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so...the 7870$....350$ card...its just 5% better...than the GTX570...a 350$ card too...

so....can we expect a powerful and epic 20$ price reduction AMD and Nvidia ???

same price for almost 2 years for almost the same performance ??

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seriusly...this gen will suck

AMD/Nvidia = trash
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post #182 of 263
5% while runner cooler, uses less power and being able to OC close to 7970 stock levels. Yes trash rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Azuredragon1 View Post

5% while runner cooler, uses less power and being able to OC close to 7970 stock levels. Yes trash :rolleyes:


Yep, absolute garbage....

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post #184 of 263
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Originally Posted by venomblade View Post

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.

I was thinking the same thing.

Another thought: Given the large difference in shaders between the 7950 and the 7870 there is obviously room to add shaders or subtract and get the 7890 or 7930. My question is what would be more likely. Scale pitcairn up in shaders or scale tahiti down. If they scale tahiti down this leaves the problem of possible reduction in VRAM to 1.5GB. I know, I know the benchmarks show that there is no issue at 1080P with 1.5 GB, but I would still prefer to have a card with atleast 2 GB. Given this view it would be nice if they just added shaders to the Pitcairn and left it with 2 GB for the 7890.

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post #185 of 263
Huh

I just noticed the 7800 cards support DX11.1
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Yeah, all of GCN does.
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post #187 of 263
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Check this beauty out!
http://lab501.ro/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/hd7870hawk.jpg

Megusta.jpg . I looked around and it seems like the 7850 TF III will have the "classic" gray look. Just as good I suppose, I'm just getting it for the fat heatpipes, twin fans and that massive heatsink! Oh, and the load noise - 29dB! Quite excited I'll have my computer even cooler (it's already ~30dB at load, can't get much quieter), with double the performance (graphics) / 70% faster CPU (i5-3570k/ 4ghz overclock vs. stock 955).

Oooh but the pricing. $300 is kind of pushing it if it's there :/. Once I can get the TFII 7850 for $250 it's mine.
 
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post #188 of 263
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so...the 7870$....350$ card...its just 5% better...than the GTX570...a 350$ card too...
so....can we expect a powerful and epic 20$ price reduction AMD and Nvidia ???
same price for almost 2 years for almost the same performance ??
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AMD/Nvidia = trash

just wait til nvidia baby.
post #189 of 263
4870@300$-> 5870@380$-> 6970@370$-> 7970@550$
4770@110$-> 5770@160$-> 6870@$240-> 7870@350$

maybe this will help some to understand the issue with pricing.
post #190 of 263
I wouldn't see myself buying a new card with less than 3GB now if I had to upgrade.

Back in the days 1GB was enough for the rest of your life, look what is happening now? In roughly two years games are filling it easily. I want something that last... Memory size bottleneck is the worst you can have... period. My 5870 GPU usage is rarely 99%, if it had more ram this card would still rock for a good 1-2 years.
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