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post #11 of 45
For 1 how about you take this out of the news section... This is not news.... grow up people this fan boy bull is gettin old OMG leaked 680 specs omg 7850 is so good god GROW UP!
post #12 of 45
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It's about equal to my GTX 470s in SLI @ 800MHz. Impressive at stock clocks, in the current lineup these cards are certainly at the sweet spot. Although it's not that much better than 6950 CF while priced considerably higher.

Ya and it looks like its going to be priced higher than the 6950 too. 300 to 350$ at launch.
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post #13 of 45
Those XFX BE 7770's in Crossfire look pretty nice compared to the 7950 and 7970 as well especially seeing as they come out cheaper and are slightly faster (most of the time).
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post #14 of 45
Seems like I could use a 7870 2GB.

40% more performance than my card? Sounds soooo juicy drool.gif
Edited by Artikbot - 3/6/12 at 5:41am
   
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post #15 of 45
This should be essentially 7850 cf. 7870 cf should be quite faster. In the end, 7850 cf will be faster than $700 duals, use a ton less power and of course there's the overclocking potential that those cards will never have, all for $500. Not incredibly bad. I still think the 7850/70 should launch at $200/$290 respectively. This is what happens when one party shows up late to the race.
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post #16 of 45
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Surprising that it doesn't beat 580 SLi though.

It's not that surprising, the 580 chips are neutered on the 590 board. (I hate Nvidia for limiting good cherry gpus like they did) When you bust them out on a proper powerplane the 580s really shine. Still though doing that on less then a single 580's power is amazing. AMD is cruisin' right now. Nvidia needs a good response with their 6xx series and with some better sli scaling.
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This should be essentially 7850 cf. 7870 cf should be quite faster. In the end, 7850 cf will be faster than $700 duals, use a ton less power and of course there's the overclocking potential that those cards will never have, all for $500. Not incredibly bad. I still think the 7850/70 should launch at $200/$290 respectively. This is what happens when one party shows up late to the race.

msrp for the 7870 is 350$ and 250$ for the 7850.
 
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post #18 of 45
well this is 7850 CF, dunno why they used a mix. Also they should measure micro-stuttering for CF with this new generation to see if AMD fixed the thing (doubt so tho)...
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This should be essentially 7850 cf. 7870 cf should be quite faster. In the end, 7850 cf will be faster than $700 duals, use a ton less power and of course there's the overclocking potential that those cards will never have, all for $500. Not incredibly bad. I still think the 7850/70 should launch at $200/$290 respectively. This is what happens when one party shows up late to the race.

msrp for the 7870 is 350$ and 250$ for the 7850.

of course. hence $500 performance , as this would be equal to two 7850's due to the 7870 being underclocked to match a 7850 in cf. this is how cf works. 7850 = $250, 7850 cf = $500.
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of course. hence $500 performance , as this would be equal to two 7850's due to the 7870 being underclocked to match a 7850 in cf. this is how cf works. 7850 = $250, 7850 cf = $500.

No it doesn't. It hasn't worked that way for a long time.
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And then you realize that the cfx setup is just as expensive as a 6990 or a 590....

You must find better deals than I because I can't find a GTX590 or HD6990 for $600 anywhere reputable. And the price difference would be a lot bigger if Nvidia could actually release Kepler sometime this year to push prices down.
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