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^ Brand is definitely playing a huge role why Nvidia are selling more. All the office / chain stores around me only have Nvidia cards.
Actually the only place I really see AMD/ATI cards is Microcenter.

Exactly. I was in CompUSA (TigerDirect) the other day looking at GPUs and all they had was EVGA NVIDIA and one 7950. I was shocked.
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Well I can either upgrade from my 6950 crossfire setup to a 8000 series card OR just buy up some used 7950/70s and throw those underwater and call it good for another gen or two. thumb.gif
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I have had 7xxx series for a year and drivers still don't work right. I don't really care for 8xxx. I don't recommend buying cards from AMD on launch. I had the 7970 for a month before I got a non beta driver. AMD GPU's are fast so much potential. frown.gif
 
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Guess I will be staying on the green team then , I was going to give AMD a go this round if it released early. But now I guess I will just forget about anything they make for the forseeable future lol.
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Dam I really wanted this sooner. But it's understandable. Better come with viable 5 screen options this time.
    
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Thank god! I have time to save some money.

Does anyone know if the 7000 series will stop being manufactured this year? or you think they'll stop making them just before launching the HD8000 series?

Because I may just get a second 7950 and cf instead of upgrading to a 89xx series.It really depends on the performance and price though.
 
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post #57 of 106
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Thank god! I have time to save some money.
Does anyone know if the 7000 series will stop being manufactured this year? or you think they'll stop making them just before launching the HD8000 series?
Because I may just get a second 7950 and cf instead of upgrading to a 89xx series.It really depends on the performance and price though.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. You're thankful that technological progress has slowed so that you can save up more cash to be the first kid on the block with the newest graphics card? You want to be a victim of early launch price-gouging?

A bit selfish, no?
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hmm, i may be building a new computer around then.

anyways, this doesn't surprise me as I had already expected delays.

love amd cards tho
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found this just now on techpowerup

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According to a report, the biggest chip from AMD's fold could pack 5.1 billion transistors, amounting to 2560 stream processors, and an updated raster processing engine, with 48 ROPs ("Tahiti" has 32). While the Radeon HD 8970 maxes out the chip's capabilities, the HD 8950 could feature 256 fewer stream processors, at 2304

http://www.techpowerup.com/176568/Probable-Radeon-HD-8000-Series-GPU-Specifications-Surface.html

I couldn't make a new thread for some reason though sure someone is going to make one shortly
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My wallet thanks you AMD.

Yea.

Pretty sure I am not ready to part ways with my 7970 just yet...
    
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