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Hmmm, yeah, because I could just go an buy an 8970 now right? rolleyes.gif

Technology always advances, there'll always be something bigger, brighter, faster around the corner. What counts is what you can buy now

Though Q3 is only a few months away. Some time in Aug or Sept would be perfect, along with a couple of killer games bundled with it.
Unless your buying new videocards every 6-12months waiting for a 8970 would be the most logical thing. AMD cards are currently spot on with Frame Times using one card beating out Nvidia on many titles. CF should be fixed soon allowing AMD to have great drivers for the 8000 series.

If you can pay the same amount for the GTX780 to get titan performance then why not?

Personally Q3 would work out good for me as I'm going to buy all my new haswell gear first then get a new card/block. Hoping to see some good WCing OC.
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HD 8950 specs seem incorrect. it makes sense to have the HD 8950 as a salvaged Curacao part with 2048 sp and the rest of the chip same as HD 8970 , but with 3GB VRAM.

This is my expectations

HD 8970 - 2304 sp, 3 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 48 ROP, 6 GB GDDR5, 384 bit memory (1100 / 7000) for USD 600. +35% perf wrt HD 7970 Ghz

HD 8950 - 2048 sp, 3 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 48 ROP, 3 GB GDDR5, 384 bit memory (1000 / 6000) for USD 400 - 450. +15% wrt HD 7970 Ghz

HD 8870 - 1792 sp, 2 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 32 ROP, 2 GB GDDR5, 256 bit memory (1200 / 7000) for USD 300. HD 7970 Ghz perf (+45% wrt HD 7870)

HD 8850 - 1536 sp, 2 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 32 ROP, 2 GB GDDR5, 256 bit memory (1100 / 6000) for USD 230. GTX 670 perf (+30% wrt HD 7870)

HD 8830 - 1280 sp, 2 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 32 ROP, 2 GB GDDR5, 256 bit memory (1000 / 6000) for USD 200. GTX 660 Ti / HD 7950(800 Mhz perf) (+15% wrt HD 7870)
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post #103 of 465
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Hmmm, yeah, because I could just go an buy an 8970 now right? rolleyes.gif

Technology always advances, there'll always be something bigger, brighter, faster around the corner. What counts is what you can buy now

I know i know im just having fun biggrin.gif
 
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Too good to be true thinking.gif

Not sure it is. I mean AMD is now also playing the $600 780/8970 card where it should be at $400-$500 tops.

I'm really disappointed in both NVIDIA and AMD.

I really wanted to replace my 5970 with the next gen of either choosing, but now I will wait till either the 780 or the 8970 (most likely the 8970 since it might be faster) to drop to the $400 level before I buy.
 
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Fairly typical marketing strategy to be honest.

Competitor launches new product and starts getting all the headlines, you counter by leaking details of your upcoming product to maybe persuade those sitting on the fence to hold off for a bit.

nVidia did the exact same thing with the HD7xxx / GTX6xx launch - "We expected more from Radeon HD 7970".
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post #106 of 465
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8970 in line with Titan... drool.gif

For a 20nm chip next gen arch, it needs more to compete with Maxwell.

IMO, I don't compare new arches to old arches. AMD needs to focus on Maxwell not Kepler.

As for the relase of these cards Q4, but 2014 Q1 sounds more plausible for a hard launch.

If it's not 20nm, all of this is fud. No way they'll get 35% increase out of the current gen from a chip that didn't exist until now.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 5/28/13 at 8:05am
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2304SP @ 1100Mhz core with 6GB GDDR5 @ 7000MHz = 250W on the same tech process? What a load of bull. Next. rolleyes.gif
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Eh, not if its 28nm. On the same process I would think an 8970 could be feasible at any time now...
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Eh, not if its 28nm. On the same process I would think an 8970 could be feasible at any time now...
Do I really have to mention that 7970 is also made on 28nm tech process? rolleyes.gif
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So, the specs look great and all but my main question is........how freakin' loud will the coolers be? biggrin.gif

Don't get me wrong, love my 7970 to death and especially the price I paid for it and the three games I got for free with it. But, we all know they needed some work done on the thermals department. As long as it's not any louder than my 7970 then I guess they're OK in this area.
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