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Beast of a card! The only issue I have with them is that they are 6 months late to the party and since they are not reference AMD designed (I believe) so as such, highly unlikely they will get any waterblocks made for them.

But good to see the GPU market as competitive as it is biggrin.gif
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I wish minimum fps was considered more important than maximum, or at least average. Both green and red design their drivers around max fps so it looks good on graphs.
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I wish minimum fps was considered more important than maximum, or at least average. Both green and red design their drivers around max fps so it looks good on graphs.

Min fps has more to do then just the GPU.
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Will have to be very well priced, with the ghz custom cooled editions of the 7970 sitting at £299. I bet the 7990's will come in at about £800-900 for the initial people that must have them type thing.

As always overpriced compared to two separates, and will have no waterblock. Why would you =s
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Sorry but that doesn't make sense to me.... If you are by far faster than the other cards out there, give the best performance and benchmarks, how can that not make it the best? thinking.gif
    
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His 7990 wubsmiley.gif
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Nvidia needs to step it up.
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any form of V Sync is terrible so I don't think this is a good solution

the solution is just single powerful cards

I started using SLI for the first time this fall, and I can't really tell any difference between single or multiple GPUs... But that's probably because I haven't tried on a 60hz monitor. Running at 120hz seems to make the problem (micro-stutter) go away.
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I don't even know why 3-5fps even matters. Totally irrelevant, not to mention there was no min fps figures.What's actually cool about this is Radeon Pro. Don't care about the perf difference but thanks to Radeon Pro Crossfire became a whole lot more awesome.

The only downside is power draw and noise but those micro stutter graphs look phenomenal enough to offset that. People need to look past tiny differences in performance and look at what's actually important.

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Some of us HATE water. Its dumb to us. It's a hassle and a half. Waste of damn money.
Wast of money when you spend 1K in a GPU? Silence and over-clocking is everything.

Plenty of reasons why somebody wouldn't WC irrespective of money. Noise matters

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any form of V Sync is terrible so I don't think this is a good solution

the solution is just single powerful cards

Please be joking
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Nvidia needs to step it up.

Not really.

The GTX690 performs very closely to these custom designed GPU's, is more power efficient and was released 6 months earlier. The biggest point here should be placed on the fact that these are custom PCB's by Powercolor and HIS. AMD played no role in their development AFAIK.

If Nvidia allowed their AIB partners to pair up 2 x GK104's on a single PCB (which they don't), we would very likely see them performing almost identically to these cards and using less power.

AMD and Nvidia are very competitive at the moment, which is awesome to see thumb.gif
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