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Originally Posted by Kosire View Post

MSI already got it up on their website thumb.gif
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-Lightning-BE.html
OP: Maybe add it to the OP?
You mean in April 2013? And then you will be dissapointed again when the 9970 Lightning comes out in April 2014? rolleyes.gif

AFAIK 1 year of satisfaction >>>> 7/8 month of satisfaction rolleyes.gif

7970 Lightning launched in March this year-> so late Feb early March next year is more reasonable than your April

Plus most likely 8970 comes out in in January given 7970 which was more challenging for TSMC(40->28) came out in January.
Edited by sherlock - 10/11/12 at 6:59am
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Waiting is silly. Earliest we'll see Sea Island chips on store shelves would be some time in March. Still a good 5-6 months away thumb.gif
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Waiting is silly. Earliest we'll see Sea Island chips on store shelves would be some time in March. Still a good 5-6 months away thumb.gif

Why are you so certain it is March? Most articles on Sea Islabds give Q1(Jan-March) but given 7970 came out Jan 9th and TSMC now more familiar with 28nm(better yields= less delay) I'd say mid January is a better estimate. rolleyes.gif Waiting makes more sense if what you have is adequate , if you prefer instant satisfaction then go ahead and buy 3 of these.
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Why are you so certain it is March, most estimates give Q1(Jan-March) but given 7970 came out Jan 9th and TSMC now more familiar with 28nm I'd say mid January is a better estimate. rolleyes.gif Waiting makes more sense if what you have is adequate , if you prefer instant satisfaction then go ahead and buy 3 of these.

March is certainly within Q1. How are you so certain it's Jan? Your guess is as good as mine. I can foresee a late January/February launch but we won't see 'em on store shelves until at least late February / early March. That would by my guess but you are more than welcome to wait thumb.gif
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According to most sites the original lightning is quoted as 2.5 Slot......so it's likely to be the same.

2.
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If you are running them in SLI and are worried about contact then just remove the reactor cap on back plate of secondary card. Although, staring at my 680 Lightning I don't think there would be any contact whatsoever if I added another.
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AFAIK 1 year of satisfaction >>>> 7/8 month of satisfaction rolleyes.gif
7970 Lightning launched in March this year-> so late Feb early March next year is more reasonable than your April
Plus most likely 8970 comes out in in January given 7970 which was more challenging for TSMC(40->28) came out in January.

If you are considering buying a 7970 now,more than likely you will buy they 8970 when it comes out too.People who buy top tier cards don't really have the same $ concerns as others.thumb.gif
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What are your clocks?
I can run 1600 memory all day but always had trouble with anything above 1125 on gpu.
Still love the card though.
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Still love the card though.

There is no going back once you've handled a Lightning
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I'd get 4 but i've been away from AMD for so long that i'm bound to have noobie confusion getting used to the CCC. Is 4 of these possible on Rampage IV Extreme? Can't tell if there dual slot or triple slot. They look Dual slot....
EDIT: Hmm there 2.5 Slot......damnit!

From the pictures it looks like a 2 slot card to me.
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