Originally Posted by maarten12100
Yes because Maxwell is ages away + these cards aren't gimped + you can overclock those card freely(90% probable)
Besides that the release date might be earlier but if we don't get it with those CF drivers then it would probably be pushed to sep/oct
What does Maxwell have anything to do with what I said?
Which card is it that you are calling gimped? If 780s, why does it matter? (I'd genuinely like to know)
Overclocking without any sort of voltage restrictions is a valid point that AMD will always have. But even so, arent 680s and 7970s still on par with each other?
What will probably be pushed to Sep/Oct?
Originally Posted by KaRLiToS
AMD with their crossfire fix will own Nvidia with scaling with multi-GPUs.
GK110 is very bad at scaling while AMD are very good with this.
I don't even have Quad SLI Titan or Quad SLI 780 results because users know its not ever worth it to have more than 3 nvidia cards. Three GK110 cards have worst scaling than four tahiti XT
How niche are the Tri and Quad GPU users compared to single GPU users (to whom scaling doesnt matter in the least)? Please consult your database and tell me why that minor number should be of any major significance.
For single GPU users, if the next AMD flagship performs at least 10% better on average in games than a 780 overclocked to its average overclocks and the price is at least $100 below the 780s, only then it will it have been worth the wait. Is there a better reason for single GPU users to have waited for this card?
Originally Posted by Yvese
Keep in mind you also forgot the 9970 will likely come with game bundles. Most notably BF4 and possibly Watch Dogs.
When you consider the fact that no game out today really taxes current GPUs unless you game at insanely high resolutions, waiting 5 months is worth it unless you're impatient and/or just like to bench.
Oct is also the perfect time for new hardware with BF4 and Rome Total War releasing around that time
I cant really remember, but did the 7970 have a game bundle with it at launch? If memory serves me right, then the answer is no. And if they have a card that can outperform 780s/Titans, what logical reason do they have to give away blockbuster titles like Watch Dogs or BF4? Those cards will be sold out and be out of stock in no time.
I have no intention of bashing AMD, but they only introduced the game bundles to keep people interested in their cards. There driver situation was pretty bad until that one particular driver set, and they tried to tackle it by tempting people with AAA games. (My history is a bit blurry, so I might be a little off on some of it)
But yes, if they do give away those games in a bundle for some reason, it would totally be worth the money.
So you are running a 1080p screen with an overclocked 7950. Please tell me what settings you use in Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light to stay comfortably near to the 60FPS mark. I;m not saying that it doesnt get the job done - of course it does. But a 780 with its higher FPS will most definitely provide a better experience. So I dont know how you define "taxing" but its not like there's no use for the power of a 780 right now.
I've referred to those particular games because those are the ones that I've had most trouble maxing out. With my Titan at 1150MHz, I can run Crysis 3 at 2x MSAA and other settings maxed to stay around the 60FPS mark. To get the same performance in Metro LL, I cant go any higher than 2x SSAA with other settings maxed. I sure hope you dont consider 1080p as "insanely high resolution".
Coming back to my original point, buying a 780 would have given users 9970 performance in May if the rumors are to be considered true. Potential customers who can spare a $100 more on a GPU would be much better off getting a 780 in May than wait till October, wouldn't you say?
@Yvese: Nice avatar! Whats it from?