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My jaw would've dropped if it had 2560 Steam processors...I'm looking forward to what AMD offers with GCN 2.0.
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Why are people complaining about looks?

It's the third parties job to make better looking/performing coolers.

Why would AMD try to make a cooler designed better than their partners?

Come on now.

To copy Nvidia tongue.gif

They probably did it so reference cards would fare better in reviews/users hands while still keeping reference cooler costs down . Blowers may be pretty, but unless it's a Titan blower, they're hot and noisy too.
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Come on guys, I know it's saturday, but really, is this a fashion show now ?

These cards will all look the same as the previous generation when vendors put their DirectCU, WindForce, TwinFrozzr, ACX, etc coolers on them.

Bring it on AMD, if it matches or slightly exceeds the GTX 780 in performance, it'll be the card to get at $550, which is the price the GTX 780 should be at like I've said in another thread.
 
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A shorter card is always good
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Why does everyone think an 8970 would be 550 if it beat the 780? It would be 700
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Why does everyone think an 8970 would be 550 if it beat the 780? It would be 700
We're talking AMD they will step in cheaper
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We're talking AMD they will step in cheaper

I doubt it. Remember how overpriced the 7970 was when it came out?
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I doubt it. Remember how overpriced the 7970 was when it came out?

Overpriced? The 580 3gb cost more than a 7970 when it came out.
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I dunno kinda disappointed in the 3gb vram, was liking the rumored 6gb but isn't a deal breaker, the stock cooler is extremely ugly but would be waterblocked if I bought so that's not a deal breaker, il wait till reviews are out, and see the pricing and see if nvidia adjusts prices before deciding if I'm going CFX 8970s or SLI 780s
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Overpriced? The 580 3gb cost more than a 7970 when it came out.

3gb wasn't the reference but a special model from evga
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