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AMD will have 3gb or 6gb (if one is ever made)

Really hoping they price this right. Give me a card faster then the gtx780 for $100+ less then I will be more then happy.

And guessing from AMD's track record the 8950 should be little faster then gtx770 and for around the same price it would be a great card to get, especially since it has 3gb and not 2gb.
well i am going with 770 4gb. its nearly enough for 50-60fps @1440p and if i ever pull trigger on 1600p i just get sli. dont have much space on my table for multimonitor
they wont price it right, they will go with 600 and game bundle or something like that ...

best
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Really hoping they price this right. Give me a card faster then the gtx780 for $100+ less then I will be more then happy.

This^
If they do that ill be grabing 2 of them thumbsupsmiley.png
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Re: [WCCF] AMD Radeon HD 8970 Pictured

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Uh....no. That would be terrible. You couldn't game at 1440p@120+ hz that way. You need a DL DVI connection

You can get a mDP to DL DVI adapter. DP has more bandwidth than DL DVI.
if you have no experience with it don't suggest things, those adaptors are pricey and flaky as hell, getting one to go over 96hz@1440p is hard to find and luck of the draw
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It looks like a chopped 7990? Probably a good photoshop
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My first thought when I saw this on 4chan was that this has to be one of the worst looking cards ever.

However as I said in the thread about a possible E3 announcement from AMD, if it's a shoop, it's a really good one.

For those of us that don't stare at our cards (plus don't have a windowed case), performance comes first before looks. No comment on price / performance either since red and green are just colors, and who ever has the card that's a good fit into one's rig is what matters (or should matter the most).
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Why is is that people are surprised that AMD are making it with a crap looking shroud? Honestly people they've been delievering crappy looking shrouds for ages.....this isnt new and i dont know why people were expecting something different this time around mellowsmiley.gif

The only decent looking shrouds ive seen from them were for the 69xx series cards:

It was simple yet....strikingly elegant biggrinsmiley.gif

I dont know who they had on the design team that time around but i want him back.....NOW! This one is just ugly and very awkward looking really
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If we really are going to talk about the looks I'd like to add that I prefer darker reds. Dark red with matte black would make my body crave it. tongue.gif
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well i am going with 770 4gb. its nearly enough for 50-60fps @1440p and if i ever pull trigger on 1600p i just get sli. dont have much space on my table for multimonitor
they wont price it right, they will go with 600 and game bundle or something like that ...

best
revro

From this the 8970 should be around $550.

Though just going on specs alone the 8970 and gtx780 should be pretty close. GCN 2.0 and Kepler are probably to the point now where clock for clock they are nearly equal per shader. Other then the GTX780 having more TMU's AMD's Clock speed advantage might be the only thing that keep the two apart. Also should come with free games, like BF4 or something. 8950 should end up being around $400. AMD drivers single card wise are just as good as Nvidia, CF needs work but that should be fixed by the release of these cards. This card probably won't be a titan killer, but it sure would be the GTX780 killer.

Plan on going to 8970CF route myself, After loving my HD4870 CF setup I had before my 470's. Been going back and forth and just seems a better time to go AMD ATM, even though I nearly always go back and froth between having a Nvidia or AMD card in my rig. Though I was a huge fan of the Fermi lineup, and now a Fan of GCN tongue.gif

Though for $400 ATM the GTX770 is a great card, good luck thumb.gif
Sadly the 4GB gtx770 will probably be way overpriced, and the bus really isn't up to using 4gb that well.
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well i am going with 770 4gb. its nearly enough for 50-60fps @1440p and if i ever pull trigger on 1600p i just get sli. dont have much space on my table for multimonitor
they wont price it right, they will go with 600 and game bundle or something like that ...

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Why would you get a slower card just so that you can have more than 3GB of VRAM... on a single monitor? kookoo.gif
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For those of us that don't stare at our cards (plus don't have a windowed case), performance comes first before looks. No comment on price / performance either since red and green are just colors, and who ever has the card that's a good fit into one's rig is what matters (or should matter the most).

Well why they are going back to the HD5000 series type of fan shroud style is Beyond me. Though really why even get a reference card if your not going to watercool it, though for CF it is always nice to have a blower style as a ref. But this does not follow normal standards...

We will probably see mostly non Ref cards or ref boards with non stock cooling. Like MSI twinfrozer cards.
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