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Sure. They got old after 2 months though wink.gif 2 months approximate is my forum arguing threshold. I think!
So will HD9970 or GTX 780 be better? Let's battle!

At the pace both companies are going, they will trade blows again. wink.gif

Prediction, the 9970 will launch before the 780. biggrin.gif
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Anyone know how it will be possible to get one of these?

And are they really only 1k?
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Anyone know how it will be possible to get one of these?
And are they really only 1k?

I dont think its 1K. At least 1.5K.
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Anyone know how it will be possible to get one of these?
And are they really only 1k?

You'll be able to buy one on NewEgg when they're ready.

And yea, you're looking at $1500 minimum.
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Even tho I like Nvidia more overall, that is one bad a$$ card!! I love it. I generally gravitate towards the ROG stuff. Looks great, performs great. If there was one card that would make me switch......lol. Great job on it.

3 8 pin connectors. Jeez. My enermax could take it. thumb.gif Bring it on!
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Lmao.

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ROFL. Sorry man, wrong place to post that you don't build/test your own rig. Specially after you have been trying to argue with people who do. You pretty much lost all credibility, well that was gone when you failed to show correct information on the 690.

So let me get something straight. The fact that I can afford to have a professional build my 3500 dollar gaming rig eliminates me from voicing my opinion on any piece of hardware or acting on having any knowledge of that particular part? I guess I'm not allowed to give a review on my 3500 dollar tv as well since I didn't assemble it. Strong logic you have there buddy. Jokes on me I guess.
 
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So let me get something straight. The fact that I can afford to have a professional build my 3500 dollar gaming rig eliminates me from voicing my opinion on any piece of hardware or acting on having any knowledge of that particular part? I guess I'm not allowed to give a review on my 3500 dollar tv as well since I didn't assemble it. Strong logic you have there buddy. Jokes on me I guess.

Can't compare apples to oranges.
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*Buys a Ferrari* ... Automatic Ferrari expert.
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*Buys a Ferrari* ... Automatic Ferrari expert.

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Can't compare apples to oranges.


This elitist attitude is what drives people away from this site. Some come here to show what they do, others to learn. There is nothing wrong with being a hardware enthusiast and not wanting to build your own machine. Granted, his original point was flawed because it was based on old data (prior to the 12.11 driver the 680 was slightly ahead of the 7970, following that logic the 690 might be slightly ahead or a dual 7970 card). Refute his claims with some benchmarks or proof, don't attack the way he chooses to have his machine assembled like children.
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I have a very reputable company "PugetSystems" build and service my Pc's....... I trust their judgment over yours.

Stopped reading right there.

so you would take the advice of "PugetSystems" over that of ASUS/EVGA/MSI which are much bigger and much more reputable companies that invest way more than your $3500 into designing, binning,testing, and marketing factory overclocked & Overclock-centric GPUs like the Matrix/Classified/Lightning series.

If these companies think Overclocking is a bad idea, why do they spend those $$ in making OC-centric cards? Why do they offer 3 year warranty on these cards knowing that they couldn't tell if the cards were damaged due to OC unless it is a hard mod or bios flash when they get returned for RMA?

The judgment is not mine, it is that of many multinational corporations worldwide, and I trust that over the judgement of you and "PugetSystems".
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