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Originally Posted by jomama22 View Post

PCB layers have more to do with keeping current clean and capable than being stronger or more ridged. More PCB layers doesn't mean better either.
Only means its more complicated to manufacture and thus expensive. Must be a lot of traces to warrant 12 layers... lots of memory on a wide bus maybe?
post #62 of 66
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Originally Posted by Lee Patekar View Post

Only means its more complicated to manufacture and thus expensive. Must be a lot of traces to warrant 12 layers... lots of memory on a wide bus maybe?

Or maybe just having more power and ground planes for neater power distribution/cleaner signals.
   
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I'd eat it for sure biggrin.gif
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If the 9970 does in fact equal or beat the Titan, I'm selling my 680s and waterblocks.

(My poor, poor bank account...)
    
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TXAA, FXAA, MLAA... bleh really? to me the only one worth using is SSAA. at 2x or 4x.

To me the if AMD really is launching a 9970 this fall it will likely be positioned to compete with Maxwell, considering it is ridiculously hyped to be something amazing. So likely 512bit, 4000sp beast. But the price could be high too..
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I was going to upgrade my GTS 250 this month, think i'll wait for maxwell and the 9000 series, see what happens.
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