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

Palit and zotac had too. Still i dont get your point. The 1,5 gb was like 450-500 and the 7970 was 550 still after 1 week i got it for 475
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I wonder if I should return my 7950 and wait for this instead. Or the 8950
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post #93 of 577
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Very few people actually follow this.

The ones that do have a 650Ti Boost, 7850 or a 6670.

Or a HD7950, this thing was easily worth the $100 more as it's much faster than my HD7850.
    
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I wonder if I should return my 7950 and wait for this instead. Or the 8950

Plan on waiting another 6 months
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I wonder if I should return my 7950 and wait for this instead. Or the 8950

yea i think you should. if you just bought you 2nd one that's just now really a waste and you will still have a 7950 to play which is more than enough. If the 8950/70 isn't worth the upgrade nothing prevent you to buy a second 7950 later.
there is a game pack coming with the 8000 series release. they will prob include total war rome 2 (september - october release) and 2 very good title with it so I think it is totally worth the wait.
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Tech power up have a July 1st launch date, rumor is AMD will have 8XXX cards on display at E3 next week.

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post #97 of 577
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Tech power up have a July 1st launch date, rumor is AMD will have 8XXX cards on display at E3 next week.

TPU's release dates for future cards aren't exactly authoritative. It's listing multiple cards (8770, 8850, 8870, and 8950) for October 1, which is obviously impossible for multiple reasons.
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CF is getting fixed and maybe this has hardware based frame metering.

How do you know CF is getting fixed? Is there a fundamental change in Architecture that will make CF have near single gpu frametimes (similiar to SLI)? CF has been broken for the last 3 generations at least.
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I don't think this card will out pass a 780. It might come close or slightly beat it, which would be nice competition. Sadly AMD has never been as good as nvidia at making the power actually touch the road. Then there also is the issue with crossfire, it just flat out sucks. AMD competes in to many markets to actually devote a lot of time to a market that dosen't make them as much money, like consoles or cpus. Too add you also have to look at their stocks value. AMD has very little value in there company as a whole and that will reflect on there products, example: It has taken them 2 years to pass a cpu at there price ranges namly there famous 8 core. I hope they do well so they don't go on life support like apple had to before the iphone came out, but i have my doubts.
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How do you know CF is getting fixed? Is there a fundamental change in Architecture that will make CF have near single gpu frametimes (similiar to SLI)? CF has been broken for the last 3 generations at least.

Do you know actually why cf have this 'issue'?Or do you know anything about frame latency? It doesnt have to do anything about the architecture doh.gif
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