Originally Posted by jtom320
You know why this is interesting to me? It's pretty likely that the GPUs in the PS4 and 720 will end up being some variation of the 8850 referenced in this article. Or at least something close to it if the rumors about AMD supplying the GPUs for both is true. It'll likely be cutdown a bit but it won't have the board overhead a PC gpu has and will likely fit nicely within a console's TDP budget.
It will also produce really fantastic results in a closed enviroment. Heck a 7850 would produce fantastic results.
Are you sure about this?? I remember when the PS3 was released people saying that its gpu was comparable to a geforce 7800GT that was nothing I already had an 8800GTS a few months after the PS3 was released,and the 8800gts was much better,less than an year after I got a 4850 that destroyed the 7800GT.
Honestly I don't believe that the PS4 and XBOX 720 will have such a good graphics card.
Even if the have an 8850 by the time they're released if you have a CF system with say 2x7870 or 7950 or 8950/8970 you will still destroy their gpu's and performance in graphics.
They will always be behind,in one hand I can save money by just getting another 7950 now and make them last until the 9xxxx gen for any game and on the other hand it sucks because new titles like BF4 won't be released until the consoles arrive,who knows when.
Originally Posted by Garvani
Your in the exact same boat as me! i want an improvement over my 6870's in the 8950 range, hoping for a 20% increase in performance and then later i will add another card once my funds had recovered.. Hoping the i5 will be able to keep up with it all!
If those specs are true a single 8950 shoud be at least %30 better than a single 7950.I don't actually know how 2 6870's compare to a 7950 stock,but they should be close.So considering that a single 8950 should be at least 25-30% better than 2x.6870's.Edited by PcG_AmD - 9/17/12 at 4:54pm