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For this rumor specifically I'm sure we would see no less than 6gb (3gb for each gpu) since it would just be an AMD reference version of the 7970.

A dual Tahiti LE card would be pretty nice but I assume it would start to cut into the sales of the 7970 so I dunno that it's likely to happen.
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For this rumor specifically I'm sure we would see no less than 6gb (3gb for each gpu) since it would just be an AMD reference version of the 7970.

A dual Tahiti LE card would be pretty nice but I assume it would start to cut into the sales of the 7970 so I dunno that it's likely to happen.


The 7970 is old. Has done its time, I am not sure if that would matter.
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The 7970 is old. Has done its time, I am not sure if that would matter.

Might be old, but still kicks the nuts of the much newer GTX680.
   
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The 7970 is old. Has done its time, I am not sure if that would matter.

its not actually that old. and furthermore if something is old but not even utilised in most if not all games then whats the point in endless upgrades?

que people need 3 x 1600p monitors and play BF3 on ultra everything at 120fps in 3D need newer cards rolleyes.gif


most people play 1080p / 1200p , the new trend is 1400p at which point AA can be dropped a bit and you can still play 90% of all games at 60fps (which is the refresh of the 1440p screen) and even then you could buy a second OLD 7970 ghz and crossfire. Honestly, all that bringing out a new GPU is doing is making coders lazy.
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Might be old, but still kicks the nuts of the much newer GTX680.

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its not actually that old. and furthermore if something is old but not even utilised in most if not all games then whats the point in endless upgrades?

que people need 3 x 1600p monitors and play BF3 on ultra everything at 120fps in 3D need newer cards rolleyes.gif


most people play 1080p / 1200p , the new trend is 1400p at which point AA can be dropped a bit and you can still play 90% of all games at 60fps (which is the refresh of the 1440p screen) and even then you could buy a second OLD 7970 ghz and crossfire. Honestly, all that bringing out a new GPU is doing is making coders lazy.

I am not against the 7970,. If I should buy a new graphics card now it would be a 7970.

Just saying if the 7990 cuts the 7970's sale it wont be much of a problem.
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Just saying if the 7990 cuts the 7970's sale it wont be much of a problem.

Totally agree.
   
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I think while we may agree, AMD wont. AMD's whole stance is "look how awesome our 7970 is!" I don't think they'd want to cheapen that in any with their own product.
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AMD's whole stance is "look how awesome our 7970 is!"

They are more like 'Look at how awesome our Tahiti XT is!'

I see the dual GPU option from themselves feasible.
   
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Okay I think we're getting confused again. I was talking about a dual Tahiti LE card cutting in to 7970 sales. Tahiti LE being the new Tahiti based 7870's.

A dual Tahiti XT card (7970) also known as the 7990 would not cut in to 7970 sales (significantly at least).

For anyone that's still confused.
Tahiti XT= 7970
Tahiti XT2 = 7970 Ghz
Tahiti LE= 7870

The 7990 is based on two Tahiti XT cores.
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Okay I think we're getting confused again. I was talking about a dual Tahiti LE card cutting in to 7970 sales. Tahiti LE being the new Tahiti based 7870's.

A dual Tahiti XT card (7970) also known as the 7990 would not cut in to 7970 sales (significantly at least).

For anyone that's still confused.
Tahiti XT= 7970
Tahiti XT2 = 7970 Ghz
Tahiti LE= 7870

The 7990 is based on two Tahiti XT cores.


7990 with the LE chips sounds more realistic.
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