Originally Posted by Alatar
In the ballbark means that the 780 would be 13% faster at stock settings than a 1200MHz 7970...? You know these things OC as well...
If these are really true then no, a 7970, even an OC'd one wont be in the same ballpark. Not unless you have a really golden card on water.
Yes, I consider a card from Q1 2012 with a mild OC to be in the ballpark of a brand new card 1.5 years later when said new card would generally be only 15% faster at stock settings (yes of course you can OC it, but that's besides the point I'm making). In the grand scheme of things, the Titan is a good deal faster, but it's not ridiculously faster - the 780 will have less performance then that. Again, if the price is reasonable and perf/watt is good then it'd be a decent upgrade once Oc'ed. Even if they nail that though, it's not truly (from a performance perspective) a justified upgrade if you are already on an oc'ed 7970 or 670/680. Especially if it's over $550
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I've always found it best to buy high end then skip a gen or two. Keep in mind I'm also the guy that went from an agp 8x Ati x1950pro until 2011 to a 550ti, then shortly to a gtx480 then shortly thereafter to my 7970GE so I'm a bit of hypocrite in that sense
Welp according to another thread here, seems it will be atleast $650, Count me out this next gen - $200 more than what I paid on my 7970GE a while back is not worth 15% by any stretch.Edited by SoloCamo - 5/22/13 at 10:28am