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ewwwwww I liked how the 7990 looked but this thing looks horrid! Its like amds design team was like let's make a shorter fatter cooler for the 8970 and everyone's like that's brilliant
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Theoretically speaking how much faster could this card be from a 7970?
About 30-35% maybe?
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[WCCF] AMD Radeon HD 8970 Pictured

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Originally Posted by John Shepard View Post

Theoretically speaking how much faster could this card be from a 7970?
About 30-35% maybe?

I doubt it, 15% max IMO.
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Originally Posted by John Shepard View Post

Theoretically speaking how much faster could this card be from a 7970?
About 30-35% maybe?

10-15%
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post #15 of 577
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The card is probably fast and awesome but they really need to work on the looks.

Totally agree, it needs a lot moar red!
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post #16 of 577
Card looks ugly. At least the fans could be spaced more evenly on the shroud like every other dual fan cooler out there. I just hate the all plastic shroud and the cheap looking fan blades on this. AMD needs to go back to the 6000 series build quality and take a page from nvidia's 690 cooler and come up with something more practical.
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Seems AMD could never get the blower cooler quite right biggrin.gif

Hopefully this will bring the 780's price back down to earth.

EDIT: If the old 420mm^2 die size rumors are true (vs 378mm^2 for the 8970), it can't really be that much faster. I don't thing we'll see major improvements till 20nm, which is a long way away.
Edited by brucethemoose - 6/8/13 at 12:19pm
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Hmmm, I don't see a reason to upgrade from my 7950 right now.

but I may consider one for my next machine.
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I guess I'm in the minority, because I like the looks of it. It's simple and looks sleek imo. Though, I may be biased as red is my favorite color.
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I'm glad they decided to put better coolers on their cards, but that thing looks cheap and ugly.
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