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AMD is very low profile lately and maybe they're preparing something. I just WISH from the bottom of my heart that in July - August they come out and suprise us with the HD 9970. BAMMMMM, price drops everywhere, crossfire fixed, Nvidia cheaper, everyone is happy.

(I know, I know, I'm dreaming but what if.... ) kookoo.gif
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And what if this did happen but AMD releases the 9970 @ $649 with a game bundle? biggrin.gif

What if AMD's strategic plan was no competition this year because they knew Nvidia would set 700 series prices higher so both companies would benefit in the future.....wink.gif

I was just about to say something similar. If AMD releases a card that matches or beats 780, I don't expect a price lower than $650.

Their last 2 releases set a perfect precedent for this.

NVIDIA & AMD are in a duopoly, their best interests are to sell their products as high as possible, not to be involved in price wars.

History does tend to repeat itself.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-amd-ati-graphics,6311.html

I just hope that in the future ( Maxwell / VI ) the new highend isn't $650 - $1000, where it used to be $350 - $500!
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No it wouldn't matter AMD's 7970 for example is a bigger die area card with more transistors, vram etc that cost more to produce than the standard GTX 680 and performs a fair bit better than the 680 but AMD price it better as well as bundle with awesome games to remain competitive.

Nvidia do give you less for more cost, this is because the halo cards like Titan etc are very powerful, that gives a rainbow effect to the rest of the product stack.. So a person buying a GTX 670 even though the 7970 is the same price, they will think the GTX 670 is better because Nvidia have the fastest card i.e the Titan, therefore 'Nvidia is best' without considering that the Titan is priced ridiculously, and AMD are giving more for your money...

As much as I agree with that, how do you explain the 680 outselling the 7970 for almost an entire year prior to Titan releasing?
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Zero sag is amazing. Still gonna get a sweet backplate for the bling. Overall, I am incredibly impressed with the EVGA engineering team on this. Puts all my prior dual fans to shame.

You think this one is better than Twin Frozr series?

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When you sell something on amazon, how much % did they take from you after the final price? I know Ebay does that.

Also, does Amazon use Paypal as a form of payment too? Or How do people pay you?
Well, i made a sellers account, saw several that were selling for $350.00 and up, decided to undercut those prices,[which, were outrages], set my price at $300.00, [hehe, why not], after a couple of days, settled on a $260.00+ price. made a couple of guys lower their prices, but only one guy lowered theirs under $300.00, 2 days later, got email that i had sold my card. i mailed it out, one month later, i was paid. Amazon credits the buyers card before alerting me of sale. Amazon got like $15.00-$20.00, that was it! oh, i have a debit card bank account with Visa that allow merchants to add money to my bank, that's it.
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I was just about to say something similar. If AMD releases a card that matches or beats 780, I don't expect a price lower than $650.

Their last 2 releases set a perfect precedent for this.

NVIDIA & AMD are in a duopoly, their best interests are to sell their products as high as possible, not to be involved in price wars.

History does tend to repeat itself.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-amd-ati-graphics,6311.html

I just hope that in the future ( Maxwell / VI ) the new highend isn't $650 - $1000, where it used to be $350 - $500!
As much as I agree with that, how do you explain the 680 outselling the 7970 for almost an entire year prior to Titan releasing?
You think this one is better than Twin Frozr series?


My goat, you are stealing my posts. tongue.gif ;D
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My goat, you are stilling my posts. tongue.gif ;D

Great minds think alike. thumb.gif
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Well, i made a sellers account, saw several that were selling for $350.00 and up, decided to undercut those prices,[which, were outrages], set my price at $300.00, [hehe, why not], after a couple of days, settled on a $260.00+ price. made a couple of guys lower their prices, but only one guy lowered theirs under $300.00, 2 days later, got email that i had sold my card. i mailed it out, one month later, i was paid. Amazon credits the buyers card before alerting me of sale. Amazon got like $15.00-$20.00, that was it! oh, i have a debit card bank account with Visa that allow merchants to add money to my bank, that's it.
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How can you use 2 or even 3 x ACX coolers in SLI? Other then Reference none of these coolers worked for me. No way some case fans will able to push 750W of heat without temp increase.

I've used two Gigabyte Windforce cards in SLI and while it does raise the temps a bit, if you have any decent airflow in your case it's not that bad compared to a single card and has a small impact on the CPU (~6-8c) which if you're not on the ragged edge of stability won't affect its overclock.
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For a single card solution the ACX and those kind of coolers are perfect, especially if you have normal and decent air flow in your case. Even up to two cards like this is fine if you have good airflow in the case.

I am actually running a Zotac GTX 680 with AMP cooler and when I had my HD 7970 QuadFire (And all under water), at the same 26'C ambient, the air inside the case was at 30'C and water temp at 32'C. Now with my GTX 680 AMP cooler temps inside case stays at 26'C.
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I just hope that in the future ( Maxwell / VI ) the new highend isn't $650 - $1000, where it used to be $350 - $500!
As much as I agree with that, how do you explain the 680 outselling the 7970 for almost an entire year prior to Titan releasing?
You think this one is better than Twin Frozr series?


According to user impressions I've seen (2 people so far), yes, the eVGA ACX cooler on the 780 is much quieter than the Twin Frozr particularly at higher fan speeds (I had a couple of cards with Twin Frozr coolers (660 Ti Power Editions) and above 50% they started to get very noisy in my opinion, not usable for anything but benching at that point) where the ACX remains very close to silent while cooling incredibly well still.
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I'll keep my "low-end" 7970 for a while longer.
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Kingston Hyper X Kingston HyperX Fury ADATA SP550 ADATA SX8000 
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Ryzen 5 1600 MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic VTX3D R9 390 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws  
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Kingston Hyper X Kingston HyperX Fury ADATA SP550 ADATA SX8000 
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Stock Windows 10 Dell U2711 Microsoft WK 800 
PowerCaseMouse
Chieftec A-135 Series 1000W NZXT. Phantom 410 Microsoft WM 1000 
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