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Wow, pretty sad. Considering I've had 7970's since Jan 2012 that could clock way higher than a "GHz" edition (which means nothing by the way, just a higher factory clock of the same chip), essentially means AMD's top of the line card stays at the same performance for nearly two years.

Well if nvidia still hasn't put out anything faster, what does that say about them? If you want to go faster than a 7970 you have to buy a thousand dolllar titan, which still is not out.
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The 7970 will be the fastest card from Amd for 2 straight years. CATASTROPHIC
Looks like Amd is focusing primarily on console's over Pc.

NV is doing the same thing as far as 7xx series goes. I wouldn't expect them until Q4 2013 either which will make the 680 their fastest mass-market GPU for nearly two years as well (don't bother mentioning Titan as it is clearly a niche product that will have virtually no impact on the market as a whole)...
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The 7970 will be the fastest card from Amd for 2 straight years. CATASTROPHIC

 

Because games are so intensive right now that we need anything more...

Throw two (or more) of those into your PC and I see no room for complaint.

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NV is doing the same thing as far as 7xx series goes. I wouldn't expect them until Q4 2013 either which will make the 680 their fastest mass-market GPU for nearly two years as well (don't bother mentioning Titan as it is clearly a niche product that will have virtually no impact on the market as a whole)...

 

Wasn't GK114 planned for May - June 2013 last I heard?

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I seem to recall that the GTX 580 was Nvidia's top card for a year and a half before the 680 came along. Nothing unprecedented here...
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Wasn't GK114 planned for May - June 2013 last I heard?

Last I heard NV wasn't going to release 7XX until Q4. Read that here somewhere. AMD certainly seems to think NV won't release anytime soon...
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New architecture? HSA thumb.gif
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i hope unlocked voltages isn't a surprise...............
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Not only that but TSMC 28nm will probably be used till 2015 or even 2016 at this rate... Sea Islands is going to be a revision on HD7k right? If so, that means the market will be in stagnation for quite a while. Was there any news about GK114, and is Maxwell still slated for 2014?

I hope we won't gain ~15% all the way till 2015... (Not counting Titan)

See thats the confusing thing here.

Maxwell will be another new die shrink, from 28nm (Kepler) to 20nm (Maxwell). So it will be their new architecture along with smaller dies. Its coming out in 2014.
AMD goes out and say a new architecture will be out in late 2013. I`m not sure how the production of 20nm wafers is doing right now, but I have a feeling that production is going pretty slow since 28nm have just lately hit good production/yields (I could be wrong here). 20nm will most certainly be worse than 28nm considering yields. So either this means AMD is gunning for the new architecture on the same nm as GCN, or the production of the new architecture on 20nm will be slow (at first). There might be another option there though, that this architecture really isn`t out until the production is ready: Early 2014.

Going to be interesting to see how it will pan out
Edited by Cloudfire777 - 2/15/13 at 9:09am
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Titan here I come! Those Titans will be my firsts Nvidia cards in years. smile.gif

Seriously AMD.. 2 years with the same high-end cards??? rolleyes.gif
    
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Because games are so intensive right now that we need anything more...


Throw two (or more) of those into your PC and I see no room for complaint.

What gpu do you have? How would you possibly have experience in this? So you think its ok to pay a premium for the 7970 for two straight years because its the fastest Amd has to offer? I just don't get the logic of some of you. Not having new tech is a bad thing. You should be getting a 8970 with 15-20% performance boost over the 7970 for the same price as what your currently paying for a 7970. But your not. Your stuck with the same thing for 2 years. Absolutely nothing positive about this news. Sorry
 
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