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thermals and power consumption wise, i'm probably going to get a single 7970 or w/e Nvidia equivalent.
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thermals and power consumption wise, i'm probably going to get a single 7970 or w/e Nvidia equivalent.

Performance for the 2 cards in crossfire is mighty temping though, we'll see what i get when i get my paycheck smile.gif
post #33 of 45
HD 7890?
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HD 7890?

Tahiti LE?

With the pricing of Pitcairn, I don't really see how it could have a spot in the market.
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Tahiti LE?
With the pricing of Pitcairn, I don't really see how it could have a spot in the market.

I don't think there's a spot as far as performance goes either.

Prices are all over the place though.

7970 - $550
7950 - $450
7870 - $350
7850 - $250
7770 - $160
7750 - $110

The price gap between the cards are too big. 7970 is a flagship so the $100 interval between it and the 7950 is okay but $100 between the 7870 and 7850 is pretty much.
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I'm actually quite impressed with thees cards. The price performance on the 79xx cards was just not there but the 7870 is actually pretty close to the 7950 and costs a lot less. I can see thees driving down the prices of the second hand gtx 570 and the gtx 580 coz lets face if the 7870 is right up there with the vanilla 580 performance. Now if only that elusive kepler card hit the market I bet there would be some real nice deals to be made for the last gen cards.
    
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post #37 of 45
haha went through all the benchmarks. 7800 series is looking great as of now. what happened to kepler??? probably gonna invest in a 7870 myself once it hits the US market.!
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I don't think there's a spot as far as performance goes either.
Prices are all over the place though.
7970 - $550
7950 - $450
7870 - $350
7850 - $250
7770 - $160
7750 - $110
The price gap between the cards are too big. 7970 is a flagship so the $100 interval between it and the 7950 is okay but $100 between the 7870 and 7850 is pretty much.

And don't forget the supposed 1.5gb 7950 that'll be coming out. From the 7870 to the 7950 and all in between, the prices seem way too close to be priced competitively.
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my 6970 is beginning to show it's age...... ;_:. Great cards tho ... great job AMD ... now, nvidia we want kepler!!
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Forgetting older 40nm card this card looks because its clocked 1Ghz. Clock HD 7950 @ 1Ghz and it will smoke it. I think HD 7950 is still be best card to buy. 5% Slower then HD 7970 and at least $110 cheaper. I can get HD 7950 for $440 and at the same store the cheapest HD 7970 is $580. For $70-90 more HD 7950 is a much better buy the 7870. More OC headroom, faster @ Stock. I mean 7870 can OC ~ 1.2Ghz + Thats 20%+ OC, HD 7950 can OC 1.2Ghz+ Thats 50%+ OC.
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