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post #101 of 174
Got 7970 CF at the moment. Will wait for a price drop on the 7970 and pick up a third one for some trifire fun on eyefinity and wait for the HD9xxx series, maybe skipping 2 gens depending on what games require at that time thumb.gif
post #102 of 174
sign me up for 2x 8970
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post #103 of 174
I'm getting closer and closer to losing a bet costing me a 8750 ;-;
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post #104 of 174
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Originally Posted by twich12 View Post

is this a new architecture or just a process shrink/tweaks for the 7 series?

GCN Refined, as PileDriver was to Bulldozer. Same process, same Arch.
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post #105 of 174
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I've been holding out to get a 7970 to go in my new rig, but looks like I'll be buying a 8970...

I bought an MSi 7970 OC with 2.5 years left on the warranty from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $300 shipped about a month ago. Worth every freaking penny!
    
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I guess my 2x6970s will do until 8970 gets released....
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post #107 of 174
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Originally Posted by [CyGnus] View Post

8870 is the smart buy here, any dual gpu card is just overpriced the only reason to get one is for quad fire in my opinion.

Or for the most powerful GPU setup you can get in an mITX build.
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I bought an MSi 7970 OC with 2.5 years left on the warranty from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $300 shipped about a month ago. Worth every freaking penny!

I've been watching warehouse deals.... can you link me to the card you bought? it wasnt a LE was it?
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Hopefully they won't delay it into Q3.
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If the 8970's out soon that may be my next GPU. I might just grab an EVGA GTX 680 Classified 4GB or the MSI Lightning 680. My 4870x2 is artifacting on and off and I don't know how much longer until it goes dead. I'll be bottlenecked a bit at 2560x1600, but my Q9550 should be able to get me through to Haswell, or at least until I can justify buying a 3930K.
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