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Sooo... an equal number of GCN cores to the GK110's CUDA cores? That's not gonna bode well for them. o_o
     
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I cant wait for next gen! My wallet isn't ready yet but by January it will be drunken.gif
Hopefully the 89xx series is a beast! But ill take all things into consideration, AMD - Nvidia, whoever has the best bang for buck will get my money, even if it means buying 2 midrange cards and Cfxing/Sli again (ive had exactly 0 issues with mine, and get perfect scaling).
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Am I the only person who thinks they should fix their drivers before making new cards? lol

Thats forgot news. I have stooped having problems since 12.6. I had a lot of problems before.
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this will work. hopefully pricing isn't botched like last gen.
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this will work. hopefully pricing isn't botched like last gen.
Heres hoping!, hopefully the 20%+ performance improvement doesn't mean a 20% price hike!
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Sooo... an equal number of GCN cores to the GK110's CUDA cores? That's not gonna bode well for them. o_o

It wasn't an issue during HD 4000 vs. GTX 200, HD 5000 vs. GTX 400, or HD 6000 vs. GTX 500. Why would it be an issue now? It's a new generation... too early to be jumping to conclusions like that.

We don't know if GK110's memory bus improvements are enough to feed the ludicrous shader count. Even if GK110 blew Venus XTX out of the water, GK110 could run into supply issues for instance. It's already rather booked by the HPC market.
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this will work. hopefully pricing isn't botched like last gen.

It won't be. The improvement that the next generation will provide will not be nearly as high as the jump from 40nm to 28nm was. It's pretty much physically impossible. The overpricing of the the current generation was due to a lack of competition. That competition exists now, and will continue to exist when these new cards come in, as they won't be huge improvements over their predecessors.

With that said, don't expect these to offer better bang for your buck off the bat. It just won't be horrendous like last time.
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The HD8XXX series will be out before the HD7990!
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The HD8XXX series will be out before the HD7990!

Oh no. AMD is bringing the new standard CPU release schedules to the GPU market. tongue.gif
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