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Adopters better be having a HAF case......
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post #152 of 577
7790 is gcn 2.0 and is on 28nm.
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judging from the stock dual fan, its gonna be a toaster
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I love how everyone cares more about the looks of the card rather then the fact that there could be a 8970 out there right now! This is great news! A red alternative to the 780 is exactly what we need to bring the prices of that beast down.
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post #155 of 577
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

7790 is gcn 2.0 and is on 28nm.

I wouldn't go so far as to call the 7790, GCN 2.0. AMD sure doesn't. It's so similar to it's predecessors, it may as well be lumped into the same category.
     
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post #156 of 577
7790 is more like GCN 1.1. Some improvements compared to the regular 7xxx series, but not a major revision.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post

I don't care if it's pink and has flowers on it if it screams performance. tongue.gif

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lol pink flowery 8970 xD

i think i found what is the Next thing that screams performance. No more aggressive industrial looks or "ROG Red" or extreme water cooling gear would say a rig is "Performance", now it is all about pink flowers that just scream "PERF KING" all over the card. i tell you, don't be surprised when you see a backplate with a rose engraved on it or a pink shroud or flowery heatsinks. the future of Enthusiasts tongue.gif


but seriously, if AMD makes a backplate and the card would trade blow the 780 then most would go on the 8970 over even Titan for the backplate biggrin.gif
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i think i found what is the Next thing that screams performance. No more aggressive industrial looks or "ROG Red" or extreme water cooling gear would say a rig is "Performance", now it is all about pink flowers that just scream "PERF KING" all over the card. i tell you, don't be surprised when you see a backplate with a rose engraved on it or a pink shroud or flowery heatsinks. the future of Enthusiasts tongue.gif


but seriously, if AMD makes a backplate and the card would trade blow the 780 then most would go on the 8970 over even Titan for the backplate biggrin.gif

If people get a card just for a backplate, then I've lost all faith in the "enthusiast" community lol
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Are we seriously discussing how does the cooler look instead of the actual performance lachen.gif
   
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^^ That's right the 7790 is referred to as GCN 1.1 by AMD themselves. We can assume that the 8970 will be more power efficient and feature the same tweaks if based on a 1.1 GCN revision, as the 7790 for example packs more shaders along with higher clocks and uses similar power to the 7770.

Bonaire’s Microarchitecture - What We’re Calling GCN 1.1


http://www.anandtech.com/show/6837/amd-radeon-7790-review-feat-sapphire-the-first-desktop-sea-islands/2
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