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Maybe we have a new price/performance king? Either way, amd should put it out there. I was surprised by how few knew about the 7870 XT, especially since it's easily the best deal around right now. If they price this right, it could sell. Especially for all those people on gtx 460's and 6770's and such waiting for the 8 series which may not come for a while.
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Maybe we have a new price/performance king? Either way, amd should put it out there. I was surprised by how few knew about the 7870 XT, especially since it's easily the best deal around right now. If they price this right, it could sell. Especially for all those people on gtx 460's and 6770's and such waiting for the 8 series which may not come for a while.

The problem is the confusing name & not many vendor the AIB that produce it all call it different names(Powercolor calls it 7870 MYST, Club3D calls it 7870 Joker, Sapphire calls it 7870 XT) and the big 3 (ASUS/Gigabyte/MSI) don't even have a Tahiti LE product.

If the Tahiti LE chip all sold under the same name & had ASUS/MSI versions like Nvidia did with 560 Ti 448 , there would be less confusion and more people knowing it.
Edited by sherlock - 3/21/13 at 11:57am
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^ It's more of the confusion than the price. People that don't pay attention to videocards very closely will just think it's a HD7870 with a better cooler like the Powercolor PCS+ Vortex or whatever edition they like to call their dual fan coolers.

Sapphire/Powercolor are AMD only brands unlike ASUS/Gigabyte/MSI; Sapphire is the only one to make professional boards (sapphire PGS) and have a 6GB HD7970GE.

Having a different model number makes for easier differentiation.
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^ It's more of the confusion than the price. People that don't pay attention to videocards very closely will just think it's a HD7870 with a better cooler like the Powercolor PCS+ Vortex or whatever edition they like to call their dual fan coolers.

Sapphire/Powercolor are AMD only brands unlike ASUS/Gigabyte/MSI; Sapphire is the only one to make professional boards (sapphire PGS) and have a 6GB HD7970GE.

I knew what Sapphire & Powercolor are(considered buying their 7970s but backed off because they only offer 2 year warranty instead of 3), I just think the Tahiti LE products would be more well known if ASUS/MSI/Gigabyte were carrying them as well given that they are more well known companies.
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I knew what Sapphire & Powercolor are(considered buying their 7970s but backed off because they only offer 2 year warranty instead of 3), I just think the Tahiti LE products would be more well known if ASUS/MSI/Gigabyte were carrying them as well given that they are more well known companies.

Between the lack of a reference design and the fact that it undercuts their (presumably) more profitable 7950s, I'm not surprised that the Big 3 passed on the Tahiti LE. I can see why the "small fry" companies are making them: Any profit > no profit.
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Between the lack of a reference design and the fact that it undercuts their (presumably) more profitable 7950s, I'm not surprised that the Big 3 passed on the Tahiti LE. I can see why the "small fry" companies are making them: Any profit > no profit.

Wasn't that the same case as 560Ti 448 which undercut the 570? Yet Nvidia got the big 3 to Sell it along with all their exclusive partners like EVGA & Zotac.
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Between the lack of a reference design and the fact that it undercuts their (presumably) more profitable 7950s, I'm not surprised that the Big 3 passed on the Tahiti LE. I can see why the "small fry" companies are making them: Any profit > no profit.

Well I know over here it sells like crazy. The Club 3D card is easily the top selling card. Especially with the never settle bundle.

Oh and the hd7790 was released by Club 3D yesterday I believe.
 
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Wasn't that the same case as 560Ti 448 which undercut the 570? Yet Nvidia got the big 3 to Sell it along with all their exclusive partners like EVGA & Zotac.

Good point. There's obviously some different dynamics in play that I can't figure out.

Perhaps NVIDIA's modified 560 Ti offering was inherently more attractive than the Tahiti LE to AIB makers, or perhaps NVIDIA has a slightly different contractual relationship to them.
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This could be the thing that's on the new Xbox/PS console.
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