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Wow, what rock have you been living under?
and yes, I would love to go 5x1 eyefinity with my dells. Still cheaper then three 1440p monitors smile.gif
Personally, I would prefer a single 4K display over that monstrosity, way better pixel density and performance. There is point in cards like Titan, 6gb is for hi-res gaming.
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Personally, I would prefer a single 4K display over that monstrosity, way better pixel density and performance. There is point in cards like Titan, 6gb is for hi-res gaming.

Still cheaper then a 4k display. Will make 1080/1200 cheaper. Love how amd aims high, but sadly falls short on those promises sometimes. You can pickup five used Dell 23" ultra sharp for ~$150 used. That's ~$750 to run 1920x5400. Oh, and there has been a 6GB 7970 (sapphire) out for a while. I still wouldn't see anything really needing this. We have yet to really saturate 3 or 4gb atm imho.

edit: btw, welcome to ocn. Where overkill means squat biggrin.gifthumb.gifbiggrin.giftongue.gifsmile.gif
Edited by wermad - 3/27/13 at 2:06am
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Not all gone yet, we still have 9 of 'em in stock at the etailer I work for rolleyes.gif

Sounds like more than was allocated to the whole of Australia, heh. Might be sold quicker with the correct exposure, I know the supply to arguably the most popular PC r/etailer here was sold out within the day of availability. Either way for the price and setup, I can see the regular enthusiast baulking at buying an ARES II compared to two 7970s, both can be quite setup dependant too. I can't claim to understand the appeal of dual GPU cards nearly as much as others though, much rather always go for two flagships for better cooling, full performance, increased clocking headroom etc...
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Still cheaper then a 4k display. Will make 1080/1200 cheaper. Love how amd aims high, but sadly falls short on those promises sometimes. You can pickup five used Dell 23" ultra sharp for ~$150 used. That's ~$750 to run 1920x5400. Oh, and there has been a 6GB 7970 (sapphire) out for a while. I still wouldn't see anything really needing this. We have yet to really saturate 3 or 4gb atm imho.

edit: btw, welcome to ocn. Where overkill means squat biggrin.gifthumb.gifbiggrin.giftongue.gifsmile.gif

Or u can take korean 27" wink.gif 5x1P @ 7200x2560 for ~1600€ is not bad price. Plus available update for 80Hz+ tongue.gif
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Interesting.

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Those fans look awfully flimsy.
    
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Honestly? I have 4 7970s, I regret not getting 2 690s only because of the size requirements 4 7970s need, If amd had come out with a 7990 earlier i'd of snapped it up like BAM that, But damn 4 fullsize gpu's takes up alot of room, (Fyi i've never had driver issues outside of my own stupid mistakes, Nor have i had any other issue, Quadfire runs just fine i simply don't like it only due to space requirements.)
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I'm very interested to see acoustic and thermal performance, performance wise the 690 is doomed - but why so late AMD?

If they released this 6 months ago they could have gotten some praise before the latency stick hit, if they don't do something about their CFX latency this thing will be ripped to shreds.
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I'm very interested to see acoustic and thermal performance, performance wise the 690 is doomed - but why so late AMD?

If they released this 6 months ago they could have gotten some praise before the latency stick hit, if they don't do something about their CFX latency this thing will be ripped to shreds.

Well currently, the second half of this year release date I hear for this card basically coincides with the date anandtech have set down for the release of the new drivers that will allow user selection between frames being pushed out ASAP and smoothing out the frame latency to more evenly match each other, with less interval as a result... thumb.gif
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Again, AMD doesn't quite deliver with the design lol tongue.gif

Don't see the point of this card, and don't understand why to release it now and not 1 year ago...
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