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post #91 of 205
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Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri View Post

7870 now makes no sense. And I was hoping for 7850's price cut :/

That's Exactly why I'll be probably going with the 79xx very very soon.
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post #92 of 205
Sweet, now I can actually buy a 7770.
    
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Awesome, maybe I should get another 7970 for trifire.
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post #94 of 205
I wonder what this will do to the price of the 7970 Lightnings? They can hardly keep them in stock even at $600 so there probably is no need to lower the price at all...
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I don't think the 7970 is worth less than the GTX 680 but hey... Sweet prices are to come.



 

lol^

 

 



 

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post #96 of 205
If these were launch prices, they would have had my business in January.
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Meh needs to drop to atleast $450 to be worth the money compared to the 680 atm, when nvidia brings out the 670 with neck and neck performance of the 7970 then the prices will drop again.

This. The 670 at $350-400 will be a back breaker for the 7970.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 4/16/12 at 6:01am
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post #97 of 205
The 680 is not any faster than the 7970. It's just faster at stock because Nvidia clocked it higher and it boosts its own clocks (to the detriment of overclockablilty). AMD should seriously raise the default clock speed of the 7970's to 1100MHz and end all of this talk...
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AMD just did it again. rolleyes.gif

I think nVIDIA accidentally biggrin.gif
   
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post #99 of 205
so effectively after selling the games on fleabay it's around 350 for another 7970? wheee.gif

talks to self: must wait for the gk110.. must wait. no need to crossfire now tongue.gif
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post #100 of 205
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The 680 is not any faster than the 7970. It's just faster at stock because Nvidia clocked it higher and it boosts its own clocks (to the detriment of overclockablilty). AMD should seriously raise the default clock speed of the 7970's to 1100MHz and end all of this talk...

You are right. But the spate of reviews from a majority of websites which compared GTX 680 to stock hd 7970 and passed verdicts in favour of GTX 680s without considering both cards OC'd has not helped the situation. Seriously most of these websites have failed at an objective comparison. Very few sites mentioned the larger OC headroom on HD 7970 in GTX 680 reviews. Nvidia's sheer marketing muscle and money has won at the end of the day. Gamers who are knowledgeable will definitely look at both cards OC'd and arrive at the conclusion that HD 7970 is the faster card across a wide range of games. But sadly it seems such gamers are a minority. The rest are blown away by the Nvidia marketing juggernaut. tongue.gif
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