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I don't know. I would put a bit of stock in the 9xxx having a lower TDP, if just by a bit. There's a bit of a rivalry forming here between AMD and NVidia about who can get more for less. I would not be surprised at all with consistently lowered TDPs in the coming generations.
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Would be a great day for PC gaming if the game actually required that much horsepower to run and had the visuals to back it up, let's hope it happens.

Absolutely thumb.gif

And hopefully a HD8950 will be able to max out Crysis 3 with no AA at 35ish FPS, so I can justify an upgrade smile.gif


I don't remember the last time I was excited about a game pushing my system to the absolute limits, to the point of not getting even 20 FPS on high-ish settings.
   
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It's looking like a mild upgrade from the 79xx, the big news is the dual GPU card.

4k display is now out for about five grand. That's eight megapixels.
    
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I'm not too worried about that power consumption. An 8970 will replace my 480s in all likelyhood.

More stream processors then the early rumor ruports and 48 ROPs should be significantly faster than Tahiti.
AMD needs to keep afloat. Rooting for them.
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Moar Cores ftw!
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Absolutely thumb.gif
And hopefully a HD8950 will be able to max out Crysis 3 with no AA at 35ish FPS, so I can justify an upgrade smile.gif
I don't remember the last time I was excited about a game pushing my system to the absolute limits, to the point of not getting even 20 FPS on high-ish settings.
are you kidding? If anything it should run Crysis 3 with all its settings at their max and at least 4x AA at 50-60fps. Crysis 3 (from what i've seen through trailers and having played the Beta) cannot possibly justify the performance hit you're hoping for.
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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.

This. I'm waiting for HD8870 results so I can compare to the HD7950 in performance, if it's anything like the HD7870 is I'll definitely get one.
    
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Crysis 3 (from what i've seen through trailers and having played the Beta) cannot possibly justify the performance hit you're hoping for.

The 1st Crysis completely and massively murdered anything on the market, with cards of the performance level of the 8800Ultra barely pulling 30 FPS at 1920x1080.

I really, really want Crysis 3 to murder current systems as well.
   
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The 1st Crysis completely and massively murdered anything on the market, with cards of the performance level of the 8800Ultra barely pulling 30 FPS at 1920x1080.
I really, really want Crysis 3 to murder current systems as well.
what you're forgetting is that the first Crysis came out years ago when it was basically the absolute best looking game ever made. It justified murdering all those GPUs because there was nothing like it out there. C3 uses the same Engine Crysis 2 uses which was also optimized to run on consoles so unless they can pull some CGi looking set pieces and effects it shouldn't get those FPS on a behemoth like the 8970.

And while i do share your passion for Extremely high quality visuals and effects i hope the game runs well on decent hardware, GPUs are pretty expensive.
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