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Originally Posted by RobotDevil666 View Post

wow that's one ugly card ...... it would have to be faster and cheaper than 780 for me to even consider buying this ugly thing.

Maybe it thinks you're ugly?
    
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post #62 of 577
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Who cares how it looks, but if i only performs 15% faster than a 7970Ghz...that would be pretty disappointing. It would be better to get a 780, and then another right away or down the line since SLI is so much better than CF.
CF is getting fixed and maybe this has hardware based frame metering.
post #63 of 577
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Originally Posted by TenezCO View Post

Good to see some new hardware coming out if this is accurate. Seems to me like the whole desktop computing industry is stagnating... Intel releasing something barely better than Ivy which is barely better than Sandy Bridge and saying it's going to be around for awhile. Nvidia releasing the 680 as the 770... And no really interesting or good new games to play.

AMD/Nvidia are pretty much at the mercy of TSMC/Glofo, who are stuck at the 28nm process node. At the same time, because of the 360/PS3 and pubishers' fetish for $1.99 appstore games, game development has stagnated, leaving little reason to upgrade for people with normal monitors/AA settings. Tough times for them, which is why I'm suprised AMD is actually putting out a new chip.

Intel, watching the ground crumble beneath thier feet as Qualcomm/Samsung/Apple eat it up, quite frankly doesn't care about appeasing the niche desktop enthusiast market.
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Just wish it would come out already. Kind of sick of having this 8800GTS as a place holder.
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Re: [WCCF] AMD Radeon HD 8970 Pictured

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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

this, i paid 1200+ dollars for 2 mini display port to dvi adapters...

luckily they came with 2 free 7970's thumb.gif
no...you need ACTIVE adaptors for 1440p, those are ~$100
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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
DP has more bandwidth than DL DVI so what are you talking about
there are NO 1440p monitors than can do 120hz that are dp, they are all dual link dvi, so what are you talking about
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AMD/Nvidia are pretty much at the mercy of TSMC/Glofo, who are stuck at the 28nm process node. At the same time, because of the 360/PS3 and pubishers' fetish for $1.99 appstore games, game development has stagnated, leaving little reason to upgrade for people with normal monitors/AA settings. Tough times for them, which is why I'm suprised AMD is actually putting out a new chip.

Intel, watching the ground crumble beneath thier feet as Qualcomm/Samsung/Apple eat it up, quite frankly doesn't care about appeasing the niche desktop enthusiast market.

I wonder if it also has to do with globalization and the apparent changing corporate versus consumer landscape ... it seems like these days corporations are more apt to try to give you less for more money, and take the attitude (a la Microsoft) of "deal with it."
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I can't believe people buy graphics cards based on looks!

Price:Performance people!
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I could careless how the cooler looks, just gonna get ripped off and slapping a waterblock on it. I think it might be time to upgrade from the 6950s I have thumb.gif
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nvm

but ya, card is ugly
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