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Too many people with buyer's remorse trying to justify a slow down in progress as a good thing.

If they are going to delay the the next generation than I expect a performance increase worthy of two years of work. Not to mention that a delay is going to cascade onto the future generations meaning we will have to wait longer for die shrinks and new architectures, but that may be part of the plan.

Why not? GPUs to be updated in 6 months is not a good thing considering Drivers are way more important.
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Too many people with buyer's remorse trying to justify a slow down in progress as a good thing.

If they are going to delay the the next generation than I expect a performance increase worthy of two years of work. Not to mention that a delay is going to cascade onto the future generations meaning we will have to wait longer for die shrinks and new architectures, but that may be part of the plan.

Now chances also exist that AMD/NV skipped releasing a refresh/revision of their existing architecture to devote more R&D budget into getting the 20nm cards(Volcanic Islands/Maxwell) ready for (late)Q4, with enough investment in $ & time it is entirely possible.
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I still don't get why people think it's a good thing when hardware is delayed.

The performance of your GPUs isn't going anywhere even if there are better products out there. confused.gif

I'm also confused by all the ''this is good to hear'' comments... Overclock.net is not an enthusiast forum anymore?

    
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I still don't get why people think it's a good thing when hardware is delayed.

The performance of your GPUs isn't going anywhere even if there are better products out there. confused.gif

It's not good they delayed the next gen. It is good news they will focus on drivers for current cards.

If they said we will be working on the HD7XXX series just as much and as long as the HD8XXX series because we messed up at the beginning I would be happy.

Generally when new hardware comes out the old hardware support is not as important anymore, think it is pretty straight forward why HD7XXX series owners would be happy with this.
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Too many people with buyer's remorse trying to justify a slow down in progress as a good thing.

If they are going to delay the the next generation than I expect a performance increase worthy of two years of work. Not to mention that a delay is going to cascade onto the future generations meaning we will have to wait longer for die shrinks and new architectures, but that may be part of the plan.


My quadfire is faster now than when I built it. And the freaking driver is just now being written specifically for the GCN architecture. I haven't even seen the end of the line on Tahiti, so I'm not in a hurry to replace it.
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I still don't get why people think it's a good thing when hardware is delayed.

The performance of your GPUs isn't going anywhere even if there are better products out there. confused.gif

You just don't understand epeen is all. I want the best of the best video card so the minute a new one releases I have to fight my internal demons to resist buying them. Now that the 8000 series is delayed, I have more time to stay on top (of the AMD GPU hierarchy anyway). Titan is what is going to have my demon screaming!
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I'm also confused by all the ''this is good to hear'' comments... Overclock.net is not an enthusiast forum anymore?

No, we just don't all have unlimited funds to go out and buy four of the latest video cards every time they release like you do. I wish I did, then I'd be sad to see a delay as well....
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Am I the only one hoping the next gen GPUs release sooner? I don't want to be stuck on my GTX 470 forever, and I don't want to get the current gen GPU long after their release. Hopefully NVIDIA doesn't push their product release too far into this year.
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If only they could fix the texture flickering in BF3. If I am sniper and zoom very close to some object, I notice the texture flickering non-stop. It doesn't happen if I'm standing near it but only when zooming.

Yeah, AMD cards and drivers tend to be chock-full of these glitches....
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Am I the only one hoping the next gen GPUs release sooner? I don't want to be stuck on my GTX 470 forever, and I don't want to get the current gen GPU long after their release. Hopefully NVIDIA doesn't push their product release too far into this year.

Get a Titan wink.gif.
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Am I the only one hoping the next gen GPUs release sooner? I don't want to be stuck on my GTX 470 forever, and I don't want to get the current gen GPU long after their release. Hopefully NVIDIA doesn't push their product release too far into this year.

You decided to skip on current gen. Just wait a bit more. If GTX470 is not enough now it should have not been enough 1 year ago since games dont change that much.
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Why not? GPUs to be updated in6 months is not a good thing considering Drivers are way more important.

Try 20-24 months in this case.

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Now chances also exist that AMD/NV skipped releasing a refresh to devote more R&D budget into getting the 20nm cards(Volcanic Islands/Maxwell) ready for (late)Q4, with enough investment in $ & time it is entirely possible.

Too late.....Amd already had a refresh 6 months after the 7970. Its called the GHZ edition. Nvidia has yet to have a refresh. Still sticking with what they brought to the table from the start.
 
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