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I couldn't wait for 9 months lol, (I'm pretty impatient!). But the 7970's are going to be great performers for quite a long time methinks.
post #12 of 16
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I couldn't wait for 9 months lol, (I'm pretty impatient!). But the 7970's are going to be great performers for quite a long time methinks.
This. I think so because the 8000 series probably wont be on a new architecture, so while they might perform better I dont expect anything too surprising.

Besides, you'll already have enjoyed all that it is worth in these months and then upgrade when the next gen cards come out. If so, then you might want to think about getting an overclocked, voltage unlocked 7950 for much less than a 7970. thumb.gif
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7970's are well priced, you should get one, there is no point waiting in this games unless you already have a sufficient rig to hold you over, you will spend too long waiting and not enough time playing games!!
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7970's are well priced, you should get one, there is no point waiting in this games unless you already have a sufficient rig to hold you over, you will spend too long waiting and not enough time playing games!!
So true. I postponed an upgrade to IB nine months ago to wait for Haswell because it would such a bigger upgrade. Suffered through games this whole time. Now I am (hopefully) getting an IB system. Will get the same performance at the same price (almost) but nine months and many amazing games later. Feel bad just thinking about it.
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post #15 of 16
Nobody knows anythign about the release date of HD8xxx series. And in this case waiting for the new gen may go on for infinite period of time.
S go ahead and by a HD7970 now. smile.gif
You can't expect huge price drop from present price in near future..
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Thanks for all the support guys

broke down and bought this biggrin.gif

MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC AMD
and of course i didnt realize i had to ASK for my coupon for my free games [ figured they would know to just throw this in ( acctually i though it was in the box but meh ) considering it is a $400card ]....... grrrrr:mad:mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifgunner.gif

hoping to enjoy this
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