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Some even said dual GF110 was impossible, yet we got a 590.

I was quite impressed when they said they were releasing a dual 580. My impression was greatly let down once I saw how low the clocks were, and how it would self combust.

Then again the extreme noise and bad thermals of the 6990 didn't make me get a good impression from AMD that round, either.


I think dual GPU cards are doomed by themselves. Sure, they have their niche places such as ITX builds... But let's be honest, what's the amount of sales that represents.
   
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I'm all for this because if it does happen, it likely means that AMD's new cards were really good. And if that forces Nvidia to lower prices and/or come out with more powerful cards, then it's a win for us as consumers.
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Anything above 700 euro would've been a bust a few years ago now people think it is normal.
My GTX295 costed 500 euro if this is more than 700 I'm not buying so that means I won't be buying it.

It will be a very nice card if true though too bad it will be 2x 3GB probably.
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I really only see NVidia taking one of these options if the Hawaii chips are aggressively, or as strong/stronger than the 770/780/Titan. We'll see.
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If they had this earlier I would of went ITX.

Or better yet, quad SLI on MATX.
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I was quite impressed when they said they were releasing a dual 580. My impression was greatly let down once I saw how low the clocks were, and how it would self combust.

Then again the extreme noise and bad thermals of the 6990 didn't make me get a good impression from AMD that round, either.


I think dual GPU cards are doomed by themselves. Sure, they have their niche places such as ITX builds... But let's be honest, what's the amount of sales that represents.
I didn't say the 590 was great or anything, just that it did happen, when many thought it couldn't be done. wink.gif

To be fair, the one that exploded on video was overvolted, and if IIRC wasn't using proper drivers. From then on the whole thing was blown out of proportion. Other than that it had very little OC room, and IMO it was kind of a desperate attempt from NVIDIA, all they could charge for it was $750, which I'm sure wasn't the original plan.

btw, with those frame pacing drivers isn't the 7990 pretty decent now? I know they still have a lot to fix, but with the recent price drops, it's much better than where it was at launch.

I hope AMD brings it with this next release, the pricing this gen has been pretty horrid.
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everyone said that about the titan and some models were like $1100. if this is faster than the titan I think there could be a market. 2 780's cost $1300. if they do an entire pricing drop I could see this card releasing at $1100-$1200 maybe even $1000. If people will pay that for a titan I am sure a lot of people will want this card. I know I do. it would be amazing to have performance close to 2 780's in a single pcb.

Also the $680 was like $600 at launch. 2 would be $1200. A 690 was like $1000. So going by that it would be around $1100. which after buying 2 titans doesn't seem like a lot for a card this fast. Plus if we factor in NVIDIA not having Maxwell ready in time and AMD releasing some amazing cards faster than the titan. We could certainly see NVIDIA feel some pressure and release a 790 at $1000 and drop prices of titan and 780.
No, the 680 was $500 at launch
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I was quite impressed when they said they were releasing a dual 580. My impression was greatly let down once I saw how low the clocks were, and how it would self combust.

Then again the extreme noise and bad thermals of the 6990 didn't make me get a good impression from AMD that round, either.


I think dual GPU cards are doomed by themselves. Sure, they have their niche places such as ITX builds... But let's be honest, what's the amount of sales that represents.

This is so full of /facepalm it's beyond belief.

Firstly, Sweclockers blew up their own card. Failed to READ a press release that arrived BEFORE the card even hit their door...And then created an entire world of nonsense and rumors around that situation...There are a HANDFUL of cases of people "combusting" that card, all were people who over-volted the card. So please, eradicate that thought from your brain, entirely.

We're overclockers and you're talking about bad thermals? On a dual core'd single PCB? Is this really a discussion here? -- Honestly the 6990 was never meant for air...In fact, samples were sent for WB's before vendors even got the initial sample run because they wanted overclockers to have immediate access to water-blocks and the like...

Actually, that's a misnomer. These cards have sold out every launch because they're convenient.

As a system builder, I can throw together an ITX machine with Quad-Gpu's (2x duals) and it out-performs most PC's at a significantly less heat index, taking up 1/2 the space.

I have 3 machines in Iraq right now, all are used by soldiers and not only do the ITX builds last longer in the harsher environments, they perform better because they generally take up less surface area.

Again, I sell out of dual-core GPU's LONG BEFORE I sell out of singles. I still have Titans in stock for customers...I don't have a single dual-core beyond a month after each launch -- I think most vendors would agree.

Unfortunately, there are 2 realities.

1) No dual core will ever actually be a 3.0 -- Meaning you won't get the same performance from a dual core as you would an SLI pair OC'd. (1 per card, 1.5 OC, 1.5x2 = 3.0) A dual core card at most will realize maybe 2.2-2.3 max...

2) Ignorant people blow them up and create general misinformation that makes its way to the public. For example, the 590's. -- I'm pointing a finger at you Sweclockers.

~

Once you get through all of the lies/BS/Rumors surrounding these cards and "blowing them up", they actually serve a very strong purpose in the industry so, hopefully they'll continue on.
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make it and I'll buy it.
post #30 of 147
I'd rather see Nvidia drop their price rather than build a more powerful card. Providing AMD brings something to justify that move. Turn the tables on AMD and bring the better price to performance.
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