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(Fermi).

Fermi wasn't that bad.
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i have a feeling that the HD8000 launch would be a perfect time to get another 7950 or two biggrin.gif

but in anyway, i want to see what these cards bring performance wise. (including the driver side)
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It will be interesting. With all the leaks or just plain rumors, it will be fun to see what actually comes to fruition.
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I cannot wait.. I need this to come out NOW, its this or a 780... or even maybe a titan.. Need a new video card that can handle this monitor.



Might even need 2 gpu's, one might not cut it... with bf4 and having everything cranked up to highest res.
Just turn down the AA on high res displays wink.gif
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I doubt it was ever planned to be 20nm honestly. Would be quite the pita to re-engineer a die from 20nm to 28nm and keep all the same features.

What Hawaii could be is AMDs first "big" die in quite a while. Though this also seems unlikely.

Imagine the power draw on such a card. If the 7970 can eat up 250W what is the 8970 going to do with a "bigger" die rolleyes.gif
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post #46 of 248
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Imagine the power draw on such a card. If the 7970 can eat up 250W what is the 8970 going to do with a "bigger" die rolleyes.gif

Imagine a 8970 with a 20% bigger die and come with a 1.5Ghz factory clock. Heatsink not included lol.

500W TDP anyone?
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I doubt a 1.5GHz stock clock! Maybe 1100MHz if it's pushed, but they want to leave room for the overclockers too. I'm interested to see how GCN2.0 performs, and how it scales with volts... But I'm still going to wait for 20nm cards, Maxwell biggrin.gif
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I doubt a 1.5GHz stock clock! Maybe 1100MHz if it's pushed, but they want to leave room for the overclockers too. I'm interested to see how GCN2.0 performs, and how it scales with volts... But I'm still going to wait for 20nm cards, Maxwell biggrin.gif

Yea, in a year we will see how 8970 gets the same results as 880(later 970)/

And really, who even cares about TDP? It is all about performance. but power drow, or would you prefer a low frame rate over a low TDP? lol
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Yea, in a year we will see how 8970 gets the same results as 880(later 970)/

And really, who even cares about TDP? It is all about performance. but power drow, or would you prefer a low frame rate over a low TDP? lol

Not as long as the TDP is within reason up to 300 ish when overclocked, especially when you've got 3 of these in SLI. Along with a LGA2011 CPU, you'd be pulling close to 1300W
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Yea, in a year we will see how 8970 gets the same results as 880(later 970)

Simply won't happen with the die shrink + Nvidia are known for making nice big dies. It will be a nice jump thumb.gif
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