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This is what I'm thinking.gif ...Glad I had changed my mind & returned the 7950. Gonna to continue to use my unlocked 6950 & enjoy waiting for the gpu prices to decrease even further later this year whistle.gif

What's the point of downgrading and getting a lesser experience with your games now, paying gas/return fees for shipping and then waiting a few months so they shave a hair off the price only to get the card again and have the new cards outdo it in a month or two?
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Why is everyone saying titan will be a limited production item? Seriously, chips that wont make the binning for a tesla card will simply become a titan. Nvidia will not just throw away chips. Getting sick of seeing this. Second, AMD has no reason to release anything unless their rival does anything. Titan will not make AMD release the 8xxx lineup, but if nvidia releases their 7xxx, we might see it happen.

How many of these do you really think are going to be manufactured though? That's what most are implying by limited production. Regardless of them keeping or throwing out the chips, it's not going to be something easy to obtain, as I'd imagine they will sell out initially and come into market every so often as more are made. Don't expect a constant stock of these things.
Edited by SoloCamo - 2/9/13 at 7:43am
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Titan is a rumor still at this point and a single or dual 7970's can max anything so i don't see the rush.
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Titan is a rumor still at this point and a single or dual 7970's can max anything so i don't see the rush.

You can max out anything with a i5 processor too as long as you have a decent GPU, yet there is a clear majority that buy the greatest i7s...
post #54 of 282
amd's gpu line has nothing to worry about for 2013

both GTX 295 and GTX480 were nothing compared to the HD5970.
GTX590 also couldnt compete against HD6990.
GTX690 also cant beat the Ares 7970x2

nvidia really needs to step up if they want to keep hold of the gpu market
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You can max out anything with a i5 processor too as long as you have a decent GPU, yet there is a clear majority that buy the greatest i7s...

I buy i7's because i want the best overall cpu regardless if i will use HT or not.

If we can all still max anything with ease besides quad monitor set up's with both Nvidia/AMD graphics, then there is no reason to cry because the next best thing is not being released just over a year later.
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PC games are in a sad state of affairs due to consoles. I can't see the need for new GPUs yet, there are hardly any games to push them unless you're on a ridiculous exotic setup with 3 screens.

As far as titan "dominating" GPU sales, anyone stating that is just delusional. It will be a great card if the rumors are true, yet the market for 1000$ GPUs is minuscule at best, less than .1% of purchasers buy a GPU with that great of a cost. Even 500$ GPUs are less than 1% of all purchases. Have fun with it if you are the .1% though.
Edited by xoleras - 2/9/13 at 8:15am
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I don't have an issue with this. My 7950 handles all games perfectly at max settings, even Crysis 3.

Knowing my 7950 will stay relevant for the rest of the year is music to my ears biggrin.gif
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What's the point of downgrading and getting a lesser experience with your games now, paying gas/return fees for shipping and then waiting a few months so they shave a hair off the price only to get the card again and have the new cards outdo it in a month or two?
How many of these do you really think are going to be manufactured though? That's what most are implying by limited production. Regardless of them keeping or throwing out the chips, it's not going to be something easy to obtain, as I'd imagine they will sell out initially and come into market every so often as more are made. Don't expect a constant stock of these things.
Well that's a wholly different statement. Limited run=/=limited stock. Sure, it might be hard to get the card, but it will certainly not be some kind limited run thing where they only make 1K of the things. Besides, they have been stockpiling the chips from Q3 2012, pretty sure they have enough to meet the demand since not everyone is going to shell out $900 for a GPU.
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AMD helped design the powercolor/TUL design and acknowledge it in the game bundles as the HD 7990. It's about as official and it will ever get.

totally agree. the market was moving way to fast with only marginal increases. a very poor business model. actually release something substantial. good move AFAIAC.
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Tahiti cards are more than enough for current games. This will allow AMD to gauge the prowess of new consoles before releasing next generation cards
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