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Why am I even reading these posts?
I don't think the majority of you know what happens when you ASSUME.
If you do know then I'm glad and hopefully you're saving you thoughts until we have something a little more concrete to base our views and opinions off (since, sadly, there will still be trolls and fan boys who have to tell you how dumb you are for buying something). rolleyes.gif
You all have fun arguing about rumors for the most part. Really shows how intelligent and mature you are. thumb.gif

Hmmmm... you call us stupid for observing trends and interpreting presented data? And then you add nothing to this thread but your sorta half-hearted passive-aggressive insult? And THEN you say that we aren't intelligent or mature, while you yourself are making posts that add NOTHING to this thread?

I think you just nailed the definition of hypocrisy. Congratulations!
Edited by Mad Pistol - 3/16/12 at 10:19pm
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post #372 of 425
Looks interesting. Now to wait until they are less than 300 USD...
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It's also mind boggling that people are willing to pay $550 for what was supposed to be a mid-range part. wink.gif

this!

WHY IS IT THEIR FLAGSHIP? WHY?
    
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I'm curious how much better these benchmarks will be when they are on their intended 3.0 slots running at 3.0
 
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It's also mind boggling that people are willing to pay $550 for what was supposed to be a mid-range part. wink.gif

this!

WHY IS IT THEIR FLAGSHIP? WHY?

This has been repeated over and over again. GK100 was supposed to be the flagship but due to complications, Nvidia scrapped it. GK104 was working and it turned out to be more powerful than Nvidia had estimated. Then when Nvidia compared it against Tahiti XT, they decided it performed well enough to compete against the HD 7970. Top tier performance means top tier branding which means top tier price.

I would bet that if AMD didn't abandon their price-to-performance strategy and had priced the 7970 in the $400 range, the GTX 680 would have come in at $450 - $500. But because AMD wanted more profit, Nvidia would be crazy to price their product below their competitors. Why deprive themselves of more profit?
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This has been repeated over and over again. GK100 was supposed to be the flagship but due to complications, Nvidia scrapped it. GK104 was working and it turned out to be more powerful than Nvidia had estimated. Then when Nvidia compared it against Tahiti XT, they decided it performed well enough to compete against the HD 7970. Top tier performance means top tier branding which means top tier price.
I would bet that if AMD didn't abandon their price-to-performance strategy and had priced the 7970 in the $400 range, the GTX 680 would have come in at $450 - $500. But because AMD wanted more profit, Nvidia would be crazy to price their product below their competitors. Why deprive themselves of more profit?

this

When i saw price of the 7970 before launch i knew right away that next gen cards will all be expensive.
If only AMD would've priced the 7970 @ $449...
I would've been able to get a 7870 for $250....
oh well...I'll just have to milk the $hit outta my 550 Ti's for a while (bought both cards for $175 as a temporary place holder waiting for the 7870)... what a let down...
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I foresee quite a few recent 7970 owners regretting their purchase biggrin.gif

overclock vs stock...r u kidding me?

EDIT: seems 1006 is stock speeds, wonder how well the 7970 does at the same speed. still i feel both cards are gonna end up being the same powah clock to clock. at the end of the day. I'm waiting till official benchmarks

I just want prices to drop, maybe I'll pick up an HD 7950 depending on how much it drops...if not I'm waiting for the 8870
Edited by edo101 - 3/16/12 at 11:19pm
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that would be neat, but that sort of effort would fail. In order to do such a thing, we would have to stop buying graphics cards for weeks or even a month at a time. A petition alone would do nothing. They would laugh at us if we gave them a petition with a bunch of "angry gamers" names on it.
I highly doubt it would be possible to do that.

One never knows.

And it is Spring time. Perhaps this can be OCN Spring?

If there is a continuous loud voice (starting from OCN and spreading to other forums like xtremesystems, tom's and to other forums around the globe) is present, they might listen....
I just imagine combining the energy expressed in the posts done by fanboys of both camps can be put to better use.
Edited by windfire - 3/16/12 at 11:19pm
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Quick question fellas, is the new adaptive VSync only for Kepler based cards or will it work with previous gen cards as well?

Thanks.
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