Glad to see Dmac and Arizonian beat me here, less fanboyism.
Guys, lets consider a few things:
No one will dispute the 7970 is currently the fastest single GPU (unless someone knows something I don't)
Consider that Nvidia has had 2 months with the opponent product in hand to test and compare to, chances are the new series IS going to be faster (I need not even explain that as that's common computer part market logic.)
Reses above 1920x1080 always eat more vram, how do you get these ultra high resolutions? Huge freaking monitors. (plural)
This all being said, how MUCH faster the 600/700 series will be is completely heresay at this point, not to mention if you think about it, NO ONE wants it to be more than 25% faster and here's why.
Nvidia would jack the prices up knowing they have the market cornered on highend GPUs.
AMD would then rush the next card
Both don't pay attention to drivers because newer cards takes priority
AMD would lose business just like Nvidia probably is right now.
This cycle would repeat for all time and GPU prices would keep going up. Idk about you lot but the idea of a 900 dollar GPU scares me.
Also, we don't know the cost of the 600/700 cards yet at all, so if it's 15% faster and 30% more money, BAD idea. (unless you need to have the best)
Now, to all the AMD fankids, answer me one question: If AMD can make such good dies, why don't they try using this time without nvidia as competition to focus on an actually good CPU using the AM3+ slot. Maybe they just got lucky with the 7000 series? Maybe Nividia got railed by the issues at TSMC? Does it really matter? The cards aren't here from Nvidia and no way can you spin the fact that AMD is railing the consumer for cost because they know they are running unopposed for now.
TLDR: Hope the 600/700 series cards squeak by the 7000 series and watch the prices drop like stones.