF/SLI), and no one really needs silver/gold when bronze is enough. There was a review which clearly proved that going from bronze to gold you save only a few $ a year. Voltage ripple/noise and stability is the thing you want to look at...
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Check this beauty out!
http://lab501.ro/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/hd7870hawk.jpg

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That thing looks like it means business.
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post #179 of 263
I asked this before but I guess it got lost under the multitude of posts.

With the 7870 @ $350. When the 7890 comes out and the 1.5gb 7950, how would they price them competitively? They seem way too close together.
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It really is a sin not to overclock these 7800/7900 series cards. They get so much of a performance benefit! They'll probably be demons in crossfire given the way the 7900s have been scaling. I wouldn't be surprised to see CF 7850s beat 6970s/GTX580s in crossfire/SLI. The bar's been set pretty high for Kepler...I hope they deliver.
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