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It's amazing how fast GPU technology evolves compared to the CPU market. We seriously need more competition on the CPU side.
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Ooooo maybe this means I might actually crossfire my 7850 setup in the near future. These cheap gigabyte cards I got clock pretty decently.

But yet again I'll get to drool over the next gen cards like I always do.

(the last time I bought graphics cards were my 4830 Crossfire setup I bought...back in 09)
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Welcome to the world of DIY computers, where your system is already outdated by the time you press the power button

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260W is high. Thats worst than the 580, and the 480 I believe. Its like nvidia and amd are trading places.
Nvidia measures TDP differently than AMD. Also, TDP is not the same as power consumption.
Edited by Badness - 12/9/12 at 7:56pm
 
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Anyone wanna start the pricing speculation? I'm betting they are 499 for the 8970

My bet is on $499 as well. I'm more interested in the 8950 and wont pay more than $400 for that
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With VRAM, it's best to have too much, rather than too little...

The truth... it pains me.

4GB for me next time.
Edited by SkillzKillz - 12/9/12 at 8:47pm
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An 8950 will make a great replacement for my 6950.
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I hope AMD deliver in the dual GPU card this time. They talked about the 7990 for months then all of a sudden stopped
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post #69 of 174
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I hope AMD deliver in the dual GPU card this time. They talked about the 7990 for months then all of a sudden stopped

Most likely because they halted any work to get this ball rolling.
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The truth... it pains me.
4GB for me next time.

I ended up going with a 4GB 670 when it first came out and I've been quite pleased with it. Hopefully it will perform well with upcoming games after my latest bout of overclocks and an eventual SLI should help even more.
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I'm still going to hold out for the 9xxx series. Should be much lower TDP's with those

Ok... why not get a 8870 instead then? The 7870 draws far less power then the 79**'s do since they ripped out most of the compute. Or would that not work because then it wouldn't be the best card of the generation?

Don't rely on them to magically lower TDP, ever. It may happen, it may not, but you know for a fact the *8** cards will be lower.
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