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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.
If you are running xfire and haven't figured out how to control the frame times yet, maybe you should just stick to a solution that requires no tweaking like nvidia.
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As cool as that would be, the 8970 is likely the same µarch as the 7970, just with a few extra CUs. GCN 2.0 will probably be reserved for 20nm.
Not quite. The 7790 has a newer version of GCN 1.1 I thought, so not likely using the same GCN as in 7970.
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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!
to be fair it's been an issue since the launch of these cards. It's not as severe as many claim but it exists and should have been fixed months ago.
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DisplayPort has higher bandwidth than DL-DVI so ofc you can, if the display has DisplayPort input. Ofc active converterets for DL-DVI are pricy but DVI is legacy connector anyway. Not enough bandwidth to run 4K at proper refresh rate, for example.
What dont you get? The convertors DONT WORK, they are flakey as hell and degrade the signal and cut out and rarely, if ever, reach 120+hz. There are NO display port 1440p monitors that can achieve 120+hz. Only the single input DL DVI ones can do that.
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If this card would outperform Titan, AMD would charge more than 550$ for it. My guess is that it is equal with the 780 and in most games 1-3% behind it.
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If this card would outperform Titan, AMD would charge more than 550$ for it. My guess is that it is equal with the 780 and in most games 1-3% behind it.

Don't tell me this lol, The Titan is only 4 - 9%(isshhh) faster than the GTX 780. So if the HD 8970 beats the GTX 780, it can also easily beat the GTX Titan.

Pretty sure the Titan is gathering dust by now since the GTX 780 releases. Nvidia did a great profit move with the Titan, releasing their best GK110 chips as a premium for the early adopters that always want the best of the best but now that the GTX 780 is released, there is no more point of buying the Titan. (Unless of ubber resolution, but still, its only a 384bit bus.)

The Titan was for the early adopters and many people are ready to pay premium to be the first to have the fastest.
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post #177 of 577
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If this card would outperform Titan, AMD would charge more than 550$ for it. My guess is that it is equal with the 780 and in most games 1-3% behind it.

My guess would be that the GTX780 would be trailing the HD8970 like the GTX680 trailed the HD7970GHZ.

Also because it has a Higher TDP doens't mean that it will be using more power, though It will probably use slightly more power then the 7970 but not alot.


Also Don't forget this is AMD, a company that has nearly always under shot Nvidia in pricing. Regardless if it performs better.



If anything the Titan to the HD8970, would be the like the GTX770 compared to the 7970GHz.
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7990 gives the titan a fair battle? lol the 7990 smashes the titan.

You are comparing Single GPU vs Dual GPU...

SLI Titan vs HD 7990 now thats even.
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What dont you get? The convertors DONT WORK, they are flakey as hell and degrade the signal and cut out and rarely, if ever, reach 120+hz. There are NO display port 1440p monitors that can achieve 120+hz. Only the single input DL DVI ones can do that.

Thats not the issue with the link though, but the issue that there is no controller boards in use in these displays that allow overclocking through displayport. Or, well, to be more precise the issue is that they are using controller board in the first place. In theory displayport is capable of driving the screen "directly" so if Koreans would be doing displayport only displays all of them should be overclockable with some driver hacking.

Now - returning to the reference design - having a DL-DVI in there is in my opinion waste of resources, as it consumes whole 2 links out of total 6 the GPU's are capable so as soon as you have a DL-DVI in there it cuts down the max number of displays you can have down to 5 from 6. I'm pretty sure that even if reference design would have only displayports there would be sufficient number of non-reference cards which would have all the legacy connectors you desire, like DL- and SL- DVI, HDMI, etc - if nothing else then, for example the Sapphire FleX series.

It's so sad to look at the awesome cards whose potential is castrated by the crappy reference output display connector configuration, for example, Toxic and other 6 GB vRAM cards.
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You are comparing Single GPU vs Dual GPU...

SLI Titan vs HD 7990 now thats even.
gtx690 vs hd7990 is fair as they are the same range.
GTX780 sli would be valid though.
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