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Don't worry Dimaggio, NOBODY would ever expect you to go with an AMD card...
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Thank god the $499 price tag seen previous was wrong, $399 is a petty solid deal for this card I feel.
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wth.gif Alatar, you OK buddy???

He is fine, his statement is true.....although odd for Alatar. biggrin.gif
    
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People always think hardware is the end all be all, but it needs to be the full package. AMD is crap on the driver/software side and I would pay a $50-$100 premium for an equally hardware capable card from nvidia. Reason why is *** is the point of a great card if its not optimize on day 1 of a new title release. After the fiasco with 7970 xfire drivers, I've sworn off AMD for the foreseeable future.
 
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People always think hardware is the end all be all, but it needs to be the full package. AMD is crap on the driver/software side and I would pay a $50-$100 premium for an equally hardware capable card from nvidia. Reason why is *** is the point of a great card if its not optimize on day 1 of a new title release. After the fiasco with 7970 xfire drivers, I've sworn off AMD for the foreseeable future.

Single card amd is fine. Its Xfire where its crap. Hopefully that new driver will cure things
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rolleyes.gif Funny how AMDs sub par drivers got me through all my steam games with almost no issues (except 2 broken games)

Odds are you just dident notice the stuttering. I did so I sold mine and went nvidia. AMD even admired the problem is still there and they are working on it.

Everyone thinks fps is all that matters but frame time is just as important to me.
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People always think hardware is the end all be all, but it needs to be the full package. AMD is crap on the driver/software side and I would pay a $50-$100 premium for an equally hardware capable card from nvidia. Reason why is *** is the point of a great card if its not optimize on day 1 of a new title release. After the fiasco with 7970 xfire drivers, I've sworn off AMD for the foreseeable future.
OK but, a GTX 690 with 2GB of VRAM isn't exactly future proofing.
I would have went in another direction then the 690 is what I'm saying..
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People always think hardware is the end all be all, but it needs to be the full package. AMD is crap on the driver/software side and I would pay a $50-$100 premium for an equally hardware capable card from nvidia. Reason why is *** is the point of a great card if its not optimize on day 1 of a new title release. After the fiasco with 7970 xfire drivers, I've sworn off AMD for the foreseeable future.

doh.gif

AMD's drivers are perfectly fine in single card situations, and they are well underway with a fix to Crossfire. The reason you don't see "Optimization" for SOME games on day one is those games are TWIMTBP titles (You should know what that means). Just like some titles come out that are Gaming Evolved titles, and Nvidia doesn't have day 1 optimization.
    
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i thought you said only fanboys own 7970s? Is trolling time over already?
I actually said only a fanboy would choose a 7970 over a 770 which is true (when talking stock-stock) like was mentioned. Seems like your the one attempting to troll.
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i thought you said only fanboys own 7970s? Is trolling time over already?

I mean this only as an observation but I believe Alatars opinion has influence over others. If his post was imflammatory against the 7970 there are a few who would take that and run with it. His is a level headed opinion that the 7970 is still a nice card which has the side effect of calming alot of rhetoric. I think this is a positive and I'm thankful for the influence.

edit: Not to accuse anyone of anything just saying it appears to be a general trend in threads and I'm grateful for it.
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Uhmmm....where do I get a GTX 770 with the reference cooler? All I can find at Newegg are non reference design. I need a card exhausting air at the back (I have a case more suited to that type of cooling). Or maybe just go GTX 780...
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