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Hmm, so if I get the 7850, I can double my performance from my 5770? Wonder if it's worth it yet, or if I should ride till the 8000 series.
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Wow those OC's are insane! It blows right through the 7970. A bit pricey for my taste though.
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As tempting it might be to buy a 7870 when released, I'm going to wait until Kepler GPUs are released thinking.gif
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AMD has been executing their GPU launches in a rather timely manner with the HD7000 series, eh?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ITS OVER 9000! View Post

Ya.. thanks for the info. I think that i am just going to wait and see. I have about 350$ to spend on a new card, and i want to make sure i get the best "bang for my buck". So i am just going to see how it all plays out here in the next month. I am getting a very itchy finger though with my 5770 lol

I'm pretty sure the 7870 doesn't even go on sale for a week or two, so you'll basically HAVE to wait for more news on Nvidia's card.
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post #46 of 263
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Can anyone explain why a 7870 is blowing past a 7970 in Crysis 2?

I'll take a stab at it. It seems as if Crysis 2 is bottlenecked either with geometry/front end or with ROPs/pixel power. Since the 7870 has an identical front end, geometry engine count and ROP count compared to the 7970, and is clocked higher, it beats it.

I'm actually pretty damn impressed. I didn't think it'd be the 6970 by this much, if at all. The die size is what gets me all warm and tingly though: 212mm²? That's awesome. When Nvidia comes into play and drives prices down, this thing is going to be awesome bang for the buck.

Still, I definitely wouldn't recommend buying a new GPU right now. Wait until Kepler... not because I think Kepler's going to be the GPU king, but because it'll drive down prices. It could end up being better, which would be great as it'd drive prices down further, but regardless of Kepler's performance, I think it's a good idea to hold off. One month isn't that bad of a wait when it could save you 50-100 bucks.
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post

AMD has been executing their GPU launches in a rather timely manner with the HD7000 series, eh?

3 GPUs in 3 months. That's really fast. They're all done now though... at least if you aren't counting the 7990, but is anyone really excited for that?
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post #47 of 263
The cards do have a moderate performance gain over the last generation, but don't get ahead of yourselves because these cards look to be quite expensive.

The HD 68xx series actually made more headway upon its release. Recall that the HD 68xx series replaced the HD 57xx series. The performance increase ranged from 35% - 65%. The HD 6870 was released at $240 USD and the HD 6850 was released at $200 USD. This generation offered MORE performance gain over the last AND at lower costs.

So while the HD 78xx series does offer a moderate performance increase, it is not as "amazing" as history tells it.
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$350 seems little expensive for small improvement over 6900 series compare to 6970 and 6950.
imo more reasonable price should be at $250 for 7870 and $200 for 7850.
Whole amd 7000 series over price right now frown.gif
only hope kelper.

Pretty much this.
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post #48 of 263
Hmm, I may decide to get a 7850, seeing the performance numbers now. I'll wait for msi to release a power edition and for drivers to smooth out a little.
     
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post #49 of 263
I'm a long time ATI/AMD user, from the 9800 Pro on up with a few Nvidia cards in between. Seems to me ATI/AMD have put out a better value for the cash consistently for years now and this new line is no exception. I just did some major PC upgrades and one of them was upgrading from a 5850 to a 7950, mainly cause I was too impatent to wait for the 78xx to get released, and then wait for the ones with better coolers. While i love the 7950 so far it's pretty pricey and honestly unless you have money to burn, or have something worse than a 58xx line card I would wait until the next time around and the 80xx line. The real world performance boost is really nice, but not worth the 3-500 bucks it costs imo.
post #50 of 263
i thought they going to release a 7890 as well?? I read somewhere that the supposed 7890 would be a gimped 7950...
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