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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post

I'll play devil's advocate: how is this different from the HD 7990s that were released over 6 months ago and currently retail for $899?
nice question..
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Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post

1. Review sites do not care about the techy things you post. They compare fps vs fps. It is that easy. I don't see it changing anytime soon. Most gamers don't care either. (read; readers of the reviews) Not everyone is as tech-interested as people on OCN;
2. Any review site worth it's salt will review it against 1 Titan since they both cost as much. And review websites also do not use the sam clocks on different cards they review. They review how you buy in the store. And they should. Next to that they should review card for card. Otherwise there is no reason to make one graph with high-mid-low end cards.

You seem to carry a bit of buyers remorse with you. Would you be upset if they put the HD7990 against a single Titan in a $ for $ comparison and see the Titan get beat? Something with an AMD brand beating you 1k Nvidia product?

And you seem to LOVE to say "AMD has some work to do" biggrin.gif

In the bang for buck section Nvidia has some work to do.

To put it in your words: "so good luck with that". thumb.gif

I would know about him but I wouldn't care about it at all. Ignorance is a bliss I guess but since this:
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is the state of crossfire at the moment the 7990 will actually be horrible value if you know that average fps doesn't tell you that much about the user experience.
 
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1. Review sites do not care about the techy things you post. They compare fps vs fps. It is that easy. I don't see it changing anytime soon. Most gamers don't care either. (read; readers of the reviews) Not everyone is as tech-interested as people on OCN;
2. Any review site worth it's salt will review it against 1 Titan since they both cost as much. And review websites also do not use the sam clocks on different cards they review. They review how you buy in the store. And they should. Next to that they should review card for card. Otherwise there is no reason to make one graph with high-mid-low end cards.

You seem to carry a bit of buyers remorse with you. Would you be upset if they put the HD7990 against a single Titan in a $ for $ comparison and see the Titan get beat? Something with an AMD brand beating you 1k Nvidia product?

And you seem to LOVE to say "AMD has some work to do" biggrin.gif

In the bang for buck section Nvidia has some work to do.

To put it in your words: "so good luck with that". thumb.gif

lol, no buyers remorse here.

Maybe you should read that link posted?
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Clearly the performance of the dual-card configuration is only barely faster than the single card, removing the “scaling” of CrossFire.

Unfortunately, the 7990 is just a gimmick, only useful if FRAPS is your only metric. More and more sites will start looking at other things than raw FPS, Anand, PCper and Tech Report are already doing so.

Explain to me exactly how much 'bang for buck ' you're getting when your second $400 GPU brings NOTHING to the table?
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Except any review site worth it's salt will review it against SLI Titans, so good luck with that.

Yeah.....no.
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Looks very much like the S10000.



I wonder what they've been working at for all this time? The driver side perhaps?

Also this little snippet is quite misinformed:
nope, it will compete with the 690 that's Nvidias fastest graphics card. And dual GPUs aren't competitors to single ones really...


They might be able to wrestle single slot top performer. Hope it does. We will see. The more competition the better the price...
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Does the Sky series mean that I'll have my own OnLive server in my own home then play the games through my PC at anywhere in the house? Damn AMD, who is your head of innovation, this is great! thumb.gif
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Does the Sky series mean that I'll have my own OnLive server in my own home then play the games through my PC at anywhere in the house? Damn AMD, who is your head of innovation, this is great! thumb.gif

Probably doesn't mean anything like that any more than Nvidia Grid does.

However I think NV is much closer to actually offering cloud systems for home use. You can see them building an infrastructure with their shield (can stream games from your PC) being able to connect to 600 series or higher GPUs, Geforce experience optimizing your settings, updating drivers etc. I don't see jumping from streaming to the shiled to streaming to other devices as a big jump for NV. They have the tech, all they really need to do is offer the software.
 
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This will be a beast, did a great job on the aesthetics.. Poor 690

What are those sky cards?
 
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post #99 of 178
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What are those sky cards?

Think GeForce GRID but branded with AMD's twist.
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This will be a beast, did a great job on the aesthetics.. Poor 690

What are those sky cards?

just my 2cents.gif their 7990 is NOT aesthetically pleasing...
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