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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

As far as I'm, aware AMD itself is very careful to not call it anything. The GCN 1.1 laberl was attached by Anad, I think. What seems clear, however, is that 7790 is not GCN 2.0 as if it would be then I'm pretty sure AMD would be calling it that.
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If people get a card just for a backplate, then I've lost all faith in the "enthusiast" community lol

it was partially sarcastic, but then again this is the same Enthusiast community who does WC, mods and buys expensive RAM with light bars (Corsair Platinum) just for looks.

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Are we seriously discussing how does the cooler look instead of the actual performance lachen.gif

i think that instead of lachen.gif tou should just point at your avatar, it's more effective.
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post #163 of 577
I just figured if AMD is chalaging Nvidia then isn't it kinda obvious that it is faster than the GTX780.
Lets just sum things up 8% increased bandwidth 12% increased shaders 50% increased raster units and a improved GCN which judging from previous gens will be 20% tops.
45% increase at best which would put it slightly over a GTX780
Edited by maarten12100 - 6/9/13 at 5:01am
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The fans look like they're made from KFC spoons.

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http://www.overclock.net/t/1398504/amd-latest-graphics-cards-on-display-for-e3-next-week/220#post_20149011

Check this. AMD main sales guy teasing Nvidia over something@E3 poke.gif . Desktop, he says. We can say with certainty that they will be showing 8970 or next gen GCN 2.0, and it will be big, cause they wouldn't feel so cocky if they didn't have something tangible an worth the trolling. biggrin.gif

C'mon you tassssssssty card tongue.gifwheee.gif
    
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Well, so much for the "close to TITAN" performance that the Chipel thread mentioned frown.gif
     
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meanwhile AMD still never got those drivers out to fix my crossfire frame times. I hope they are out in July, I look forward to reviews.
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meanwhile AMD still never got those drivers out to fix my crossfire frame times. I hope they are out in July, I look forward to reviews.

Sheesh, people never read or have patience at all.

They said 'By the end of June, beginnings of July'. We're in the first week of June and people are complaining already? God damn!
   
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lachen.gif This isnt a titan killer
Don't forget GCN 2.0. If the rumors are true then this card either equals or outperforms Titan.
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