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The reason i think its expensive is because i would rather spend a grand on two 680s with more oc headroom and faster overall. Thats just me though. The only reason id buy a dual gpu card is because it was slightly cheaper.
    
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This was fun to read but the 999 makes me cringe. thumb.gif
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Techpowerup and Computerbase show the card literally performing on par with two GTX 680s SLI, while consuming way less power, what a beast. OC's past 1200MHz too.
Simply the best card ever made. I must say the 999$ pricetag is totally justified.
HD 7990 is going to have a VERY hard time.
It was NOT stable past 1100mhz so, that's an unfair statement.

Right now, on water, some 680 users have theirs at 1300mhz+

Don't forget that the same limiters that exist on the 680, also exist on the 690...
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If AMD can sort out the scaling with a few games ( BF3 and Batman ) then Nvidia are in trouble when the 7990 releases.

No voltage adjustment is poor and performance in general compared to 7970 CF is nothing but average.

AMD can easily pull the crown back with the 7990...

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Video card pricing has nearly always followed a price correlates to performance model. The rare cases where the price came from the cost of materials rather than performance results in a GIANT price drop across the board (4XXX series, I'm looking at you) where they sell the cards for lower prices than the performance would indicate, and rake in profits on volume. nVidia and AMD can't afford to do that right now- 28nm isn't mature enough/ is saturated by everyone and their mom wanting a chance at 28nm fab. To make cards in mass quantities and sell them based on cost per unit basis would be dumb right now- both nVidia and AMD can sell their cards on the price/performance curve and keep up with that demand. If either of them (more so nVidia) went to a price/cost of card scenario, they wouldn't be able to keep up with demand. You and I both know it takes nVidia probably $200-400 to manufacture and supply these cards. If they sold them at $700, they would run out quickly and only have made $400 profit/card. By charging $1000, which is justified by performance relative to a GTX 680/GTX 680 SLI, they're still going to sell out but will make $700 profit/card.
Numbers are purely for demonstration, I don't actually know how much it costs to produce cards.

^Nicely put
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It is quite impressive that Nvidia managed to triple the number of SPs yet only add an additional 500 million transistors compared to the 580. Anyone know why it's taking AMD so much longer to release the 7990? The 7970s have been out for quite some time now and still no peak from the 7990 whereas Nvidia managed to release both 680 and 690 in a short timespan.
    
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If AMD can sort out the scaling with a few games ( BF3 and Batman ) then Nvidia are in trouble when the 7990 releases.
No voltage adjustment is poor and performance in general compared to 7970 CF is nothing but average.
AMD can easily pull the crown back with the 7990...
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I wouldn't hold your breathe
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Wow...

I think Nvidia broke the chain guys... drool.gif

I've never seen an improvement on THAT scale before. eek.gif I'm damn impressed. biggrin.gif This is fantastic!

Also, the price is fair... until they get a higher stock volume of course... tongue.gif
     
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If AMD can sort out the scaling with a few games ( BF3 and Batman ) then Nvidia are in trouble when the 7990 releases.
No voltage adjustment is poor and performance in general compared to 7970 CF is nothing but average.
AMD can easily pull the crown back with the 7990...
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1. AMD needs to sort our more than just scaling with a few games. They need a new architecture that's more energy efficient. 7990 won't compare due to power and heat limitations.
2. Performance is mostly better than 7970 CF. Haven't you read the reviews?
3. Explain how AMD can EASILY pull the crown back. I'd really like to hear your logic on this. If that was truly the case, wouldn't AMD be able to beat the GTX 690 with a CF HD 7970 outright? Easy isn't the correct term here. Possible, maybe, but not easy.
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I didn't expect anything less. This card is pure awesome
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